Salon envy is a real thing.
In the US, the number of people who go to a nail salon in a month has risen from a record low of just over 2% in 2010 to almost 8% today.
That is a 50% increase in a year.
As I noted on the podcast last week, the manicure trend seems to be in full swing, as manicurists in the US have started charging for their services in an effort to raise their prices.
This year, I have been invited to go to one of the biggest nail salons in the world, Salon LUX, and take the plunge.
In the past few months, the cost of manicure has gone up on top of a 40% increase for the entire industry, so I figured that I would be able to save some cash for my next manicure.
So, I walked into the salon and I was greeted by a man with a big smile.
He said, “Oh, we’re looking for manicure consultants!
We’ve got one for you.”
I said, ok, great, I’ll be in touch soon, he replied, “OK, here you go.
You’ll have to pay $200 for your consultation.”
I was confused.
I had never heard of this salon, I said.
“You don’t charge that?”
He said yes, he said, we’ll just charge $200.
I said, wow, okay, thanks.
And he gave me a discount code and said, that’s good for a month.
I signed it and walked out of the salon, feeling a little more confident.
So, what is Salon Lux?
Salon LX is a new name for Salon Internationale d’Orsay, the largest and oldest nail salon network in the UK, with nearly 5,000 salon members across the country.
Salon LEX is a more professional name, but its the same kind of nail salon that I had been told about.
Salon Internationales d’Orsay is a professional salon, with professional staff.
Salon Ix is a salon that is a small salon that focuses on personal style.
When I walked in Salon LAX, I was surprised to find that the staff were in their 20s, but I was impressed to see that they had been around for over 20 years.
Salon Laix was a salon with an air of sophistication.
They were dressed in casual attire, which was very much a sign of sophistication, and the staff had professional make-up.
I was even impressed to find a tattoo on one of their women.
Salon Chaudry was a beautiful salon, in a very upscale building, and they had very modern, contemporary touches.
It was a pleasant surprise to walk into Salon LIX and find a large salon with great nail care.
I would highly recommend Salon Lx to anyone who is looking for nail care, and it has been an experience that has been great for me.