I had planned on spending the rest of Sunday being a coach potato until I got a text reminder from a friend about a local event at a nail salon. I don’t polish my nails professionally often because some times I enjoy doing it at home but I do love a great hand and foot massage. I also love supporting black owned businesses because I know how difficult it can be to get one off the ground successfully. I went to the event because I’m still getting familiar with the Columbia area, I’ve lived here for close to 3 years and I’m just finding my way around town. When I find out about a great small business like Nail Therapy by Critique I have to check out the services they offer for myself.
I was immediately sold on the interior design an set up of the salon. It is beautiful inside, it gives off that at home feeling, with a splash of apple green walls that happens to match the color in my bedroom…thumbs up for that! I’m also a art lover, black art lover to be exact and there is no shortage of black art prints and African artifacts throughout the salon. The layout is clean, the staff is friendly, and I enjoyed the services they provided.
Today I took advantage of a foot massage, I had a henna tattoo drawn on my hand, and I purchased a gift certificate because I will be back. The next time I go I’ll have to get a manicure and pedicure done. The foot massage was amazing!! I didn’t even want to put my shoes back on. Most nail salons are Asian owned and operated and you very rarely see men much less black men working in them. That alone makes me want to support because I think more African American people need to understand that we do not have to limit ourselves to one particular role in life. The henna tattoo was just cool, I enjoy doing different things so this is right up my alley. I told her to pick any design she wanted to draw, she has a book that you can look through but I like when an artist shows off their creativity. The owner Courtney is adorable, pleasant and professional. I wish her much success with her business, she’s already off to a fabulous start.
If your ever in the Columbia area and in need of some much needed mani & pedi love, stop by and check out Nail Therapy by Critique at 1501 Bush River Rd. (803) 728-0486.
I of course had to share what I wore..LOL! I’m so lazy about my hair guys, I mean I do this halo braid every day because I don’t feel like doing my fro. It’s so easy to pull off and the style works good for work and play. I’m also obsessed with chokers. I was when they were originally popular in the 90’s and this is one trend that can stay because I think chokers are super sexy on women. You can dress a choker up or down. I love to see it worn with the hair pulled back in a neat ballerina bun.
Since it’s basically fall, which happens to be one of my favorite seasons, expect to see me in more jeans. I wear dresses all summer but fall calls for every color jeans possible with light weight sweaters. What are some of your fall favorites? As usual thanks for stopping by & enjoy the pictures!!!