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July 23, 2014

LA Nails 1 American Fork, Utah Closed for Pioneer Day July 24th 2014

Jul. 22, 2014 – AMERICAN FORK, Utah — LA Nails 1 will be closed July 24th, 2014 in observation of Pioneer Day and will reopen Friday July 25th for normal business.

Pioneer Day is a holiday unique to Utah. It celebrates the trek and entrance into the Salt Lake Valley by the Mormon leader Brigham Young on July 24, 1847. Salt Lake City itself celebrates with the Days of 47 Parade and other festivities.

The holiday has been celebrated since 1857 back when Utah was a territory. It is a long stand tradition in Utah puncuated by BBQ’s and fireworks.

La Nails 1 has been in American Fork since 1995 and under the current ownership since 2011.

Customers routinely order nail art to match holidays such July 4th with red white and blue flags, and Christmas with snow men, santa, and red and green themes. For Pioneer Day some clients come prepared with photos of their desired nail art which could include covered wagons, LDS symbols, and the Salt Lake Temple.

Not all businesses in Utah are closed during Pioneer Day. It’s not as big as the major National holidays so not everyone has the day off in which to relax and celebrate.

LA Nails is located at : 169 E 30 N, American Fork, UT 84003 and can be contacted at 801 756-1980

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December 14, 2013

Ariana Grande’s Holiday Nails

Ariana Grande’s Holiday Nails

Ariana Grande's Holiday Nails

 When it comes to nails, Candy Cain is in. Look at what Ariana had done to her nails. 

Ariana Grande’s Candy Cane Manicure — Get Her Exact Look – Hollywood Life

http://news.google.com Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:06:24 GMT

Ariana Grande’s Candy Cane Manicure Get Her Exact LookHollywood LifeAriana Grande’s Candy Cane Manicure Get Her Exact Look. Ari Instagrammed a pic of her nails on Dec. 10, writing: Jingle Moments by @stephstonenails. Celebrity manicurist Stepha …

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Of course you can always get your nails done in a similar fashion for the holidays. Nail art is something that can really give you nails a new look and provide much to talk about at holiday parties.

Cheap Manicures and Pedicures

I’ve previously written about low cost pedicures and manicures and the reasons you should question them. In short when prices are lowered to an unreasonable level salons tend to cheat and reuse items that should be thrown away. Sanitary conditions slip when profit disappears.

Now there is another reason to watch our for “too good to be true” pricing. Salons in Europe and even Boston, San Jose, New Jersey and even York, PA have been found to operate as a front for human trafficking. The prices are dirt cheap because that’s not how the money is being earned. The girls that work there are forced to do nails by day and engage in prostitution at night.

It’s a horrible situation. While a nice fat price does not guarantee anything and a lower price does not automatically mean “human trafficking” you should be aware that it does exist.

Reference: http://www.refinery29.com/2013/08/51972/nail-salon-human-trafficking

August 8, 2013

Worried about Nail infections at the salon? Worry no more…

Nail Salon American Fork UtahMany people choose to skip the nail salon and do the task of polishing and grooming their own nails instead because they worry about sanitary conditions. That’s understandable. They don’t have control over the conditions of the nail tools and supplies that are used and they don’t feel safe.

Worry can be virtually eliminated however when clients obtain their own nail set that is stored at the salon. A salon like ours will put the tools needed to do your nails in a box and store it for you. The tools in that box are used only on you. They are yours. They still get sanitized just like all tools, but they never touch another client, ever.

The cost is minimal. You simply purchase the tools, and they are kept in a box labeled with your unique number. When you come in for service the technician finds and opens your box and uses your tools.

Anyone can request this service at La Nails 1. We have lots of clients that already take advantage of this feature.

Fear no more.

July 6, 2013

Nail Salon in Walmart

Nail Salon in Walmart

Nail Salon in Walmart

Have you ever been to a nail salon in Walmart? There is nothing wrong with them per-se. Here in Utah, American Fork, Lehi, Orem, Draper, etc. you’ll find nail salons in most Walmarts. We thought about operating from a Walmart location as well.

Walmart locations do have some problems to overcome. First, the nature of Walmart and it’s perception of “discount” reflects on all the businesses that are inside. A nail salon in Walmart in my minds is seen as a cheaper version of a “real” nail salon. Not true, but that is the way people feel either consciously or subconsciously.

Another problem is that most nail salons in Walmart are of an open design. As you walk by you can clearly view everyone there getting a manicure or pedicure. Hundreds of people walk by as you are being worked on. Sometimes or most of the time you want privacy while getting a personal service. For those wearing a dress, having your feet up in a pedicure chair is sometimes revealing enough without having hundreds of people walking by that could steal a peek.

Notice rarely will you find a TV inside a Nail Salon in Walmart? The reason is that the sound bleeds in to Walmart itself and they don’t want that. Speaking of sounds, how about listening to every Walmart announcement and every cash register, even the self serve ones, while you try to relax?

Did you ever hear the security system go off while at Walmart? You know, the thing that beeps and twangs when someone leaves the store with a forgotten security tag intact? If you like that, perhaps we can blow a hand held boat horn next time we do you nails… !

Nail Salons in Walmart are fine. They do get the job done. It’s just not the most relaxing or ideal place to enjoy a manicure or pedicure.

February 22, 2013

When is St. Patrick’s Day in 2013?

For 2013 St. Patrick’s Day  is  Sunday, March 17. Make sure to get your green nails on!

There will be a parade in Salt Lake City. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 10 a.m. put on by The Hibernian Society of Utah. The parade is through the Gateway Center.

There is also Celtic Celebration at Peery’s Egyptian Theater in Ogden. Stonecircle, Celtic Beat and Galloway Highland Pipes & Drums headline an event also taking place Saturday the 12th, beginning at 7:30 p.m


St. Patrick's day nails

St. Patrick’s day nails

November 24, 2012

Thanksgiving is over, Christmas is next

Whew.. Thanksgiving is over. Christmas is the next big holiday. We had such a rush at Thanksgiving that it’s only fair to mention that you should plan your manicures and pedicures ahead of time to avoid being disappointed.

This year for Thanksgiving we were closed on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, and the following Friday. The day before Thanksgiving was crazy. We had more people wanting manicures than we would handle. The entire staff went home exhausted. We had requests to do nails and pedicures on Thanksgiving day as well but since everyone was already committed to family and dinners had no staff willing to come in that day. The next day, Friday has always been dead so we stayed closed. Judging from the number of messages on the phone however it looks like a lot of people were trying to see if we were open. Apologies, we should have updated our recording to let you know.

Christmas is coming so we are going to try to get the word out earlier so that you can get your manicure or pedicure and look stunning this holiday season without the last minute crunch. We will be closed some of the holiday and will let you know what those hours will be.