Tien is the owner of Artistic Nails & Spa and opened it up after working the past 7 years as a nail technician. She specializes in facials and permanent makeup, but she is taking time away from being a technician to be more available as a small business owner and the Artistic Nails & Spa coach! Tien’s personal goal has always been to build up the Artistic Nails & Spa team by sharing her experiences. She opened the salon in hopes to help those with experience and newly graduated to reach their goals faster and help them develop techniques for building their clientele.
Tien was born in Vietnam and moved to Salina in 2005 after marrying her husband, Hoang. However, she will firmly say Salina will always be her original home after being here and a part of the community for so long. Tien is the mother of two girls, Phoung and Thao. Tien carries her passion from being a good mom to being an amazing coach to all of her employees at Artistic Nails & Spa.
Pha has been working with Artistic Nails & Spa since the first opening in March. She has just recently started doing nails a little over 4 years ago! Pha loves to do special shapes and designs and specializes in nail art. She’s very dedicated to her work, and it shows that Pha is always trying to listen and share stories with her clients along with wanting to do everything perfectly for them!
Pha is originally from Vietnam and has started living in Salina Kansas a little over 5 years ago. She’s been married for a few years now to her husband, and they are enjoying their married life with no kids. When Pha traveled to the states, she originally stayed with her aunt despite not knowing her where she first began to learn nails. She was so happy to have a supportive family around her despite the hard transition. Due to this she’s opened up a lot and loves to travel and help others. Whenever Pha has free time, she loves to cook and sing, but only when no one is around.
Nhi has been working at Artistic Nails & Spa since May 2020. She has been a certified manicurist for 15 years, but to put it in her terms: "I do nails woman". If anybody knows Nhi, she's OCD about her work but loves trying creative new things even if she says she doesn't. She's very serious about her work and enjoys the time with clients and conversing.
Nhi is the oldest of 5 children growing up in Lincoln NE. Her career started here in Salina with her sister Ann and Tee where they had their own salon until her family decided to move to Oklahoma. On top of working at Artistic Nails & Spa, she recently returned to school for Cyber/Internet Security. Nhi still plans to continue doing nails on the side even after achieving her degree. Some other things she enjoys is outdoor activities such as zip lining, snowboarding, paintball, traveling. Nhi also enjoys having lazy days, and is a New Orleans Saints fan!
Ngan has been at Artistic Nails & Spa since May 2020, and received her license shortly after high school in the state of Kansas. She specializes in pedicures and manicures, and will recommend Superstar or DND colors because of their smooth applications and good qualities. Ngan takes pride in valuing the time and quality of every service with her clients!
Ngan is currently a full time student alongside her job at Artistic Nails & Spa. She was born and raised in Vietnam, but came to the US to chase her American Dreams. Ngan is also the youngest of three siblings!
Ngan's favorite quote:"Six years from now, you can be in a completely different place mentally, spiritually, and financially. Keep working and believing in yourself."
Amara "Freckles" has been working at Artistic Nails & Spa since DATE. She received her cosmetology licensing in 2014, but has specialized in braiding hair since 2007. In 2020, she made the transition to start doing nails instead and is absolutely in love with it! Amara is a very firm believer in honesty and integrity, and she puts that into her work every day. She’s not afraid to put everything out on the table with her client’s to give them the best experience and feel welcomed.
Amara is the mom to her 6 year old sweetums, Kamara. She has one older sister along with two younger sisters and brother. Amara is very passionate in expressing her love with people she cares about and build an amazing family and group of friends around her. She also loves anything that smells nice!
“Humans need to love and be loved”
Sharay has been working at Artistic Nails & Spa since June 2020 starting off with helping do massages. Shortly after joining, Sharay received her license in August 2020 and has been training to work her way into taking on her own clients for pedicures and manicures. Sharay loves giving massages and trying different kinds of specialties in nail art. She loves chatting with clients and can't wait to have clients asking for her again!
Sharay is the mom to a little boy, Ares, who is always cheering her on complimenting her nails all the time! She's always heard that "happiness is within yourself", but it is very clear that her son is the greatest happiness she has ever known. Sharay's greatest motivation will always be her son, and he keeps her wanting to do better and wanting to keep trying at anything, no matter what's thrown her way.
Karina has been working at Artistic Nails & Spa sine June 2020 as a Front Receptionist but was promoted to Salon Coordinator in December 2020. She feel incredibly blessed to have a job that she loves. Karina always make anyone who enters our doors feel welcomed and loved, and she is constantly double checking if everyone is doing perfect. If anyone knows her, you will know that customer service and communication is her jam and loves going an extra mile for someone. Genuine conversation will always be something Karina enjoys with all of our guests.
Outside of work, Karina is a wonderful mother to 4 little people, and a wife to a handsome fella that calls her his wife. She loves long, bold coffin nails, but unfortunately is unable to wear them due to all of the typing she does on the computer. When Karina isn't at work you can find her going to church, spending time with her family, eating, and taking care of her plants like a crazy plant lady!
Emily started working with Artistic Nails & Spa shortly after reopening in July as Front Receptionist but has moved up to a Salon Coordinator in January 2021. She works closely with the technicians and owner with scheduling along with Marketing! She took a training seminar and works with training all the receptionists. Along with that, she is very detail orientated with all the work she does and has a phenomenal memory for colors people use, but she's terrible at remembering faces and names!
Emily is a born resident of Salina and is the youngest of two siblings. She is the mom to one little boy, Emmett, and enjoys spending time with him and family, which does include the team at Artistic Nails & Spa. When she isn't at the salon or a little toddler isn't chasing after her, she's either reading or watching Disney movies. Emily also enjoys outdoor activities like climbing and hiking, along with going for motorcycle rides