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A Chat With Theiyaphi Mahongnao, Nail Artist From Manipur & Founder of Lincy’s Nail Bar in Hyderabad

All of us have a dream that we want to achieve in life and it is not as easy as we think. It requires hard work, patience and determination to reach our goals. Our dear friend Theiyaphi Mahong has been a nail artist for over the past ten years now, and what once was her dream of having her own nail salon has become a reality just recently. Based in Hyderabad, “Lincy’s nail bar” was launched in March and was inaugurated by the beautiful actress, Ritu Varma. We chatted with Theiyaphi about her work and her passion. Scroll down to read! 

We had a chat with Theiyaphi Mahongnao, nail artist from Manipur to talk about her recently launched nail salon ‘Lincy’s Nail Bar’ in Hyderabad

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Photo – Theiyaphi Mahongnao, nail artist from Manipur

  • Hi Theiyaphi, good to have you here with us. Please tell us a little about yourself.

Hello everyone! My name is Theiyaphi Mahongnao aka Lincy and I belong to Tangkhul tribe in Manipur, but I’m currently based in Hyderabad. I’m a nail artist by profession and the owner of Lincy’s Nail Bar.

  • Introduce us to your work as Nail Artist in a city far away from home. How did you start it?

In 2008, I started my career as a nail artist from Juice salon, Mumbai. Right after I completed my nails training in Mumbai, I moved to Hyderabad. Since then and till Feb 2019, I was working at Juice as a senior nail artist. I had always dreamt of opening my own nail bar one day and by God’s grace my dream came true on the month of March, 2019. I’ve been so blessed since the beginning of my career till today.

Nail art inspired by Tangkhul tribe’s traditional necklace | by Theiyaphi Mahong

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Nail art inspired by Tangkhul tribe’s traditional necklace | by Theiyaphi Mahong

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Nail art inspired by Tangkhul tribe’s traditional shawl | by Theiyaphi Mahong

  • Tell us about your newly launched nail salon Lincy’s Nail Bar.

Lincy’s Nail Bar was launched on the 23rd of March, 2019. It is a luxury boutique nail salon, elevating every aspect of the manicure and pedicure experience. Having worked with Juice salon as the nail artist for over 10 years, I believed that a fast growing city like Hyderabad needed a place for the present day women to relax and pamper themselves with some luxurious personal care and beautiful nail treatments. Hence the dream “Lincy’s nail bar” became a reality. We want to introduce to the girls and women of this city that nail care is as important as skin care or hair care. Having beautiful nails not just boosts confidence but also makes the hands look beautiful and hence, we handpicked our team with the best highly-qualified nail staff that will give clients the results that are second to none.

Lincy’s nail bar launching day, inaugurated by the beautiful actress, Ritu Varma (middle) – with Theiyaphi of the left and Edward Siro (hair and makeup artist) on the right

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Lincy’s nail bar launching day, inaugurated by the beautiful actress, Ritu Varma (middle) – with Theiyaphi of the left and Edward Siro (hair and makeup artist) on the right

Our salon is designed to provide a couture chic-like environment. The moment you step in, your body and mind will be relaxed and that’s guaranteed. Our aim is to give our customers the best experience and service. Our nail and beauty technicians are not only good at what they do, but they are trained and certified in all aspects of hygiene, and are friendly too. 🙂

A look inside the “Lincy’s Nail Bar”

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A look inside the “Lincy’s Nail Bar”

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A look inside the “Lincy’s Nail Bar”

Located in the heart of Hyderabad city, road no 10 Jubilee hills, this is the best place, easily accessible for you to come in and relax while you enjoy some of the best spa services. Surround yourself with luxurious salon and pampering treatments.

  • What initially sparked your interest in this field?

Honestly speaking, I was interested to be a hair stylist initially and I have never thought about becoming a nail artist. But my career started in nail’s field so I guess this is what is meant to be. My cousin is also a nail artist who advised me and influenced me to become what I am today.

Work mode on – Theiyaphi and a client at Lincy’s Nail Bar

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Work mode on – Theiyaphi and a client at Lincy’s Nail Bar

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3D Floral nail art by Theiyaphi Mahong

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Clear sparkle gel nails for a client by Theiyaphi

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3D bridal nail art by Theiyaphi

  • Where do you take inspiration from?

My inspiration comes from my trainer Shonshon Ragui, who is now a technical director in Juice Salon, Mumbai.

  • What is the biggest challenge that you faced in your career and learnt so far?

To have faith and confidence to start my own business was my biggest challenge. I was able to take these challenges because of my co-business partner Edward Siro (hair and make-up artist) who always helped and supported me in every way. So far, my biggest lesson has been to become confident in what I do and being courageous towards taking the next step and moving forward in my career.

“We define excellence by providing unparalleled personal care service in an environment filled with passion and an obsessive team to elevate your nail game!” – Theiyaphi and the Team of Lincy’s nail bar

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Theiyaphi (in black) and the Team of Lincy’s nail bar

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Beautiful nail art by Theiyaphi Mahong

Jwala Gutta (L), former Indian badminton player visiting Lincy’s nail bar (with Theiyaphi on the right)

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Jwala Gutta (L), former Indian badminton player visiting Lincy’s nail bar (with Theiyaphi on the right)

  • What are some of the services provided in your nail salon?

With services ranging from a variety of luxurious manicure and pedicure, beautiful acrylic nail extensions, gel extensions and polish, there are plenty of options to choose from. Your nails are a way to speak your style without having to say a word, so dress up your nails today!

To know more about Theiyaphi’s nail salon and her work, follow on Instagram!

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Theiyaphi’s nail salon, “Lincy’s nail bar” located in Hyderabad

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