Ain't no paint pusher in town like Jimmy Nguyen, a.k.a. @buddhasnails on Instagram. Once you're in his studio, you'll see out-of-the-box examples of wild stiletto acrylics and matte coffin shapes embellished with embossed, hot pink Old English lettering, animal print, marbling, and even cartoon characters like Helga G. Pataki of Hey Arnold! fame. Nguyen started as a self-taught technician, but after years of posting his delicate yet bold work, he's become a well-known Valley nail artist with a major following. He went from the Amazon warehouse to the manicurist table at Stash House Az. But now, a new chapter is budding. Nguyen is behind a nail station at his own salon, Slain Studios. Nails are usually $70 a set, take about an hour, and the result is unreal. For COVID-19 reasons, the salon's opening was postponed in early 2020. But as of this summer, the shop started taking appointments, and soon will take walk-ins.