Candice Idehen

Bed of Nails | New York City

A nail bar for men and women that's all about high-quality service.


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Bed of Nails salon creates a relaxing environment for clients.

Company Description…

Bed of Nails creates an experience for women and men who want quality. We provide sound customer service, the latest trends and hottest products. We provide R.E.L.I.E.F – Relaxing Escape with a Lush Invigorating Essential Feel. We use our notoriety to inspire.

I started my business because…

I couldn’t find a nail salon that provided quality, consistent service, a fun atmosphere, knowledgeable staff that knew trends, had great products and was clean. In college, I took a business class where I created Bed of Nails. Not only did I want to run the business, I wanted to work in the business, so I went to nail school to learn how to do nails while I was in college. Upon graduating from both schools in 2011, I jumped into freelance nail artist work and did nails for fashion campaigns, fashion week, commercials, photo shoots, and subsequently in salons to gain practical salon experience because I knew I would have my own salon. Bed of Nails opened October of 2013.

What makes my company unique…

I am not only the owner but also a working and licensed manicurist. I use my wealth of knowledge to pick out products, train my staff and create the Bed of Nails R.E.L.I.E.F experience – Relaxing Escape with a Lush Invigorating Essential Feel. Bed of Nails has custom designed pedicure thrones and mirrored manicure tables to mimic a boudoir. The hip, but sultry music and curated fragrance of the salon remind my clients of an oasis. We use luxury products such as Tom Ford, Christian Louboutin, Chanel, Marc Jacobs and other polishes to provide clients with more than an above average experience.

Mantra I live by…

“Nothing is final until you’re dead and even then God negotiates,” from Ever After.

You should vote for me because…

My drive has allowed me to open a critically acclaimed nail salon at age 25. We have been rated Best Neighborhood Salon in NYC for 3 years, Ethical Salon, Best Salon for Bridal Manicures, and more. I believe in social good and we hosted a Thanksgiving Pop-Up Shop and a Pamper Event for Parents of Special Needs Children. I won’t stop until Bed of Nails is the epitome of luxury services, our products are retailed, we have salons throughout the world, a vibrant company culture, and philanthropic endeavors. I am relentless and unapologetic and I believe I have the track record to pull this off!

Top 3 goals for my business are…

  1. Create a product line.
  2. Open salon locations in and outside of the country as well as in hotels chains.
  3. Create such a thriving company culture that people are drawn to Bed of Nails and don’t want to leave.

Women entrepreneurs are…

Resilient, brave, persistent, meticulous, and savvy.

Being a Tory Burch Foundation Fellow would allow me to…

Gain the knowledge and experience to make all of my business goals come true. I will be amongst intelligent business savvy individuals who will help guide my career goals in a way that will create lifelong thinking patterns and a success driven growth plan. I will be able to launch products, open more locations nationally and internationally and create change in my industry.

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