Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Party


Starr, Heidi, Michelle, Ashley & Leang
If we have to, we'll build this spa ourselves!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Wet Paint Nail Spa

Friday, December 17, 2010

Progress? I think so!

Work had finally begun in earnest.  The demo is done and just this morning I saw two guys unloading something from a truck and carrying it in to the new space.

They're so long, and there are only two of them so I don't think they're floor boards, but what do I know?  Anyone have any ideas?

Mum and I really wanted to get pictures of each other swinging hammers during the demolition, but for some odd reason, the workmen didn't think that would be a good idea.  Could it be because I'm a nail technician and she's a grant writer?  Not exactly hammer swingin' professions.  We posed for some shots anyway, cuz we think we're cute.  You do too, right?

Oh, and the sound proofing for the walls of the esthetics room has arrived, so your whale music facials won't be interrupted by loud laughter and other foolishness we always seem to be getting up to.

That's all for now folks.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Few New Pix

So I haven't really got any news to report, but I was over there earlier today with my mum and the property manager and I got such a cute picture of the two of them, that I just had to post it!  They're standing in what will be the reception area, leaning on a window that will lead to the aesthetics room.  Don't worry, there will be a curtain, and no peeking allowed.

The Reception Area

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Spa Construction Blog: A Tale of Patience

Once upon a time there was a girl with a dream.  OK, she was actually a woman and the once upon a time was actually right now, but you know what I'm saying.  Anyhoo...

Seven years ago, I became a nail tech and discovered that I really loved it. I loved it so much that five and a half years ago, with the help of my mum, I opened my own nail spa.  Thanks to my fabulous clients and crew, we prospered over the years and the time came to grow.  That's when the waiting game began.

We entered in to protracted negotiations with our landlord about space.  It took MONTHS to find common ground, but in the end we did.  We began tell all of you about our plans; that we'd be opening a full spa, with waxing and facials, body wraps and professional makeup application and lessons.  We expected to be in our new space and open by September 2010.  Well, it's the first of December today and, as you know, we're not in our new space.  *heavysigh*

Well... At long last, construction on the new space has begun!!!! YAY!!!!!  In this blog, I'll be posting updates and photos of progress.  I won't give an estimated completion date, because I've learned that lesson the hard way, but I'll certainly let you know, as soon as we know.

This will be our Esthetics room

how could you possibly get clean washing in this sink?

our bashful general contractor