When salon owner Castle Searcy met artist Frankie Toan during his artist-in-residence stint at Redline Contemporary Art Center in Denver, she saw a perfect opportunity for a First Friday artistic event that brought hands and art together in more ways than one.
NAILS NTNA alum and Tat’z educator Buddy Sims gathered 13 beauty professionals together under one new roof to open a full-service salon and day spa that offers Omaha, Neb., residents just the right vibe.
An icy, 18th century French-inspired wonderland perfectly suited for brides-to-be, Prép Beauty Parlour in Vancouver, Canada, offers every service a woman could need in preparation for her big day: nail art, lash extensions, hairstyling, makeup, waxing, and even cosmetic tattooing.
After only a year and a half, The Polish Room in Orlando, Fla., packs in a steady, nail art-loving clientele. The tight-knit staff even travels to the Premiere Orlando show together for education and shopping.
Gellipop founder Yuriko Hoshina is an Akzentz and Crystal Culture educator, and she offers a variety of education opportunities for nail techs, but the DIY studio sessions primarily attract non-professionals.