Cool Salons: The Nail Bar at Nordstrom Fashion Island

on March 21 | in Salon Services, Slider on Homepage | by | with 56 Comments

Pin It

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

I grew up going to Fashion Island. My first time journeying to this luxurious mall in Newport Beach, Calif., I thought my mom was taking me to an actual island. It seemed like it at the time too, because we drove a while to get there, and when we did, the koi fish in the ponds outside of one of the big anchor stores were my favorite part.

Since moving to Orange County, I have looked at Fashion Island in an entirely different way. Now it is a convenient stop on my way home from work when I feel the urge to shop, crave a cupcake, or am meeting friends for a nice dinner. So I was completely caught off-guard when during a routine Nordstrom stop I noticed the Style Bar along the back of the store. Because I work for NAILS Magazine, I no longer peruse the polish counters at big department stores. It occurred to me that there was some square footage at a Nordstrom in Orange County that I had possibly never shopped, so I hurried over to see what the Style Bar was all about.

Much to my surprise and glee there was a gorgeous nail bar set up. Two manicuring stations face the perfume counters, while rows of drawers and shelves piled high with polish face clients. A sink sits to the side. Virtually every polish line Nordstrom retails is present on its mirrored backdrop. Brands include butter LONDON, Deborah Lippmann, Estee Lauder, Chanel, Ciate, and Nordstrom’s own nail polish. I had to make an appointment, which is easy to do since the manicurists’ business cards can be found on the tables, complete with a QR code to make booking easier. I suggest booking in advance, since the store’s hours tend to differ from the manicurists’.

Many shoppers have the same excited reaction when they encounter the nail bar. During my visit alone there were two walk-in clients. Although it’s natural for shoppers to turn into nail clients, most adhere to the appointment preferred policy. Interestingly enough, not many shoppers buy a nail polish then take it over to have it applied at the nail bar. At Nordstrom’s version of a salon, it is all about the service and not so much about retailing to people, which could explain the bar’s success.

Two licensed manicurists work at the Nail Bar inside Nordstrom Fashion Island. Terri Doty, a manicurist of 24 years, did my nails. Doty is available at the Nail Bar full-time and brings with her a diverse background in nail services. Having done acrylics for years out of a salon in Bakersfield, Calif., she has since moved on to doing freelance and film work in addition to her job at Nordstrom. The biggest trends she has noticed so far at the store? “Short nails are in, along with colors of the season. Most people choose Shellac. I think more natural nails are definitely in,” she says. While the nail bar doesn’t offer a wide array of nail art, manicurists can create glitter fades or an accent nail with hearts etc. Despite the huge lacquer selection decorating the nail space, the nail bar’s selection of CND Shellac and OPI GelColor (the only two non-lacquer lines offered) are by far the most popular picks. CND Additives are used by Doty to add extra bling to the latest collections. And as you would expect of Nordstrom, they have the latest Shellac and gel-polish offerings to keep you current. Gloves and sun block are available for those who are apprehensive about curing, and you can even book a pedicure at the nail bar too (they use Footsie Bath).

I am happy to say that Nordstrom (known for excelling in customer service) does not disappoint in the realm of nail care. While you might worry that getting your nails done in the middle of a popular department store could take away from the relaxation, you would be completely wrong. In fact, you might see more and more nail bars in department stores, as this is already a common occurrence in Japan and the East Coast. A coordinator from the Style Bar comes over right away and offers you a beverage. All three Nordstrom Nail Bar locations (the others are at the Grove in Los Angeles and in Roseville, Calif.) have licensed manicurists taking care of you, meaning someone who knows the nail industry and has vast experience. Doty not only strives to educate clients about CND Shellac and gel-polish services, but she is able to work quickly and efficiently, not to mention, she has experience manicuring the nails of celebrities such as Emma Stone and Sean Penn. And if you have to wait a few extra minutes for your appointment or want to show off your mani afterward, you are in the heart of Nordstrom — the perfect place to browse while you wait or pick up a new ring to accent your service. The shoe shine service in the shoe department is a place in the store where men are encouraged to visit the nail bar, proving that the service isn’t just for female shopaholics.

