Um, What the Heck Is Cuticle Oil and Why Do I Desperately Need It?

Um, What the Heck Is Cuticle Oil and Why Do I Desperately Need It?

We know it’s tempting to scroll through Insta or reply to the millions of emails on your phone while you’re at The W, but have you ever paid attention to your nail tech as you’re getting the full mani treatment? If so, you might’ve noticed the grand finale when they apply cuticle oil to your freshly painted fingers. You probably also realized you practically never do this at home when you DIY it. No big deal, you think to yourself, I mean, it couldn’t possibly make that much of a difference, right? Well, not exactly. Turns out, that liquid gold...

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Animal Print Nails Are Everywhere: Here’s How to Take Part in the Trend This Fall

Animal Print Nails Are Everywhere: Here’s How to Take Part in the Trend This Fall

To the surprise of literally no one, animal prints are making a comeback this fall in a very big way—and we definitely don’t hate it. From all-over leopard to cheetah chic, tortoise details and even cow (yes, really!), these ultra-posh designs are taking Instagram and your salon by storm. So, while you’re busy swapping out your summer wardrobe with autumnal sweaters, booties and jackets, don’t forget to give your nails some lovin’ too! Keep scrolling to discover 5 of our favorite animal print nail designs worth trying in fall 2019. 1. Leopard Halfsies Credit: @haliecakess Love a subtle print? Go...

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Now Open: The W Nail Bar’s New Location in Dublin, Ohio

Now Open: The W Nail Bar’s New Location in Dublin, Ohio

Um, so this is MAJOR: Our Dublin doors have officially opened, and we’re ready to see you, babe! This is not a drill! And the fun is just beginning... Earlier this year, DSW announced it’s adding The W Nail Bar to five shoe stores in Washington DC, Austin, Texas; and Dublin, Ohio. We were even featured in Bloomberg: “Full-service manicures start at $30 and pedicures at $54,” says Jordyn Holman of Bloomberg, “Some locations will offer waxing services, wine and other beverages. Salon customers can earn points in the company’s rewards program. The salons are run by W Nail Bar,...

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5 Nail Trends You’ll See at Coachella

5 Nail Trends You’ll See at Coachella

Coachella weekend one is this Friday, and if you’re going, we’re totally jealous! You have your perfect outfit ready, your hairstyle picked out, and you’ve packed your weekend bag early in anticipation. The last thing on your to-do list before you set out for a weekend in paradise? Nails. This is Coachella we’re talking about, so the style possibilities are endless. We’ve rounded up a few festival-approved manicure trends that will compliment your style and aura like a dream! Bare-ly there Embrace your free-spirited side with a more natural nail. Nothing compliments the glowing complexion of a music festival goer...

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Spring Nail Trends to Copy ASAP in 2019

Spring Nail Trends to Copy ASAP in 2019

Listen, we love snow days and holidays as much as anyone else, but too much of a good thing becomes...repetitive. We like to think the same goes for your nails. Festive reds and winter blues? Cute, but we’re over it (for now). Instead, we’ve scoured Instagram and the runway for all the latest spring nail trends to obsess over ASAP. From bold colors to chic graphics, pops of color to reinvented faves—scroll down to see five of the best nail polish ideas for spring and what story they tell about you! 1. Iridescent Nails // @nailsbyciarra What it says: “See...

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Let’s Talk Dirty: As in, Your Nail Salon Might Be Putting You at Risk

Let’s Talk Dirty: As in, Your Nail Salon Might Be Putting You at Risk

Love dirty talk? 1 in 4 guests leave nail salons with a bacterial or fungal infection. Yikes. When we first heard about this statistic, we knew we’d never put our feet into a tub with jets again! And we wanted to make sure you didn’t either. That’s why The W Nail Bar uses copper pots for our pedicures. Aesthetically beautiful? No doubt! Natural antiseptic? You bet. Unfortunately, The W’s sanitation standards aren’t exactly universal. In other words, nail salons across the country are still using unsafe practices and procedures—and they may be doing so without you even knowing. Poorly run...

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It’s International Women’s Day! Have You Met These 5 Women Yet?

It’s International Women’s Day! Have You Met These 5 Women Yet?

It’s International Women’s Day! Ya know, just a day that marks a focal point in the movement for women's rights. No big deal, right? More like, huge deal. On March 8th, we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women everywhere. More importantly, International Women’s Day is a call to action for accelerating gender equality (like we said, big deal!). That’s why we rounded up five women we think are one in a million, and simply just badass. These women inspire those around them to be better, show up stronger and continue to pursue their goals and dreams....

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Stop Everything: Spring Break is Coming (Here’s What You Need To Know)

Stop Everything: Spring Break is Coming (Here’s What You Need To Know)

Step aside, winter. Spring is well on its way—and we’re so over your cold temps and snowy excuses that leave our nails peeling and our cuticles dry (seriously, get out). But as sunny days and blue skies make their debut, are you ready, too? Yikes! After sporting your sneakers and boots all winter long, those toes are in desperate need of some TLC. We’re talkin’ pedicures, stat (because, spring break). But have no fear! The W is here. And we have everything you need to get yourself ready for pool days, sunbathing and so much more. Think perfectly pretty pedicures...

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BIG NEWS: The W Nail Bar Announces New Locations Across the U.S.

BIG NEWS: The W Nail Bar Announces New Locations Across the U.S.

Yep, you heard that right: The W Nail Bar is opening 5 NEW locations across the U.S.! Even cooler? People are noticing. We were featured in Bloomberg! “Full-service manicures start at $30 and pedicures at $49,” says Jordyn Holman of Bloomberg, “Some locations will offer waxing services, wine and other beverages. Salon customers can earn points in the company’s rewards program. The salons are run by W Nail Bar, also based in Columbus.” See what we mean? This is HUGE. We can hardly contain our excitement. The opportunity to expand The W Nail Bar is a dream come true, and...

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6 Life-Changing Ways to Make Your Gel Manicure Last Longer

6 Life-Changing Ways to Make Your Gel Manicure Last Longer

For the past few years, gel manicures have taken the beauty world by storm. I mean, a glossy, chip-free polish that lasts as long as two to three weeks? Consider us sold! But, sadly, even the best nail techs can’t control the eventual wear and tear of a gel manicure (lookin’ at you, nail-biters & pickers). And while gel may seem like the magical answer to all your self-care prayers, you still need to put in a little effort to make them last—especially if your polish is chipping or lifting within the week. Here at The W Nail Bar, safety,...

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