A few weeks ago, I stopped in at Stella & Shay, a recently opened beauty bar in Lakewood. The space is absolutely gorgeous and charming, and they provide hair and nail services, including a really nice array of beauty products available for purchase. I decided to get a Smith & Cult manicure - if you're not familiar with the line, it wears like a gel, but comes off like a regular polish, and best of all is 8-free!
Stella & Shay is a little different from your standard strip mall nail offering. For one, they don't do acrylic nails at all, so there's no chemical dust or smell in the air. Second, their equipment is higher end, and doesn't feel like plastic - this includes their pedicure foot baths which are porcelain. Third, they use high end nail products, and you can even include a designer nail color (think DIOR) for an additional fee. And most important to me, they take online appointments. All of these features mean that a Stella & Shay manicure is slightly more expensive than a strip mall manicure, but they offer plenty of customization options to meet your budget.
I didn't try any of their hair services (I'm loyal to my longtime stylist and friend, Carolina, at Tease) but judging from their retail product line, I'm going to guess that it is similarly well appointed.
Stella & Shay is a female-owned small business, and one that is incredibly supportive of other female entrepreneurs! They are so supportive that they've invited Bombay Taxi to be a part of their Small Business Saturday Pop Up! Please check out the details below, and I hope you will come join me and a number of other female entrepreneurs at what promises to be a fabulous event!
Bombay Taxi will be offering exclusive discounts (make sure you are following us on Instagram since we will be posting all our exclusive online discounts there) and of course, loads of new products like the JAYA bracelet and ILEANA earrings, both of which are under $50 and make beautiful gifts for the special women in your life.
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