Arizona’s Top Rated Local® Nail Salons Award Winner: Beauty Qwest

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Beauty Qwest is a second-time award winner for nail salons in 2019.

If you are looking for a nail salon that will pamper you while transforming your nails into works of art, look no further than this award-winning company!

Beauty Qwest has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.99 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 98.90 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three nail salons in Arizona!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Nikhia is the only person I trust to make my nails look amazing every time! She is a truly gifted artist, the best in her field.” – M.F.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Beauty Qwest is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner for the second year in a row!

More Than The Average Nail Salon

We were excited to catch up with Beauty Qwest and hear about how the last year has gone for them, so we sat down with the owner, Nikhia Higgins.

Nikhia started off by telling us a bit about their business and their team, as well as what makes them stand out compared to others in the industry. She said that she focuses on making sure to give every single customer the kind of service she would want, which means providing great customer service, individual care, great custom designs, and listening to the needs of every person she interacts with.

Making It As A Small Business

It takes a lot of courage and even more hard work to make it as a small business in today’s world. We asked Nikhia what has been the most rewarding part of being a small business like Beauty Qwest. She said that it is getting to work so closely with so many wonderful clients.

Nikhia also told us about the biggest lessons and struggles she has managed to overcome. She said that even though she had been injured and had to endure quite a bit of pain and suffering, she continued with the business and never gave up.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Beauty Qwest has managed to. We asked if Nikhia could share any expert advice with these companies. She said to not see other nail technicians as your competition, but rather, as people you can learn from.

We asked Nikhia if there was anyone she would like to give a special thanks to, and she said:

“I always give thanks to my Lord and Savior. That’s number one. Number two is my husband. Number three is my clients for their support and for trusting me to give them what they need.”


Congratulations to Beauty Qwest for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Nikhia for taking the time to speak with us!

Idaho’s Top Rated Local® Nail Salons Award Winner: Ambitions Nail & Hair Studio

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Ambitions Nail & Hair Studio is a two-time 2019 award winner in Idaho!

When you need a little pampering, there’s no better option than Ambitions Nail & Hair Studio in Boise.

Ambitions Nail & Hair Studio has received hundreds of reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.92 stars, earning them a marvelous Rating Score™ of 99.16 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top 20 businesses and the number one nail salon in all of Idaho!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Ambitions is THE BEST place to go for your salon experience! The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Thank you, Ambitions!” – Chad M.

Not Your Average Salon and Spa

We wanted to learn more about this two-time award winner and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Gina Perkins, the owner of Ambitions Nail & Hair Studio.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Ambitions Nail & Hair Studio a one-of-a-kind salon in Idaho. Gina pointed to their experience, the quality of the product they offer and the fact that they always put the customer first.

Gina went on to add:

“In this day, cleanliness and what we have to offer is super important. We’ve got a lot of experience behind the chair right now and on the tables as well.”

We also asked Gina what their mission is at Ambitions Nail & Hair Studio and how they work to make the world a better place. Gina told us about the many ways they give back to the community:

“Last year, we did some donation drop-offs for the homeless shelters and the children’s lights. We’re going to do that again this year for the holidays. I donate to the vets and Shop with a Cop every year as well.”

Building Success Through Customer Service

Gina attributes Ambitions Nail & Hair Studio’s strong online reputation to their commitment to customer service. She added:

“We treat everybody like family.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Ambitions Nail & Hair Studio has gotten their name out there by getting out in the community and participating in festivals and other events.

Every business owner wants to build the kind of online reputation Ambitions Nail & Hair Studio has. When we asked Gina what advice she has for those business owners, she said:

“Listen to your customers, because that’s a biggie. …On top of that, give good quality service.”


Congratulations to the team at Ambitions Nail & Hair Studio for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Gina, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Ambitions Nail & Hair Studio in Boise. Visit their website today!

Idaho’s Top Rated Local® Nail Salons Award Winner: Amore Nail Studio

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Amore Nail Studio is an award winner for nail salons in 2019.

If you are looking for a nail salon that will pamper you and provide outstanding service, look no further than this award-winning company!

Amore Nail Studio has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.65 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 94.52 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three nail salons in Idaho!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“This place is so clean. The staff is very professional and they acknowledge you as soon as you come in. My nail tech gave me exactly what I wanted and did a great job. She also suggested some accents that made my nails look so cute. She was funny and so friendly. They definitely provided higher quality nails and much better customer service than many other places I’ve tried. Don’t waste your time anywhere else, this is the place to go for a great experience and great nails.” – L.V.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Amore Nail Studio is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Nail Salon

We were excited to learn all about Amore Nail Studio and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with Duane, who co-owns the company with his wife, Suk.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Amore Nail Studio stand apart from its competitors. Duane told us that they offer a totally different nail salon experience because of the comfort they provide. They even have a separate pedicure room. In all they do, they focus on cleanliness and customer service.

