Women in Los Angeles now have no excuse for sporting rough-looking nails. A new mobile nail salon called La Lacquerie is making the rounds and drumming up business from professionals who are short on time but long on need for great manis and pedis.
The pink-painted Airstream is the brain child of Susan Aflak, a former investment banker-turned-entrepeneur. Now, businesses call her to book the 26-foot trailer, which she purchased on Craigslist and renovated with plush seating, pink curtains and a crystal chandelier. Aflak pulls up curbside to pamper office workers and people passing by.
She told Daily Mail, "It was always such a hassle to take my one Saturday or Sunday and schlep across town to get my nails done. But while I was working, I would run downstairs to food trucks all the time. I thought to myself, if only there was a way to combine the food truck model with beauty service.'
La Lacquerie's manicures range from $16 to $38, while pedicures cost between $19 and $45.
Aflak promises "top-quality salon products" applied by up to three on-site nail technicians.
Aflak says business has been brisk sincing it launched in January. She hopes to expand La Lacquerie in other cities, but right now, there is a waitlist for the trailer at companies like Google, Gap, Facebook and YouTube.