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Award-winning nail stylist opens Top Coat in Purcellville

Kim Patterson is the co-owner of the new Top Coat Nail Spa in downtown Purcellville. Facebook/Top Coat Nail Spa
Kim Patterson, a nationally-ranked nail stylist, co-owner of Re-Love It consignment shop and Purcellville resident, has opened a new manicure and pedicure salon at 860 E. Main Street in Purcellville.

Top Coat Nail Spa, a 1,100-square-foot salon located in Old Theatre Center, aims to offer a unique, high-end experience with custom-designed manicures and pedicures.

Patterson's love for nail design started at a young age. Her mother had “gorgeous nails,” and she always had an interest in creating them on other people. She grew up in Michigan and started out as a DJ but found it wasn't a career where she could make a living. Patterson next went to beauty school and traveled around the world, participating in nail competitions, attending 25-30 shows a year, earning 45 national trophies.

“I have a trophy in every division,” Patterson said.

Her next career led her to become a paralegal in the Washington, D.C., area until she met her husband, Michael Oaks, and they opened Purcellville's Re-Love It in 2010.

Now, ready for a new challenge, Patterson is going back to her roots to work in an industry she has always loved.

The space for Top Coat Nails has been renovated, creating a relaxing atmosphere for her clients, she said. A local contractor custom-designed the manicure tables and pedicure area with bronze bowls, and she added unique furniture pieces from Re-Love It.

Top Coat Nails offers a variety of services including moisturizing and anti-aging manicures, spa manicures and pedicures and a sport pedicure. Patterson highlights the fact that everything in the salon is hospital-grade sanitized and she uses individually wrapped products for each client.

Patterson does artificial nail enhancements, using a new product called Polygel.

She also uses Gelish gel polish, which can stay on nails for up to three weeks, and Morgan Taylor polish, which is free of five toxic chemicals found in most nail polish.

The 50-minute moisturizing manicure ($40) starts with bathing a clients' hands in a milk bath with natural oils, followed by a sugar scrub exfoliation, a masque and then a Thai-stamping massage.

“This is about revitalizing the skin with deep moisture and polishing it to perfection,” Patterson said.

The spa pedicure – 80 minutes for $65 – starts with a long soak in rose petals and ocean salt, followed by a sugar and essential oil scrub, a detoxifying masque and a relaxing massage.

She plans to offer special manicures and pedicures, depending on the season, such as a chocolate event in February for Valentine's Day or margaritas in May for Cinco de Mayo.

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