Earlier this year, our founder Michael Elliot visited a nail salon. He looked at the magazines, the pastel colors, and the television displaying babbling brooks and blossoming tulips.
As he observed, he felt discomfort. He wanted nail treatment, but he also wanted to feel at home, content with his surroundings. He felt conflicted. Then he had a vision.
What if a nail salon existed for men? What if men could get pampered in an environment suited to their tastes? What if men could receive a manicure while watching sports and sipping a refreshing beverage in a king-size leather chair?
Plans to create Hammer & Nails – The Nail Shop for Guys soon followed, and what was once just a vision is now a reality. The first Hammer & Nails opened November 9, 2013.
As a male-owned nail shop, we understand your need to feel comfortable. Most of all, we understand the kind of environment that makes a man happy. It’s with this understanding that we give you Hammer & Nails.
NO SPA CHAIRS
At Hammer & Nails, we don’t use whirlpool spa chairs, which are susceptible to bacteria, skin and hair particles if the pipes are not properly cleaned. Instead, our custom pedicure bowls have plastic liners that click directly into the bowl. These liners are thrown away after each customer, so you never run the risk of sharing another customer’s water.
Upon your arrival, Hammer & Nails provides a disposable pouch containing your sterilized nail treatment supplies, including a single-use nail file, foot file, orange stick, and buffers.
STERILIZED AND SEALED
We use an autoclave for all of our metal instruments. An autoclave is a sterilization chamber similar to what hospitals and dentists use to sterilize their metal tools. The tools are then stored in a sterilized and sealed pouch.