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|CATCHY NAMES||FUNNY NAMES||GLAMOUR NAMES|
|Nail Life||Edgy Polish||Luxe Nails|
|Wild Nails||Dazzling Digits||GoldNail|
|The Best Hands Down||Pink Nail Ball||Polish Me Posh|
|The Nail Squad||Mommy’s Mani-Pedi||High-End Tips|
|Looking Pretty||Polish Please!||Sexy Toes|
|Well Polished||Full Blown Pinky Palace||Lavish Nails|
|Shine Me Up!||Nail Brain||Le Glamour Nails|
|Bejeweled Nails||Show of Hands||Luxury Nail Spa|
|File it Away||Smiley Nails||Color Bar Manicures|
|Nail Flip||Bang Bang Nails||Nails Platinum|
|Nails in Bloom||Hot Tips||TV Nails|
Here’s how I, as a branding expert, create fun and catchy nail salon names.
1- Start by listing words that could replace your business type, in this case, “SALON”, with more interesting and memorable words such as; nook, pad, shed, mansion, crib, hut, corral, spot, place, inn, abode, house, dwelling, scene, spot, locale, site, or venue etc
2- Then add in your services such as nails, manicure, pedicure, gel nails, and nail art.
To further customize your nail salon brand name, consider other names for nail technicians such as nail artists, artisans, nail makers, manufacturers, developers, inventors, mechanics, specialists, masters, workers, doctors, nurses, professionals, nailsmith, authorities, professional, connoisseur, devotee, old hand, pro, Ace, veteran, virtuoso, savant, and sage.
Get creative and have some fun! How about naming your nail salon – Nail Art Devotee, Nail Savant, NailSmith, or Mani Mechanic!
Here are some examples using these salon naming tips
Nice Nail Nook
Dive Nail Bar
Nail Art Gallery
Hall of Nails
Boutique of Beauty
Ideas for Press-On Nails Salon Services
Nails on Fire
Air Nail Art
More catchy nail salon name ideas A-Z…
Ask Me About Nails
File it Away
Free Range Nails
Glitter and Glam Nails
Go Nail Spa
Hand Model Manicures
High Class Manicure
Just Right Nails
Le Jardin des Ongles (French for Garden of Nails)
Mission: Your Nails
Funny business names are great brand builders. Humorous salon names make customers smile and are especially memorable. So that next time people need nail services, they will remember and call your studio first!
There are many ways to make funny names, including puns, play-on-words, jokes, rhymes, double entendre, sexy innuendo, silly phrases, wordplay, slang terms, and slogans.
A pun is a joke exploiting the fact that words sound alike but have different meanings. For example, Lips like Sugar (song title) transformed into a funny pun name for your nail salon – Tips Like Sugar.
A rhyme is a word or words that end in the same sounds like another word or words. An example of a business brand name that rhymes Slim Jim beef jerky. An example of a nail art salon name that rhymes could be Nails for Sale or Air Nail.
Check out these funny nail salon name ideas to make your clients laugh…
Tips Like Sugar
Tip Toe Nails
Addicted to Nail Art
Polish Me Up!
Fairy Nail Mother
You Got Nails
Snail Nails Salon
Impale Nail Studio
Nails for Sale
Tips of an Angel
Our Tips Are Sealed
Read My Tips
The Fingers Club
Bail Me Out Nails
No Fail Nails
All Hail Nails
Upscale Nail Salon
Shine Language Nail Art
Cute nail salon names can be sweet brand builders! Using feminine and memorable terms such as these words below in your nail salon name is sure to attract lots of new clients.
Your girly clients will love these cute nail salon name ideas.
Nails in Bloom
Nails in Motion
Nails Sharp (or Sharp Nails!)
