Remember that pink building on Michigan ave. Just west of w st.? Yes, the one by big easy pawn shop. Well I went in there and WOW they really have given that building a "New Image". The shop owner Shirley is (very) friendly and she can really give you not only a new image but brighten your day. (She is not one of the "I'll do what I think you want" she really LiStEnEd to ME). While I was waiting (not long), there was a group of satisfied customers leaving. I asked them what the fuss was about and they all showed me their hands. Now I know this is going to sound crazy but seriously. I had heard through word of mouth about this nail tech that "Candy~Koats" nails, I always chuckled inside (not today). She is phenomenal ( words CAN'T describe). I walked in looking like a trainwreck, and walked out a Woman with a New Image! A++... oh, if you are concerned about cost, they are highly competive with the "other places". I need not look any more I have found a Nail Tech and Beautician I adore! Thank you Shirley and Candy you made my hard work pay-off. Sincerly a huge fan!)*
I really like going here, unfortunately its across town and I rarely have time anymore. They stay fairly busy, but really take the time to take care of you. I am always offered wine, coke, or water. If I am waiting on a pedicure and chair is available, they let me sit down and relax until a technician is available. They treat their clients like family. I am fairly ticklish and one of the problems I often have is as soon as a technician knows I am ticklish they stop trying to smooth my feet. I never have this problem at Nail Lounge. They simply smile and laugh with me as they work to make my feet nice and smooth. The few times my paint job has been smudged before leaving or shortly after, they take me right back and fix the smudge. They introduced me to shellac and when I can afford it, I do that instead - no smudge! As for the previous reviews, clearly they didn't ask anyone to address their concerns, because the owner is very proactive at keeping her customers satisfied. If she knew, she would fix it.
I have been going to Studio 98 for over 5 years. I recently moved to Virginia and was seriously bummed out to have to find a new salon. With that being said, I am visiting Pensacola next month and have already made an appointment to get my hair done while I'm there. By far the best pricing you will find for the quality. They do not charge by foil like most salons. I am honestly surprised by the negative comments. I get 50+ foils in my hair for my all-over highlights along with a cut and walk out only spending $100. Most salons charge $50 for only 10 foils. It is the first salon to listen to the way I like my hair cut while also delivering a proper cut. I have had many people ask me where I get my hair done over the years (strangers and friends) and I have referred all of them to Studio 98.