As a tribute to earth sustainability, the expert technicians at Christy's NAILS use mostly organic products during signature manicures and pedicures; freeing the air from the fumes of noxious toxic chemicals. The nail salon also advertises on finger and toe billboards with long-lasting gel shellac polishes, available in a large array of sumptuous colors. Sanitation is a top priority here, as seen by the use of disposable files and buffers, as well as sterilized and sealed metal instruments. Nail services are not all they offer, however—the well-rounded staff further pampers guests with facials and waxing services.
Most popular service: Pedicures and gel manicures
Brands Used: Gelish, Shellace, Ciucco, OPI, Morgan Taylor
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Parking is most accessible in the back of building.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
My passion for the hair and nails started when I was 14. My mom told me when I was younger that to get married I had to learn how to cook, clean, cut hair, and do my own nails. Once I started learning, I couldn't stop.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
I'm a color specialist, master stylist, and a natural nail technician.
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
I love pedicures! You only get one set of nails, so you have to treat them well.
Nail Elegance of Dublin owners Kevin and Jo Ann Lewis have an affinity for doing things the natural way. Their 90% organic salon uses toluene and formaldehyde-free polishes and therapeutic-grade essential oils, as well as lotions, butters, and scrubs that are completely free of parabens and additives. After pampering paws with a signature mani-pedi and hot-towel treatment, clients can see the owners' own Hippy Lips brand of lip therapy, which is also completely organic.
Nail technician Tia Beal has dedicated more than five years to the art of nailcare. From spa pedicures to gel and Shellac manicures, she beautifies the hands and feet of her clients. In addition to nailcare, the salon provides hairstyling services, eyelash tinting, and eyebrow threading.