New Age Nail
Pinky Toes on Wheels (mobile manicure business)
Polish Me Up
Princess Nail Palace
Quick Treat Tips and Toes
Red Dragon Tips
State of Nails
Sweet Feet Pedi Spa
The Last Nail
The Nail Circle
The Nail Patch
Tiger Nail Polish
Tip Top Manicure
Tippy Toes Pedicures
Tips 4 Less
Tipsy Manicure Bar
Worry Free Nails
Yes, I admit it I love ALL things French. Go ahead and call me a Francophile – a lover of the French language, art, food, and fashions.
Le Francais (the French language) is often used for top luxury beauty and fashion brand names because it has such an elevated tone that sounds sophisticated, elegant, and chic!
Here is a list of beautiful French words that would fit perfectly for a nail salon name and French manicure nail artists. I specifically included words that most English-speaking clients would understand.
Unless your salon is in a French-speaking nation do not use French words that could be easily misunderstood. Remember our goal is to entice customers not to confuse them!
So use French flair to name your nail salon for that certain je ne sais quoi (specialness)!
French Words to Include in Your Nail Salon Name
Examples of French Names for Your Nail Studio
Chic Nails NYC
Elan Nail Art
Bisou Lips and Tips
Amour Nail Art
Adore Nail Spa
Belle Nail Studio
Bon Bon Nails
French Nail Salon Name Inspiration from Paris, France
Get ideas for your perfect salon name from these actual nail spas in Paris.
Oh My Cream!
Girls Nail Bar
Les Petits Soins (my little carings)
Lazare Nails (street name, located on 92 rue Saint Lazare)
E’clat Nail Paris (brilliant nails)
Here’s how to name your nail art shop like a branding pro and create some truly unique and catchy nail art salon names.
1- Start by listing words that could replace your business type, in this case, “NAIL ART”, with more interesting and memorable words such as; craft, artistry, or mastery. See the list below for even more ideas!
2- Then add in your services such as nails, art, manicure, color, and gel.
To further customize your nail art brand name, consider other names that convey the message of your nail art expertise such as artisans, knack, skilled worker, ingenuity, imagination, know-how, dexterity, inventiveness, genius, virtuoso, prodigy, illustrator, modeler, sculptor, designer, whiz, creator, and composer
Get artsy and think outside the box! Think about naming your nail art services:
Nail Art Imagination
Knack for Nails
Nail Art Know-How
Prodigy Nail Art
Art Created: One Nail at a Time
Tiny Art Digits
The name you choose for your nail business is one of the most important decisions you will make as a new nail tech entrepreneur. It’s because your company and nail product names have the power to communicate your service benefits to customers.
Powerful names can greatly impact your salon’s perception of clients’ minds. I will help you come up with a catchy nail business name to attract manicure, pedicure, nail art, and nail extension customers to build your business.
Come let’s get busy naming your nail spa, manicure bar, nail art services, or nail polish product line. …
Before you can come up with a unique nail business name you need to get clear on your branding position. What types of nail services and products are you offering? Who are your target customers? What makes your nail business special and different?
A strong branding position will attract paying customers to your establishment that will appreciate your talent and refer their friends. This will make your marketing easier because you will know what your unique benefits are. Come along as we develop your nail brand in two easy steps.
Your Nail Business Difference vs Competitors
What “position” do you want to claim a stake in your customer’s minds as opposed to your competitors?
Is your nail business MORE fashion-forward, experts at healing nails, tops in pampering, fastest, most convenient?
How You Want Customers to Identify Your Nail Salon
What qualities do you want your customers to be reminded of when your nail studio comes to mind? Are you the best nail business for the most artistic nail art, unique color collections, newest technology, luxurious spa ambiance?
Example of Nail Branding Position:
A high-end nail studio located in the fashionable city center specializing in the most popular nail services for busy working professionals for both men and women. In addition to nail services, they sell top quality beauty products available exclusively at their nail studios.
Please take a moment to think through these important questions and answer them by drafting your unique branding position as shown in the example above.
Trust me having this statement will greatly assist you in the next step to naming your nail business and brainstorming cute and sassy nail business names.
