Base Coat Nail Salon

Base Coat Nail Salon

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CHOOSE NON-TOXIC - Because a more beautiful set of nails starts with a cleaner, healthier base coat.

PURE. CURATED. BEAUTY.™ Base Coat Nail Salon™ is a non-toxic nail salon founded on the idea that the time you spend with us should be the most relaxing part of your day. We strive for a healthy nail spa experience for each of our guests and believe you can have beautiful happy, healthy nails without sacrificing style and having to expose yourself to toxins & chemicals. We source the least toxic and most natural products for our salons as we believe healthy nails are the foundation to beautiful nails. Our products used in our services are formulated and hand blended in Denver, CO - all organic, vegan friendly, scented with only essential oils, plant based preservatives and never contain petrochemicals, parabens, sulfates or any other icky stuff. Always safe to use on children and women who are pregnant/nursing. To preserve a non-toxic environment, we do offer a Oxygenating Medical Grade Gel, 10-Free of the most toxic ingredients using LED light to cure, not skin-aging UV lights, vegan/cruelty-free and lasts up to 14 days. We do not offer nail-damaging acrylics or hard gels. Our nail polish remover is gentle to ensure your skin doesn’t dry out. We thoughtfully curated 100 current and classic colors with options to complement every skin tone just for you without ever exposing you, our technicians, or the environment to harmful chemicals. Our Base Coat nail polish is long-wearing and 8-Free of the most toxic ingredients known to cause health problems including cancer, asthma and even neonatal death. Does not contain Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, and Parabens. All our products are responsibly made, vegan, gluten and cruelty-free. We uphold high standards of hygiene at Base Coat Nail Salon™ . Our tools are sanitized with hospital grade disinfectant before a cycle in a UV Sterilizer and are finally sealed. Our friendly and talented nail stylists are all appropriately certified, and have good knowledge of proper nail and hand care. Upon arrival enjoy a complimentary refreshment of your choice while getting pampered + polished by one of our friendly nail stylist and immerse yourself in the relaxing natural inspired environment. We understand that amazing service is vital in creating the Base Coat Nail Salon™ experience and will do our best to accommodate your needs during your time with us. #TREATYOSELF TO A CLEANER BEAUTY EXPERIENCE!™ XX

California Governor Says A Nail Salon Started COVID-19 Spread — & Workers Are Devastated

Our voices are finally being heard! Thank you Refinery29 for this insightful and powerful article.


“On top of those obstacles, nail salon owners and workers are facing prejudices that are hitting the industry as a whole. “Most nail salons are minority owned and that’s where the problem [with the governor’s statement] lies,” explains Wills. Some 70% of salon workers in California are Vietnamese American, according to a report by the UCLA Labor Center, and 76% of nail salon workers across the nation identify as Asian American. A new poll by the Center for Public Integrity shows that 60% of Asian Americans have witnessed someone blaming Asian people for the coronavirus pandemic. “We were already getting anti-Asian racism because of coronavirus,” Wills says. “I know nail salons have been dealing with vandalism while we’ve been closed, so this fuels that fire.

These outcomes are particularly painful for a community that has built the American nail salon industry to what it is today — and also helped lead the charge to provide grossly undersupplied hospital workers with protective gear. “So many nail salons donated so many supplies. They’re local heroes,” says Johnson. James and Wills donated their entire stock of gloves and masks to Los Angeles and Oakland hospitals.” His comments in a press conference Thursday sent waves through the already vulnerable nail industry.

Nail Salon Workers and Owners Condemn Governor Newsom’s Remarks Attributing COVID-19 to Nail Salons

On May 8th, California Governor Gavin Newsom stated that community spread of COVID-19 started in a nail salon when asked about why nail salons and other personal care services are included in phase 3 of the state reopening plan, despite presenting no evidence to back this claim. The California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative (CHNSC) condemns these irresponsible remarks, which have wide-reaching and detrimental impacts on Asian American communities, especially at a time when anti-Asian racism is high and nail salon workers and owners are struggling.

