Nails Magazine

MAR 2015

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116 | NAILS MAGAZINE | MARCH 2015 THE SCOOP: Kimberly Herman got into the nail industry when she was 18 years old after attending nail school in Florida. She opened her frst salon a few years later with a partner and then went on to open a string of salons in Broward County throughout the 1980s. After relocating to Denver (and after her children were grown up) she resumed her interest in the nails world and opened Posh Nails in 2009 in the Cherry Creek Mall. "It never felt like work for me. It still doesn't feel like work. I always loved doing nails," she says. Herman passed on her ambition and love of nails to her daughter. The two of them took their Colorado nail tech licensing test on the same day, and because they were so nervous they both thought they failed. "Taking the test after 28 years of doing nails, you get set in your ways. I didn't think I did well!" Herman says. But they both passed and now her daughter, Jasmine Litvak, manages the salon. THE 'HOOD: The Cherry Creek Mall is located in Cherry Creek North, a ritzy neighborhood of Denver. Because of its upscale residents, the mall houses such stores as Nordstrom, Tiffany & Co., and Louis Vuitton. Outside the mall, Herman says there are nice restaurants, cute boutiques and the trees are decorated with white lights that are lit at night. Herman chose her location because she wanted to have a space in that mall. Having that space distinguishes Posh Nails from other salons, Herman explains, because salon profile Posh Nails Found Its Niche in Upscale Mall Having an exceptional space in a top-shelf mall brings all the foot trafc and clients this Denver salon hoped for. BY KELSEY NOLAN } BUSINESS Located in Denver's Cherry Creek Mall, Posh Nails prides itself on cleanliness, which is why the salon sees so much foot trafc. everyone knows of the salon in the mall. Being located in the mall can have its challenges, though, such as the extremely high rent, holiday parking, and staying staffed during the mall hours and holidays during which most salons are closed. QUICK LOOK Salon Name: Posh Nails Location: Denver Owner: Kimberly Herman Nail Techs/Employees: 14/17 Compensation Structure: Booth rental Square Footage: 1,200 Opened: 2009 Signature Services: Pamper me mani/pedi Website:

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