Nails Unique Pop-Up Shop, Omotesando
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to have perfectly manicured nails adorned with tiny sparkling rhinestones or images of your favorite Disney character? Now is your chance to have your fingertips rival those of the Japanese women you pass on the street every day, as one of Japan's most cutting-edge nail salons is coming to Omotesando with a month-long pop-up shop.
Nails Unique has locations all across the country and often makes an appearance at such high-profile events as Tokyo fashion week and Tokyo Girls Collection. But somewhat strangely, it does not currently have a salon in Tokyo’s fashion mecca of Omotesando and Harajuku. That, however, is about to change when it opens its pop-up shop at Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku tomorrow.
Even in Japan, where nail art is practically as common among women as mascara, Nails Unique is known for its use of the latest materials and techniques, while its prices remain competitive. The Omotesando pop-up shop, for example, will be offering three types of nail art that are exclusive to that location. One of these, which uses a technique that lends a velvet-like texture, will be available for the very first time in Japan. Also on offer will be a series of Disney nail art designs, featuring characters from Frozen and Winnie the Pooh, as well as Mickey Mouse and the ubiquitous Disney princesses (this could be a great idea for a fun mother-and-daughter day out!).
The pop-up will include a shop selling everything you could possibly need to do your own nails and nail art at home, as well as a small salon area offering the services mentioned above. There will also be a trial booth where professional nail artists will dispense advice on how to use the products sold in the store (there is no guarantee that English will be spoken, so if you have a difficult question it may be best to bring along a Japanese speaking friend).
The Nails Unique pop-up store will only be open through the month of October, so be sure to stop in while you can.
Address: 3F Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku, 4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Open: Daily (Wed, Oct. 1–Fri, Oct. 31, 2014), 11 a.m.–9 p.m.