Ms Glitter Nail lounge in Northern California, Oakland. The company premiered its self in 2016 and since then has been recognized for being one of the only sole African-American owned nail salons in the bay area.
The Ms Glitter Nail lounge is run by Tonia Z. and her team of young women. This luxury nail salons not only provides you with the most elite nail products and nail care, you can also quench your thirst with a glass of champagne while you are being serviced. Tonia began her own business after college, getting funding solely from her handwork as a nail technician. Diagnosed with Cancer while building business, Tonia persevered while going through radiation treatments and had the grand opening of the Ms Glitter Nail Lounge only 4 weeks after having surgery to remove the cancer.
Her grand opening provided the community of East Oakland a block party which included a fashion show live music and gave away free food to hundreds of neighborhood people. Tonia can now stand as a nail expert as the first African-American to work with the famous ES Nails with 7 Japanese women
ES Nails Noted for their work with artist such as, Lady GaGa, Ciara, Ke$ha and Beyonce, Tonia has been trained by Celebrity Japanese nail technician Miho. Due to her training, with them and numerous top industry nail experts.
“I have over 10 years experience in naildesign, and health related nail care with a specialization in nail abnormalities,” says Tonia “The Ms Glitter Nail Lounge has one goal and thats is to help my community and encourage and empower women to follow there dreams no matter what.”
Zee states that, "I am an African American Nail Salon Owners in Asian Dominated industry. Yes black girls do nails. Yes they own nailSalon and are profiting. We are taking the beauty industry back."
The lounge focuses on individualized designs that provide the customer with a personalized experience. Form and color are a few of the key assets in customer satisfaction when working clients. The Ms Glitter Lounge clients are unique and therefore receive a unique experience that relies on collaboration and development of artistic expression in nail design, which lends itself to an empathic design.