Beauty File: Habib Solo

Young Nails CEO, Habib Solo answers your questions about his first job, favorite food, what inspires him and and his proudest accomplishments.


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My first job was… Making pizza at Perry’s Pizza at the Buena Park Mall in Buena Park, CA.

Who would you like  to work with? Phil Knight, the founder of Nike. Having created one of the most recognizable brands in the world, I would love to hear about his journey first-hand and ask him detailed questions.

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I am inspired by… My mother Young Salo. When everything is falling apart, she keeps going.

My childhood ambition was… To be a professional DJ.

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My proudest accomplishments are… My children, Mia, 7, and Theo, 4.

My most embarrassing moment was…When I was 17, having my pants pulled down by a buddy in a crowded mall.

My favorite type of music is… Hip hop.

What are your favorite sports? I like to watch basketball and play golf.

Are you a morning or night person? Night, but since having kids, I’m now a morning person.

My favorite movie is… “The Color of Money.”

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My favorite food is… Donuts.

The best set of nails I’ve ever seen were… My brother (and Young Nails cofounder) Greg Salo’s first “bloody rose” design. I was speechless.

To see more from Habib, make sure you check out Young Nails’ vlog on YouTube and the video below.

To see more from Habib Solo check out the September 2017 Issue of NAILPRO Magazine

[Images: Courtesy of Habib Salo, Young Nails]

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