Nail salons come and go, but newly opened Olive’s Nail & Spa plans to be a delightful exception to the norm. Owned by Tony Rad (long-time stylist at Pete’s Barber Shop in Suniland) and his newlywed wife Jenalyn Avella, the salon quickly stands out from the others.
“We spent most of our savings to create a premiere salon,” explains Tony. “We picked a prime location, spared no expense to bring the best equipment, talent and we have the experience to deliver a superior experience.” Jenalyn added, “This is our dream coming true. I’ve worked in other salons, both here and in my native Philippines, and it just feels different to build something from scratch. We are already having success and look forward to serving many more in the years to come.”
Olive’s opened on December 15th and has seen a steady stream of traffic. “We see a lot of people who stop in because of the Starbucks. Once they are here, they get pampered and become repeat clients,” explained Jenalyn.
First-time customer Araceli Rodriguez remarked, “I was taking my son to Game Stop and saw Olive’s. I’m trying it out and so far it’s better than my regular place with similar prices.”
So what is Olive’s like? Monica Franco, Francesca Acosta, Lavane Brown, Diane Silva, Yaneisy Herrero and Aniris Merida make up the friendly and smiling team of technicians. The row of sparkling new massage pedicure chairs, special ventilation system, artwork and spacious, pleasing layout let you know this is more than your regular nail shop.
Olive’s overall feel was even enough to inspire me, a person who had never gotten a manicure. I sat in the chair, enjoyed the massage chair and let the technicians do their thing. Fifty-five minutes later, I felt like a new man. Nothing fancy mind you, but well-nurtured nails does give you a feeling of relaxation. I walked out pampered and happy.
Olive’s is located at 9071 South Dixie Highway (in the strip mall with Starbucks, Game Stop, Cold Stone Creamery and T-Mobile) with ample parking. You can make an appointment by calling 786-212-1841 or by emailing email@example.com. Hours are Mon-Sat 8:30a to 7:00p and Sunday 10a to 5p. First-time customers get a great deal of a mani-pedi combo for just $25.