Tough as Nails is a not-for-profit organization based in Brooklyn, New York. Our goal is to give women a moment to feel beautiful in a possibly not-so-beautiful period of their lives. We host events at chemotherapy centers where we give soothing hand massages and glamorous manicures for patients who may be experiencing the unfortunate side effects of their treatment. As many may know, chemotherapy can take a toll on the patients' nails, bumpy ridges will form, they may become discolored, brittle and have a hard time growing. Doctors and nurses recommend painting nails in order to protect them from UV damage due to the increased sensitivity to the sun, which is a side effect of certain treatments.
We aim to bring a service and a joy to people who might not necessarily be able to get to a nail salon, and who could use a little break from their day so they can feel beautiful and pampered.