The Paixxão.Co Team
About Us – Our Story
Most people who have had a bad manicure experience do some research until they find a new place to have their nails done. But most people are not Priscilla Smith, owner and founder of Paixxão.Co. She was so put off by the negative service at her local salon that she decided to leave behind a decade in property management for the nail industry. Paixxão opened its doors in 2016 and was aptly named after the Portuguese word for passion.
Paixxão is unique in that the salon, which is located in the heart of Albuquerque, uses cool tones of mint and gray to evoke a refreshing and relaxing environment. The aesthetic also reinforces the salon’s super-clean standards, which are a priority. All of our services are considered to be a unique spa experience, offering unparalleled standards in salon hygiene. Our team has access to the best professional product lines in the industry, as well as our own local and handmade products. As a company, we know that we have to believe in the products we use and understand why we use them.
About Us – Our Team
Our salon nurtures the talented nail and beauty techs of the future. We create a warm and friendly environment for our staff by running monthly meetings to discuss the biggest beauty trends, challenges, and ways to innovate at the salon. New team members are given in-depth and specialized training, ensuring that they provide services up to our standard. We also offer our clients the option of booking services at different price points depending on the technician’s experience.
I'm passionate about my career as a nail tech and now as a trainer for Paixão. I like doing BioSculpture and nail art. For fun, I enjoy sports and staying active.
I love to make people feel beautiful. As a nail tech, I get to do that every day. I enjoy doing BioSculpture and for fun, I like to create mixed drink recipes.
Doing nails for me is the perfect way I can help my clients feel good about themselves. I enjoy doing BioSculpture and for fun I like to dance.
For fun... I love doing my makeup and being creative! I really enjoy doing BioSculpture.
Doing nails gives me the creative outlet I long for. I love to make others feel good. I enjoy doing pedicures. In my free time I love spending time with my daughter.
Ingrid Arce Loya
I like everything about the beauty industry. After doing an internship program with my school, I joined the Paixão team as a hairstylist. I love working with color, doing highlights, and balayage. In my free time I enjoy traveling.
The love of nails was immediate for me, I've been doing it now for almost 30 years. I enjoy doing nail extensions and spending time with my family.
As a kid, I loved to practice nail designs. Going to nail technician school was the best decision I made. I still enjoy doing nail art. In my free time, I like anything K-Pop.
I love making people confident. I'm passionate about doing nais and aim for my clients to leave satisfied. I enjoy doing acrylic nails and in my free time, I love to paint.
It is hard to narrow down my favorite service... but my favorite part about a service is the satisfaction of laying the polish. For fun, I enjoy going to the movies or trying new food with my daughter.
While doing nails I found a creative side of me that I never knew I had and that makes me happy. I enjoy doing gel manicures and in my free time, I love to sleep.
I've always had a passion for nails. While in school I grew to love waxing and body sugaring as well. For fun I like to make wine.
I'm drawn to all things beauty. There's something powerful about having great conversations with my clients and making them feel good. I enjoy doing nail art and hiking.
The favorite part of my job is being part of a company that is actively chasing its vision to help others. For fun, I love to help at church and volunteer my time serving the community. I also love going on road trips with my husband.
I have always been drawn to the nail industry. I love being a part of making people feel beautiful and enjoy doing pedicures. For fun, I like to hang out with my son and paint!
My favorite hair service would be color services. It's always so rewarding seeing the client's face when they see their new look! For fun, I like to spend time and create memories with my family and friends.
My favorite service to work on is anything with custom nail art. I'm loving finding this new artistic outlet! For fun, I enjoy learning how to be a mother to my toddler and spending time with my mom.
I enjoy working on any service with color. For fun, I enjoy spending time and traveling with my loved ones.