Nail salon Abeige opens in Kagoshima: Owner has experience in Paris Collection

PUBLISHED Apr 26, 2023

Exterior view of Abeige Nail Salon & Academy

Abeige Nail Salon & Academy (Uenosonocho, Kagoshima City) opened on April 3 near the east exit of Kagoshima Chuo Station and Konan Street.

The owner is nail artist Asami Uchizono. Uchizono obtained national certification as a nail specialist in New York State in 2018 and has 19 years of experience as a manicurist, including overseas activities such as taking charge of nails for the Paris Collections in 2019 and 2020. Returning to Kagoshima this year, she decided to open a salon and academy to provide locals with sophisticated nail designs using the skills she has cultivated and to create a place where manicurists can flourish and work.

The salon covers an area of approximately 55 square meters. It has three nail treatment stations and two sofas for foot baths. The interior features a modern design with black and white as its base color, and the salon aims to be accessible to both women and men.

The nail art menu includes the One Color Course (7,000 yen) and Letve-It-To-Salon Course (from 10,000 yen). Nail care for men, foot spa, and other services are also available.

Uchizono is also a certified nail art instructor and has been training professional nail artists in Japan and Hawaii. The salon offers a nail art curriculum with small class sizes. The course content is based on initial counseling. Uchizono says, “I make proposals according to the wishes of each student, such as those who are bringing up children and working while attending the academy. To enable students to become competitive manicurists who can contribute immediately when they enter the workforce, the academy also offers salon training after certification.”

Uchizono added: “Happiness begins at the fingertips. When your fingers are beautiful, you feel happy. Nail salon beginners and men are also welcome. We hope people will come to our salon not only for nail art but also for nail and foot care.”

Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Closing days are announced on Instagram.

  • Nail treatment stations at Abeige Nail Salon & Academy

  • Foot care seat of Abeige Nail Salon & Academy

  • Foot bath

  • Example of nail art by Abeige Nail Salon & Academy

  • Nail artist Asami Uchizono