Spas | April 30, 2019
Located in Southern California, Happy Nails & Spa is known for their quick, inexpensive beauty services. The company started out as one simple nail salon and has grown into a franchised business with many locations throughout the area.
Happy Nails Salon was founded by Mai and Henry Huynh, Vietnamese immigrants. The couple moved to Southern California after the Fall of Saigon. They saved every dollar they could; Henry working for an aerospace and defense technology company and Mai as a manicurist. Through hard work and perseverance, the two saved up enough money to open their first business in 1983. The very first Happy Nails Salon.
There are now over fifty Happy Nails & Spas in Southern California. And they are more than just nail salons. They provide a host of different services. All of the businesses are all family run and maintain the philosophy that Mai and Henry placed on their company years ago: upscale environment and quality services for an inexpensive price.
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Manicure & Pedicure Services
|Pamper Me Mani - Melt away the tension from your tired hands with a hydrating massage and hand mask, polished off with the color of your choice.||$38.00&up|
|Indulge Me Mani - We will make your hands feel rejuvenated and smooth.||$30.00&up|
|Please Me Mani - Reward yourself with a Please Me Mani for any occasion.||$22.00&up|
|Men Sports Manicure||$14.00&up|
|Manicure & Pedicure Spa Packages||$29.00&up|
|Nail Enhancement & Nail Art - Special shape or longer shapes||$5.00&up|
|Pink and White||$40.00|
|Pink and White||$30.00|
|Regular, White or Pink||$20.00|
Children's Services (Under 11 years old)
|Mani & Pedi||$26.00|
|Color Change (Hands or Feet)||$12.00|
Happy Nails Services Offered
Happy Nails provides many different manicure and pedicure services, including special packages for kids and sports manicures for the guys. Their manicure prices range from $16 to $48, while pedicure services are from $5 to $55. If you’re looking for a simple manicure, for example, you’ll only pay $16! The higher ranged prices are for package deals.
Happy Nails offers three different manicure packages, starting with the Please Me Mani, which is $25 and meant to be for any occasion. This package includes a 15-minute hand massage, oil treatment, and like the Simple Mani, it also includes cuticle care, nail trimming and shaping, and a polish application.
The Indulge Me Mani is $30 and includes all the great benefits of the Please Me Mani, plus an exfoliating scrub, and hydrating treatment to make your hands feel soft and smooth.
The top tier manicure, called the Pamper Me Mani, is $40 and a best seller. This manicure includes services meant to pull all the tensions out of your hands through a hydrating massage and hand mask. This, of course, includes all the other benefits of a regular manicure: cuticle care, oil treatment, nail trimming and shaping, and a polish of your choice.
Pedicures are also offered and Happy Nails offers the same packages for your toes as they do for your fingers. A basic pedicure starts at $26, while the Pamper Me Pedi is $55 and includes a warm whirlpool bath soak, exfoliation and massage, cuticle trim and buff, and, of course, a polish with a color of your choice.
Happy Nails offers plenty of ala carte services as well, which include a simple nail repair or a gel polish application.
While Happy Nails at one time only specialized in manicures and pedicures, they now offer a range of spa treatments as well.
Hair Removal Services
Happy Nails and Spa offers two different techniques to remove hair: hot wax and threading. And prices start as low as $8 all the way up to $65.
The least expensive service is hot wax hair removal around the lip, but Happy Nails & Spa also offers hair removal for larger areas like the back, legs, and they even provide Brazilian bikini waxes, a service that not all spas provide.
Threading services are reserved for facial areas: eyebrows, lip, chin, and full face. These services tend to be less expensive, ranging from $8 for lips and $40 for full face.
Skin Care Services
For acne and breakouts on the skin, Happy Nails & Spa offers two different treatments. One for the face, and one for the back.
The acne treatment is meant to clear up breakouts on the face, calm skin irritations and improve your overall skin tone. This treatment uses Alpha Hydroxy Acid to clean up acne and prevent infections as well as balance skin tone, and herbal botanicals to pull oil from your pores. This service is $55 but Happy Nails recommends 6 treatments for the best results.
The other treatment is for the back. By cleansing deep into the pores, extracting blemishes and applying a masque to treat and prevent breakouts, this $70 treatment is meant to clear up any problem skin on the back.
For those who do not have problem skin, but would still like the benefits of a facial, Happy Nails & Spa offers two different packages. The Plain Facial, which includes steam treatment, massage, and a deep cleansing, and the European Facial. This facial includes extraction of black and white heads, exfoliation, deep cleansing, as well as the services provided in the Plain Facial. The European Facial seems to be a better value, being only $20 more expensive than the Plain Facial.
When it comes to reviews of Happy Nails & Salon, there seems to be a mixed bag of responses. Some claim that the technicians are quick and efficient, providing them with beautiful nails and great results from other services. Others claim that because of the quick services, the nail and spa produce poor results.
Another common complaint is poor customer service. Some claim that complaints are not handled well by receptionist and managerial staff while others complain about a long wait time to be seen by a technician.
All and all, many of those who have utilized Happy Nail & Spa services seem to be pleased with their results and the prices of the services that they offer. The business offers many nail polish and gel colors to choose from, and most reviewers state that the technicians really know what they’re doing.
From small beginnings to a growing number of spas in Southern California, Happy Nails & Spa provides beauty services at an inexpensive price and quick services. Despite some of the negative reviews, Happy Nails & Spa seem to make their clients, as their name says, happy!