We're a private nail salon in the East Rock neighborhood of New Haven
3 Bishop St @ State St
New Haven, CT 06511

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Meet Kate

Kate Proulx is the owner and the primary artist behind SickNails69.

After becoming a licensed manicurist while living in California, Kate relocated back to her native Connecticut to open her independent nail studio, renovating the space with the help of a few friends from high school and her own DIY interior design skills.

Prior to becoming a professional nail artist, Kate received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in New York City and worked as a digital product designer in tech for over a decade.

The source of her creative inspiration covers a wide spectrum—some notable staples are 90s britpop, cowgirls, vintage clothing and ephemera, and her history growing up in the punk and hardcore scenes of New England.

In addition to a great service, Kate believes human connection and affirming conversation are the most valuable things a beauty provider can offer their client.

Check out the other artists operating independently out of our studio:

Shayna Douglas
Shayna Douglas (aka See You In Gel) has been honing her craft at the studio over the last year—Shayna is known for her immaculate nail structure and peaceful appointments. Shayna offers structured gel manicures and custom nail art.
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