A professional nail salon that does everything from natural nail care services to artificial enhancements.
Let The Nail Departments professionals transform your hands and feet. Try an artificial enhancement or relax with a customized pedicure or manicure using state of the art equipment and products. Our team will use their skills to make you look better and feel better.
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The Nail Department is a well established salon with a team of licensed individuals that bring over 50 years of combined experience. Here, you can be assured that we will find the perfect solution to all your nail care needs.
Janna JahrOwner/Nail Artist/Educator
Welcome! I am Janna Jahr Owner/operator of the Nail Department & More as well as being an educator and licensed nail technician. I have been in the beauty industry for 20+ years and provide a variety of services including acrylics, gels, gel polish, dip , poly gel, manicures and pedicures. I specialize in design nails with custom artwork as well as the crisp pink and white application of an acrylic classic.
I received my training from Scot Lewis Cosmetology School where I then went on to work at Scot Lewis Salon, Metropolitan nails and Studio 2000. In 2001 I opened my own salon, Hands & Tans Boutique. I further continued my training by joining Entity Beauty as an Educator- Nail Artist in 2006 where I had the opportunity to travel across the country working and training with many of the greats in the industry. By 2011 I had expanded my business and the Nail Department was established. Then in 2019 I was presented with the opportunity to create a space for small business owners like myself in the beauty industry to have their own space, be their own boss and be able to thrive in a salon like environment. So with much passion and dedication my dream became a reality and The Nail Department and More was established. Here we have women from every part of the beauty industry able to work independently in one space. At the Nail Department and More we look forward to helping you with all of your beauty needs!
Kerry KortbeinNail Tech and Independent Contractor
For over 25 years Kerry has been behind the table providing nail services with a passion that conveys her love for her job. Exclusive training and continued education are an integral part of the overall skill that makes her clients realize the simplicity and satisfaction of a service. Her favorite part of her job? It is hard to pick just one, but most likely if you ask, she will tell you the relationships she builds.
“Connecting and being part of someone’s joy, heartache and most memorable life moments is what makes this job incredible.”
It is not always about the service but more about the experience.
Kerry provides traditional services such as pedicures, manicures, artificial enhancements and gel polish. She also is trained in toenail reconstruction, precise nails and x-tens nails.
Lexi VaninganNail Tech
Art has always been a passion of mine growing up. Getting into the nail industry was an exciting way to let that artistic side of me take off. I love learning new techniques and trying out any art designs thrown my way. My goal is to give you the best services with great products. Keeping up with new trends is something I’m always working on as I’ve only been in the industry over a year. I believe all good moments deserve good nails.
Maria TopelNail Tech
I have been a licensed manicurist for over 10 years in the La Crosse area. Never has it felt like a “job” as I have a passion for making others feel good about themselves. I am blessed to work with experienced Nail Technicians that have shared their skill with me. Let me make you feel amazing and schedule that pampering natural nail service. Although pedicures are my signature service, I also provide manicures, gel polish and dip services.
I am from a small town in Minnesota and have been in the cosmetology industry since 2018. I graduated from the Salon Professional Academy in Onalaska, Wisconsin.
Having worked with a few local salons as a cosmetologist, I am now ready to expand my career into the nail world. I am very creative and excited to advance my career as a nail technician.
When I’m not doing nails, I enjoy spending time with my one-year-old daughter and hanging out with my friends on the river and enjoying concerts.
Sara KowalskiHair Stylist
I have been in the industry since 2005 and specialize in cuts and colors. The best part about my job is making my guests look and feel their best and I pride myself on fully listening to exactly what they are looking for. I absolutely love being a hairstylist and fully believe that you’ll never work a day in your life if you love what you do!
Jean is from the La Crosse area and graduated from The Salon Professional Academy in Onalaska. She then worked with an Aveda-based salon for 10 years where she received top of the line training in all areas of color and haircuts. She later went on to start her own business, Hair By Jean, and has a total of 13 years cosmetology experience. She specializes in balayage, customized color, color correction and precision haircuts. She also offers Cezanne keratin treatments, Facial waxing & men’s grooming.
When she isn’t working with her guests at the salon, Jean enjoys spending time outdoors with her boyfriend and rescue dog, Minnow. She is fortunate enough to have a lot of family in the area and spends as much time with them whenever possible.
I have been in the hair game since 2015. After graduating from the State College of Beauty Culture in Wausau, WI I moved to La Crosse to start my career. I have worked with many different products lines in the area that led to me finding Davines. Davines is a certified B Corporation, based out of Parma, Italy, that strives to be 100% transparent with their ingredients and really involved in sustaining the environment. I thoroughly enjoy the aroma of each product, performance of the color, and overall health that is restored within the hair.
I enjoy doing so many things behind the chair like blending the perfect dimensional color, texturizing sassy haircuts, and connecting with my guests. Continuing my education is something that means a lot to me. Being able to stay on top of the latest looks ensures my guests leave happy every time and keep coming back.
