BY Molly Congdon
No. 1 Nail & Spa, 55 Railroad Place in Saratoga Springs, became a new business in that street’s commercial segment, between Price Chopper and Bow Tie Cinema, in January.
Prior to opening the salon, the owners, Emily Hei and Jack Wang, had a salon in Rotterdam called NY Nail & Spa.
“Business was great and everyone enjoyed going,” Hei said. “Since our first business was successful, I thought to open up a new salon from scratch. I sold the old salon in June and started looking for a new place.”
Having the location be in Saratoga was a no-brainer, she said.
“We live in Saratoga Springs,” said Hei. “My daughter also goes to the high school in Saratoga. Everyone is nice. So I thought, why don’t I open up a salon to provide services for them?”
The shop offers several kinds of nail treatments, manicures, pedicures, waxing and different types of massages ranging from 10 minutes to 30 minutes.
Hei knew 55 Railroad Place was the perfect fit.
“Not only did I create this salon to gain money, I consider it more of my career and part of my life,” she said. “Our prices are moderate, but we provide the best services. I think this is a way to thank my community.”
“We have new, approved air ventilation system, antiseptic and disposable tools, new equipment, an elegant environment and we use legal, licensed workers,” Hei said. “Everything was set up following New York state regulations.”
She added, “I believe our salon will become the best in Saratoga, which is why I named it No. 1 Nail & Spa.”
The salon can be reached at 886-1655. Its website is no1nailandspa.wixsite.com/nail.