NUTS Wins Grayslake Award Program

"Best of 2013 Grayslake Nail Salon!
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Hours of Operation

Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am-8pm
Wednesday: 10am-8pm
Thursday: 10am-8pm
Friday: 10am-7pm
Saturday: 9am-3pm


about us


Berni photo Nails Under the Sun

Nails Under the Sun & Nikki's Place is owned and operated (with the help of my team) by Berni Crouthers. She has been a certified Nail Technician since 1989. In 1992 Berni took a step further and opened Nails Under The Sun, then in 1999 moved and expanded Nails Under The Sun & Nikki's Place making it a full service salon.

Berni continues to update her education in business management and nail technology keeping up with the latest trends in the industry. Berni's motto is "I don't have customers I have friends"!

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Nikki's place - Nikki's photo

Since I was a little girl I have wanted to be in the beauty industry. I have spent every minute breathing the art of hair and now makeup! I have wasted no time in finding my passion. I joined the team at Nails Under The Sun in 1999, then shortly after opened Nikki’s Place. I hold certifications in SO Cap Hair Extensions, All Nutrient hair color, makeup artistry and also specialize in bridal hair and makeup!

Fashion makeup, media makeup, events makeup and makeup lessons! I have the most amazing clients and team of people whom all sincerely believe in me! This isn’t my job, it’s my Passion…I live and breathe hair, beauty and fashion.

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Hi I'm Rachel Luth , I'm proud to say I am officially a Certified Cosmetologist with my passion for beauty growing daily. With the help and support from Nikki and the girls at our salon my dreams for the beauty industry are endless. I look forward to sharing my journey with you as I continue to grow in this industry.