BEAUTY  Your Nail Boutique owner Tanya Gillard  will be offering up treatments for gel nails, gel polish and pedicures at her new downtown location located at 519 13th Avenue. She beautified the entrance and painted the space before opening up the butsiness on September 1st.  Photos by Breanne Massey

BEAUTY Your Nail Boutique owner Tanya Gillard will be offering up treatments for gel nails, gel polish and pedicures at her new downtown location located at 519 13th Avenue. She beautified the entrance and painted the space before opening up the butsiness on September 1st.Photos by Breanne Massey

By Breanne Massey

Pioneer Staff

Tanya Gillard gave the nail and esthetics room at Scizzor Sisters hair salon a makeover to open up Your Nail Boutique.

She will be offering sculpted gel nails, gel polish and pedicures between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 519 13th Avenue in Invermere from Tuesday until Friday on a weekly basis. Your Nail Boutique owner Ms. Gillard opened the doors two months ago on September 1st.

Its a new business downtown, explained Ms. Gillard. I rent a room downtown at Scizzor Sisters.

Ms. Gillard became a Certified Professional Nail Technician at the Just Nailz Calgary Training Facility in 2009. She added to the experience by completing additional courses to learn about nail shape and structure as well as art class at various training facilities in B.C. and Alberta.

Ive been in the business since 2009 and worked out of my home for a few years, she said. Then, I worked with another company in town for a few years and decided to go back on my own. It was time for a change.

In addition, Ms. Gillard will be upgrading her knowledge about pedicures with a November 1st course at the North American School of Podology in Calgary. She believes the information will help her offer clients a specialized approach to foot care at the salon.

I also have several other certificates in the beauty industry but I am focussing my attention on manicures and pedicures here at the salon, added Ms. Gillard.

For more information about the new nail shop, visit

www.YourNailBoutique.com.