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As a woman, there are a number of ways you can display your style. Be it a new haircut, a wardrobe update, a fabulous jewelry find -- women aren’t afraid to let their personality shine. There’s a pride in displaying who you are for the world to see.
One of the more popular ways of putting yourself and your style out there has been through nail art and design. Manicures have become the new “IT” accessory for the modern stylish woman. You can shape your nails into long talons to emulate a puuurfect feline claw or stack enough rhinestones on each nail to rival a Disco ball. The possibilities with nail art are endless and, lately, women are all about it.
Samira Far, founder and owner of Bellacures
Samira Far, founder and owner of Bellacures -- one of the hottest nail salons in Los Angeles, has been ahead of the meticulous manicure trend. Since opening the Bellacures doors in 2006, Samira has been dedicated to keeping the essence of what’s really important in a salon: creating a professional, comfortable, stylish and most importantly, clean environment for women to get pampered and polished. The Bellacure brand’s commitment to quality has led the salon to being the go-to spot for classic mani-pedis. Check out their cool "Building A Bellacures" video here:
We had the chance to sit with Samira to chat about breaking the nail industry without chipping her polish.
MW: The nail industry is booming right now with salons popping up everywhere. Bellacures has been around since 2006. What do you think sets your salon apart from the other trendy salons of the moment?
SF: At Bellacures we are raising the standard for what to expect when you walk into a nail salon. Our unparalleled comfort, service, cleanliness standards, and cutting edge techniques and packages, paired with the most talented technicians, is what sets Bellacures apart from other salons and distinguishes us as one of the top salons in the industry.
MW: Celebrities have been making it a point to show off their mani style lately. Do you have any celebrity clients who love to get the Bellacure treatment?
SF: We have a good amount of loyal celebrity fans! Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, Leah Michele, Naya Rivera, Jessica Biel, and Cameron Diaz are all regulars and love coming in to get the Bellacures experience.
MW: What’s next for Bellacures? Any new shop locations we can get excited about?
SF: We recently opened our first location out of California, with our eighth salon opening in Dallas, Texas. We are always looking for amazing franchisees across the country and we are so excited about our expansion plan and Bellacures’ future!
Bellacures is our Spotlight Salon this month! Check out more of their great mani looks on our Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter each Monday when we post our favorites using the hashtag #ManicureMonday.
Word of mouth is the ONLY way to find someone to trust with your nail bed. That is why we appreciate sites like Yelp and CitySearch. But where do Made Women get their nails done? We polled our staff and put together a list of our personal faves. Check it out:
Nail Lounge – South Pasadena [On Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/nail-lounge-south-pasadena]
“Great Service! They don’t rush you. I can just relax and feel pampered. I really like the cleanliness and ambiance. Plus, I like that the polish lasts a long time even though I don’t get gel.” – Serena
Bonus!! Mention Made Woman Mag at Nail Lounge and get $5 off your next mani/pedi!
Marie Nails - Los Angeles [http://www.marienails.com]
“Amazing group of extremely-talented Japanese girls who create the most intricate Cal-Gel designs (nail polish dried with UV light and doesn't chip for weeks). " – Natalia
Serene Haven - Sherman Oaks [http://www.serenehavenbeauty.com]
“They are wonderful but you have to make an appointment.” – Lindsey J.
Stella Nails – Burbank Stella Nails [On Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/stella-making-beauty-burbank]
"I recently started going to a place called Stella Nails in Burbank CA. It's the only place I have found that my gel manicure lasts an entire 2 weeks and doesn’t chip!"
Nail Elite and Spa - Santa Monica [http://www.nailelite.net/]
“Their spa chairs and add-ons like massages and paraffin wax will provide instant bliss. A basic mani/pedi is $32, but if you can make it on a weekday (10am-1pm) it's only $25! The assortment of colors will keep your nails looking fresh year-round.” – Lindsey D.
Angel Spa Nails - Laguna Hills [http://www.yelp.com/biz/angel-spa-nails-laguna-hills]
“Prices are very reasonable and you never have to wait long. I also think they have subscriptions to every fashion glossy. This is where I go to catch up on my reading” – Beth
Square Nails & Spa - Irvine, CA [On Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-square-nails-and-spa-irvine]
“Their manicures and pedicures are not only flawless, but their massages that go along with both of them are to DIE for. Puts me to sleep every time --and when I wake up, they're still going at it!”- Ericka Crespo