WOW Nails For A Change


They say a rest is as good as a change so when I heard Tolu Doherty was opening a standalone WOW Nails (she started out with a concession at The Palms) and would be offering hair styling services as well nails I thought “why not?” and took myself over on the Sunday before they officially opened last week.

WOW Nails wall art by Claire Idera
Wall art by Claire Idera


I love doing my nails myself (I find it therapeutic!) but I still enjoy having them done especially when the technician knows what they are doing and I was not disappointed. She was happy to chat about what colours I liked, what nail art to try and then got on with doing them and doing them well. I went for gel nails in a deep red with some minimal nail art in gold.

I want them ALL!
I want them ALL!
WOW Nails gel polish choices
Choices, choices
WOW Nails mani finishing touches
Finishing touches


Unlike my nails I don’t ever do all that much with my hair. Braids are my go to when I want something other than the three basic things I do with my natural hair (top knot, curly puff and 2 French braids) and I can not remember the last time I had a weave. I came ready with my hair and a picture of Kerry Washington for inspiration and once my nails were done went into the sink.

The hairstylist was understanding when I pulled out my coconut oil and shea aloe cream and the reeled off instructions for how to handle my natural hair and he seemed quite comfortable dealing with it. I dint have to stop him and take over at any point. Yes, I have done that on numerous occasions.

Samantha WOW Nails holding phone

Samantha WOW nails hair

Samantha Wow Nails hair in cornrows

Samantha Wow nails hair weave


Anyway!  A few hours later, lots of gisting with Tolu and fellow patron Joke, I was coiffed, manicured and ready for a new week feeling rather… well,  rested!

Checking the fringe #selfie
Checking the fringe #selfie


I also picked up some luscious O.P.I Avojuice hand lotion and had to tear myself away from all the nail care and mani goodies she stocks.

WOW Nails OPI Avojuice hand lotion

WOW Nails products



WOW Nails is at Posh Plaza, 31A Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.




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