I’ve shared my initial experience in Cozy Nail Lounge and I was hooked. With the beautiful interiors, uber friendly staff, and amazing service, I knew that I’d go back for more.
I was lucky enough to talk with one of the owners, Ms. Michelle Taruc who was kind enough to share some tidbits about Cozy.
Yellow Yum: When did Cozy start?
Michelle: Cozy started when I got married and looking for a good nail place, I've visited several branches around the area. Since I got married, the one who does my nails lives quite far; so I thought that since I already have a wax salon, I might as well open our own nail spa that can do my nails and serve our clients from the wax salon because our clients are also looking for nail service.
YY: How did you come up with the name? And what is the concept behind Cozy?
Michelle: With the name, of course, we always look for a cozy place, so we decided to use Cozy as our name. There are three of us in this salon, my friend, Wenna Lindayag, my sister, Mary Jane Tiffany Go and myself. The place obviously has to be cozy, chairs should be one of the top priority in making the place cozy. So we made use of lazy boys that can be converted to beds as chairs for our clients.
YY: What are the services that you offer, your best sellers? What is the difference of Cozy to other competitors?
Michelle: Cozy Nail Lounge has the same services like other nails salon, the mani and pedi service, foot scrubs, spot massages and paraffin. The best seller in our salon is the Mojito package. We usually create packages so that the clients won't have a hard time choosing which service to get. We have just recently launch our Octoberfest Packages, and Mojito is the best seller of all. During our Cozyfest, we also serve wine on the side to complement the October season a.k.a. Octoberfest! Another service that we have is application of gel nails. These gel nails can last for 2 weeks. This is one of the most recent and latest way of having your nails look shiny and last long. We also have the nails art services that they can try.
YY: The Mojito sounds very interesting. What is so special about it?
Michelle: Mojito includes foot moisturizer, that’s the main difference. I always tell my clients that if they visit the salon and have their feet done with the Mojito package and if they are not satisfied with the service, they can leave the salon without paying us. They get the package for free. We guarantee them that their feet will feel softer after the treatment. The customer can bring home the foot file that was used too.
YY: Are the staff formally trained? Who does the training?
Michelle: Our staff have their certificate training. They are trained by Top Nail Educator from Hong Kong. And as owners of the nail spa, we also obliged ourselves to undergo training too. This helps us to be more knowledgeable and more aware of the scientific things especially behind gel nails.
YY: Any suggestions and guarantees when going to the salon?
Michelle: We assure our clients- cleanliness. We always sterilize our nails services utensils. To new clients, always find time and try our Mojito package, our all time favorite!
181 E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave., Libis, QC