“It is clear that the nail salon industry has been hard hit by COVID-19 on many fronts including economically. As a Vietnamese immigrant and refugee dominated workforce that was already undervalued, COVID-19 has exposed and exacerbated even deeper inequities. Manicurists and salon owners are facing barriers to accessing unemployment insurance and public benefits due to lack of translated materials, challenges to applying for aid due to limited access to technology, and rejections of their small business loans in favor of large corporations. Governor Newsom’s comments add an additional burden of stress and anxiety due to fear of anti-Asian racism and xenophobia” said Lisa Fu, CHNSC’s Executive Director.

The nail salon industry, which employs tens of thousands of immigrant and refugee women, has long dealt with unhealthy workplace environments due to toxic chemicals found in nail salon products. In this time of pandemic, CHNSC chooses to invest time and energy into making sure that nail salon workers and owners are empowered with the safest and healthiest guidelines for reopening once shelter in place is lifted. This includes worker and owner trainings, paid sick leave, proper worker classification, as well as education about anti-Asian racism and how to address this safely.

“This type of statement with no explanation is terrifying for me and my employees. I have lost so much sleep over this. My focus on getting my salons prepared with the strongest health and safety protocols for reopening now also means safety from anti-Asian racism”, said Tran Wills, owner of Base Coat Nail Salon and CHNSC member leader.

In a recent survey of over 350 manicurists, CHNSC found there is an overwhelming concern of returning to work, due to potential exposure to COVID-19. Manicurists also expressed great fear of anti-Asian sentiment that has been on the rise. Over the last 2 months, there have been more than 3,000 reported incidents of hate violence targeting Asian Americans across the country. A recent poll by the Center for Public Integrity found that 60% of Asian Americans have witnessed xenophobic reactions to COVID-19. As nail salons prepare to reopen, CHNSC stands with all nail salon workers and owners in this precarious time, to ensure a healthy, safe, dignified and just industry for all.

The California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative was founded in 2005 and is comprised of workers, owners, advocates, and partners in the areas of worker’s rights, reproductive justice, immigrant and refugee rights, environmental justice, and worker health and safety. Our mission is to improve the health, safety and rights of the nail and beauty care workforce to achieve a healthier, more sustainable, and just industry.

We know that all mamas work hard and deserve to be treated to some TLC. So, this Mother’s Day, we’ve put together a LITTLE MAMA and BIG MAMA gift set that has all the essentials moms need to maintain their at-home beauty rituals.

At check out use code “MAMA” for 10% OFF your entire purchase thru 5/31.

We have decided, as an extra precautionary measure, to extend our re-opening date for all flagship locations in California and Colorado to Monday, June 1st this date may extend again. If you are scheduled for an appointment before June 1st, your appointment will be cancelled. We will reopen our online scheduling on May 25th, but our phone lines will remain closed. Please email us at customer service with any scheduling questions.

The safety of our community has always been our number one priority and continues to be so during this time. By extending our reopening date we are better able to prepare for the necessary protocols to ensure the safety of our team, clients, and community.

Please read our updated COVID-19 guest guideline at the link in our bio. As always we wish you health, wellness, and good vibes. Xx, Base Coat ✨💕💅🌈


We have decided as a company to extend our reopen date to Monday, June 1st from the original date of May 16th for all our flagship locations in California and Colorado. This day may change again if we do not feel it is safe. Even though we are very prepared to reopen with our new health & safety precautions in place we just do not feel like the curve has flattened enough to risk the safety and health of our employees, guests and community. It is just not worth the risk. We hope you understand we do not make these decisions lightly and we are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused if you scheduled an appointment in May.

Thank you all for your continued patience and support while we try navigate this new world. We can’t wait to hold hands again soon!

Base Coat flagship locations in California and Colorado will be open for business starting on Monday, June 1st unless the shelter at home date is extended or we as a company feel it is still not safe to reopen. With the re-opening of our salons we will be putting new protocols in place to look after the safety of our team, you, our incredible clients and our community at large.

Before booking your appointment please take a moment to review the new guidelines that we have put in place that all guests must follow until further notice. While we are taking extra precautions to maintain a clean and safe environment, by booking an appointment you acknowledge that you’ve read our guidelines and are comfortable with the risks associated booking a non-essential personal service during this time of transition.


Base Coat Nail Art Coloring Sheets for your enjoyment at home!