My CND Shellac (coincidentally, the founder of CND also had the last name Nordstrom) glitter fade in Cake Pop went on smoothly and was followed by a lovely hand massage. For only $30, this mani was quite the bargain by Nordstrom standards, especially since it will stay on my nails for approximately two weeks. Nordstrom Card holders should definitely take advantage of the nail bar since it can help members rack up rewards points. Just because it’s Nordstrom doesn’t mean you can’t book a return visit either. Doty says she has many returning clients. After all, who wouldn’t want to return to Nordstrom every two weeks?

I highly recommend this nail bar that is as luxurious as the remainder of the store and shopping center. With reasonable prices and quick service from an expert, your time and money are well spent here. If you plan your day right, you can work your way down the Style Bar, stopping for hair and waxing services as well. Once you look and feel your best, enjoy all the dining, shopping, and entertainment Newport Beach has to offer.

The Style Bar | 901 Newport Center Drive| Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 610-0700


Pin It

related posts

56 Responses to Cool Salons: The Nail Bar at Nordstrom Fashion Island

  1. 私の友人はすべての時間のこのコンテンツの最大の障害のために待っています。アイブ氏は、この記事を読んで、私はあなたにいくつか面白いことやアドバイスを提案したいことができれば。おそらく、あなたはこの記事を参照して、次の記事を書くことができます。私はそれについてのさらに多くのものを読むことを望みます!

  2. 、単にビングを介してあなたのブログにアラートとなり、その真の有益なことがわかりました。私はブリュッセルに気をつけつもりです。私は将来的にはこれを続ける人のために感謝するでしょう。多くの人々は、あなたの文章から恩恵を受けている可能性があります。ありがとう。
    ヘッドパッド標準装備/代引手数料無料コンビ/リッコW KW (スロウブラウン/SB/12486)

  3. |実際| |真は純粋に私は、特定の検索用語を行いました} ユニーク ウェブサイト。

  4. I’d like to find out more? I’d want to find out some additional information.

  5. 私は積極的にこのレコードのように、私はあなたがここに掲載のものの運命に感謝していませんでした。私はそれに関連して次のトピックやトピックに関するより多くの新しいニュースをahve。一部の人々は、それは執念深い英語をunderstadnするかもしれませんが、私はそれがむしろ今日のポリシーであるものであることを発見してい機密性に目を落ち着か見つけます。

  6. しかし笑顔の訪問者|素晴らしい|素晴らしい|素晴らしい:。。、ところで素晴らしいパターンを

  7. かなり、主題。結論 も間違いなく私は同意する|あなたの接近の更新を楽しみに熱心現れ見えるます。と言って感謝します確かないだけ書き込みだけ 例外明確にするために、十分です。私は一度更新のあらゆる種類の情報に滞在するあなたのRSSフィードをつかむことができます。本物関数とはるか あなたの内ビジネス取引! 優れただ

  8. gestapo says:

    I have heard of blogs and kind of know what they are. My question is what do you write on a blog, like stuff thats on your mind or just whatever? And what websites can i logon to to start blogs?.

  9. Nous pourrons encore distribuer des Boom Beach diamants illimités encor longtemps sous toute sécurité.

  10. Omate Racer says:

    It’s enormous that you are getting thoughts from this piece of writing as well as from our dialogue made at this place.

  11. Depending on what referencing system you employ (I teach Uni students the Harvard system), you need to use simply the corporate name,
    Thoughts Tools, as the writer and thhe 12 months when you
    accessed the data, 2016.

  12. Norton Dingo says:

    Subsequently, contractors that may use their gear over
    its specified lifespan and perform repeat jobs are advised to purchase equipment.

