From Our Editors
Nail technician Lauren Scales loves beauty, but as a customer, she never found a salon she truly enjoyed. So she founded her own. Lauren’s first order of business? Build a place where customers can easily communicate their needs. Lauren was dissatisfied with the assembly-line-style pace she'd observed elsewhere because it made it nearly impossible to describe to the technician what you were looking for. At Graffiti Nail Bar, she makes sure to take the time to figure out what the client wants. This may be freehand nail-art portraits of Nikola Tesla, long-lasting gel or Shellac, patterned Minx designs, or simply a soothing mani-pedi made luxe by body butter. In fact, the butters, lotions, and soaps are all handmade by Lauren, are vegetable-based and free of synthetic oils, and are available for purchase in the in-house boutique that also offers earrings.