Business Spotlight: Polish off your image with nail care from iNails and Spa in La Jolla


From a beautifully perfect manicure to longer-lasting no-chip gel nails, iNails and Spa on Fay Avenue in La Jolla provides among the highest quality nail services available in the San Diego area.

“You name it, we do all the nail services — including acrylic nails, fiberglass nails, French nails and silk wrap nails for people allergic to acrylics,” said co-owner Brian Nguyen. “And we also offer pedicures, facials and waxing, eyebrow threading and eyelash extensions.”

Brian teams with his co-owner and wife, Nicky Nguyen, to manage their 1,800-square-foot La Jolla shop and 12 certified nail technicians. “One of us is always working in the salon to be sure we make our customers happy,” he said. “We most importantly want to point out to our clients that we are high-end specialists when it comes to all of the nail services offered here, and we really care about our customers.”

The Nguyens are far from newcomers to the world of full-service nail salons. They got started in the business 24 years ago while living in Park City, Utah, where they started out with two nail salons. Each is a skilled manicure technician, who focuses on providing the best possible sanitation procedures to ensure customer health and safety.

“We are the most sanitary nail shop in town because we use a liner on the pedicure station so there’s no chance for our customers to get an infection,” Ngyuen said. “We just throw away the kind of liner we use, and then we use a machine to sanitize — to a medical standard — the clippers and all the other manicure tools we use.”

The Nguyens moved to San Diego in 2014 to return to where Nicky grew up and be closer to her family. Within a year, they opened nail salons in Chula Vista and Hillcrest, and three months ago, they opened their La Jolla location.

— SPECIAL: iNail’s new promotion offers deluxe manicures and deluxe pedicures for $10 off.

iNails and Spa, 7523 Fay Ave., Suites C&D, La Jolla (In the VONS shopping center)

(858) 456-7899

Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday

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