Armed with your branding position statement (discussed above) you are now ready to come up with a list of good nail salon names using my pro brainstorming techniques below. Use some or all of the methods and create a long list of possible name ideas for your business.
To create your most unique nail business name, brainstorming is the first order of business. The best place to start is inside your ideal client’s mind. Who are your target customers for your salon’s services? Are they millennials, professionals, executives? busy moms, singles, teenagers, children and families, college students, young professionals, stylish middle-aged women, or men.
Once you have your perfect customer in mind, figuratively step into their shoes. This is important because you want to evaluate your name options through their eyes for the best results. Don’t fall into the trap of naive business owners who judge their nail business name ideas using their own taste. You want to appeal to your customers, not to yourself.
Example – You own a nail manicure business and are 55 years old, however, your clients are primarily young Moms under 35. The names you like such as Elegant Nail Spa will not appeal to this much younger audience who will likely appreciate a hipper, trendier name such as Spa Nail Spot or Nail it Now.
Begin your brainstorming by listing words about your services such as manicure, polish, enamel, buff, pedicure, gel, etc. Include adjectives that you want to use to describe your beauty approach glamorous, chic, natural, trendy, fashionable, etc.
Play around with rhyming names or with words that all have the same starting letters such as Nice Nail Nook or Pretty Polish Place. These types of phrases are unique and easy to remember.
Then continue to the next step where we will review each of these naming ideas against the checklist below to determine which is the very best name for your new nail business.
Check out my full list of 24 ways to brainstorm business name ideas here
Review Business Name Lists
Read lists of business name ideas such as these below from my blog to get inspiration for your best company name:
Combine Two Words for One Business Name
Blend personal names of two or more owners into an interesting compound business name. Learn the many ways to combine names for your business name in my article here.
Name Your Company With Your Personal Name
Some business owners elect to use their own personal name as their business name. Generally, I do not recommend naming your business after yourself – except in a few instances – read more in my article about naming a business after yourself here
FYI: Avoid using business owner initials as a business name. Some new entrepreneurs decide to use their initials as their company name. This is not a good idea, because names such as The LMI nail business (Linda, Mary, and Irene) is super boring, easy to forget, hard to spell and pronounce the brand name.
Together we can do much better. Keep reading to come up with your best nail business name.
Use Acronyms to Come Up Company Name
An acronym is different from a name made up of owner initials because it creates a new word.
Some examples; IBM is an initial name (for International Business Machines) which is spoken as each letter separately – I -B- M.
An example acronym name is LEGO (short for Leg Godt – danish for “play well”) and is pronounced as one word.
Use this online tool to brainstorm some creative acronym business names.
Experiment with Wordplay and Funny Puns
Puns are jokes that exploit the different possible meanings of words – a play on words. They can make funny and catchy business names.
Some examples of nail service name puns; Fairy Nail, Daily Nail, You’ve Got Nail, Nail Safe.
Have fun and get business name inspiration with this free Pun Generator tool.
Try Rhymes for a Catchy Business Name
Using a rhyming name can make your brand more memorable such as StubHub and 7-Eleven.
Business names that rhyme has a musical quality that helps them stand out in customers’ minds. I used this free online rhyme tool to come up with these names for nail business companies:
Utilize Descriptive Word Phrases for nail business names
Use keywords that describe your products and services and their benefits to create interesting and powerful nail business company business names.
Begin with your business type -“nail salon”. Then create a list of related words such as; beauty parlor, nail technician, beautician, stylist, pedicure, massage, manicure, gel polish, nail artist.
Check out this free online related words tool
Combine these related words with other words such as; your location, name, or specialty nail service menu.
Here are some nail salon-related examples of names:
Nail Charm Artists
Glamour Tips & Toes
Gel Gem Nails
>>Check out my full list of 24 pro ways to brainstorm business name ideas here
By following my recommended steps above you will have come up with a long list of good nail salon names. Next comes, the critical phase of evaluating your nail name ideas and selecting your perfect name.
