Nails, confidence, etc.
We're super-proud that Paintbox has become a place for our clients to gather and gain confidence via self-expression and nails that start conversations. We profiled 50 our clients for our Nails of New York series to learn more about what a mani means to them, and the results are truly inspiring.

How does a manicure make you feel? We interviewed more than 50 of our incredible clients to learn more about the psychology behind Paintbox manicures, and their eloquent thoughts are inspiring. Read more to learn about the magic of nails. 

Nails, confidence, etc.

"Time together over nails has been a sweet treat for my friendships to celebrate a new life benchmark, to cope through things like heartbreak, or to simply catch up on the everyday. With a daily pace that seems like it's constantly on the move as a mother and entrepreneur, looking and seeing my nails painted is a centering moment for me." -Angela P.

"Not only do I enjoy the process of getting my nails done, it helps add an extra oomph when I go to meetings. I pride myself on a strong, assertive handshake–why shouldn't my nails speak just as loudly for that important first impression?"-Bekka G.

Nails, confidence, etc.

"My grandmother always used to have her nails painted in an amazing irridescent rose color. When I was little, I couldn't stop staring at them. When I was then, she gave me my first rose manicure. I've been a nail girl ever since, and a manicure helps me feel composed." -Alex P.

"Nail polish rounds out my appearance. I gravitate towards darker colors, like mocha, oxblood, or almost black. There are a lot of eyes on my when I draw live at events and having my nails painted makes me feel much more focused and confident." -Blair B.

Nails, confidence, etc.

"Beauty is an extension and transformation to my chameleon self. I choose my nail designs to be in harmony with current projects I'm working on. When conceptualizing a shoot, I'll pull nail references to work with the medium of art and fashion." -Pari D.

"As a woman, having your nails done helps you feel composed and put together even if everything else in your life is kind of a mess. I forgot to dry clean this dress, but have to wear it anyway? At least my nails look good!" -Sophie M.

Nails, confidence, etc.

"My mom has always placed importance on manis. When I was a little girl, I'd go with her to the salon. I was fascinated by how glam the entire process was. I'd tell her to get a fun color, like bright red or fuschia, but she always went with something understated like sheer pink. That's when I realized how personal nails are. I remember thinking: when I grow up I want to be the kind of woman who always has her nails done." -Julia M.

"Manicures make me feel good and look put together every day, while requiring minimal effort-I find it quite relaxing to regularly set aside time every two to three weeks to get my nails done. A manicure is more important to me than what I wear or what my hair looks like. I used to only wear red nails until I discovered Paintbox. That's when I started experimenting with my nails more." -Babba C.