Polished. to open at the Waterfront
08/06/2014 3:25 PM
08/07/2014 12:51 AM
WICHITA — Another new business is opening at the Waterfront at 13th and Webb.
Polished. – with a period to make a point – is a full-service nail salon, but owner Lisa White thinks she can set her business apart with its atmosphere.
"It's just going to be kind of a little more customer friendly, a little more tailored, a little more detailed toward the customers and their care and their nail care," she says.
White says a lot of nail salons rush their clients in and out. She feels the salon atmosphere "really could be stepped up a notch."
There will be a private room for custom pedicures and for people who want to have pedicures in pairs.
White plans to eventually offer parties as well.
"I've got some really great party ideas that I'd like to include down the road."
Polished. will open in the former Fitness Together space, which is 1,525 square feet, next to Doc Green's in early September.
White says she'll have a small retail area "which I hope to grow." Initially, that will include nail products. Eventually, there may be such items as jewelry and candles.
Don Piros and Ken Saville of Landmark Commercial Real Estate handled the deal for the space.
White has been in the assisted living industry for almost 20 years.
"I've just always wanted to own my own business."
White has been working on Polished. for two years, but she experienced a few holdups along the way.
"It's all coming together now," she says, "so it's exciting."
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