Many Elon students enjoy taking time away from campus and getting their nails done. Nail Tymes, just a six minute drive from campus, is one place students go to. The Elon community voted Nail Tymes as “Best Nail Salon.”

Opened since November 2015, the shop is run by Burlington residents Mike and Lynn Tran. The married couple started their nail salon with the goal to be different from other salons and make an impact in the Burlington community. 

Nail Tymes is best known for its 10% discount for Elon students and its friendly staff. Elon students make up 40% of Nail Tymes’ clientele, according to Mike. He and his wife decided to implement the discount to show appreciation for their regular Elon clients.

“I would like to thank Elon students for supporting us,” Mike said. “They have been a big help to us and we are very thankful for that.” 


WHERE: 1126 Saint Marks Church Rd, Burlington, NC 27215
HOURS: Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
PHONE: (336) 270-4844

Sophomore Katie Bennert started going to Nail Tymes at the beginning of her freshman year. She said she loves going to Nail Tymes because of its fast service.  

“Everyone is very nice,” Bennert said. “All the people there are willing to have a conversation with you, ask you about your life and you can tell they aren’t just trying to get a job done.”

Nail Tymes accepts clients by walk-in or appointment. 

“It’s always good to have people working in your community that care about their customers,” Bennert said. “I think that not only brings better people into the salon but also better people into the town.”