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The Theme’s the Thing: Industrial Chic

Clean, chic, and “Instagrammable” were the adjectives nail tech Joanna Xu and husband Lambert Hahm had in mind when they designed their new salon, Nailbox LA.

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The Theme's the Thing: Cozy Rustic Modern

Founder Samira Far hopes the fresh, simple look she characterizes as “cozy rustic modern” will create a serene environment for clients.

The Theme’s the Thing: Parisian

Inspired by La Belle Époque, this salon is just as lovely as it is eco-friendly.

The Theme’s the Thing: Clean Lines and Greenery

“I want clients to feel like they’re hanging out at a friend’s apartment, not at a typical nail salon,” says Molly Reckman, owner of Spruce Natural Nail Shop in Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.

The Theme’s the Thing: Palm Springs Modern

“I wanted to create a fun, vibrant space reminiscent of a party atmosphere where patrons could enjoy music, a subtitled flick, and have conversations with their nail tech and each other," says Diane Meza, owner of Varnish Lab in Los Angeles.

The Theme’s the Thing: Modern Malibu Chic

When Eden Sassoon opened her salon, Eden by Eden Sassoon in West Hollywood, Calif., her intention was to create a homey environment with a Malibu Beach feel.

The Theme’s the Thing: Contemporary Chic

Talk about sleek, chic, and modern, the new Claude Baruk Salon at Wynn in Las Vegas boasts a floor-to-ceiling window wall that adds a warm, natural glow to the slick white interiors and Italian polished chrome furnishings.

The Theme’s the Thing: Old Paris

Carrosse de Beauté, a new nail and makeup studio in Xanthi, Greece, appeals to the princess in every woman.

The Theme’s the Thing: Savvy Chic Nail Cottage

Indisputably feminine, Savvy Chic exemplifies the shabby chic style, using distressed antique furniture, paintwork, and repurposed curtains and textiles to achieve an elegant overall effect reminiscent of Victorian decor.

The Theme’s the Thing: MWnails

At MWnails, a London-based nail bar with two locations, the clients are passengers, the techs are the cabin crew, and the salon’s interior is called the flight deck.