Hard work pays off for Toes and Tips wins best Nail Salon


Picture a TV show much like “Cheers” or “Friends;” both had an enjoyable, entertaining environment where close friends hang out at the same local, welcoming location.

Only this time, rather than meeting up at a bar or coffee shop, picture everyone getting together at the local nail salon.

It’s a slight plot twist, but it’s one that Toes and Tips nail salon owner Kay De fully embraces.

“We want to create a place like the TV show ‘Cheers’ but for a nail salon,” De said. “We want to create a friendly, fun, laid-back environment for people when they come to get their nails done. We want to be able to accommodate to the growing Manhattan community.”

Manhattanites should feel right at home if this is the case. Toes and Tips offers a fun, fresh setup as opposed to a traditional stark, cold atmosphere most nail salons provide. De said that the salon wants to “continue to grow and stay trendy” to accommodate the developing K-State community.

A relaxing manicure or pedicure can be just the thing after a long week of school and studying. It can also provide an extra touch of glam, perfect for a fun weekend. De recommends customers check out the zero gravity spa chair pedicure, which is a popular service. Or, if nail maintenance isn’t your thing, De suggests a gel polish or Shellac manicure to withstand the chips and breaks that come with most polishes.

If you’re still not sure what you’re best option is, stop by the salon at 1322 Westloop Place and let the staff be your guide.

Toes and Tips doesn’t just polish nails, but the community as well.

“We made donations to many organizations for their silent auctions and fundraising events,” De said. “We also offer discounts to military and students.”

The latter comes as good news to all broke college students: looking good doesn’t have to come at a hefty price.

Open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m., the week is open for any nail aficionado to stop by for a polish no matter what the schedule may be.

Like any good business, Toes and Tips remains devoted to Manhattanites and their nails they style.

“Our highest priority is customer satisfaction and sanitization,” De said with serious regards to keeping every nail pristine.

Toes and Tips wants “to provide quality service and create a family-friendly environment.”

It looks like all the hard work and commitment is paying off. The staff was thrilled to learn about the Purple Apple Award win for Best Nail Salon.

“We feel very honored to be chosen by the community we love,” De said. “We’re excited for the future.”

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