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Kinyatta E. Gray Interviews Alize Jones, Founder of Nails & Tips by Laila London Girls Love Flights, Feelings & Fashion

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BEAUTY SALON NAILS & TIPS BY LAILA LONDON OPENS IN NYC’S BRONX, GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
During the 1990’s, Bronx native Lenny Alize Jones was an enterprising record label executive who managed artists and created music for those in the hip-hop world. Today, he’s the founder of the successful beauty salon Nails & Tips by Laila London, which enjoyed its grand opening in late September, 2020.
Nails & Tips by Laila London’s mission is one that is not only unique but goes up and beyond the standard of excellent customer service. “Our mission is to create a customer service friendly business that is family oriented and welcoming to both sexes, male and female,” says Alize. “In the customer service area we provide transportation for those who live within a one-mile radius of the business if one makes a deposit of 15% towards the cost of receiving a manicure or pedicure.” 
Born and raised in the Bronx, Alize’s journey in serving the community and its people started during his youth, starting with his work with the New York City Housing Authority. While working for one of NYC’s largest and most demanding departments, Alize met up with a girlfriend who worked for hip hop legend and Bronx native, KRS-ONE, and started working with the rapper/educator with his business. From there, other music business friends came to him for help, which led to his rise in the industry to becoming a label executive with Arista Records. 

BEAUTY SALON NAILS & TIPS BY LAILA LONDON OPENS IN NYC’S BRONX, GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
During the 1990’s, Bronx native Lenny Alize Jones was an enterprising record label executive who managed artists and created music for those in the hip-hop world. Today, he’s the founder of the successful beauty salon Nails & Tips by Laila London, which enjoyed its grand opening in late September, 2020.
Nails & Tips by Laila London’s mission is one that is not only unique but goes up and beyond the standard of excellent customer service. “Our mission is to create a customer service friendly business that is family oriented and welcoming to both sexes, male and female,” says Alize. “In the customer service area we provide transportation for those who live within a one-mile radius of the business if one makes a deposit of 15% towards the cost of receiving a manicure or pedicure.” 
Born and raised in the Bronx, Alize’s journey in serving the community and its people started during his youth, starting with his work with the New York City Housing Authority. While working for one of NYC’s largest and most demanding departments, Alize met up with a girlfriend who worked for hip hop legend and Bronx native, KRS-ONE, and started working with the rapper/educator with his business. From there, other music business friends came to him for help, which led to his rise in the industry to becoming a label executive with Arista Records. 

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