The Nail Files: KandiLand in LA

Guess what I have in common with Nicki Minaj, Brandy, and Missy Elliot?  We all get our nails done by the same person! Yes! You read that right. I went to a “celebrity” nail tech. When I was in LA I made it my business to get my nails done at KandiLand Nails by the one and only Kandi Banks. If you aren’t familiar, Kandi is the go-to nail stylist in Hollywood to some of your favorite celebrities. You’ve seen her work in videos, on runways, and on TV from the Nail’d It  reality series. I discovered her via social media years ago and fell in love with her artistry and creativity.

Kandi Land Nail Salon

Her salon KandiLand is super cute, and girly! I loved the throne-like pedicure chairs.

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When I made my appointment I already knew I wanted to try something different without it being over the top. I opted for a pink and white acrylic over lay with a rounded, stiletto shape. The rhinestone accents were Kandi’s idea to glam it up a bit.  I loved this manicure! As I always say: keep it simple, never basic.

KandiLand Nail Salon LA

Kandi is so dope in person! I could hardly contain my excitement.  I’ve been following her career on social media for years so I felt like I knew her already. I never expected that I would have a chance to meet her and have an amazing conversation all while she’s doing my nails! I am so inspired by her story and her hustle. I wish her nothing but continued success. Next time I’m in LA I’ll definitely be going back!

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If you’re ever in LA make sure you make your appointment at KandiLand, located at 7266 Melrose Ave and be sure to tell them I sent you!

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