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NAILPRO-file Featuring: Elite Manicures!
Welcome to our new feature "NAILPRO-file" where we highlight neighborhood nail salons and their owners from around the country and around the globe! !
This week's salon is in Ontario, Canada!
Meet owner Amy Henderson of Elite Manicures!
Salon Name: Elite Manicures
Salon Open Since: 2012
Salon Address: 298 Singleton Way, Ottawa Ontario Canada K1E2B3
Salon Phone: 613-790-0725
Tell us how you decided to open your own salon.
I was previously working in the car industry. When that took a down turn, I was laid off. So instead of being discouraged with the predicament my family was in, I took the time and did some research about what I really had a passion for. I studied, did my certification, and decided that the BEST way for me to spend time with my children and family was to open a Nail Bar in my home.
What sets you apart from other salons?
There are shops on every corner in my area. Personalized service and friendship is what I take pride in. I love my clients, we get to know each other, and they always seemed shocked that I remember every detail of our previous chats. Everything from problems to pets, I’m here to lend an ear and help your hands.
What is your most popular service?
My custom nail art is my number one service. My clients email me something they are thinking of, or tell me what ideas they have, and we go with it. It's always new, exciting and challenging. I have won 2nd place in two National Bio Sculpture Gel Nail Art competitions within my first year of business. Sometimes, you just have to take a chance and submit your work. Luckily for me, it paid off.