Carol began her nail career in Oregon in 1990 by working at a larger scale “spa salon” for several months to establish her nail business and clientele.
Working in a large and noisy salon helped her discover that she had a desire to be her own boss and offer more personalized nail services in a one on one type of intimate and private setting.
This inspired Ms. Houser to start a home-based nail salon that she managed independently from her home in Oregon for 10 years.
Carol said, “As I looked over and assessed my situation and what I ultimately wanted to do, the entrepreneurial flame was lit. By starting a home-based nail salon, this allowed me the freedom to be home for my daughters and also helped me understand how much my clients appreciated the private and personalized nail services without the noisy buzz of larger salons.”
In 2000 after establishing a successful business of 12 years, Carol was drawn to the sun and decided to move to Scottsdale, Arizona.
She said, “It was a little scary in the beginning, as my client base was in Oregon, but my clients and friends kept telling me that this type of individualized and personal pampering would be a perfect fit for me in Scottsdale, so my daughters and I made the leap and moved.”
She wrapped up and said, “While the initial move to Arizona was indeed a little scary, I am so blessed by how warmly I was accepted into the community and all the amazing friendships I have made, and stories shared with my clients. We changed the name of the salon from the ‘The Nail Studio’ to ‘The Nail Lady’ in 2017 as that is what everybody calls me, so it seemed a perfect match! It now 28 years later in the nail biz and I still love what I do!”
The Nail Lady’s specialties include both men’s and women’s manicures and pedicures, Shellac gel manicures and pedicures, Acrylic nail enhancements, airbrushed French manicures and enhanced callus removal.
Her client’s comments show that she really delivers an exceptional service:
You can contact Carol by email here: https://thenaillady.com/contact-me/
The Nail Lady
10830 N 71st Pl #102, Scottsdale, AZ 85254