Nail Artist Q&A: “Nailed Down!” with Barbara Haught!

Barbara Haught Nails

Welcome to NAILPRO’s Nailed Down! where we “nail down” nail artists and technicians from our User Galleries and get to know them and their amazing work!

This week we visit Latrobe, PA!

Meet Barbara Haught:








Where do you work?
Franco’s Expert Nails


How would you describe yourself?
I live outside of the box, I’ve never stepped inside of it and I never plan to!


How did you get started in the nail industry?
I was helping as a receptionist at a spa that my sister-in-law works in and I started doodling on my nails. The boss saw and encouraged me to go to school for it.


What/Who inspires your work?
The three people that most inspire me are: my teacher, Mrs. Nelson from DEC (Douglas Education Center); my boss,, Chris Franco; and my husband, Miles.


Are there any tools you can’t live without?
I can’t live without my brushes and paint!


What is your favorite technique/style?
I love layering my art with acrylic so you get the 3-D effect with a smooth finish.


What is your funniest/craziest nail story?
When I was in school learning how to apply wraps to nails on a practice hand, I did not realize I had glue on my hand and I sprayed the glue dryer on it. It only took me two seconds to realize I had glued my entire hand to the practice hand. I must have had a scared face because the teacher asked if I was alright. I said yes, but then the class was looking at me. I lifted up my hand to reveal the issue, and everyone laughed, including me.


You can find Barbara Haught on the web:
In the NAILPRO User Gallery:
Franco’s Expert Nails’ Site:

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