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Contrary to popular belief, nail art is not, in fact, dead. True, some nails (and wallets) needed a little break from the constant polish changes and intricate details, but after a winter of subdued neutrals and solids, colors and prints are beckoning—especially for upcoming festivals. The TopCoat app, often referred to as "Uber for your nails," takes the guessing game out of the nail art experience ("Will this salon do designs? Will it do them well?"). Choose from a visual menu of styles, and then find a nail tech who can create your artful manicure—you either go to their salon, or they can come to you at no extra charge (amazing). Or visit TopCoat's own salon in the Crocker Galleria.
All nail artists included in the app are vetted by TopCoat, so you can be sure they've got skills. The price for the design doesn't include the base mani (scrubbing, buffing, cuticle treatment, etc.) so expect to pay $10-$25 more than the initial figure for that. In the grand scheme, it's a small price to pay to stand out in that Coachella crowd.
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