These ladies make people look fantastic — hands down — every single day. But not long ago I got to be the one who captured their personalities and made THEM look fabulous too. Turnabout’s fair play, and it’s FUN!
Confession time! I’ve never been one of those women who gets a regular manicure or pedicure.
I used to make an effort to get my annual spring pedicure every three or four years, and I might have sprung for a luscious bottle of lacquer at the grocery store if I thought I needed a treat, but it might have been a month or more before I ever opened it up and slapped it onto my nails. Yep — that’s just how it shook out.
Perhaps I never joined the ranks of manicure mavens because I never had any daughters to share the bonding experience with. Maybe it’s because I figured my relentless gardening habits would wreck a new paintjob before the first day was out. Mostly though, I never took especially good care of my nails and feet because I didn’t have a place where I felt like the staff cared if I was there or ever came back again.
After all, our city has a nail salon, a donut shop, and a dry-cleaners on every corner.
That’s how it used to be until I discovered Sweet Three Nail Lounge here in Katy. Owner, Kristina Luong has built a lovely little welcoming retreat. She and her staff take the time to get to know their clients, and they don’t cut corners on products or cleanliness either. No WAY NO HOW!
Sweet Three is a place where you are just as likely to find yourself sitting next to a Houston Power Broker and talking business as you will be to find yourself seated between teenage sisters and engaging in a lively discussion ranging from rescue dogs to glow-in-the dark polish to tales about the escapades of learning to drive. You are as likely to seal a contract in the pedicure chair as you are to meet a new friend who thinks just like you do.
Instead of meeting for lunch or coffee, Sweet Three has become the place for networking meetings and business collaborations.
Don’t think that Sweet Three is just a ladies hangout either. If a man is man-enough for a pedi, he will soon become a devotee of this place too.
That’s right! I’ve never been a mani-pedi sort of gal, but now I never leave the lounge without making my next appointment. I love this place and you will too.
So, as Kristina says, come have a glass of wine and get your nails done. Tell them that Shelly the photographer sent you — and that you want that glass of wine
— as long as you are old enough to legally partake. Insert smiley emoticon here!