Photo by Brad Frerkson, 7B Photography.
With more than a decade of experience, Heather Lewis of Heather’s Nail Boutique has been servicing Sandpoint with a full-service nail salon providing gel polish, manicures, pedicures and hard-gel nail enhancements. With attention to detail—not only to nails—Heather offers her patrons a clean, inviting and friendly atmosphere to unwind and get pampered.
At Heather’s Nail Boutique, they offer the most advanced services and techniques available, as Heather continues education in her field to offer clients the best. She takes classes to constantly improve her technique and discover new products, noting that with gel technology continuing to expand, these courses consistently introduce her to new and better products each and every year. In addition, Heather and her team can now make enhancements thinner, more flexible and last longer between maintenance services than ever before. This allows for Heather to offer her clients the most innovative nail care available.
“Something else that makes us different [than other similar establishments] is that this is an employee-based salon,” says Heather. Everyone follows the same protocol for every service. It doesn’t matter which technician you see; you will still get the same great service. This enables you to get your nails done when it is convenient for you, and you know you will always get the same great service.”
Each employee has an individual education plan, with a concentration on what they need to learn to improve and get better in the industry. The salon holds classes every Tuesday for its employees, and every nail technician must have a model to work on.
When it comes to what she finds rewarding in her work, Heather says it’s two-fold. She takes pride in creating beautiful nails for her clients, especially those who have had negative experiences in the past, showing them they can have amazing nails without damage in a clean salon with well-trained employees. “I love when we can give a new client the nails she has always wanted but was never able to find before,” she says. In addition, Heather finds it gratifying to watch her employees advance in their career; seeing them improve and their confidence grow.
“I love showing them that they can be great at doing nails, and it can be a real job,” says Heather. “In fact, my girls are doing so well that we need more help. I am always on the lookout for a new nail tech looking for a career.”
The nail boutique has been voted the best nail salon three years in a row! Heather attributes the success of her business to her incredible staff, adding that it is truly a team effort. “My girls work so hard, and I am so proud of them. They are an integral part of the success of Heather’s Nail Boutique,” she says.
Through hard work, determination and an insatiable appetite for learning and improving, Heather has created a successful small business right here in Sandpoint. She looks forward to serving the community for all of their nail-care needs. Call to make your appointment today. The salon is open Monday, Tuesday and Friday 8am to 5pm, and Wednesday and Thursday 8am to 7pm.
Heather’s Nail Boutique
219 Church St.