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Kristy | Salon Owner, Senior Nail Technician & Artist
Hello ! My name is Kristy and I am the owner of the salon. After working at a couple salons in the past, I have noticed a large gap in education and customer service in the nail industry. My goal was to create a modern and friendly space where our clients and team members can feel safe & relaxed, while at the same time be educated in the process of meticulous manicures.
I have a bachelor of arts degree in Health studies from McMaster University, so I am particularly aware of the health and safety practises that are required in a nail salon. I also studied at Looks Private Academy where I learned all about nails, from the scientific health aspect to the performance of nail procedures. I have taken courses and have been certified by CND and BIOSEAWEED educators. I am a firm believer that you can never have too much education so I am always trying to keep myself updated within the beauty industry.
As a young kid to my teens, I’ve always loved practicing nail art and doing my family and friend’s nails. I never thought of opening my own salon and doing this as a career at the time. However, my father is also a salon owner and I was highly influenced by him.
He encouraged that I pursue something that I would truly enjoy doing, so he helped me through this whole process, from finding the location to the renovations. I am truly blessed to have such an inspirational figure help me through this process, along with my wonderful team who can hold down the salon even when I’m not there. Allure Nail Bar would not be the same without our wonderful girls!
My favorite thing about being a nail artist is being able to do what I love everyday, playing around with different colours and nail art pieces, and transforming plain fingernails into something super trendy and beautiful.