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I'm Courtney — a Boston-based nail 

technician specializing in custom nail 

art & natural nail health. I can't wait to get to know you while making

your nails look dope af.



 hand painted nail art 

I provide a full service manicure that focuses on maintaining & improving the health of my clients' natural nails. I start all manicures with high-end cuticle care using a gentle e-file technique which allows me to buff away the cuticle and any dry, calloused skin. I then apply a structured gel base coat which adds strength to the natural nail.  All nail art is hand painted using high-end gel polish. Appointments run for a minimum of 2 hours.

Manicures generally last 3 - 4 weeks if properly cared for between appointments.

Pricing starts at $125.

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 thenailartbabe press-on nails 

My hand-painted press-on nails are a great way to get some dope nail art on your nails if you're unable to get to the salon, or if you've been coveting nail art that you haven't been able to get near you!

 bridal nail services 

I take a few non-client bridal appointments every year.  I do not travel and I only work on brides (no bridal parties). For pricing and other details, please email me including your wedding date at



at this time I am NOT taking new regular clients.

Current clients may request appointments via Vagaro

new client wait list:

When I have an opening for a new client, I contact the next person on my wait list who's schedule matches my opening, to bring them in as a new client.

If I have any cancellations that I am unable to fill, I give first priority to my wait list to fill that spot for a one-time appointment (cancellation openings are posted on instagram stories).

Please be aware that the wait list has over 450 people on it.


about courtney.

A few of my favorite things: summer, ice cream, red wine, sarcasm & banter, card games, true crime podcasts, crafting and painting the tiniest canvasses know to human kind (nails)! I'm a Boston area native and currently live downtown. 

Nail art started as hobby for me—an outlet for my artistic inclinations. I created an instagram account (@courtdoespolish) and after 5 years of doing my own nails, I decided to take the plunge. I left a 12 year marketing career to pursue my dream of becoming a nail technician, and that's how The Nail Art Babe was born. Now I'm bring my badass art skills to your nails! 

I love meeting kind people from all different walks of life - races, religions, genders, and orientations, etc. Whoever you are, I can't wait to get to know you while making your nails look fabulous!




Tel: (781) 990-8785

DM me on Instagram: @thenailartbabe

Located at Polished Boston in Somerville, MA