Use my pro checklist below of important criteria to help you make the best choice.
Bad name for a nail business = Twisted Toes
Bad name for a nail business = Ten Shiny Jewels
Bad name for a nail business = Lacquer Enamel Artisians
Get the best results by first brainstorming a list of keywords to input into the name generator. These are words and phrases (2 or more words) that relate to your nail salon’s services and target customer. They do not have to be necessarily the ones that will be contained in your final salon name.
An easy way to brainstorm keywords to use in name generators is to use Google. Put in your business type (nail salon) plus “keywords” = nail salon keywords.
Then scroll through the page and pick up words. I found these keywords = manicure, pedicure, beauty, therapy, spa and massage.
Another source of creative keywords to use in the name generator is a Beauty Salon vocabulary list.
I got even interesting and related keywords; gel, edge, French, file, varnish, nail art, crystals. Check out these names I generated by using these keywords.
If you have not found your perfect nail salon from the list above name ideas, then use these nail salon generators.
Shopify business name generator
BNG Business Name Generator
Keep reading to get my very best tips on how to use these online tools to create truly unique names for your nail manicure business.
To name your nail salon start by brainstorming to create a list of keywords related to nail services. These are the words that you will enter into the company name generator.
Remember garbage in – garbage out. This means that the better, more focused, and creative, your keywords inputted into the name generator the better – and more interesting & unique – your salon name ideas will be.
An easy way to brainstorm keywords is to use Google. Put in your business type (nail manicures, extensions, pedicures, nail art) plus “keywords”. Example – “nail manicures + keywords”. Scroll through keyword pages such as this one and pick up related words.
I found these nail-related keywords = swatch, polish, nail art, lacquer, enamel, mani-pedi.
Also try using a thesaurus for your primary service word (nail) for synonyms (words that mean the same thing) I found talon, tips, fingernails, toosies, digits.
Another source of creative keywords is a glossary of nail services terms like this one. Here I discovered even more good keywords to input into the name generator including; cuticle, lunula, half moon, gel, air brushing.
Step 2: Generate Nail Business Names
Experiment by entering various keywords – single and multiple variations – into the nail salon generator tool to generate creative name ideas.
Check out the ones I created by using my keyword list I wrote in the prior steps.
Million Dollar Nails
Beauty Kiss Nails
Beauty Spirit Manicures
Now let’s take those names you generated and customize them for your perfect nail salon by adding your personal name (Amber, Nick), nickname (PeeWee, Sister) or town name/region (Chicago, Palm Beach, Long Island).
Create a shortlist of ones you like. The next step is where we will pick your final name.
The final step in naming your nail salon is to ask your customers, employees, friends, and family to give their opinions about your name ideas.
Have a list of 3-4 choices and ask them which they like best and why. Try not to influence them so you get their true opinion. Ask them for any name ideas they can think of. Some of the best names have come from about this way.
Congratulations on creating your new business name! Now let’s protect it from your competitors. Register your business name by trademarking it.
Check to see if your intended name is available as an internet domain name for your website. Use this domain search tool because if your exact name is not available, it will offer many suggested names that are not taken.
Launching your new nail salon business is an exciting venture. One of the first, and most critical, tasks is to name your salon. This list of hundreds of nail ideas is a good start.
Now you have to narrow down and pick the one perfect name for your manicure business. Here are 10 tips to help you make your best choice:
Get naming and marketing inspiration from the top nail salons across the country.
Christophe Salon, MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas
Paint Box, NYC, NY
Check out my big list of makeup business name ideas here
What are other names for nail technicians?
Nail technicians are often called nail techs, technicians, or manicurists, nail artists, beauticians, cosmetologists, operators, creators, polishers, or techs. Consider naming your nail studio Polish Producer, Madame Shine, or Ms. Nail Tech.