Throughout the last three years, Devin Cox has trimmed, filed, and buffed thousands of fingernails and toenails. At Spa by Marissa, the nail technician decorates digits with classic and chip-free Shellac polish in vibrant hues.
A real passion for her job is what makes Barbara Silvia look forward to coming into work every day, she explains on her website. She has worked as a nail technician for three years performing mani-pedis. Most recently, she relocated to a booth inside Sunflower Salon, where she specializes in acrylic nails and elaborate nail art. Barbara works hard to keep abreast of current trends, from using long-lasting gel polish to decorating digits with portraits of popular CEOs.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Gel manicure or full acrylic sets
Brands Used: Ez Flow, CND, Light Elegance, OPI, China Glaze
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
We offer clients ice-cold water and give them magazines to read during their pedicures.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
Paris themed, shabby chic, and country decor. Music is always playing while you can fully relax in our fluffy recliners during pedicures.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
They absolutely loved their nail art and could not believe that I did it by hand. They loved the quality and artwork that I put into it. They thanked me, posted it on facebook and got me referrals by the way they bragged about their full set of acrylic nails.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I am a full time student at the University of Oregon studying Family and Human Services. I have a passion for working with people and love to craft and design exactly what they see as a vision. I keep with all of the current trends and continue my education in learning new techniques and designs for nails.
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