Nail salon Wah Nails is closing after 10 years of trading

Nail salon chain Wah Nails is closing its doors after 10 years of trading. 

The company, which was launched in 2009 by founder Sharmadean Reid, offered fashion-forward nail art designs that you couldn't find anywhere else, while also being a space where local businesses could promote the work they were doing – from clothing launches to mental health awareness workshops.

The Wah Nails salon in London’s Soho will be closing on Friday, July 26, but there will be exhibitions and events planned after this to celebrate its 10 year residency. 

In 2017, Reid launched salon software management system Beautystack – a platform for individual and mobile beauty pros to promote their work via customisable, image-based scheduling, as well as to take bookings. This business will be Reid’s focus going forward. 

“I'm choosing to focus my efforts solely on Beautystack. It’s been an amazing 10 years with Wah Nails but I would love to apply what I learned from that to build the Beautystack business and take it around the world,” Reid exclusively told Professional Beauty.

“The goal is to help women all over the world sell their beauty treatments via Beautystack. We’re launching new features every week and we’re looking at curating an exclusive wellness supply.” 

The first Wah Nails salon opened in Dalston, London, in 2009, and was followed in 2010 with a successful four-year pop-up nail bar concession in Topshop’s Oxford Circus store.

In 2016, Reid opened her second Wah Nails salon in London’s Soho, which became the company’s flagship store. The tech-enabled salon allowed clients to digitally design and trial nail designs before having them done – an industry first. 

All Wah Nails vouchers will be honoured until Friday, July 26. Email if you have any questions.