Duane went on to tell us a bit more about the Amore Nail Studio business mission, saying:

“Our mission is to provide quality customer service with quality products and comfort for all clients. We strive to make our clients feel appreciated and familiar, and we do our best to make the experience as friendly and personal as possible.”

Building Success, Online And Off

Amore Nail Studio has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Duane how they have managed to grow their business and get such great reviews. He said:

“We offer quality service and products and we go the extra distance to make sure our customers feel valued and appreciated.”

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Amore Nail Studio has spread the word about who they are and what they do through word of mouth.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Amore Nail Studio has managed to. We asked if Duane could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Take care of your customers and always give them a top-quality and attentive experience. Strive for customer satisfaction.”


Congratulations to Amore Nail Studio for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Duane for taking the time to speak with us!

Idaho’s Top Rated Local® Nail Salons Award Winner: Nails by Joetta

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Nails by Joetta is an award winner for nail salons in 2019.

If you are looking for a nail salon that will transform your nails into works of art, look no further than this award-winning company!

Nails by Joetta has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across multiple verified sites with an average rating of 4.97 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 93.66 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five nail salons in Idaho!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Joetta did a great job! She was very thorough and made sure that I was happy with each part of the process. Her experience definitely shows, and she is not afraid to take her time. I was very happy with the finished product!” – J.C.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Nails by Joetta is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Nail Salon

We were excited to learn all about Nails by Joetta and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Joetta.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Nails by Joetta stand apart from its competitors. Joetta pointed to her 20-plus years of experience, their clean facilities, and the fact that they meet state board regulations. She said that they make it their mission to stay clean and promote good hygiene.

Building Success, Online and Off

Nails by Joetta has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Joetta how they have managed to grow their business and get such great reviews. She told us that providing great customer service is what creates good reviews.

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Nails by Joetta has spread the word about who they are and what they do by keeping up with social media, as well as through word of mouth and referrals.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Nails by Joetta has managed to. We asked if Joetta could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“You need to have good customer service and request reviews.”


Congratulations to Nails by Joetta for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Joetta for taking the time to speak with us!

Arizona’s Top Rated Local® Nail Salons Award Winner: Zolton’s Salon & Day Spa

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Zolton’s Salon & Day Spa is an award winner for nail salons in 2019.

If you are looking for a salon where your image is their passion, look no further than this award-winning company!

Zolton’s Salon & Day Spa has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across eight different verified sites with an average rating of 4.70 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.05 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three nail salons in Arizona!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I’ve been going here for the last 10 years, and I absolutely love it. The atmosphere is lovely, and the staff is always attentive.” – C.L.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Zolton’s Salon & Day Spa is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Salon

We were excited to learn all about Zolton’s Salon & Day Spa and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the General Manager, Quinn.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Zolton’s Salon & Day Spa stand apart from its competitors. Quinn said that their excellent staff set them apart, and she told us about their highly qualified and educated stylists, who represent a wide variety of cultures and styles.

We asked Quinn what their business mission is, or how they work to make the world a better place, and she told us:

“[We help others] by offering beauty on the outside as well as the inside.”

Building Success By Asking For Feedback

Zolton’s Salon & Day Spa has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Quinn how they have managed to grow their business and get such great reviews. Quinn said that they always make sure to ask their new clients for feedback, positive or negative.

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Zolton’s Salon & Day Spa has spread the word about who they are and what they do by participating in community events and charity fundraisers, as well as through word of mouth.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Zolton’s Salon & Day Spa has managed to. We asked if Quinn could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Use all social media, and tell your clients to leave you feedback.”


Congratulations to Zolton’s Salon & Day Spa for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Quinn for taking the time to speak with us!

Kentucky’s Top Rated Local® Nail Salons Award Winner: True & John Nails

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that True & John Nails is an award winner for nail salons in 2019.

If you are looking for a nail salon that will get your nails looking their best, look no further than this award-winning company!

True & John Nails has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.79 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 93.89 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as the number one nail salon in Kentucky!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“True and John are an awesome couple. They are both always very personable. The professionalism they put into their work is top-notch. I am very pleased with my nails and pedicure, each and every visit. This is my nail shop for life!” – T.S.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that True & John Nails is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Nail Salon

We were excited to learn all about True & John Nails and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with True Than, who co-owns the business with her husband, John.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes True & John Nails stand apart from its competitors. True told us that their salon is appointment only, which means they are able to take their time with their clients and never rush their service.

Building Success Over The Years

True & John Nails has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked True how they have managed to grow their business and get such great reviews. She said that their reviews are all organic, which really says something about the incredible service they offer.

