Help Me Open My Nail Art Studio!

Hi, everyone!

As some of you may already know, earlier this year I made the decision to finally pursue my dream of opening my own nail art studio! Nail art has been a passion of mine for over six years and I am so thrilled to finally make it my career. Since then, I've graduated from school to become a licensed manicurist, secured a fantastic studio space at the Macarthur Annex in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland, and have been steadily building my business, Honey + Cotton Nail Art Studio! Now, with my grand opening around the corner, I'm asking for your support in getting me across the finish line!

I have a busy few weeks ahead of me: I'll be designing my brand, launching a website, blog, online booking system, securing business licenses, furnishing my studio, and stocking it with designer polishes and nail art supplies from all over the world.  Any donation you make will go towards my ongoing education in the latest and greatest nail art techniques, purchasing technical equipment (such as an air filtration system), and sourcing the highest-quality materials to provide clients with unique, on-trend, state-of-the-art manicures. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story - any contribution you are able to make would mean the world to me! Even if you're not able to contribute, please consider sharing my story with your friends and families. Starting a business, especially as a first-time female entrepreneur can be daunting, but I know that with your support I can do it!


A gel Funfetti manicure!

Custom gel mani, perfect for summer

Salt quartz nails!

Black is the new French.

Dreamy pastels with gold leaf

Nude gel with holographic chrome!

Negative space, navy and rainbow glitter!

Classic buffalo plaid, perfect for Fall!

Marble nails!

A little bit of everything with hand-painted details

Nude gel with real 24k gold

Galaxy nails!

Striking and fashion-forward

An ode to Coachella!


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Oakland, CA