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Nail Art School by R Nail Lounge

R Nail Lounge relaunched its store and The Nail Art School at their headquarters in Bandra, Mumbai. The new place is spread across 2200 sq ft and includes the admin office, academy and store – all under one roof. The brand, founded in 2013, is led by Ubaid Dandekar. “We have a distribution channel of 82 distributors across India. And we are currently placed in 250 plus stores. Our focus is on nail education. We believe that if we offer proper education, our brands will find good placements in salons. All our products are competitively priced,” shares Ubaid.

The Nail Art School has a thoroughly researched syllabus and highly qualified trainers. Many corporate and standalone salons in India are associated with it. The renovated academy boasts an elegant and minimalist design, which rests on a white and grey colour scheme. Special care was given to the lighting of the place to ensure optimum benefit to the students. The Nail Art School also has a branch in Pune. The next two academies will open in Kolkata and Bangalore.

R Nail Lounge has the following brands under its umbrella:

Nails Forever: Nail and Acrylic System and Professional Nail Tips

Love Your Nails: Gel Polish System and Nail Machinery

Glam: Nail Paints, Nail Treatments, Nail accessories, Buffers, Brushes, Tips etc.

The Nail Art School: Nails Academy

Prim’n’Prime Nails at ‘Nail Spa by Gurpreet’

Located on the ground level at DLF Promenade in Vasant Vihar, the exclusive ‘Nail Spa by Gurpreet’ (NSG) is a welcoming space dressed up in neutral tones that give it a luxurious vibe at first glance. Known for delivery professional services with high-quality products, a gel nail extension procedure here would cost you around `2,500 (excluding GST). The price is worth the effort as the staff were well-trained.

On my visit to the Nail Spa, the company’s Chief Technical Officer Nalini Ahlawat made sure I had a comfortable experience. With her deep knowledge of the service provided and over 14 years of industry experience, she quickly suggested a red gel permanent nail paint from the brand (Gelous Nail Polish) — red happens to one of favourite everyday nail go-tos as well. As I have a short nail base, it is quite challenging to maintain gel nails. To counter this issue, Nalini recommended shorter lengths for a longer stay and stressed on the importance of good quality products for the better health of the nail bed. The finish was smooth nails done with finesse, and the nail paint lasted longer with no chips, as compared to what I have tried before.

In terms of trending shades, Nalini suggested the family of reds and hot pinks, which are always in demand, irrespective of the season. Not only for fingers, but these colours work for toe nail extensions, too.

                                                                                                                                                           – By Isha Gakhar