Nail Lab Nail Lab

Boutique, advanced nail care for both women and men located inside Cirque Salon Studios. Individual, one-on-one manicure and pedicure services.

The Lab specializes in hand painted nail art on natural nails. Appointment only.

Operating as usual

"Nail Plumping" Is The Biggest Manicure Innovation Of 2021 04/18/2021

"Nail Plumping" Is The Biggest Manicure Innovation Of 2021

I wanted to share this article because, yet again, a service is being advertised as “new” or a brand exclusive. This “plumping” manicure is simply a structured manicure, where length might be built or an apex (curvature of the nail) exaggerated.
This is by no means an exclusive to CND, and any number of builder gels can be used.
Don’t be fooled by marketing! If you have questions, ask!

"Nail Plumping" Is The Biggest Manicure Innovation Of 2021 The Plexigel manicure is the biggest innovation since Shellac — and I'm obsessed.


We’re so close to the end! Voting closes April 7th, so hurry up and click!


Have you voted today?

Last but definitely not least of our nominees to the Best of Charleston awards, Nail Lab! Angela is awesome with her nail artistry and attention to detail! Make sure you vote for her for best nail salon!


Another day, another vote! Follow the link below to vote for Lunula Nail Lab for Best Nail Salon for Best of Charleston 2021! You can vote once per day, per email address now through April 7th.
It will take 2 seconds, and it’s immensely appreciated! 💗

Service providers for Charleston newbies | CHStoday 03/16/2021

Service providers for Charleston newbies | CHStoday

March is shaping up to be the month of clicking! From today until the 18th, follow the link to vote for The Lab as Best Nail Tech under Personal Care! Thank you so much for your support!

Service providers for Charleston newbies | CHStoday We want to crowdsource our network to help all these new folks get settled with their Charleston service providers.


Could it get any cuter?!

🐩The gangs all here! Tap the photo to shop our playing cards from @megancarn - they’re the most adorable deck we’ve ever seen! We’re guilty of just letting them live on display here (because they’re just that PRETTY) but tell us- what’s your goto card game? ♣️🃏♥️

📷 @anerisphotos

Beyond the Salon: How Nail Pros Branched Out During COVID Closures - The Tease 02/05/2021

Beyond the Salon: How Nail Pros Branched Out During COVID Closures - The Tease featured our shirts in their latest article! Read below to see how The Lab and other nail techs are adding revenue streams in a COVID world 💅🏻

Beyond the Salon: How Nail Pros Branched Out During COVID Closures - The Tease With COVID-19 outbreaks causing salon shutdowns across the country, nail professionals have had to get creative when it comes to doing business.


Hot of the press! (Literally!)
New, limited edition pocket t’s. Your love of nail art will still be here when February is over! Sizes S-L, $39 plus shipping (unless you’ll be picking up in The Lab). Message me to order, these babies aren’t on the website yet! 💗


Sir, if you want your nails done, you’ll need to remove your gloves 😂🧤


If you have an extra 2 seconds to spare, please follow the link below and write in Lunula Nail Lab for “Best Nail Salon” for the Charleston City Paper! Please and thank you! 💅🏻


Emily and Julien

I’m crafty and everything, but this is just. plain. horrifying. Don’t worry; these will never be your client holiday gifts in The Lab!

You'll NEVER throw out your toe nails again!


T’was the night before Christmas,
and all through The Lab,
Appointments were done,
holiday fun had been had,
All nails had been painted,
bottles closed tight,
and The Lab was now empty in the pale moon light.
All surfaces cleaned, supplies tucked into place,
Our new suite 400 is a heck of a space,
With the trash taken out,
It was time to move on,
Back home to her family who waited with pj’s on,
But I heard her exclaim as she locked the door tight,
“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!”
Happy Holidays & warmest wishes for a much better 2021 from The Lab crew 💗 12/07/2020

9 Nail Polish Shades That Will Be Everywhere This Winter

Some of these selections are seasonal standards, but I am glad to see that “Mustard Yellow” is still making the list! Are any of your winter favorites missing from this roundup? From rose gold and olive green to burgundy and light brown, shop your favorite winter nail polish now.