Save image, print and don't forget to tag us so we can see your nail art! xx

Keep Workers On, or Lay Them Off? Small Businesses Face Hard Choices

Read about our founder Tran Wills in The New York Times discuss the hard choices small businesses are facing during the pandemic. The $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program is intended to help small employers weather the pandemic. But whether it does isn’t clear.

A fun single card tarot card reading for all you Base Coat beauties by our West Coast Salon Coordinator Billy Del Puerto. Enjoy! ✨🔮


To our entire Base Coat Community,

We hope you and your families are all staying well.

A few short weeks ago, we could never have imagined a world in which we would be ordered to close our beloved salons due to COVID-19 without knowing when they will reopen.

While we are deeply saddened that the business we spent eight years building is being threatened during these uncertain times, we are most heartbroken for our staff—who we’ve spent almost a decade protecting and fighting for.

Since March 17, we've provided ongoing pay to all our BASE COAT employees impacted by our temporary store closures through April 3rd but unfortunately we can no longer sustain BASE COAT financially past this date as we have been mandated to stay closed longer than the period we announced on March 16th and will now extend through April 30th to do our part collectively to help slow the spread of the virus. It's clear the situation is evolving and at this time we don't know for certain how long our stores will be closed.

Although federal relief may be coming in late April or May, our staff has bills to pay and families to feed now. Our primary concern is protecting the livelihoods of our staff, which is why we are here, asking for your support.

We have set up a GoFundMe called the BASE COAT Employee Relief Fund, which will help support our incredible front desk hospitality team and nail artists during this time. We are so grateful for any amount you can contribute to our amazing team that has given so much love to our communities across Denver and LA over the years.

100% of the funds made from this campaign will be distributed evenly and go directly to our incredibly hard working and wonderful employees and their families. We hope that everyone who loves Base Coat can consider giving so that we can meet our goal of 50K, which is close to a two week payroll for all of our 5 flagship locations.

We are working around the clock to ensure that Base Coat will come out on the other side of this even stronger. We are so grateful for everything our employees have committed to the company and will fight tooth and nail to make sure those contributions have a lasting legacy.

Thank you for taking the time to read our story, we appreciate your continued loyalty as we all work together to make it through this difficult time. We can’t wait to hold hands again soon!

With heavy hearts, Tran and Sarah To our entire Base Coat Community,We hope you and your families are all staying wel… Tran Wills needs your support for BASE COAT NAIL SALON FAMILY RELIEF FUND

We’ve received a lot of messages from customers on how you can still support Base Coat during this time. 💞

Right now if you are financially able to, you can purchase gift cards for future appointments and also product for your at home nail and body care rituals. 100% of gift card and online purchases is continuing to help us pay our staff as at our 5 flagship locations as long as possible.

Other than this you can support Base Coat by continuing to spread love through social media and continuing conversation on how Base Coat can help with all your at home nail care questions during this time.

We are all in this together! ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻

#basecoatathomemaniclub #supportsmallbusiness

Please meet our Product Educator Brittany who is also a nail artist at our LoHi - Denver flagship location, she’s going to share with you some helpful tips how to take care of those dry hands with our SOOTHE Body Oil and HYDRATE Body Creme Combo.
🧼 🖐🏼

Also if you can financially able to, 100% of our online Base Coat Nail Salon sales will continue to help Sarah and I pay our entire Base Coat family as long as possible during our mandated closure starting from March 17th. We appreciate all your continued love & support!

XX Tran & Sarah


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Denver Beauty Professionals!

We just did our first of many drop off’s of PPE supplies yesterday to Denver Health Medical Center. They are in desperate need of PPE supplies!

If you have unused and unopened ear loop/tie masks, sterile nitrile gloves, hand sanitizer, bleach, isopropyl alcohol, biohazard bags, hospital grade disinfectants you can donate during our non-essential services mandatory closure.

Please, please reach out to your local hospitals to find out how you can donate these supplies.

It was easy peasy and social distancing safe to drop off at the receiving dock at Denver Health.

Denver Health Medical Center
Drop Off - Receiving Dock
777 Delaware Street


Our Gentle Gel Removal in the comfort of your home 🏡💅

All online purchases help pay our staff in this time of uncertainty. Thank you for all your support ❤️

At-Home Gentle Gel Removal Kit:


Base Coat Nail Salon's cover photo

Calling all nail salons, nail artists, beauty spas, hair salons, barbershops, estheticians, tattoo and piercing artists,anyone working in the beauty industry.

