We had the good fortune of connecting with Paola Giangualani and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Paola, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Hard work and consistency. I’ve put Self-Care nails before every other thing in my life for almost 2 years now. I like to be involved in every step of the way in our growth, and I always portray myself as a client and as an employee trying to understand both sides of the business. When I think about our clients one thing that I love is to have new things to offer for them every time they visit us so that they are never bored and are always surprised and excited to come. On the employee side, I try to listen and get their feedback on products and how things are going at the salon. We have been so busy it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, when this happens we try to slow down and take it easy. Things are very dynamic in this business, it’s very important to be able to go with the flow of things.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I founded Self-care nails in November 2019, right before COVID hit us. It’s been a rollercoaster for sure. But I’ve learned to overcome obstacles and focus on the bigger picture. I believe that what sets us apart is that we are a team passionate about what we do! I get very excited when the nail techs are working on a design, I love to see the outcome, to pick up the colors and everything involved in the process. It’s been challenging to hire new people that feel the same way. I’m very proud of the ambiance we have created here, It’s a pleasure to come in and work.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would definitely take them to the beach! The best part of our city in my opinion. Coffee at Alaska coffee roasting, best coffee in town! Sunset Yoga at The Standard. Since Covid we are practicing at the gardens, which are beautiful and relaxing. For dinner, I would problably take them to GO Bistro in Wynwood, or Tranan in Little river (this place is so cute).
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My dad for sure. He is a business man and came from nothing. He showed me the good and the bad of being a self-made entrepreneur. Book: Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso. Entrepreneurial books and how these people succeed and create great things from nothing always inspire me.
Nail Art by Viviana Acosta.