This is for my Arizona people!
While in Arizona visiting my friend Angela and participating in Birthday Shenanigans involving too many cocktails and the great foodie adventures of Phoenix, we had some important business to get done that was discussed even before my arrival into the desert: Nails.
Yes, I just did that. I worked you up for an entire paragraph and ended it with the fact that we needed manicures, STAT.
We decided Tuesday morning after getting breakfast at a great little café with the best black coffee I have ever tasted, that going into Old Town Scottsdale to get our nails done was at the top of our “to-do” list.
As we got into Old Town, we realized we had no clue as to where to get our nails done that were reasonably priced AND great quality.
Of course Yelp had to get involved.
Stopped at one place first walked in and found out they were booked… till tomorrow.
That wasn’t going to work; it was a must for today.
Walking out we called another place and same thing, booked. WTF IT’S A TUESDAY?!
Finally, the 3rd place had an opening for both of us and was within walking distance.
As we walked up we say the beautiful sign, Teres| A Nail Bar. We walked in and immediately the receptionist was so welcoming and so nice, with perfectly applied chalk white polish on her fingertips. The colors of chocolate, mint and strategically placed metallic accents filled the room. It wasn’t crowded, it was clean, everything was in perfect symmetry and placed in the perfect position to make you feel calm and excited for your nail adventure. Let’s face it, we girls get excited about this stuff.
As we sat on the couch drinking our Aloe infused purified water, we looked at the nail swatches which came by the hundreds it felt like. They had every shade of red, the perfect nudes for every skin tone, blues, greens, metallic, even a glitter collection Mariah Carey would be impressed with!
After picking out our colors we were handed a brochure, since we were first time clients, as well as a “bar tab”. They didn’t pressure you to choose a large package and spend your entire savings in one nail visit, they allow you to stay basic and bubble in simply a “gel manicure” with the options of adding extra’s and “luxuries”. You could add special top coats, glitter, oils, therapies, I mean the list goes on and on! You could customize your nail experience making it as expensive or inexpensive as you want, and get this, if your gel mani chipped within 2 weeks, they would redo your nails or if it was serious, give you a whole new manicure.. uh?! YES PLEASE! They guarantee your mani to last 2 weeks and if not, oh they will just redo it. No big deal.
Anyways, long story short, they are fricken awesome.
A for Quality
A for Price
A for friendliness
A for cleanliness
A for I’ll be back in March when I go back to Arizona for my birthday.
In total I paid $35 for my gel mani. Actually no, I’m lying to you, my boyfriend paid $35 for my gel mani because he sneakily called the salon to pay before I could (what a lovely man).
Visit http://www.teresnailbar.com/ for more information on this one of a kind nail salon and for franchising info! (Yea, you can open up your own.)
Teres | A Nail Bar
7120 East Indian School Road
Tues. – Fri. 9am-7pm