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Meet Lambert Hahm and Joanna Xu of Nailbox LA in Arts District

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lambert Hahm and Joanna Xu.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Lambert and Joanna. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Nailbox LA started with a concept of combining all facets of the business my wife felt was missing whenever she got her nails done in the US. Having met my wife in New York while working in Finance, we decided to move back near family in Los Angeles and wanted to open up our very own nail salon and become business owners. We chose a location that we felt fit our concept and Arts District ended up at the top of our list. We made the salon a place where people felt comfortable bringing family and friends to have fun and relax. We wanted an upscale environment with no strong aromas that are generally associated with acrylic and various chemicals used at other salons. We also strive to make the place as Instagrammable as possible to invite people to share their experiences with others via social networks. We have worked with multiple bloggers and YouTube starts that really helped our business start off on the right note

Has it been a smooth road?
It has definitely been a challenge to maintain a high level of service to all clients at all times. Constantly striving to make sure we are making sure everyone is satisfied and happy with all services is always a challenge. However, having hired the right people over the last year, we were able to create a team of top technicians who have become family. Making sure that we continue to market our selves to stay relevant as trends and fashion change daily.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
We specialize in regular manicures and pedicures along with gel polishes. We do not do any extensions at our salon but do have many art requests. We are definitely known for our cute decor, friendly staff and no strong smells that are present in most salons.

What role has luck (good luck or bad luck) played in your life and business?
We have definitely been lucky from the start of our business. We were fortunate enough to have a strong first year, after facing much pain during the construction phase.


  • Gel Manicure $35
  • Nailbox Signature Manicure $20/Premium Manicure $25
  • Nailbox SIgnature Pedicure $35

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