Now is our time to shine!💫

If you have unused and unopened supplies ear loop/tie masks, sterile nitrile gloves, isopropyl alcohol, biohazard bags, hospital grade disinfectants please, please reach out to your local hospitals to find out how you can donate these supplies. Healthcare providers working on the front lines are in short supply. Many of them are reusing masks and personal protective equipment that are normally discarded after one use. Let’s make sure these amazing humans have everything needed to stay healthy so they can keep us, our loved ones and communities safe.

Please tag other nail salons, nail artists and beauty industry professionals to help gather necessary medical supplies for our health care workers and hospitals ASAP!

Base Coat will be donating all unused and unopened supplies to @denverhealthmedical in Denver and @cedarssinai in Los Angeles.

#allhandsondeck 💅💅🏻💅🏼💅🏽💅🏾💅🏿


By now we are all aware of the severity of COVID-19—we are taking additional safety measures to protect our employees and customers. The scale of impact is still unknown, and we want to do our part to protect our communities especially while testing availability is unknown.

With that in mind, Sarah and I have made the decision to close our 5 Base Coat Flagship and Nordstrom locations temporarily on Tuesday, March 17th for two weeks.

This was not an easy decision for us, but we feel it is the right one especially due to the “hands-on” nature of our business where we can not safely stay 6 feet away from our clients to perform our manicure and pedicure services properly as recommended by the CDC which leads to a higher exposure to our employees and clients. Social distancing is the most effective way to help stop this virus from spreading and to keep both our employees and guests safe and healthy. Because we have always been committed to providing fair wages, we will continue paying our employees during this time. We apologize that over the next two weeks, there will be delays on online orders and customer-service requests. We ask for your patience.

We also understand not all small businesses have the privilege to close temporarily so we encourage you to please continue to support your local businesses in your communities without leaving your house and limiting your exposure to the public. Buy gift cards for future appointments or to your favorite restaurants, curbside pick up your breakfast, lunch and dinners or buy products online from your local makers if you are financial able to.

We also urge everyone to take the extra precautions necessary to safeguard their own health and that of others. Take care of your mental and physical health by resting and enjoying some quiet time, limit the news and social media, take a long bath, learn a new recipe, read a book that has been sitting on your shelf collecting dust, go for a solo walk in your neighborhood, take a long overdue nap, binge watch that show you've been wanting to binge. Facetime your loved ones or finally start writing that memoir. Become that homebody you've always wanted to be.

If you're feeling really sick (ie, shortness of breath), seek medical help, but if you're doing okay (ie just a fever and cough), stay at home, prepare for 2 weeks, but don't panic and please don't hoard supplies other humans with higher health risks and our most vulnerable need to survive. It’s everyone’s responsibility to help stop the spread of this virus and help flatten the curve but not at the cost of other human beings. It’s a complicated situation, there is no handbook or guidelines in place on how to navigate this issue. Our first priority is looking after the health of our employees and community. We would prefer to be on the side of being extra cautious than putting any of you in harm’s way. Please know we are closely monitoring the situation and will follow recommendations from the CDC, WHO and NHS and urge you all to do the same.

Like always, you can continue to support Base Coat online 24/7 and shop for your favorite Base Coat products for your at-home mani and pedi rituals or gift cards to use for future appointments when we reopen. We will also be offering Free Shipping on all online orders at starting today. You can always chat with us on social, or email us at [email protected] if you have any questions.
We would love to hear from you!

Thank you for your patience, support and loyalty to Base Coat while we all try to navigate this extraordinary time together!

As always, wishing you health, wellness and good vibes!

With love,
Tran Wills, Sarah Simon and The Base Coat Team

Our Story

Where Clean Beauty and Wellness Go Hand in Hand

Mission Statement

Base Coat is on a mission to reimagine a world where clean beauty and wellness go hand-in-hand. We believe in cleaner beauty for all.

Our non-toxic nail polishes and plant-based beauty products have been custom formulated for use in all of our salon services and will leave you radiating good vibes from the tips of your fingers to the tips of your toes.

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