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NAILPRO-file Featuring: GLOSS Nail Studio!
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 Idaho!
Meet owner Christian Tran of GLOSS Nail Studio!
Salon Name: GLOSS Nail Studio
Salon Open Since: July 16, 2013
Salon Address: 750 S. Progress Ave. #165, Meridian, ID 83642
Salon Phone: 208-887-8548
Salon Facebook Page: Gloss Nail Studio LLC
Tell us how you decided to open your own salon.
It was all about the timing. I received my license in 2004 and worked at various Asian owned salons for almost 8 years. The work environment was not what I thought doing nails was supposed to be about and I became unmotivated and burnt out. Last year, I finally decided to quit doing nails and just stay at home with my children until I figured out what I wanted to do with my life. Three months in I began to miss doing nails, so I decided to give it another chance, but in a different work environment. I began working in a spa at a local health club and my drive and creativity came back alive. I was excited to do nails again and saw my future open up. Mid-June my husband came to me with this Craigslist ad for a nail salon that was for sale at a good price. He has always wanted me to open my own place but my only knowledge about a nail salon was of the Asian way and I couldn’t see myself doing that for the rest of my life. With this renewed outlook on how nails SHOULD be done, we decided to make an offer. From the day our offer was accepted to when I had the keys in my hand was within one week. EVERYTHING fell into place as if it was meant to be. I absolutely love going to work every day now!!
What sets you apart from other salons in your area?
We list on the back of our brochures the top 5 reasons why a client should choose GLOSS over other salons. It says:
1. Quality Products – NO MMA
2. ALL licensed Technicians
3. Up-to-date with the latest trends
4. Strong adherence of proper sanitation practices
5. Highly effective communication
Of all those reasons, the most common comment I have received from clients was how relieved they were to be able to communicate and have a conversation with myself and my techs.