Awesome that you’ve found The Happy Toko! Our goal is to give you a happy feeling, whether you are having your nails done or if you are shopping some beauty goodies at our shop. You can find us in the cutest street of Utrecht “The Twijnstraat”.
How it all started
I have been addicted to nailpolish ever since I was a little girl. I even painted my nails with typ-ex and markers. But never thought of doing nails for a living.
I studied Marketing Communications at the HAN in Arnhem and did my minor Visual Culture at the Amsterdam Fashion institute. Marketing is fun, but after eight years in the field it was time for a switch. I always had that urge to start my own business, but I didn’t know what it should be.
During my holiday in 2017, I was sorting things out. Wat makes me happy? What do I like to do and what are the things I don’t want to do anymore. It sounds a bit cliché but I was painting my nails and there was the epiphany: YES this is it! I have to do something with nails!
Back home, I ordered everything I needed to start, practiced on my friends and followed courses. Besides just painting nails I also found a passion for nail art. It’s so nice to be creative! I took a masterclass nail art in London at WAH Nails. Now I have my own shop and super sweet team! Hope to see you soon in The Happy Toko!
You can find The Happy Toko in the Museum quarter of Utrecht. The Twijnstraat is a very vibrant street with local owned shops. After your nail date you can stroll through the street, get some lunch or grab a coffee.
Our shop is easy to reach:
Public transport: the Happy Toko is a 15-20 minute walk from Utrecht Centraal, or you can take the train to Utrecht Vaartsche Rijn Station, from there it’s only a 5 minute walk.
Car: Park your car in the P1 Garage at Vaartsche Rijn Station, 5 min walk to the shop.