Glamorous Nail Spa, located at 12794 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 2, in the original Wellington Mall, was recently welcomed as a new member of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce.
The business opened its doors in October 2012. The emphasis at this salon is to keep everything sterile and sanitary, and the spa is monitored closely by one of the owners, who is a pharmacist.
Thanh and Natalie Vo are the active owners of the salon. They are also husband and wife. Thanh was born in Vietnam. He and his family moved to Philadelphia when he was nine years old. He went to school in Philadelphia, later studying at Temple University. After two years there, he entered graduate school at the Albany College of Pharmacy, where he earned his pharmacy degree.
After graduation, Thanh went to work in Syracuse as a pharmacist. When he went back home to visit Philadelphia, he met Natalie, who was there on vacation. Natalie lived in Wellington, and it didn’t take long for Thanh to visit her here. They ended up getting engaged and have been married for two years.
Natalie was born in Vietnam and left there when she was 14 years old to live and study accounting in Seattle. She then moved to Wellington and stayed with relatives. She enrolled at Palm Beach State College to continue her studies. She also helped out part time at nail salons in order to understand the operations better and to help improve her English language skills. She got her work permit and became a nail tech while still completing accounting school. The Vos took over an existing nail salon as their new business.
“We had a vision that we wanted to provide all the nail spa services that are available to our clients, such as manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing, all the services that we can do in a nail spa,” Thanh said. “We also wanted to have a place where people feel comfortable.”
He also put a focus on cleanliness. “Coming from my background in the healthcare industry, I like to bring that to the nail salon,” he said. “All of our equipment goes through the autoclave. Everything is sterilized for each new client.”
The autoclave is a heat treatment system used to ensure all instruments at the salon are sterile and clean. In addition, pedicure chairs at the spa have disposable plastic liners. “Cleanliness is very important to us.” Thanh added.
Glamorous Nail Spa hires highly trained nail technicians who are licensed and experienced. The spa is also active in the community. They offer schools gift certificates to be used as prizes. This is popular at prom time. They also offer certificates to younger students, since they have kids’ pedicure chairs and cater to young clients as well.
For more information about Glamorous Nail Spa, call (561) 422-8882.
For information about area businesses, call the Wellington Chamber at (561) 792-6525 or visit www.wellingtonchamber.com.
Above: (Left to right) Bob Salerno, Mark “Boz” Bozicevic, Natalie Vo, De Le, Laura Huerta, Carmine Marino and Denise Carpenter.