  13. hosting says:

    When you uncover that the hosting platform you chose
    just isn’t the proler match, yyou should have the
    ability to easily transfer your information and domain title to a special provider.

  14. duniatogels says:

    Simply wish to say your article is as astounding.
    The clarity for your submit is simply nice and i could
    suppose you are a professional on this subject.
    Fine with your permission let me to seize your feed to keep up to date with approaching post.
    Thanks one million and please carry on the rewarding work.

  15. Make sure you have at the least 30 minutes of quality time together sso you may pay attention and empathize together with your marriage associate’s day.

  16. Did your Financxial Advisor candidate examine and procure his/her
    license independently, or was he/she initially employed by
    an funding firm or bank that sponsored the NASD examine course
    and take a look at?.

  17. says:

    Nice weblog here! Additionally your website lots up very fast!
    What host are you the use of? Can I get your affiliate link for your host?
    I desire my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol

  18. It’s awesome iin favor of me to have a site, which is beneficoal in favor of my
    experience. thanks admin

  19. Any providers or merchandise offered by independently owed and operated franchisees,
    apart from real estate transactions conducted by means of the true estate brokerage enterprise, will not be provided
    by, affiliated with or associated to Better Homes and Gardens Actual Estate LLC, nor anyy of its
    affiliated corporations.

  20. He loves the useful resource section because it helps him discover fashionable inside items; he generally loans
    prior points to his shoppers.

  21. One large disadvantage of working with a
    digital designer was not with thee ability to predict precisely how things hav been going to suit into
    the area.

  22. It’s remarkable to pay a visit this web page and reading the views of all mates about
    this paragraph, while I am also zealous of getting

  23. She’s not alone in her worry; many parents claim they are mystified
    by how bedazzled their youngsters are by unpacking video clips.

  24. It’s an amazing article designed for all the web people;
    they will obtain benefit from it I am sure.

  25. Common Core says:

    This is a great tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere.

    Short but very accurate info… Thank you for sharing this one.
    A must read post!

  26. Very good info. Lucky me I ran across your site by accident (stumbleupon).

    I have saved it for later!

  27. I do not know whether it’s just me or if everyone else experiencing issues
    with your website. It appears like some of the written text within your content are running off the screen. Can somebody else please
    comment and let me know if this is happening to them
    as well? This could be a problem with my browser because I’ve had this happen before.

  28. Excellent blog you have got here.. It’s hard to find
    high quality writing like yours nowadays. I really appreciate people like you!
    Take care!!

  29. Hier finden Sie Tipps und Hintergrundwissen zur deutschen Sprache, Sie können sich in Fachthemen vertiefen oder unterhaltsame Sprachspiele ausprobieren.

  30. Berenice says:

    Hello very cool site!! Man .. Beautiful .. Superb ..

    I’ll bookmark your website and take the feeds also? I’m happy to search
    out so many useful information right here within the publish, we want work
    out extra strategies in this regard, thank you for sharing.
    . . . . .

  31. Hello Dear, are you really visiting this website regularly, if so after thazt yoou will definitely get nice

  32. rodneybailey says:

    Hi, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your website in Firefox, it looks fine
    but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, very good blog!

  33. xxx says:

    Greetings from Colorado! I’m bored at work
    so I decided to check out your blog on my iphone during lunch break.
    I love the info you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home.
    I’m surprised at how fast your blog loaded on my phone ..
    I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, excellent site!

  34. I like what you guys tend to be up too. This kind of clever work and reporting!
    Keep up the great works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my personal

  35. Awesome іssues here. I’m very satisfied to peer your post.
    Thank you so much and I am taking а look ahead
    to cοntact yoᥙ. Will you please ⅾrop me a mail?

