PAINT Nail Bar Will Join First Street Napa Community

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Luxury Nail Affair Will Open First Northern California Location in December

Elyse Quast found the franchise when she was looking for a safer and more sanitary alternative to typical nail salons.

“The addition of personal care services, like PAINT Nail Bar Napa Valley, gives locals and visitors alike even more reason to stroll through First Street Napa,” said Todd Zapolski, managing partner, First Street Napa.

The area’s first luxury nail affair, PAINT Nail Bar Napa Valley, will open at First Street Napa in December, complete with a high-end, fume-free, hygienic and environmentally-friendly experience, all at an affordable price point.

“The addition of personal care services, like PAINT Nail Bar Napa Valley, gives locals and visitors alike even more reason to stroll through First Street Napa,” said Todd Zapolski, managing partner, First Street Napa. “With their focus on a luxurious experience and environmentally-friendly products, they are a great fit for our community.”

This PAINT Nail Bar location, located in Suite 322, will be the first in Northern California. The Florida-based franchise currently has 13 salons nationwide, offering a wide range of services including traditional manicures and pedicures, sculpted gel options and a mini PAINT designed for kids age 12 and under. With an atmosphere designed to pamper, the salon uses only nontoxic products, and emphasizes cleanliness and hygiene.

“At PAINT Nail Bar Napa Valley, we are completely dedicated to the health and integrity of the natural nail, and everything in our salon focuses on that,” said Elyse Quast. Quast found the franchise when she was looking for a safer and more sanitary alternative to typical nail salons. “I found myself seeking not only a healthier, safer and hygienic nail salon but also one that truly evokes the culture and focus of hospitality that is prominent and at the forefront of Napa Valley. I want to provide a space that offers guests an experience and not just a service, all while in a fun, energetic and sanitary environment," Quast continued. “As far as the PAINT experience for clients and staff goes, it is unlike any other. It is a place that welcomes clients of all ages, empowers staff, and encourages community.”

All of PAINT Nail Bar’s specially trained nail technicians use tools that are cleaned in a medical grade sterilizer. Certain items, such as buffers and manicure sticks that cannot be sterilized, are used only once and then disposed of or given to the client to take home. All polish lines are nontoxic and 5-7-9 free, and do not contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, camphor nor DBP (Dibutyl phthalate.) PAINT utilizes water-based gel polishes that do not damage the natural nail, and prides itself on being a drill-free salon. In addition, PAINT uses LED lamps rather than UV lamps, and chooses ceramic pedicure basins (as opposed to pedicure whirlpool jets) that will not harbor bacteria. "Everyone will feel confident in making the decision to enjoy services at our nail salon without the concern of harmful fumes and products. We are truly more than just a nail salon,” added Quast.

Other recently opened tenants include The Bennington Napa Valley, C’est La Paire, Honey Whiskey Boutique, Tay & Grace and Habituate Lifestyle + Interiors. The official Napa Valley Welcome Center, Riza Plants and Spaces coworking hub will open later in the fall. First Street Napa is also home to Archer Hotel Napa, Brown Estate Wines, Charlie Palmer Steak Napa, Compass Realty, Compline wine bar + restaurant, Cupcake, CYCLESOCIETY, Eiko’s Sushi, I-ELLE, John Anthony Family of Wines, Kalifornia Jean Bar, lululemon, Macbella, Makers Market, Mayacamas Downtown, Mecox, Milo & Friends, Napastäk Napa Valley, Napa Valley Jewelers, Overland, Silicon Valley Bank, Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar, State & First and the Wayfarer, Wade Cellars and Newfound Wines office.

About First Street Napa
First Street Napa is a 325,000-square-foot mixed-use development and artisan collective located in the heart of Downtown Napa. Spanning three city blocks, First Street Napa features space for 45 fashion and specialty retailers, innovative restaurants and wine bars, creative office locations, and Archer Hotel Napa, the tallest building in Napa Valley. First Street Napa’s distinctive retail, agrarian landscaping, approachable dining, and wine country charm make this destination unmistakably Napa. The local community and visitors alike are invited to experience this welcoming reimagination of the historic downtown corridor. For more information, please visit http://www.firststreetnapa.com and follow along @FirstStreetNapa on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About PAINT Nail Bar
PAINT Nail Bar was founded in 2013 by Mark and Michele Schlossberg after they moved to Sarasota, Florida and struggled to find a healthy, safe and reasonably priced nail salon. Keeping environment and hygiene, and a new mindset for staff development top-of-mind, PAINT Nail Bar is fume and acrylic free. The environment is chic, luxe, and healthy-for the clients and the staff. They offer a wide array of services including their signature services: Lickety-Split, Uptown Girl/Guy, Talk of the town (their luxury offering), Sculpted Gel Services, and a MiniPaint experience designed for kids age 12 and under. Today PAINT Nail Bar is rapidly growing with 13 open locations and more on the way. For more information visit http://www.paintnailbar.com.

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