It had been nearly eight years since I had on my acrylic nails or even stepped into a nail salon when I was approached about a grand opening of a new nail salon in the city of Costa Mesa, California. I decided on my day off to go check out the place, La Belle Nail Spa and see what they had to offer. With a grand opening date of June 9th, I must say it appeared to be that the nail salon had been running smoothly for years. La Belle Nail Spa is located in a convenient location in central Orange County in the city of Costa Mesa off of Harbor and Adams. As I entered the store, they seemed to be booming with business.
As I entered the salon, the owner Michelle Bui came over to greet me and welcome me into her store. She was very pleasant and friendly as I shook her hand that she extended with a smile on her face. The store had apparently been regutted and had all new equipment throughout. There was a round area in the front for people to have their nails done as well as massage chairs throughout the store to enjoy a relaxing massage from the amazing chair while having your nails manicured and a pedicure for your feet.
There was one flat panel TV on the back wall for guests to view televised productions if they chose to do so while being pampered. I was pleasantly greeted by another “nail doctor” in the store offering me a pedicure. As I laid back into relaxation while having a massage on my back from the therapeutic chair, one woman massaging my feet, and the store owner Michelle Bui prepping my nails for their acrylics, I proceeded to ask how La Belle Nail Spa began.
Michelle told me of how she was from Vietnam and moved to California with the dream to work hard and support her family. She worked very hard in a nail salon and went to school to study and obtain certification to work on nails and to learn English. Upon working for 8 years in someone else’s salon and going to school, as well as supporting her parents and her teenage son, she was finally able to live her dream and open her own salon. With this, La Bell Nail Spa was born on June 9, 2013 on Harbor & Adams in Costa Mesa.
Michelle loves working at the salon and meeting new people. Several of her old clients from her former salon moved with her to her new salon. I had the opportunity to talk to one of Michelle’s old clients that makes the commute from Orange to Costa Mesa to see Michelle every few weeks. A direct quote from her old customer was, “I love only coming to Michelle…I don’t know what she does, but she has to be doing something right because at every other nail salon I went to I needed a fill on my acrylics every 2 weeks and when I come to Michelle, I only need a fill once every 3 weeks!! She definitely works magic!”
Since La Belle Nail Spa is a new store, there are several promotions going on as of now that I would like to make you aware of. There is currently a 10% off special going on for all services.
For my readers, I am offering a giveaway for three different opportunities at La Belle Nail Spa. I will have three lucky winners and the three gift certificates I will raffle off randomly to my fans include a manicure gift certificate, a pedicure gift certificate, and a design gift certificate. Please follow contest rules as noted in Rafflecopter. This giveaway is open to everyone 18 & over. Winners will be contacted via facebook, email, and my blog. Enter contest through this link here: a Rafflecopter giveaway
Please see my About Me Section for contest disclosures! Good luck!
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I love the OC Fair! Last year my sister and I shared a humongous maple bacon doughnut 😉
My sister just moved to OC from LA! She would love this nail salon gift card as a gift!
Very cool!! Good luck Amy!! 🙂
Always looking for new good nail places!
You will love this one Stephanie:) Good luck in contest!:)
I love all the fair food..got to try something new every year
Awesome:) Loves those yummies!
This looks like a really nice nail salon! Close to my house, do they do “gel” nail polish vs just a paint nail polish?
Hello Bree, This salon is pretty awesome..really nice setup:) They do have gel..that was what I did..acryclic with gel on top to keep the nails more strengthened.:)
Just made an appt to try out La Belle on my lunch break for a fill. I have a favorite place down in Lake Forest, but it would be nice for a go-to place by work. :0)
oh and I would like a pedicure the most. I usually get fills and have no $$ left in my budget to get my toes taken care of it. It would be a DREAM. :0)
Sounds awesome! I feel you:) Hope you tell them I sent you! 🙂
Jessica, That is awesome!!! I know what you mean about having a place nearby:) I totally agree! So…how did your nails come out?? I wanna see!!!
I would love to get a manicure-pedicure coupon with a bit of a foot massage and a pretty little nail art on my toes. Yes, I want “flower”! 🙂 Thanks, Danielle!
Sounds awesome Lalita:) Good luck in the contest!:)
I recognize those toes anywhere!
