ThisThatBeauty gets MINX’d in NYC

-1While recently in Miami I got my first taste of MINX. It is my current nail obsession du jour. Now that I’m back in NYC I’ve been on the prowl trying to find a manicurist skilled in the fairly new nail art of MINX. You see, MINX is but a few years old. It’s a trend that started on the west coast and is quickly making its way east.

What exactly is MINX?

MINX is a professional use nail art product. Its made of metallic foil that is heated up and adhered to the nails. The metallic foils range from colors like gold and silver, to patterns like plaid and zebra.

I was recently MINX’d at Damone Roberts New York by Master Nail Stylist TracyLee Percival. She’s the first manicurist to offer MINX in a salon in NYC. During my MINX mani I inquisitively asked TracyLee lots of questions about her background and experience in doing MINX. While TracyLee is a new face to Damone Roberts New York, she’s been a licensed manicurist for many years. She specializes in natural, acrylic, gel, and MINX application. TracyLee also provides manicure and pedicure services for house calls, parties, and special events. In addition to Damone Roberts New York, TracyLee provides in salon service at Suite 303 – Chelsea Hotel.frame-MinxToesSilver

As MINX picks up popularity on the east coast, TracyLee predicts that we’ll see a lot more custom designs in the future…the mix of different patterns to make unique looks for the trendy gal who wants to stand out.

Men are also getting in on the MINX action. Can you believe it? According to TracyLee, the two most popular colors for men are black and clear.

For my MINX mani session, TracyLee hooked me up with a design known as Red Lightning. Its basically a very shiny metallic red! It looks like liquid fire truck on my nails! TracyLee also added a fun gold and black fishnet design to my pinky fingers…tres sex-ay! See for yourself:


If you’re dying to get in on the craze, look no further than TracyLee. She’s experienced, very knowledgeable, up on what’s HOT, and she upholds the highest sanitary standards (so very important!).

Want to get MINX’d? Here’s TracyLee’s information:

TracyLee Percival – Nail Stylist


Twitter @LuxeByTracyLee

For Salon Appointments:

Chelsea Hotel - Suite 303. 222 West 23rd Street, NYC

Damone Roberts New York – 574 Fifth Avenue, NYC

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