Wellness. To me, the word itself is enough to conjure up images of mindfulness, meditation, soft music, and maybe even a bit of pampering. Thanks to Namaste Nail Sanctuary, a sanctuary dedicated to helping women find their zen, you can have all this, and more.
Namaste Nail Sanctuary opened this March in Los Angeles. Founded by husband-and-wife team Michael and Mecca Elliot, the sanctuary hopes to offer an “optimal environment for meditation, relaxation, and rejuvenation,” according to the company website. When guests enter, they can expect to find an ambiance of soft lighting, fountains, calming colors, relaxing music, moss-covered walls, and custom seating. During treatment, one can even opt for the “Deepak Chopra Dream Master” audio and visual program designed to aid in relaxation and meditation.
When the Elliots opened Namaste Nail Sanctuary, they were attempting to fill a void in the wellness industry. Their dual-purpose concept—where women can simultaneously relax, meditate, and get their nails done—was born in response to the “societal burnout women face in their fast-paced professional and personal lives,” notes the release.
The company is also a franchise, with hopes to expand nationwide. In fact, the sanctuary recently announced the appointment of Kathleen Hunstman as President and Chief Operating Officer. This is a major step towards building a franchise—Huntsman has a resume of over 25 years in the franchise industry. “We are confident she will help the Namaste Nail Sanctuary brand continue to flourish and grow as she leads franchise operations and assists our franchise partners in achieving success,” says Michael Elliot.