LOL!!! I love it:)
A pedi for an upcoming wedding I’m matron of honor to.
Awesome! Congrats:) Good luck on my contest!
I love being pampered occasionally. It is fun going to the spa and getting my toes done. I love the nail art, I need to try that next time I go.
Thanks for the comment Christy:) Getting toes done is a special treat!:) I have never done nail art myself either! Looks fun!
Yes it does look fun. I really need to have my feet professionally taken care of in a few weeks. I wear sandals all the time so my feet have a tendency to dry out.
I totally feel u!! I just want to say thank you so much for promoting my contest on twitter and stuff! You are awesome:) I love to help out my local businesses:)
Sounds like a great experience!
Yup! 🙂 They do a great job:)
How fun to be invited to a grand opening of a new nail salon and spa. What I wouldn’t give to be sitting in one of those massage chairs enjoying a foot massage, pedicure and manicure, too. As for the raffle, well I live too far away to enjoy; however, I have relatives in the area and I’m sure they would love the gift of a day of being pampered.
Thank you so much for entering my contest Carla! Good luck! Who knows..if you win maybe when you come visit your family here, you can go get your nails done at La Belle 🙂
Sounds like a great place – wish it was closer to my neck of the woods 😦
Well..when you come to the OC, it is a must go place for you:)
looks like a nice clean place to get pampered.
Yes:) All brand new interior! I love the massage chairs..nice touch:)
You are right, this is a beautiful salon! I plan to get my nails done with my play money. Do they have a location near me?
This is the only nail salon Michelle owns, but when you come visit your family in the OC, this is definitely where you should go Laurie!! 🙂
Looks like they really served you well 😀
For sure:) Love these guys!
I wish to have such a great place near my hometown… Greetings from Italy!!!
Love it!! I love Italy!! I have been to Venice, Florence, Rome, & Assisi. What a beautiful country! Where are you located?
Looks like you had a blast! .. or was it a relax!! Either way, I’m glad you had a wonderful experience!!
Thank you:) Most definitely:)
Love going to the Spa! Look at all those amazing nail colors!
For sure! What color do you like to get? 🙂 I like all of the funky colors but right now I have pink and white acryclics with clear gel
It’s good to be pampered. Sounds like you’ve found a place that does it well.
It is a great feeling to find a great place with great people:)
What a great and inspiring story, that makes me happy for Michelle! I love all the nail polish colors too!
Thanks Deanna:) I am so happy for her too:)
I will share on all my social media outlets….Good luck!
Thank you so much Brad! It is greatly appreciated! 🙂
Oh my gosh, that nail art is beautiful!
Thanks Loretta:) Glad you like:)
The pink toenail paint with the tiny flowers is very cute and summery.
Isn’t it? Thanks for the comment Deborah! 🙂
I have retweeted to the kungphoo peeps!
Thank you so much Robert!! It is greatly appreciated:)
Can you please move closer?! 😉 I really could use a mani pedi!!!
Come on down to Cali!! 🙂
I am in Cali….just not your area 😉
Very cool:) Northern Cali? 🙂
Toe nails are really cute
Aren’t they? I love the flowers:)
I’m so glad there are people that like that stuff, no way anyone is touching my feet, lol…
I bet you would change your mind if you tried it just once;-)
Great post and I have shared it with my Cali friends. I love what you share!
Thank you so much Katrina! it is greatly appreciated. have a great day
Sometimes the hardest thing is picking out the color and design you want!!
That is true. tThat is why I always go with my pink and whites:-)
My wife loves these kinds of deals
You cannot go wrong with free gift cards right?
Treat yourself girl. Looking great!
Awesome! Thank u!
wow this is really awesome! I love nail polish!
Awesome!! What is your favorite color? Lol
Good to know about new grand openings in the region. The salon looks neat, thanks for sharing the info!
Thanks for the comment Meire:) It is a great little place!
This looks like a great place… I am soooo overdue for a pedicure!
Thanks for the comment:-) It is a great place:-)
You find such cool things … but then geography is a problem. Wish I were closer to you … or had a Dani closer to me!
Love it! Thanks for the comment Sharon:)
My spouse and I stumbled over here by a different web address and
thought I might check things out. I like what I see so now
i’m following you. Look forward to checking out your web page yet again.
Thank you so much:)