About this pro
21 years in business
Airbrush or traditional
Additional makeup services required
ILENA HAS DONE A WONDERFUL JOB EVERY TIME I GO TO HER SALON. I DRIVE FROM L.A. TO SEE HER FROM TIME TO TIME AND I ALWAYS LEAVE SO HAPPY. MY HANDS, FEET AND EYEBROWS ALWAYS LOOK BETTER WHEN I GO TO ILENA, HER WORK IS EXCEPTIONAL!!!Sep 24, 2011
Ilena does the best nails in town. She really cares about her clients and provides excellent service. I have been getting my nails done with her for over 10 years and I would not go anywhere else. I had horrible feet and nails but with her TLC and amazing intruction and products, now I'm able to show off my feet and nails. Thank you IlenaSep 20, 2011
Ilena has been doing nails long time she always fits me in last minute which works best for me.plus she also has the best products like gel nails which i like better no smell. im happy i found her.Sep 20, 2011
I've been going to Ilena for threading for 5 + years! She does a great job and at a very reasonable price. I especially like how she always tries to work with my schedule. She's the best for price and quality of work!Sep 15, 2011
I have gone to Ilena for manicures (regular and Shellac), pedicures, and eyebrow threading... she is amazing! I have never been to anyone as precise and detail-oriented as Ilena... calling her a perfectionist would be an understatement! She takes her time, so allow yourself a little bit longer than usual for your mani/pedi. You get a much higher quality result for about the same price as other salons. Ilena is very personable and professional. I always look forward to my appointments with her.Sep 14, 2011
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- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I do keep up with new products as a matter a fact the latest is Shellac from CND a polish that wears like gel does not chip or smear, you literally get a manicure that the polish last two weeks
- How did you get started doing this type of work?My German grandma was always concerned about feet and said once ,"put your shoes on , do you know that one of the most important parts of your body are your feet? Death sneaks in thru your feet" As a kid that shook me off ,then in my teens I laughed about it. Then in My 20 it was not too funny as I learned of gangrene ,and fungus on nails causing problems in your body. I needed to learn more about and study podiatry,but as world turns around I end up in the United States,having to feed two girls ,and someone advised me to be a manicurist while I am able to get all my credits to be a podiatrist ....but, it has been more than 15 years and I still love being a beauty consultant.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?To hire any service: manicures, pedicures,hair removal, etc. you need to communicate clearly what is your need, if the technician does not understand ,probably you will be wasting your money and your time, and wont even get "what you paid for"