Imagine being able to change your nail polish to match anything from your mood to your outfit – all for one price, any time you like. It’s possible at the Ladue nail salon Tints Polish.

The contemporary nail salon, which opened at 10281 Clayton Road in August, offers three unique membership levels, including the Pure Polish Club, which allows clients to receive unlimited classic polish changes for $49 a month.

“Nail polish is a fantastic way to accent your personal style in a range of colors and designs, and unlimited polish changes are included in all of our monthly membership packages,” says operations manager Lisha Tang. “We aim to delight our clients with beautiful and professional-looking nails, a modern and clean atmosphere, and a relaxing and hassle-free experience.”

The salon has two additional membership packages: Nourishing Nail Club at $99 per month, offering one manicure and one pedicure per month with your choice of The Natural (classic polish) or The Trendsetter (gel polish), along with your choice of unlimited French manicure-style polish or classic polish changes, and Endless Envy Club for $149 a month, offering two manicures and two pedicures per month with your choice of The Natural or The Trendsetter polishes, along with your choice of unlimited French manicure-style polish or classic polish changes.

The shop’s services are designed for convenience and simplicity, Tang explains. “We’ve eliminated the hassle of add-ons and confusing pricing,” she says. “You’ll get a great manicure or pedicure for a fixed price.” Gratuities are included in the cost; tips are not accepted.

Aside from its memberships, the salon provides “à la carte” manicure and pedicure services for clients not interested in a monthly commitment. Clients who write a review will receive a one-time special of $5 off any service, Tang adds.

Tints’ most popular services include pedicures and gel polish manicures. “For pedicures, we offer an extended massage tailored to your preference for firmness,” Tang says. “For gel services, we carry a pioneering line of Japanese gel polishes, which are considered one of the highest-grade professional nail tech products available.”


Tang says the shop’s clean and serene environment sets it apart from other salons. “Our newly renovated space is designed with client comfort in mind – elegant and modern décor, immaculate standards for cleanliness and even complimentary adult beverages,” she notes.

The salon’s dedication to nail health and

tip-free pricing also distinguishes it from the competition, Tang says. “We want our clients to have beautiful nails without having to compromise on unhealthy practices used in typical salons. We carry a variety of [nontoxic] ‘five-free polishes,’ which are free of harmful ingredients, such as formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate [DBP], formaldehyde resin and camphor, as found in conventional polishes,” Tang notes. “And we protect our clients from unnecessary ultraviolet [UV] exposure by using LED-drying lamps and LED gel polishes that dry six times faster than conventional UV curing gels.” Tints also is one of two area salons carrying the full line of K. Ferrara Color, a St. Louis brand of five-free polishes.

To further promote customers’ nail hygiene, all of the salon’s metal tools are sterilized in a surgical-grade autoclave between clients, and all nail files and buffers are individually packaged and disposed of after each use. “We use ceramic pedicure basins in lieu of traditional whirlpool pedicures, which are often contaminated by clogs and water backflow,” Tang explains. “In addition, we don’t offer acrylic services or use electric drills to ensure that we eliminate unpleasant odors and dust in our salon.”


Tints’ staff members are professionally licensed and highly trained manicure and pedicure technicians who are especially attentive to nail shaping, cuticle care and neat polish application, Tang notes. “Our employees are not incentivized to upsell [products or services],” she says. “Workmanship and professionalism are paramount. If there is any part of our service a customer is not entirely satisfied with, we will do whatever it takes to make it right.”

St. Louisans are taking to Tints’ membership packages, Tang says. “Our customers love having fresh-looking nails and unlimited polish changes at one fixed cost. We’re developing a loyal membership base.”

Tang invites clients to stop in to experience the salon for themselves and try its fall-hued polishes. “Customers should walk into Tints and expect nothing short of perfection,” Tang notes. “As you enter the shop, you’re immediately welcomed by pleasant aromas, the appealing modern design, the smiling faces of our enthusiastic staff and a complimentary glass of Chablis. Our goal is to make this a soothing destination that all our clients look forward to.”

Tints Polish, 10281 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314-896-3826, tintspolish.com

Brittany Nay, a writer of 10 years, is an Indiana native who adores Australia, indie rock music, and reading and writing both fiction and non-fiction.

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