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Best Nail Salon

Michael Nguyen and Michelle Vuong opened Modern Nails to the community of Champaign-Urbana just four years ago. Now, they are the Best Nail Salon in CU.

Becoming No. 1 is not their only goal as salon owners; they live to deliver excellent customer service and care. Modern Nails takes much pride in being the best when it comes to customer satisfaction and always being prepared to address any problem that a customer may have.

“Our statement is ‘elegant and affordable.’ What it means is, no matter who you are, when you walk into our door, you are being greeted and treated with the utmost care and services,” said Nguyen.

Nguyen talked about the success of his salon and how it came to be. “We pride ourselves for being different,” said Nguyen when asked what separates his salon from the rest. “We aim for full satisfaction from our clients.”

Modern Nails is located on Kirby Avenue, not too far from campus, which is convenient for students and other locals who do not want to be on a hectic college campus. In fall of 2010, Modern Nails expanded its branch to what is now Campus Nails located on 509 E. Green, but due to renovation and the growth of the first salon, they decided to stick with just the original for fear that they may “spread (themselves) too thinly.” This has proven to be a perfectly fine idea since their original store now has many more features than one would find at other salons. It holds 16 (yes, 16) La Fleur Pedicure Chairs so that their clients won’t have to sit around and wait their turn. Instead, customers can walk right into one of the open chairs and let it massage all your worries away as they begin to pamper your feet. With a staff of more than 10 dedicated workers, Modern Nails guarantees that you will be in and out quickly and leave as a happy customer.

Modern Nails is open Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays, they open a little later at 11 a.m. while closing at 4 p.m. Modern Nails strives to always be available for their customers, so call them or stop on in and see why they are the No. 1 salon in CU!

Runners up:

  • Rod Sickler Salon and Spa
  • H2O Salon

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