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, True & John Nails has spread the word about who they are and what they do by finding ways to stay involved in the community. True and John have been working in the town since 1997, so they are very familiar with the people and have made strong connections over the years. As far as getting their name out, True and John utilize their Facebook page to share images of their work.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as True & John Nails has managed to. We asked if True could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Maintain a high level of knowledge in your profession, and make sure to keep up with the trends.”


Congratulations to True & John Nails for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to True for taking the time to speak with us!

Vermont’s Top Rated Local® Nail Salons Award Winner: Mini Spa VT

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Mini Spa VT is an award winner for nail salons in 2019.

If you are looking for a nail salon that will get your nails looking their best, look no further than this award-winning company!

Mini Spa VT has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.62 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 92.18 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five nail salons in Vermont!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“From the minute I walked in the door today, I felt welcomed, relaxed and comfortable. I had a very stressful day at work, and they changed my mood immediately. It is a very special treat to get pampered by the girls at Mini Spa!” – E.M.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Mini Spa VT is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Nail Salon

We were excited to learn all about Mini Spa VT and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Marcie Taff.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Mini Spa VT stand apart from its competitors. Marcie told us that they believe in providing the total experience, from first contact all the way through to checkout. She said that they try to appeal to all of the senses by making sure the salon smells great and by offering things, like an organic foot scrub and a fall tea. Marcie also shared that she has another business, Lotus and Lily, that creates organic products that they use at the spa.

We asked Marcie about the Mini Spa VT business mission, and she shared:

“Our mission is caring for our clientele in a special way that allows them to feel different when they are here and when they leave. We want to make a difference in people’s day, and in their body, life, and emotions. When they walk out the door, I want them to have a smile on their face and a warm feeling in their heart. We make it clear that there is nothing we would rather do than help them.”

Building Success, Online and Off

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Mini Spa VT has spread the word about who they are and what they do mostly through word of mouth and networking. Marcie said that they also use social media platforms to reach out to the community and get the word out about their different monthly promotions. They often have a product of the month or service specials.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Mini Spa VT has managed to. We asked if Marcie could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“For us, having a big social media campaign is very important. Plotting it out and scheduling things in advance helps so much… You have to plan, and you have to be consistent. ‘Pick and choose your battles,’ that is the motto that I have lived by for my entire life. It allows you the option of really deciding how you want to handle a situation and really thinking it through before you act. Some things are worth the push, and some things are not. Believe in yourself. It starts with you, and you have to start with that foundation. If you don’t have that, then you don’t have it.”


Congratulations to Mini Spa VT for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Marcie for taking the time to speak with us!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Nail Salons Award Winner: Bare Feet Spa

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Bare Feet Spa is a 2019 award winner for nail salons in Colorado!

Are you due for a manicure or a pedicure? If so, look no further than Bare Feet Spa in Colorado Springs.

Bare Feet Spa has received hundreds of reviews with an average rating of 4.95 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 95.52 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five nail salons in all of Colorado!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“This is an absolutely amazing pedicure spa! I am currently battling stage four cancer, so finding an organic salon with the highest of hygiene standards was of the utmost importance to me. Julie, my nail tech, was very gentle with my swollen feet, and I can’t wait to go back for my next appointment! Once you try this pedicure spa, you’ll never want to go back to your typical, commercialized nail salon again. The prices are more than reasonable, too!” – Terralissa E.

Not Your Average Nail Salon

We wanted to learn all about Bare Feet Spa and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Jenise.

The first question we had for Jenise was what is it that sets Bare Feet Spa apart from their competition in Colorado. Here’s Jenise’s response:

“We are super focused on keeping things clean and natural, and we make everything organically in-house. We try to keep things clean and simple, and to tailor each experience with us to the client’s likes, dislikes and allergies. Our clients love that we don’t smell like the average nail salon; acrylic is never used at Bare Feet Spa.”

Jenise went on to say:

“Special thanks to the girls. Without the team that we have, this would not be possible. Our team is so solid and cohesive; they truly make the salon what it is today.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Bare Feet Spa and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Jenise had to say:

“We use clean and natural products. We try to give back to the local shelter and different social workers to help raise money. We have a few clients who have experienced some traumatic life events, so we try our best to make them feel loved, welcomed and comfortable in our shop. We truly care about them and want everyone to feel safe, warm and loved, so we come up with ways to give back to them as much as we can.”

She added:

“Our mission is to become your friend, de-stress you and allow you to come to us and feel at ease.”

