Nailpro - May/June 2020 - 21

Up Close With
Michelle Saunders
James

LOCAL OUTREACH
When building our salon, we met
and worked with a lot of local
artisans for elements, such as wall
murals, custom lighting and shelves.
We enjoy meeting our neighbors as
more of the community learns about
us. We're getting to know our
clients by name, and we love that
feeling! We also donate regularly to
local schools.

What was your first job in the nail
industry?
"I was plucked right out of cosmetology
school by Chanel, working at
department stores like Nordstrom,
Neiman Marcus and Saks 5th Avenue.
At the time, they were running a
promotion where shoppers would
get a complimentary manicure with a
purchase of Vamp nail polish."
What inspires you?
"Colors, textiles, fashion design and
architecture. You see a doorway; I see
nail art."

SOCIAL LIFE
We use social media to inspire our
clients with the latest fashion, color
and nail art trends; as an educational
platform to teach them about
proper nail care; and to promote
our services and newest nail art
designs. We've found Instagram to
be a great platform for us because
it's about sharing beauty, sharing nail
knowledge and sharing the joy we find
in doing nails.

What was the most challenging thing
that happened while opening Saunders
& James?
"Choosing the right flooring that was
acetone- and nail polish-proof! It was
a little funny because we'd be on our
hands and knees wiping the floor
with acetone after spilling nail polish
purposely. We went through different
kinds of floors before landing on Ardex."

+Details
OWNER: Michelle Saunders James
EST.: 2020
STAFF: Ten employees guaranteed a
competitive hourly wage, plus tips.
BENEFITS: Paid training and free nail
services.

Come visit us...
saundersandjames.com
@saundersandjames

What's your best advice for new salon
owners?
"Build a really strong team of likeminded people who excel in the areas
that you do not."
I can't discuss Saunders & James
without ...
"Smiling!"

@SaundersandJames

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