For women getting our nails done is synonymous to men going the bar with their boys. Not only is it a part of our hygiene it's therapeutic . Who wants to walk around with unmanicured basic nails?
We also have seen the newspaper articles, social media videos of Black women being discriminated against while patronizing Asian owned salons. With my melaninated sisters being the ingenuitive beings that they're. Black women have had to create safe spaces for themselves. Where there's no discrimination, technicians who know how to service our needs properly.
I'm grateful and blessed that I've never had any of those experiences. Honestly, it wouldn't have mattered. I was taught to spend my money where I'm respected and I rather spend it with people who look like me. Sadly, for every dollar spent in my community it only lasts six hours. That's revolting especially since we spend more than any other race. No, need to fret though I have two awesome nail shops to recommend.
The first shop is Kashmere Nails, that photo above is from this nail shop. Their ambiance in their is amazing. She's really meticulous which is something I can appreciate. I have a real disdain for techs who are sloppy then have the audacity to get madder then you. Your nails will be perfect when you leave. Many like to complain about Black owner's customers service, well at this salon their service is unmatched.
The next shop is Polished, I found out about this gem from a pop-up shop I attended. The cover photo is from their shop and I patronize both shops frequently. The salon is really cute, they use awesome quality products for their services. Not to mention that they offer a variety of services like eye lash extensions, yoni steaming, mani &pedi , belly detoxes, massages, and facials. Wine is given while you receive your service as well. I highly recommend this place and tell them Queen Ke sent you!