Natalie (NZ) and Vladimir (VZ) Zolotnik are the co-owners of Belava and a fantastic husband and wife team. Their company began with a dedication to making a salon pedicure a safe and sanitary experience with liners to fit inside their plastic tubs. Now they are striving even further to make professional massage and warming units for clients to experience at salons while geting their toes prettied. We step behind the scenes and get a personal look at the faces behind the company.
What was your first job ever?
If you could be anybody famous, past or present, who would you be?
NZ: Queen Elizabeth I; she is a fascinating historic figure.
What was your proudest accomplishment?
VZ: Immigration; NZ: My daughter.
What was your most embarrassing moment?
VZ: I find my accent embarrassing all the time.
What inspires you?
VZ: Ideas and solutions.
What was your childhood ambition?
NZ: Clothes and interior designer, but it never happened.
Describe your perfect day.
NZ: Sittinng in a quiet room where I am sewing or knitting.
Are you a morning or night person?
What is your favorite song?
NZ: “Unforgettable;” VZ: “Yesterday.”
What is your favorite sport?
VZ: Soccer; NZ: Rhythmic gymnastics.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
What is your favorite movie?
NZ: Men in Tights.
What was your most recent impulse buy?
NZ: 5 books from Barnes and Nobles; now I need to figure out when I have time to read.
What is your favorite type of food?
NZ: Meaty stews, mashed potatoes, rich Russian/German food; VZ: Steak!
What are you most afraid of?
NZ: War; VZ: Being unable to protect my family.
[Image: Belava LLC.]