Nail Business Name Generator
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How to name your nail business
Hello there, I’m your branding expert, and I would be taking you through the process of generating your unique and ideal Nail business name. Below you’ll find twenty examples of names I created using this process. To get started try our nail business name generator and scroll down to see the steps.
- Classy Nails
- Dazzled Nails
- Prim And Polished
- Regal Nails
- Nautical Nails
- The Golden File
- Infinity Nails
- Decorated Digits
- Happy Fingers
- Beau Nails
- Viva Nails
- Hands And Feets
- Pretty Pedi
- Twinkle Toes
- Happy Hands
- Aurorique Nails
- Trendified Nails
- Glad hands
- Polish Palace
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#1) Brainstorm your name ideas
Brainstorming on the words you want to use to represent your brand or business is quite essential because this is the word that comes to people’s mind when they think about your business. I decided to use words like “Dazzle”, “Classy” and “Prim” to show off something quite beautiful and trendy but still very much classy and stylish.
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Here are my name ideas after brainstorming:
#2) Shortlist your ideas
Once you’ve developed a list of possible names, do an analysis of your ideas. Remove any names that could be hard to remember, spell or speak aloud. Keep names that are brandable, sound great, are memorable and communicate your brand values, product or service to your target audience.
Here’s a quick checklist you can run your ideas through to help shorten your list of name:
- Is the name simple and easy to remember?
- Is the name easy to read and say aloud?
- Is the name different from competitors?
- Does the name convey a relevant meaning?
- Does the name avoid overused words or cliches?
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#3) Get some feedback
You’ll now have a list of 3-6 great nail business names and you can start to ask potential customers or people working in the industry for feedback (your target audience). Avoid feedback from family and friends, are more likely to praise all your ideas and they aren’t your customer.
Be sure to ask questions like:
- What first comes to mind when you first hear the name?
- How would you spell it?
With you’re customer feedback you can now ask yourself is the name still relevant? and did it represent your business how you intended?
My customer feedback:
This sounds like a really flashy nail salon.
This has the illustration of a nail that is well taken care of.
This sounds like royalty or very refined nails.
This is quite direct and sounds like a person very pleased with their pedicure and manicure.
#4) Check if it’s available
At this point, it’s good to have at least three great nail business names on your list, in case your any of your names are already taken. You can do a quick Business Name Search online to find out if your name is available within your country/state, also be sure to search if the name is also available for Trademark and Domain name Registration.
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Competitor Name Analysis
To help you brainstorm potential business names, let’s take a look at three successful nail businesses and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.
Originally, WAH started as a hip-hop based fanzine. The concept grew quickly and eventually, a salon opened. Everything – from the name to the online presence – is characterised by youthfulness and quirkiness.
Another youthful place with a fun and hip name, Cheeky parlours are designed to be trendy, exciting and a bit more interesting than the standard manicure place.
There’s something particularly cheerful and exciting about the name of this business. A medley of colours is always a great thing when looking for a beautiful manicure.
1. Do a Competitor Analysis
Doing a competitor analysis as your first step will save you a lot of time in the future, knowing what names to avoid and understanding why and how your competitors business name words for them will help you in forming your own business names. When analyzing competitors think about:
- What business or product values are they conveying in their business name? How does that work for them?
- Is there a trend in how these businesses are naming themselves? It’s best to avoid sounding like “just another one of those businesses”.
- Who does it best? Why does it work and how can I produce a better name?
2. Focus on Naming your Business not Describing it.
A typical pitfall most businesses run into is describing their business name too literally, using overused nail terms like glossy, flashy or matte. A more effective business name should convey to customers your businesses and product values at a deeper level. Try name your business in a way that has a story behind it.
Let’s take for example a real nail business named “BeautyStack”.
Literally, this is a real business name that denotes a beauty store that is stacked with items, and it is also classy and catchy without underselling their products or services.
3. How to make a more memorable name
Creating a memorable business name is the first step in getting into a customers mind and is also a task that’s easier said than done. Your business name should aim to stop a customer in their tracks and give an extra thought on your product among your wave of competitors. Some tips to create a memorable name would be:
- Use rhythmic pronunciation or alliteration (Twinkle Toes, Pretty Pedi)
- Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (The Golden File: when out of context, File could mean an official document. But in this context, it refers to the instrument used to smoothen and readjust nails)
- Keep it short and simple.
4. Try purchasing a Brandable business name
Brandable business names are names that are non-sensical but read and are pronounced well. They often use letter patterns of Vowel/Consonant/Vowel as these word structures are typically short, catchy and easy to say and remember. For example, some brandable nail business names could be:
- Aurorique Nails
- Nautical Nails
You can find a full list of Brandable business names at Domainify.com
5. Avoid combining words just to create a unique name.
Another mistake business owners typically make is creating bad word combinations when they find out that their business name idea is already taken. For example, if the plan was to use Prim and Polished and you discover that the name is taken, start over and use the steps above to generate a new name instead of just going for something like P and P which wouldn’t do justice to your business in any way.
You can see how these ideas are a step backward as they are not catchy, easily pronounceable or memorable. In these situations, we suggest starting from scratch and trying the tips we mentioned previously.
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How Nails are often described
Example Nails company names using these related descriptive words ‘Sheer Beauty Nails’ and ‘Lush Nail Salon.’.
You can use a Verb in your business name to create a business name like ‘Polish’d Nail Salon‘ or ‘Stylez Nail Salon‘.
We’ve taken words from above and from our generator results and combined the words to create new Nail company names.