Today is the big day, Small Business Saturday!
Shop Girl Tribe Pop Up (via their FB group Girl Tribe Community) will feature my t’s between 10-11 am, QVC style. They will be showcasing the original “Break Boundaries,” and a super special GT exclusive version!
You can also shop directly via my website,
Thank you in advance for shopping small & supporting solo-preneurs, individual makers, and small business teams!


Since the deadline for the “Behind the Chair: One Shot Hair Awards” has been extended, let’s throw the new Lab into the mix! We’re now located in Suite 400, upstairs, in nearly 300 square feet. With lots of natural light, we’ve got an awesome view of historic downtown. Our color palette is still the same, we’ve still got graphic lunar themed wallpaper, but now we’ve got room to grow! 🌙
#btconeshot2020_suitedecor #btc #oneshothairawards #suitedecor #salonsuites #salonsuite


It’s your favorite time of the week; Nail Meme Monday!
Current clients, if you haven’t done so already, it’s time to schedule your holiday appointments! If you won’t be partying per usual because of COVID, that’s cool, but if you’re going to want your nails done and don’t pre-book, this will be the look I give you from either behind my mani table or behind my screen (side eye included).
Go vote. Early, in person, absentee, November 4th; doesn’t matter. Just vote.


Beauty Studio

I’m going to give points for creativity, maybe not so much execution. Although many of these looks are messy (not quite The Lab’s vibe) I’m all for upgrading a plain mani with some art 👩🏻‍🎨

Tired of boring nails? Try these cute designs! 💅


PopSugar Beauty

Hump, I can’t say I totally agree with my Virgo “Candy Corn” theme. I don’t hate candy corn, but I don’t love it either. Does your Zodiac give you a treat or a (corny) trick? 🎃


This Nail Meme Monday was too good not to share on all social media platforms! What nail shape do you find yourself asking for? 🔮 09/11/2020

5 Fall Nail Art Trends That Are A Breath Of Fresh Air

This is an interesting “round up” (can you guess what the first trend is?) of nail art inspo for the fall. Will you be bringing any of these ideas into The Lab for your next appointment? Or will you let these trends moooove on? (Seriously, cow print is the 1st trend)🐮 From burgundy & gold to cowhide print, scroll through to see every budding nail art trend for fall 2020. 09/08/2020

FREE parking downtown for the whole month of September! - Lowcountry Weekend

If you’re coming in for an appointment during the month of September, consider parking in the East Bay/Prioleau garage! Be sure to print your coupon first! The city of Charleston is offering two hours of free parking at several garages downtown all September long.


Have you heard the news? The Lab is officially launching a graphic, nail apparel line! Perfect for nail techs and nail lovers alike, these 4 tees will soon be available to purchase on our website! 💅🏻💅🏻💅🏻
Who’s excited?!?!
#nailsmagazine #nailit #nailitdaily #nailpro #naillover #naillovers #nailartist #graphictshirts #graphictshirt #charlestonphotographer #charlestonphotography #brandphotoshoot #downtowncharleston #historiccharleston #beautyclothes #beautypro #nailprofessional 07/16/2020

Join The Lab!

Whew! The Lab is one busy place! I have decided to create a waitlist for all new clients who wish to join The Lab. Follow the link and sign up below if you’re brand new, or if it’s been 6 months or more since your last visit. After you sign up, you can watch your number move up the list as I’m able to accommodate people. Thank you for all the love and support! Thank you so much for joining the waitlist to become a client at Lunula Nail Lab! We are located in the heart of the downtown, historic district in Charleston, SC. Angela specializes in hand painted nail art, and Japanese gel Mani’s. Angela is currently fully booked, and will accept only new clien...


