A couple from Des Moines, who would like to move to Nevada, have opened a nail salon and spa along South G Avenue, where they hope to serve residents from this community and the surrounding area.


Christina and Long Nguyen are owners of the new V.T. Nails and Spa. The two say they used to have a friend who lived in Nevada and they came up to visit often. “We liked the town…nice people,” said Christina, so much so that they started planning to be part of the community.


The Nguyens, who have four children ages 16-22, have five to seven years of experience doing all sorts of nail and spa treatments. Christina’s sister has a business, Iowa Nails, in Des Moines, where the two have previously worked. They opened their Nevada business on Sept. 5 and are excited to bring their skills here.


The business is located inside the building at 1229 South G Ave., in Suite 104 of the upper level. They have four stations for manicures and four chairs for pedicures. Christina and Long will have one other employee at this time, and they hope as word about their business spreads, they can expand the business and add more workers.


So far, with customers they’ve had in just the first few days, they say people have told them they’re glad that they are here and have left happy, saying they’ll tell their friends about the new business.


“We do this for the customers, to keep them looking nice. That is our pleasure,” said Christina. She said what motivates them is the joy they feel when they can make others feel happy and beautiful.


Long agrees. “I like for women to have their beauty and feel more confident,” he said. He and Christina also believe that when it comes to pedicures, which many men also enjoy, they truly help keep people healthy. “There are a lot of things that your feet, when they feel good, can do for making you feel better and sleep better,” Long said. “And pedicures are so good for people who have a long day at work,” his wife adds.


Their prices range from $10, for polish change on the hands, to $45 for things like a pedicure deluxe (which includes foot mask, sea salt, hot towel, hot rock massage and paraffin wax) and solar color powder on a full set of fingernails. They also have extras, like nail repairs for $3 and nail designs for $5; and lower prices on pedicures for those not wanting the deluxe treatment. A regular manicure is $17.


V.T. Nails has 600 colors of regular polish to choose from and 500 dipping colors for nails.


When you are planning to go for a service, plan that the time to do the service will take anywhere from 30 minutes, for a regular pedicure; 40-45 minutes for dipping powders on the nails; and up to an hour for a deluxe pedicure. Also plan to be treated with the utmost respect.


“We will do our best with our services to treat everyone with respect. I put my customers before everything and want for their safety and health,” Long said.


Until Sept. 19, the spa has a 10 percent discount special people can ask about. Business hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday. They are closed on Sundays. It never hurts to call ahead to see how busy they are or what the wait time might be. They can be reached at 515-382-5211.