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What is Paintbox?

Paintbox is a high-design nail studio aiming to elevate every aspect of the manicure experience. Founded by former beauty editor, Eleanor Langston, Paintbox launches seasonal collections of thoughtfully-edited nail designs. Our creative artist help women navigate the latest trends, offering individualized color consultations to ensure you'll leave with a modern, confidence-boosting mani. 

Who are we?


Eleanor Langston Founder and CEO
Eleanor Langston

Founder and CEO

hometown: memphis, tn 
background: editorial 
top colors: 
milky pink, camel, coral
nail shape: round 
studio happy-place: the photo box
playlist pick: I need a girl (diddy)
go-to paintbox design: pop stars
nail inspo: pantone 
a mani helps me feel: centered 


Julie Kandalec Creative Director
Julie Kandalec

Creative Director

hometown: cleveland, ohio 
background: celebrity artist 
top colors:
cherry red, pinky nude
nail shape: almond 
studio happy-place: snack cabinet 
playlist pick: let's get married (jagged edge) 
go-to paintbox design: power lines 
nail inspo: runway 
a mani helps me feel: complete


Kait Thomson General Manager
Kait Thomson

General Manager

hometown: huntington, ny 
background: fitness
top colors: peach whip, evergreen
nail shape: almond
studio happy-place: pink ro chair 
playlist pick: lovesong (thecure) 
go-to paintbox design: turning point 
nail inspo source: clients' manis 
a mani helps me feel: put together 


Kris Parks Director of Recruiting
Kris Parks

Director of Recruiting

hometown: new york, ny 
background: beauty services
top colors: 
latte, rose gold
nail shape: almond
studio happy-place: the middle of the mix 
playlist pick: helpless (ashanti and ja-rule) 
go-to paintbox design: sunny disposition 
nail inspo: light and organic shapes 
a mani helps me feel: fabulous


Lindsey Kaszuba Director of Operations
Lindsey Kaszuba

Director of Operations

hometown: eustis, fl 
background: fashion
top colors: plum, milky pink, white 
nail shape: almond 
studio happy-place: the bar
playlist pick: on + off (maggie rogers) 
go-to paintbox design: cool factor 
nail inspo source: instagram 
a mani helps me feel: refreshed 


Christina Klug Brand Manager
Christina Klug

Brand Manager

hometown: pinehurst, nc 
background: photojournalism 
top colors:
lavender, peach, cobalt 
nail shape: round 
studio happy-place: the color wall 
playlist pick: more colors (kidwaste)
go-to paintbox design: elements of style 
nail inspo: architecture
a mani helps me feel: feminine