Lavish Nail Lounge owners Mimi Tran and Julie Nguyen have opened their own salon. Photo / Warren Buckland
The reason two nail technicians decided to open their own business was so they could spend “time on your hands”.
Mimi Trang Tran and Julie Nguyen didn’t like being given a time limit for clients so the solution was to become their own boss.
The result is the beautifully appointed Lavish Nail Lounge in Market St, Hastings.
“When you come to us it’s not just about nails. It’s about relaxing and having a chat and a laugh. It feels as if we are just catching up with friends because many of them are our friends,” Nguyen said.
And the secret is out. The women say there has been a huge increase in the number of men visiting nail salons to have a pedicure. Now they know how wonderful it feels.
Tran and Nguyen say they are so grateful to everyone who has helped them set up Lavish Nails Lounge.
“Most of them were firstly our clients and now our friends.
“We are really excited and our first day open was so busy. We are very happy. We love to make people feel good when they leave with beautiful nails then they can go home and tell their husbands — no housework.”
Lavish Nail Lounge is at 203 King St East, Hastings, and is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm.