Artistic Nails by Eva is open for business

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By Carol A. Clark

For the well-groomed partygoer this holiday season, relaxing while your feet are bathed, massaged and beautified, is nothing short of heaven.

Providing quality service to her clients is why Eva Fitzgibbons has opened Artistic Nails by Eva.

“My service is to pamper  - I’m not here for speed – I do it right and take special care with each and every client,” she said. “To me, working with nails is an art. When I sculpt nails, I try to make them as natural looking as possible.”

Fitzgibbons’ new shop is located inside Monica's Hair Salon at 1460 Trinity Drive, Suite 9.

Included in Fitzgibbons’ service is arm and leg massages, which she provides to women, men and children who receive manicures and pedicures.

“I like to take my time and make it a very special and enjoyable experience for my clients,” she said.

Along with providing nail service at her shop, Fitzgibbons is starting to provide toe nail trimming to seniors at the Betty Ehart Center.

“I love working with my hands and I love beautify my client’s nails,” she said. “When I first started out,  planned to do everything including hair but quickly discovered my passion was nails and that’s what I’ve specialized in.”

She began working as a manicurist and pedicurist in 1983 at a shop on Trinity Drive but took a long leave of absence to raise her children. Timothy is now 19-years-old and serving in the Army at Ft. Drum in New York. Daughter Victoria, 17, is a senior at Los Alamos High School. Fitzgibbons is from Bolivia and came to study English at the home of one of her mother’s friends who lived in White Rock. “One thing led to another and here I am,” she said. Fitzgibbons has lived in Los Alamos since 1981 and has been married for 22 years.

Artistic Nails by Eva is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays. To make an appointment, call 660-1519.