It’s officially flip-flop weather again in Florida. If you’ve been skipping pedicures during the winter and are looking for a new salon, the great news is that Touch Nail Spa is now open.
Located in the Cypress View Square shopping plaza on S.R. 56 (in the same plaza as Capital Tacos), Touch Nail Spa offers a beautiful, luxurious setting to enjoy a pedicure, a manicure, or one of the salon’s many other services, including eyelash extensions, waxing, facials and massages.
Touch Nail Spa is owned by Timmy Pham and his wife, Tiffany. Originally from Vietnam, Timmy has been in the U.S. 21 years and has been doing nails almost 17 years. Tiffany and Timmy met when he spent a year in Chicago about 10 years ago and have now been married about four years.
Timmy previously owned a nail salon in Kentucky. He moved to Florida seven years ago and has worked at other salons in the area. He says he opened Touch Nail Spa because of his desire to serve customers at a higher level.
“Working at other salons, I’ve seen owners not do right by customers and employees,” says Timmy. “Here, we are all about the customer experience — and the service.”
Touch Nail Spa celebrated its Grand Opening on March 25 by giving a free manicure or pedicure to 89 guests. He says the reaction everyone had when walking into the salon was, “Wow.”
With high ceilings, large windows, and beautiful décor, Touch Nail Spa is 3,200 square feet — much larger than you might expect at a typical nail salon. Timmy designed the salon himself, which includes 16 massage chairs for pedicures and 21 manicure stations.
He says he’s thrilled with the way it turned out – beautiful and relaxing, upscale and clean. He credits Tien Vuu Construction, LLC, with executing his design perfectly. “They did an amazing job,” Timmy says.
He describes the way he and his employees keep the salon as “flawlessly clean,” including gleaming floors and spotless tabletops, a tidy restroom, with all surfaces and tools sanitized for each individual person.
Neighborhood News billing manager Stephanie Smith, who got a manicure during the salon’s grand opening, agrees. “I like the way everything is sanitized, like bringing out a new package of tools for each person, and using liners in the pedicure basins so that it is completely clean, not just rinsed out.”
While the décor reflects a more upscale experience — don’t let that fool you. Touch Nail Spa’s prices are very affordable.
Timmy says most customers come in for a manicure and/or pedicure, and the salon offers a menu of options to fit everyone’s individual taste. From a simple polish, to acrylic or gel nails, or many other options, a wide variety of services are available and the licensed technicians can help each person find the service that’s right for them.
Currently, there are nine people working at Touch Nail Spa, all of whom are State-licensed in cosmetology.
“All of the technicians were very friendly and made an effort to talk to the customers, not just to each other,” Stephanie says. “They want you to feel pampered and feel that you came into a spa, not just a nail salon.”
A variety of spa manicures and pedicures is offered, and even the “Simple Touch” pedicure (just $25) includes a callus treatment, pineapple sugar scrub, hot towel wrap and lotion massage, along with nail trimming and shaping, buffing, and cuticle grooming.
For an even more spa-like experience, a variety of “Hot Touch” pedicures are offered ($45-$60). These include a hot stone massage for your legs and feet, plus additional treatments — such as specialized exfoliation for the bottom of the feet and a mask for legs and heels — along with a seat in the salon’s throne-like chairs reserved just for these pedicures (photo on next page). “You’ll feel like a queen,” Timmy promises.
Touch Nail Spa has two private rooms for services beyond nails, each with a beautiful floor-to-ceiling stacked stone wall, and its own music. In these rooms, cosmetologists offer facials, eyelash extensions, neck and shoulder massage, and even full-body waxing.
Stephanie also got an eyebrow wax during the grand opening event. “It was phenomenal,” she says. “They got them even and perfect.”
A Better Experience
“We want people to relax,” Timmy says, so first and foremost, “People are not rushed when they come in. They don’t have to hurry.”
To add to the relaxing atmosphere, he and his staff pay attention to details. He says they immediately greet each visitor as they walk through the door. The TVs are kept quiet, for example, and Touch Nail Spa offer a complimentary beverage with every service, such as water or even wine, served in a chilled glass.
Timmy says he chose a location with plenty of parking to be sure that everyone who comes in for services has a place to park.
And, he says, clients will be happy with their service. “We use good, quality products,” says Timmy, “We fix the mistakes other people do.”
He adds that you’ll always be able to find the color you want, and that every color he carries in a regular polish is available as a gel color, too. “We have five brands of nail polish and 1,000 colors.”
One final difference you’ll see at Touch Nail Spa is when you check out. “Some nail shops don’t give receipts,” Timmy explains. “We give itemized receipts saying what services you had and what you paid for. We also collect your name and email address so that we can email you specials.”
“We want people to come in to try it,” Timmy says. As its grand opening special, Touch Nail Spa is offering 10 percent off all services (see the ad on page 6).
Touch Nail Spa is located at 27233 S.R. 56 and is open Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., and 11 a.m.–5 p.m. on Sunday. Walk-ins and appointments are welcome. To make an appointment or ask about services, call 973-4111.