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Lydia comes from the small town in Minnesota. She began building her clientele in the La Crosse area after she graduated from the Salon Professional Academy in 2016. She began her career as a colorist working locally at an established salon. There she strived to better her education and skills to give her guests the best experience possible. Now she’s out on her own and specializes in blonding services, balayages and Bellami hair extensions. Lydia is a GLO skin Beauty certified makeup artist and loves to travel around and do wedding parties. She is also a Redken certified design stylist, which allows her to be creative with any type of color or style. When Lydia is not making others feel their best you can find her playing with 2 English springer spaniel pups, four-wheeling with her boyfriend, and hanging out with all her best friends.
Ariel followed her childhood dream and started her journey as a hairstylist in 2010 and has spent the majority of that time establishing herself as a talented colorist. She joined the TIGI team as a color educator in 2016 until the company was sold in 2021. This allowed her the opportunity to attend many trainings nationwide, internationally, and work behind the scenes at large trade shows alongside many of the industries largest influencers. She has facilitated classes in salons large and small as well cosmetology schools throughout the upper Midwest. She held the position of lead color educator at a large local salon until she became independent in 2018. Specializing in blonding and formulating the perfect bespoke red, she enjoys nothing more than getting her “color wheels” rolling and is truly up for any challenge. Ariel has a meticulous, personable approach and enjoys nothing more than helping you be the best version of yourself!
Tamara, a Wisconsin native, received her education in Green Bay at the Wisconsin College of Cosmetology. Following her passion, Tamara has been providing barbering services since 2011. She loves learning new techniques and styles from some of the industry’s best. Her goal? To continue to be successful and have her own business.
Outside of her skills of barbering, Tamara enjoys being a car enthusiast and doing her own car modifications. She also enjoys the hot summer days, being on the river with her husband, and spending time with her dogs, family, and friends.
Contact Tamara via phone/text (920)323-3387 or email at email@example.com
Loren is an Independent Hair Colorist and Barber serving the greater La Crosse area. His hair journey began with learning color theory from his mother. That passion was solidified following a 10-year of retail management career where Loren discovered his passion for fashion and aesthetics.
Loren combines his inspiration from pop/queer culture with his education, Bachelor of Science Degree, and Cosmetology, to focus on helping his clients not only achieve hair desires but also attain and maintain hair health. He specializes in vivid colors, textured haircuts, and contoured colors.
When Loren isn’t behind the chair, you can find him with friends, family or catching a live concert.
Melissa is a two-time graduate from Minnesota State College Southeast Tech. She maintains licensure in Wisconsin for Cosmetology and Massage. She started her career in 1998 specializing as a Nail Technician for Metropolitan Salon. Melissa worked in the beauty industry for over a decade expanding her knowledge in
skincare before going back to school in the fall of 2010 to pursue her passion for massage. After receiving her licensure in massage therapy, Melissa is now certified in Prenatal and Postpartum Massage. As well as, completing the Niel-Asher Technique certification for Clinical Vacuum Cupping. She is a Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki Ryoho Reiki Master Level Practitioner, and most recently received the Basic DNA, Advance DNA, and Dig Deeper ThedaHealing Practitioner certifications. Lastly, Melissa is a certified member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP).
Her specialties include Deep Tissue Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Cupping Therapy, Swedish and Relaxation Massage, Bamboo Massage, and Energy Healing Therapies.
Melissa’s goal with every therapeutic session is to have her client leave with more range of motion, tensions released and feeling rejuvenated, as well as, holding the knowledge of what tension in their body may mean for them emotionally.
As part of her self-care journey, Melissa wanted to share with you the origin of the name Just Be You. The name Melissa derives from Greek origin meaning honeybee. In Greek Mythology, Melissa was a sprite or mystical spirit of nature who cared for the infant god Zeus with honey. Because of this and Melissa’s nurturing nature, she wanted to include a honeybee in her logo. Everyone deserves self-care. Everyone deserves to be themselves. “Just Be You” is meant to be a place where you can be you, too. Melissa realizes the value in self-care and wants her clients to know that this is their time. Even if it is only for a short while.
“Great table side manner, ideas and artwork. I would highly recommend. Also very knowledgeable about nails, techniques and products used. Janna is also one of the most talented nail artists in the entire Coulee Region and far beyond!”
“Service was above and beyond my expectations. Reconstruction on both large toenails, back in sandals 1st time in 5 years!!! So happy with customer service as well as technical ability. Thank you Kerry! Looking forward to many more future appointments.”
“Kerry is the best! She deals well with all of my nail issues, always coming up with solutions. I appreciate that she keeps herself educated on the latest tips, tricks, care, products, etc.”
“First time there and I had Bobbi. She did an awesome job! I absolutely love the nails.”
Take some time. Treat yourself. You deserve it.
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