By Allison Collins
UNADILLA – This weekend, Cheryl Loucks will bring 20-plus years of experience as a licensed nail technician to Unadilla during the grand opening of Polish Me Pretty. The new nail salon is located in Suite D of Willow Bend Plaza at 1007 state Route 7.
Loucks, who has pursued her polishing passion around the country as a frequently moving U.S. Navy wife, said she’s excited to be in the village.
“This is a new community for me,” she said. “I’m from Brooklyn and moved upstate when I was 15, but I got married in 1986 and moved away into military life. I came back in 2004 to Delaware County and … now I live in Unadilla and I’m loving my new nail salon.”
Polish Me Pretty offers manicures, pedicures, full sets, fills and more.
One online reviewer wrote: “I absolutely love Cheryl! She’s good at what she does and she’s easy to talk to.”
Loucks, who earned her technician’s license after raising five children, said doing nails is something she’s loved for decades.
“I always enjoyed doing nails and I’d always done my own nails,” she said, “so I decided to do it for a living. I started in Georgia and moved around (because) of military life.”
She added, “I decided when my kids were in school, I would go to school for nails.”
Polish Me Pretty is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 to 4 on Saturday.
For more information or to set up an appointment, call Loucks at 422-4965.