*No actual nose hairs are used in The Lab* But still, small art requires small brushes! What’s your favorite brush for nail art? I’m torn between @wildflowersnailshop Gold Brush and @youngnailsinc Micro Detailer Brush 🖌Drop your favorite brush below🖌
#nailmeme #nailmemes #nailmemesoftheday #nailtech #nailtechnician #nailtechhumor #nailtechlife #beautymeme #beautymemes #megnailedit #nailsmagazine #nailpro #nailitdaily #nailmememonday


“Life Style Brand”
It’s officially summer, and what does that mean? Bright white nails are back!
#whitenails💅 #summernails #summernails2020 #summernail #foilnailart #luxapolish #shortnailsdesign #shortnailsdontcare #naturalnailsonly #naturalnaillover #salonsuites #salonsuite #salonsuitelife #salonstudio 06/14/2020

Can You Pick The Priciest Manicure?

Totally not the manicure I was expecting! I’m not going to lie though, I went through all the options just out of curiosity. What mani did you pick?


Who has clients (or is that client) that has to open AAALLL the colors before deciding on one? Have you changed your displays or color selection process due to the virus? Are you telling clients no touchy, or did you put a barrier in front of the bottles? 🚫
#nailmeme #nailmemes #nailmemesoftheday #nailtech #nailtechs #nailtechnician #nailtechlife #nailtechhumor #beautymemes #beautymeme #megnailedit #nails #nailsjunkie #nailsdaily #nailgoals #nailtrends #nailobsession #girlmemes #canrelate #relateablepost #icanrelate


Please know that I hear you, see you, and stand, fully supportive, beside you. I am, and always will be, a resource and ally ✊🏻
#blackout #blackoutday2020 #blackouttuesday


Thank you FingerNailFixer and Virox ProBeauty for hosting an awesome giveaway! I love the Rejuvenate products, and use them each and every day. A nice hydrogen peroxide based, high level disinfectant keeps The Lab squeaky clean!

Thank you to our contest partner The FingerNailFixer and to everyone who entered our National Nail Tech Day Giveaway💜 We have one more surprise up our sleeve... we have picked 3️⃣ winners✨Congratulations 💅🏽 Lunula Nail Bar, Shear Fashion Salon San Jose CA, and Stephanie Moss Salon 05/28/2020

8 Trending Nail Polish Colors To Wear On Repeat This Summer

What are our thoughts on their picks for summer colors? I’m all for “Lilac Pink,” but Cherry Red and Baby Pink are always popular no matter what time of year. From pastel purple to cherry red and soft coral, the pros predict that these bottles that will stay on trend from now through Labor Day.


“I Didn’t Read the Book”
We got several poppy pinks out for spring, (or is it already summer?) and can we talk about how gorge the rose gold looks?

Background: Presto #sc137
1st Stripe: Presto #147
White Stripe: Kokoist Bluey White
Rose Gold: Presto 157
#prestogel #naillabo #pinknails #pinknails💅 #pinknails💕 #stripednails #stripednailart #rosegoldnails #accentnails #accentnail #modernnails #gelnails #gelnailsdesign


It’s a very important Nail Meme Monday, as The Lab gets to reopen tomorrow! Don’t worry, I’m fully prepared with all the PPE, but just in case that fails, I think this is my plan B! 😂
#nailmeme #nailmemes #nailmemesoftheday #nailsmeme #nailhumor #nailtechhumor #beautymeme #beautymemes #salonmemes #nailtechnician #nailtechlife #behindthechair #americansalon #nailpro #nailsmagazine


Take a Break: The Painted Nail

I promise when The Lab reopens tomorrow, I will do NONE of these things! But until then, enjoy a few laughs with this oldie, but goodie. On a side note, did anyone else what her show “Nail Files” back in the day?

James takes over the shift of an employee at The Painted Nail salon who needs a break and sings a duet of Amazing Grace with one of his customers.

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Whew! Look how beautiful all 10.5 pounds of Young Nails Caption Polish looks organized 🌈




10 Exchange Street, Suite 400
Charleston, SC

Opening Hours

Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
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