#GirlBoss Interview with the Founders of Base Coat Nail Salon

Spa it Girl LA Contributor Alexa Coughlin recently visited Base Coat Nail Salon in LA an after her amazing #Spaitgirl experience there, naturally we had to share more about the GIRLBOSS Co-Founder’s behind Base Coat Nail Salon with you.

Here is our exclusive @Spaitgirl #GIRLBOSS Interview for you:

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Meet Tran Wills, Co-Founder of Base Coat Nail Salon who was pregnant with her fourth child when she decided she wanted one last pedicure before going into the hospital.

Upon waiting for a treatment at a neighborhood salon, her nose started bleeding and she became nauseous due to the smells and harsh chemicals.

She immediately walked out and, in her gut, knew that it was time for a better option—a healthier salon environment that everyone (even pregnant women, nursing moms, and those with allergies) could enjoy and benefit from.

Tran had owned many businesses, collaborated with artists, worked as the social media director for a large online retailer, planned events, and helped build the creative community in Denver.

She had acquired a list of accolades and, more importantly, developed a keen sense for community-based marketing and brand building.

After spending years researching non-toxic nail products, she realized it was time to harness all that she had learned—and in 2013, she founded Base Coat as the first non-toxic nail salon in Denver, and one of only a few in the United States.

Meet Sarah Simon, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Base Coat Nail Salon, who was born in Indiana with an upbringing in California.

She was raised with an intuition for business and has always had a passion for bringing visions to reality. After graduating from the Steinhardt School at New York University with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Media, Culture and Communications, she began her career began by connecting with like-minded individuals with the intention of developing conceptual creative ventures.

She has since gone on to curate an impressive roster of successfully launched businesses within the hospitality, wellness and retail industries throughout the United States.

In 2011 she launched The Simon Collective to focus on supporting innovation and partner with clients and collaborators that she is intrigued by and passionate about.


When did your DTLA and Fairfax  locations open? DTLA November 2016, Fairfax November 2017

Do you have a different theme for each location?As of now we are doing a brand and interiors refresh and going for a more minimal, boho meets mid century modern vibe and design for each location but we want them to still be a little different with their own fun personalities.

Any plans for more locations to open? As of now we are not as our products have been recently picked up by Nordstroms so that has been keeping us busy and other news we can’t just announce yet.

What do guests love most about your salon? They always love our atmosphere but most important that we focus on clean and non-toxic beauty for our clients.

What is the most unique treatment? Our Luxe Coat Services with our hot towels, body scrub, massage and Base Coat body oil treatment. It is the best for people who have dry hands and feet. rehydrate instantly and smooth skin for up to two weeks and also the most relaxing!

Do you have a favorite treatment on the menu? Of course would be our Luxe Pedi is our favorite.

Which brands of retail products are featured? We believe that wellness should not be compromised for beauty.

That’s why we exclusively offer our line of Base Coat non-toxic nail care body products. Our custom-formulated top coats, base coats, crèmes, scrubs and oils are vegan, and scented with only essential oils and plant-based preservatives.

Base Coat products never contain petrochemicals, parabens, sulfates or other harmful chemicals—and they’re always safe to use on children and women who are pregnant or nursing. Browse all of our non-toxic beauty products and treat yourself to a safer, cleaner beauty experience.

Better than 3-Free or 5-Free, Base Coat Nail Polish is 8-Free, which means that it does not contain 8 toxic ingredients that are commonly found in nail polish, even though they are known to cause health problems like cancer, asthma and even neonatal death. These 8 toxic ingredients are Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, and Parabens.

In addition to being 8-Free, all Base Coat Nail Polish is:

  • Leaping Bunny Certified.
  • FDA-approved ingredients
  • Vegan and cruelty-free.
  • Gluten-free.
  • Responsibly Made in the USA
  • Custom Formulated and Hand Poured for Base Coat Nail Salon.

Base Coat Nail Polish comes in 105 thoughtfully curated colors, including Top Coat, Base Coat, Matte Coat, and shades to flatter every skin tone. What’s more, it has been specially formulated to last 7-10 days without chipping.

Thanks to The Founder’s of Base Coat Nail Salon for sharing more about their passion with our #Spaitgirl Community

For More Information Visit: www.basecoatnailsalon.com

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