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Look Good, Feel Good

by Ashley Stewart

A bit of pampering for your hands and feet is the recipe for improved physical and emotional health.

When you look good, you feel good.

Of course, true happiness comes from within, but there’s no denying the value of a confidence boost from a manicure or pedicure. Besides the increase in self-esteem, there are physical benefits from getting your hands and feet pampered. It’s a great way to destress and get a mini massage. The massage also helps improve circulation and joint mobility.

Teri Nguyen, owner of the newly opened Teri’s Nails in Cashiers, understands the full body benefits of caring for your hands and feet. For 27 years, Teri has been helping men and women look and feel their best. She moved to the Plateau in 2004 from Atlanta, and opened a salon in Highlands. For two years, she operated her business while she raised her children, until she ultimately sold it and moved to Cashiers.

For more than a decade, she worked at MC Nails. Several years ago, Teri suffered a traumatic accident. After a long, hard year, she made a miraculous recovery. With the love and support of her family, Teri learned to walk again and slowly began getting out and working again.

“If I can survive that, I can do anything,” she says.

Back on her feet, Teri wanted to branch out and work on her own again. After seeing the open location in Slab Town Plaza, she decided to open her own salon. For her, it’s not just about making your nails look pretty.

“Your feet are very important,” she says, “I want to help people with their problems.”

In addition to the classic pedicure, Teri also offers a Paraffin Wax Treatment, Salt Flower Spa, Hot Stone and Volcano Spa Pedicure Treatments. Each of these luxury options have their own health benefits. I can personally attest to the wonderful Salt Flower Spa treatment. With salt water and dried flowers, it’s just as relaxing and fragrant as it sounds.

Teri also offers a full line of manicure, powder and gel nail services, in addition to waxing services and eyelash extensions. Teri’s Nails is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 A.M. through 7:00 P.M. Call (828) 829-9898 to make an appointment.

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