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.

Kandi Land Nails LA pedicure


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!


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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