Serenity Nails and Spa
Salon owner Ly Do first established Serenity in 2013. Just six minutes away from Elon’s campus on University Drive, Do said she hopes to create a relaxing and premium experience for all her clients.
“I want to satisfy all my customers and make sure they leave my salon feeling happy with their service,” Do said. “Most of our clients are female students from Elon.”
Serenity Nails offers a 10% discount for Elon students, with the salon’s most popular services are acrylics and gel manicures. The salon also offers lip and eyebrow waxes, pedicures, manicures, dip nails, nail enhancements and extensions. Spa services include waxing, facials, massage therapy and eyelash extensions.
Appointments can be made via phone or online, where customers can select their services and desired technician.
With Nail Tymes only a five minute drive away from Elon’s campus, many students make frequent visits to the salon, according to owner Lynn Twang.
“Being close to a college campus definitely keeps us in business during the year. Our main goal is to satisfy all our clients so they can visit us again,” Twang said. “There are many nail salons in Burlington, so there is competition between the salons to attract students.”
Customers can receive regular manicures or pedicures, gel color, dip nails, acrylics, nail art and spa services such as eyebrow waxing and eyelash extensions.
Nail Tymes uses special online tools to allow easy booking access for Elon students and local residents. Services can be booked through their Facebook page or salon site. Nail tymes has adopted these booking methods due to the nail competition in the area
“I love Nail Tymes. I am a junior now at Elon and I have been going since freshman year,” Kate Shirley said. “I have always been satisfied with my acrylics so I always go back.”
Even though Phoenix Nails has not yet used Facebook or an online website to book services, Elon students still rely on this appointment-only salon, just a six minute drive from campus. Students can book an appointment by calling the salon.
“I see the same faces every year once school starts up again. Many of the girls that come here for services have been coming since their freshman year so our clientele has built up because of that,” Alex Lei, owner of Phoenix Nails, said. “Since the students are young girls, I try to make the prices as affordable as possible.”
Phoenix Nails offers pedicures, manicures, acrylics, nail tips and extension, dip nails, nail art, waxing and skin care services.
“I have tried different salons in the area, and I always go back to Phoenix Nails,” sophomore Sally Meek said. “They always have appointments available when I call and are always friendly when I walk in.”
Eva Jiang, owner of A4 Nails, has been raved about by some Elon students because of her kind and professional character.
“Eva is so sweet,” sophomore Margaret McNally said. “She always remembers when I walk in and always satisfies my salon needs.”
A4 Nails allows easy booking through their online site. Customers can request a quote where they input their name, phone number, email and service request.
The salon offers pedicures, manicures, acrylics, dip nails, gel color, nails tips, spa and massage treatments.
Pro Nails makes it accessible for locals and Elon students to book an appointment through their website or call in to request a service.
“I make sure my staff is friendly to all my clients and I try to make it easy for them to book an appointment,” said Kim Gan, manager of Pro Nails.
This salon offers a variety of services including manicures, pedicures, gel color, acrylics, nail tips, dip color, nail art, waxing services and eyelash extensions.
“The staff make you feel right at home,” Jackie Riffle said, a sophomore at Elon. “I got a great pedicure service for just $20.”