Salon: Body & Sol Tanning, Nails and Day Spa
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia
Owner: Christine Turner
Years in Business: almost 3
Specialties: Margarita pedicures on the patio
Why it stands out: When nail tech Christine Turner purchased an existing salon in 1998, it initially offered only tanning services. That was not the case for long and that tanning salon quickly grew into Body & Sol Tanning, Nails, and Day Spa. Christine wasted no time in adding nails to the menu and had a nail department up and running within one month of opening the salon. In those three short years Christine has steadily built a strong reputation for the salon within the industry and its community.
With an inviting and stylish décor that complements the friendly, service-oriented staff, Body & Sol sets itself apart from the competition. Christine, an astute businesswoman and talented nail tech, places a strong emphasis on education and sanitation.
While nails are not the salon’s main focus, Chrisitine has managed to recruit some of the best nail techs in her area to create a strong department that frequently accumulates competition awards. She and her nail techs regularly receive continuing education and participate in nail competitions and industry events in order to offer their clients the latest nail services.
Strong community involvement further differentiates Body & Sol from the rest. With its support of the community through donations and in-salon benefits for various charities, Body & Sol maintains a strong presence in the community and allows its employees to donate their time and skills to worthy causes.
Clients appreciate the “clean, bright, and inviting” atmosphere and are confident in the skill and professionalism of the staff. Unique services – such as the popular margarita pedicures served up on the patio – keep clients excited about their visits to the salon and eager to recommend it to others.