Kimberly, who lives in Bedford, recently decided she wanted to open up a "Green" Nail Salon that only used natural and organic products while avoiding potentially toxic chemicals like toluene and formaldehyde. Kimberly believes that Nail Salons should make the switch to more natural products and she wanted to help lead the way. In fact, San Francisco last month passed the nations first Healthy Nail Salon Recognition ordinance which offers a voluntary recognition program for salon owners who use nail polish that does not contain dibutyl phthalate (DBP), formaldehyde or toluene.
She also wanted the Nail Salon to be more like a tradition private Spa environment. Based on this, she decided to avoid the typical Nail Salon strip mall location and opened in a former Doctor's Office near Depot Park. The new store has the look and feel of a Spa and features private rooms for Manicures and Pedicures. Afterwards they encourage clients to relax for a few minutes in their private post nail lounge while they wait for their nails to dry. For clients who don't want to wait for their nails to dry, the Salon offers Shellac, which is cured by UV light.
|The Salon also features a private room with a Television for clients to relax while their nails dry. Tea or Coffee are also provided.|
|Pedicures are performed in a Pipeless Spa Chair featuring a dual water |
system that completely drains after each use.
|A permanent sign is expected soon.|
1. It's interesting to note, that this marks the 3rd new Salon in Bedford in the past 6 months (both Salon Oz and TL Nails Spa opened this past summer).
2. In the past few months, I have begun to see retail businesses in Bedford taking advantage of social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter to promote their businesses. This is an encouraging sign.
3. Since the renovation of Depot Park, we have begun to see more retail businesses open nearby. I expect this trend to continue.