Building Success Through Organic Reviews

Jenise attributes Bare Feet Spa’s strong online reputation to the organic reviews that their loyal clients give them. Every once in awhile, they’ll also do a raffle to generate reviews or likes.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Bare Feet Spa has gotten their name out there through Facebook, Instagram and their website, as well as through word of mouth.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Bare Feet Spa has. Here’s Jenise’s expert advice for them:

“Have passion; you have to love and care about what you do. If you truly care about your career, then you will continue to spend time perfecting your craft, and people will see that and respond to it! It cannot be all about money, because it just won’t work out.”


Congratulations to the team at Bare Feet Spa for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Jenise, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Bare Feet Spa in Colorado Springs. Visit their website today!

Kentucky’s Top Rated Local® Nail Salons Award Winner: Zen Nails

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Zen Nails is a 2019 award winner for nail salons in Kentucky!

When you want to pamper yourself with a manicure or pedicure, there’s no better nail salon to turn to than Zen Nails in Florence.

Zen Nails has received hundreds of reviews with an average rating of 4.72 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 93.21 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five nail salons in all of Kentucky!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I have gone to multiple salons over the years, and I was introduced to Zen within the last year. This is the only place I will go. I have strayed once and regretted it! It doesn’t matter who does my nails at this shop; I am ALWAYS pleased! They have the best of the best here!” – Miranda N.

Not Your Average Nail Salon

We wanted to learn all about Zen Nails and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the Manager, Lianna.

The first question we had for Lianna was what is it that sets Zen Nails apart from their competition in Kentucky. Here’s Lianna’s response:

“We actually care about our clients. Giving them that extra attention makes them feel good. Sometimes, people don’t know what they want, so we have to be ready to provide them with good suggestions.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Zen Nails and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Lianna had to say:

“Our mission to continue to create quality work, to give our customers the best service possible and to create a close-knit group. We do our best to help the community…”

Building Success by Treating Customers Right

Lianna attributes Zen Nails’ strong online reputation to their commitment to treating their customers right, which includes offering them water as they walk in and remembering what they like and don’t like.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Zen Nails has gotten their name out there by constantly sharing their artwork. They’ve also been featured in national nail magazines!

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Zen Nails has. Here’s Lianna’s expert advice for them:

“If you are trying to build a strong online presence, you have to start in person. You need to respect the people coming in. Post online what you have to show. People want to see your work…”


Congratulations to the team at Zen Nails for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Lianna, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Zen Nails in Florence. Visit them on Facebook or on their website today!

New York’s Top Rated Local® Nail Salons Award Winner: Jess Nailin It

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Jess Nailin It is the number one nail salon in all of New York for 2019!

There’s no better option for a great manicure and pedicure than in Buffalo than Jess Nailin It.

Jess Nailin It has received dozens of reviews on four verified sites with an impeccable average rating of 5.00 stars, earning it a spectacular Rating Score™ of 100.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for being ranked the number one nail salon in all of New York!

Here’s just one of her many five-star reviews:

“Jess is super friendly, professional and makes you feel rejuvenated! Please, do yourself a favor and check her out! She has a wide range of services and listens to her clients’ needs and concerns. I look forward to going back!!” – Laura E.

Not Your Average Nail Salon

We wanted to know what makes New York’s number one nail salon so special, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Jess Pratt.

The first question we had for Jess was what makes Jess Nailin It unique compared to their competition in New York. Jess told us that Jess Nailin It is a one-woman show and that she privately meets with all clients one-on-one and by-appointment-only. This way, clients don’t have to deal with the stress and hustle and bustle of a regular salon with multiple chairs. She is able to speak with clients and learn about their specific needs with no distraction, so they get what they want. She sets up a serene environment with music playing, candles lit etc. to create a great ambiance.

Additionally, Jess provides a mobile service for clients who have trouble getting out, such as those in hospice centers and nursing homes.

We also asked Jess about Jess Nailin It’s mission and how they work to make the world a better place. Jess told us that she gives back by donating year-round to multiple causes, including HIV awareness and research.

Building Success Through Exceptional Customer Service

When we asked Jess what her secret is to such a strong online reputation at Jess Nailin It, she attributed it to her commitment to providing exceptional customer service. And she told us that she doesn’t ask for reviews, but that she gets a lot of traffic thanks to her reviews on Yelp and Google.

Apart from building the kind of online reputation any business would envy, Jess Nailin It has spread the word about their service through word of mouth and by leaving business cards at beauty supply stores.

Every business owner wants to grow their business and build their online reputation the way Jess Nailin It has. Here’s Jess’s advice for them:

“Keep posting new content; don’t get discouraged or distracted or compare yourself to other businesses (larger businesses) with a different story/size/strategy. Stay true to yourself. Know your lane, and stay in your lane. [Have] focus, persistence and drive.”


Congratulations to the team at Jess Nailin It for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Jess, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Jess Nailin It in Buffalo. Visit their website today!