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Margie Smith is the owner, operator and licensed nail technician of HandsNFeet2U. Photo courtesy of Margie SmithMargie Smith, a former nursing assistant, decided it was time to start her own business. She is the owner, operator and licensed nail technician of HandsNFeet2U, a mobile natural spa and nail service.
When did you start up the business?
Smith: I started the business in 2005. Before graduating from Black Thorn Academy, in Fishersville, I spent 20 years working in the healthcare field as a nursing assistant with an AAS degree. Since graduating from Black Thorn, I have relied on my customer’s word of mouth for new business. I am a licensed nail technician in the Commonwealth of Virginia through the Board for Barbers and Cosmetology and I am insured. This nail/spa business and website was conceived in 2012.
What types of services do you perform?
Smith: We are a mobile nail spa, primarily performing manicures and pedicures.
Where do you travel to?
Smith: My services are available in Fluvanna County, Charlottesville, and surrounding areas.
Who are your customers?
Smith: Services are offered to men and women of all ages and children age five and up.
What are the advantages for customers using your service?
Smith: Our mobile services will save our customers money on gas and childcare and save them time since they don’t have to wait in line at a salon. We can bring our services and atmosphere to the location of your choice. We perform these services at your home, hotel suite, office, hospital, assisted living or adult home. We come to you and work around whatever challenge you may have, whether it is bed rest, nursing a baby, broken limbs or wheel-chair bound. You get individualized attention.
What is your philosophy?
Smith: We believe that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
An added feature of your business is the Spa Party.
Who uses this service?
Smith: Anyone planning a wedding or baby shower, birthdays, retirements, anniversaries, graduations or girls’ night out as well as corporate spa days or any other occasion. Spa parties are available for groups of four to ten.
We also cater to girls five and up. We have extended hours available seven days a week for special parties. In addition, we offer theme parties for little girls, including Princess & The Frog, Hello Kitty, Tinker Bell and Barbie. We will decorate for the party and have games and crafts for kids. We also have spa baskets at the parties as well and homemade cupcakes are optional.
You also add that you make your own Homemade Organic Scrubs?
Smith: I personally make my own organic scrubs; they’re made fresh daily and never store bought. I use simple ingredients. For example, one of my scrubs contains oatmeal, brown sugar, honey, olive oil, Epsom salts and other natural ingredients while I use oatmeal, sea salt and aloe vera for sensitive skin. Everything is hospital grade and sterile. I also use essential oils in my scrubs and lotions for aromatherapy. Other than the natural nail soaks and foot scrubs, I make homemade diabetic lotions, detoxifying footbaths and anti-aging hand treatments.
Smith adds that she is planning to donate part of her proceeds to a couple of her favorite charities, including Camp Holiday and breast cancer research. She believes in giving back to her community.
Her prices are competitive but for more information and the cost of a manicure or pedicure, visit her website http://www.handsandfeet2u.com/default.html or contact Margie Smith at 434-981-3733.