Hidden ‘gem’: Nail salon opens in Cottonwood Shores

By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula

Tucked away in a strip mall in Cottonwood Shores is a gem of a new business -- a nail salon and spa with an enthusiastic owner who is seeking new customers while continuing to work hard to keep existing customers happy.

Thi Nails & Spa Salon, which opened its doors at the end of June, is named after the owner’s one-year-old daughter, and also a historical person in Vietnam who is known for being beautiful, said owner Linh Tran.

“I liked the name,” she said.

After 10 years of working for her uncle at a nail salon in Marble Falls, Tran knew she was taking a chance as a new small business owner. “People told me I might spend money [to get the business started] and lose,” she said. Undeterred, she called her father in Vietnam and he encouraged her, saying: “It’s time for you.”

Getting her business started was a whirlwind: “In 10 days we had the place set up and bought all my supplies,” she said.

What sets her salon apart from others is the quality of work and customer service, Tran said. “I’m friendly, nice with customers,” she said. Her prices are on par with other salons.

Tran made a new friend and loyal customer Wednesday.

“I’m definitely coming back,” said Elsie Thurman of Horseshoe Bay. 

For the full story, see Friday's Highlander. 

Thi Nails & Spa Salon is located at 4119 FM 2147, Building 6. For more information or to make an appointment, call 830-693-4477. They are open Mondays through Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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