The end of an East Falls era for an inimitable fashion influencer (and neighbor).
Ridge Ave in East Falls won’t be the same without Koco Nails. Sadly, the beauty destination closed its doors last month after 8 years. Social media buzzed with tributes and fond farewells for #TeamKoco and Onisha Claire, the co-founder and Creative Director behind the funky shop’s signature services. She thanked the many customers who kept Koco thriving over the years with a heartfelt message:
After 8 amazing years Koco Nail Salon & Wax Studio will be closing! There are so many awesome people that have been a part of this experience that I want to thank emphatically…primarily my Mother & Father for their unending support and commitment to see me win in EVERY season of my life, #TeamKoco which has continuously evolved over the years but especially @beigethabizness (Beige Lofton) and @gingermommy4 (Keesha Alston) for sticking out these last few weeks which are a mixed bag of feelings for everyone and the thousands of clients that we have serviced and I know hold a special place for Koco in their heart and community. — Onisha Claire
A few comments from social media captured the mood —
Alexis A. Lindsey I applaud you Onisha for setting up shop and SLAYING the nail industry in Philly. From the beginning of us meeting at the radio station and you repositioning your career you have leveled up and made boss moves. I’m certain your next endeavor will be awesome. Cheers to you!
Wendy Jenkins-Tucker You’ve made so many men and women feel and look
Amazing! I know your next move will be just as awesome.
Yolanda Bowman-Lipscomb Much love and continue to be successful in your journey. Thanks for the great services!!! Will miss you all!!!
Jackie Jamison Sorry to hear you are closing. Thank you for the years of amazing nails. May this next step in your journey be blessed!
nursedri You all will definitely be missed and it has been a great pleasure to enjoy all that you had to offer. It has been a privilege to be able to have the Koco experience over the years. Many blessings to all and I’m sure everyone will continue to be an asset to the community!!!
Lorna Hayden 8 years! Congrats my friend! I know that this means a new awesome chapter is coming! I have so much to say…even though I’m not in the US; I have witnessed your painstaking, commitment to excellence both personally and professionally. Always reflected the big love you have for your community and Philly peeps. Whatever is next O, I’m certain you will continue to inspire and excel. Love u , Onisha! Job well done!
Team Koco hosted a virtual happy hour at the end of December to chat, reminisce, and laugh with her many clients…and to discuss Onisha’s continued role as an Influencer in the beauty world.
Onisha’s legacy of dynamic beauty services continues as she is also the Executive Esthetician & Founder of Bossy Brows in Bala Cynwyd, where she and her team of artists are available for microblading & shading, permanent makeup, lash enhancement, and skin rejuvenation services.
Onward and upward O!
This Koco Nail’s spinoff brings the latest trends & techniques for brows & lashes, including microblading, keratin treatments, and color enhancements. By appointment only in nearby Bala Cynwyd (right up City Line Ave).
29 Bala Ave #103
Weds – Fri 12pm – 7pm; Sat 10am – 5pm