In 2013, I was living in Seattle, and one evening, I was getting a pedi in a less-than-ideal nail salon. It was a little dirty, they had two TVs on different channels going at once and technicians were eating next to clients getting their toes done. I rang up a friend, and as we chatted, we started visualizing what would make an experience like that better. Right then and there, we began dreaming up a new kind of nail salon, a place that felt different than any other nail salon we had ever been to. Three weeks later, I had quit my job and moved back to Washington, D.C., to bring it to life. Last year, I bought all the shares of the business and became the sole owner, which has been super exciting on a personal level. But, my motivation is the same as when I started: to provide my clients and team with a unique experience and to make everyone feel like they have a special place to go—a place they can leave feeling a little better than when they arrived.
Owner: Andréa Vieira