  36. i jeden o wiele więcej rzeczy w typowych sklepów
    bywa, że ​​są najniższe szanse nie jesteś zadowolony z jakiego produktu lub nie lubisz elementu,
    ponieważ produkt lub usługę można kupić dla siebie po uważać ją i dotykając
    go i sprawdzeniu go w pomieszczeniu próbki lub przetestować go przed zakupem.
    Może być również przydatna, aby dowiedzieć się o
    swoich wytycznych powrót . Większość wewnątrz ubioru
    stron internetowych utrzymania na co najmniej sześciu
    przygotowanych rozmiarów odzieży dla ich ubrania .

  37. Contrast adds interest, texture.

  38. Temeka says:

    No matter whether you have small ones, really like to stroll the beach,
    gather seashells, adore to snorkel or scuba dive – or even surf – you will discover that the beaches
    in Poipu supply anything for everyone.

    • Eddie says:

      Great review as usual. I have ordered it. I would like to know your opinion on the the maps change in Garmin Connect, from Google Maps to Bing. There is a lot of disscusion if you check garmin foruns. Thanks for your hard work.

    • http://www./ says:

      Hidden due to low comment rating. .korg tunggu aku ke? TQ! neelofa nampak bra ke apa ke itu urusan dia dgn tuhan.. kita bkn tuhan nak tentu kan dosa pahala dia.. x pyh la nk berhasad dengki sgt.. kita nanti pun blum tentu la azab yg bagaimana..Poorly-rated.

  39. personality says:

    Much due to team GDI for donating a everlasting plaque to KVSC for the

  40. Claribel says:

    Have you ever considered publishing an ebook or guest authoring on ther sites?

    I have a blog based upon oon the same subjects you discuss and would really likee to have you share some stories/information. I know
    my subscribers would appreciate your work. If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e-mail.

  41. Hi there, I desire to subscribe for this blog to get most recent updates, so where can i
    do it please help.

  42. Eric says:

    Hi there, after reading thiis awesome post i am too glad to
    share my know-how hwre with mates.

  43. Cathleen says:

    Beebe Bahrami describes her culinary travel along the legendary route–
    where the quality of the food as well as wine is remarkable.

  44. I do not know whether it’s just me or if perhaps everybody else experiencing problems with your site.
    It seems like some of the written text on your posts are running off the screen.
    Can someone else please provide feedback and let me know if this is
    happening to them too? This could be a problem with my web browser because I’ve
    had this happen before. Appreciate it

  45. I am really loving the theme/design of your blog. Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility problems?
    A handful of my blog readers have complained about my blog not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Safari.
    Do you have any tips to help fix this issue?

  46. xxx says:

    I used to be recommended this blog by my cousin. I’m not sure whether or not
    this post is written by way of him as no one else know such particular
    about my problem. You’re amazing! Thanks!

  47. It’s truly very complicated in this active life to listen news on TV, therefore
    I just use internet for that purpose, and take the newest information.

  48. This article will help the internet visitors for creating new website or
    even a weblog from start to end.

  49. says:

    Never think all this BS about wt loss supplements, fads and more than strenuous exercises with weights..

    Its all just..You and watching your sugar intake.

  50. What’s Taking place i am new to this, I stumbled
    upon this I have discovered It absolutely useful and it has aided me out loads.
    I am hoping to contribute & aid different users like
    its helped me. Great job.

  51. Polly says:

    By cutting back on carbohydrates or following a Paleo diet you will see results even more rapidly.

  52. Fanny says:

    I went through an EMT-IV course years ago and have used the skills I learned a number of times. At this stage I'd recommend a good first responder course and that you do some ride alongs with some ambulance crews. Check and see if your local emergency magnaement offer CERT training and go through that as well. You'll be a part of a CERT team and able to justify the ride alongs.

  53. Et drømme vær for snegler her for tiden,,,,det" pøsregner"og blåser skikkelig!Så i dag er det ikke utevær for hverker pusi,eller mennesker.Herlige ting du viser bilde av!Ha en fin dag!Goooe klem fra Sol

  54. Results 2017 says:

    This paragraph provides clear idea for the new users of blogging, that really how to do blogging.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *