Non-Toxic Nail Salon Base Coat Shutters Its Stylish Space in DTLA

Its staff will relocate to the Fairfax studio, which reopens in August.

A beloved non-toxic nail haven in Downtown has bitten the dust. After opening in the Arts District in 2016, Base Coat Nail Salon has decided to close its stylish DTLA doors.

Following temporary salon closures across California as a result of the coronavirus, the Colorado-bred salon revealed June 22 that it was permanently shuttering its DTLA location "due to the current state of the pandemic… When the right time comes again one day, we hope to open another location."

Per the brand's Instagram announcement, its staff will relocate to the Fairfax location, which will reopen August 1.

Base Coat also announced that it would raise its prices by $5 for the first time in seven years. Quickie manicures and pedicures are $35 to $45, signature manis and pedis are $45 to $55, and Luxe manis and pedis are $55 to $65. Soft gels (without removal) are $55 to $75, and nail art ranges from $2 for decals to $5 to $40 for custom designs.

Founded by Trans Wills and creative director/co-founder Sarah Simon, the fair-wage nail salon currently has two outposts in Colorado and six studios inside Nordstrom, including at The Grove (which opened in 2018) and Newport Beach's Fashion Island.

Base Coat Nail Salon, 704 Mateo St., L.A., 90021

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