Rebecca Risha, the co-founder and owner of Coated, was tired of having the same experience in nail salons: long wait times, less-than-clean footbaths, unsanitized equipment, distracted technicians, and cash-only tipping. That’s when she had that age-old entrepreneurial thought: There has to be a better way!

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Two years in business and with a gleaming storefront on South Lamar in Austin, her dreams have been realized. When you step into Coated, you’ll notice the difference right away. The experience of getting your nails done has been completely rethought. Here’s what you can expect:

Clean Air

The salon has true source-capture ventilation, a specialized system that removes fumes, dust, and odor at the source. You won’t find any nail techs wearing masks at Coated. Fresh, clean air is always coming in and there are no weird smells. 


The salon is comfortable and beautifully decorated with cozy lounge chairs. And you get to stay in one spot and relax for your manicure, pedicure, hot towel service, and drying. Complimentary beer, wine, and champagne take it over the top. The inviting space is also ideal for bachelorette parties, group wedding prep, or any excuse to treat your pals! 

High Standards

With Coated Certified technicians, safe pedicures, and no drills ever, the brand totally raises the bar for a professional nail salons. 

Customer Service

From the time you book an appointment, to the time you check out, the staff makes your experience unique. The salon’s talented Guest Service Associates even help you choose that perfect shade and trend-setting nail art. They focus on all the details so guests can enjoy time for themselves.

Come #getcoated and experience how Coated is changing the face of the industry and what getting your nails done looks like. Book now for Coated Signature, Deluxe, or Ultimate lacquer, gel, or powder manicures and pedicures. Every guest leaves professionally polished! 


In her previous life, Kristy was an uninspired realtor who was feeling a little bit bored with her day to day. So on January 1, 2010, she made a New Year’s resolution to write about one thing to do each day in her beloved city of Austin, Texas. And thus, 365 Things Austin was born.