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Elevating Nail Care to a Whole New Level

By Billy Montgomery

In the heart of Pasadena, CA. amidst the hustle and bustle of city life, lies a serene oasis of tranquility known as Lavender Beauty Boutique.  More than just a place for beauty treatments, the boutique at 100 N. Lake Ave, Suite 204, is a sanctuary where art meets therapy, and self-care is elevated to an art form.  With its grand opening last Spring, owner Nicole “Colie” Salvanda said this boutique has quickly become a beloved haven for locals seeking solace and rejuvenation amidst the chaos of daily life.

A Visionary Entrepreneur

Long before she opened the shop, Salvanda said she loved art as a child and was especially intrigued with nail art.  As years passed, inspired by her mentors and driven by her entrepreneurial spirit, Salvanda embarked on a journey to create a space where beauty went beyond skin-deep.  With a background in art and a keen eye for luxury and sophistication, she meticulously designed every aspect of the boutique, from its elegant decor to its tranquil ambiance, to evoke a sense of serenity and calm. “I was very intentional about everything because I didn’t want just an ordinary nail shop,” Salvanda said.  “The (lavender) color signifies royalty.  My logo has a diamond at the top which signifies luxury.  This is the experience I want my clients to feel.”

A Sanctuary for Self-Care

As soon as clients step through the doors of Lavender Beauty Boutique, they are greeted by the soothing sights of lavender and a warm welcome from the owner.  The atmosphere is one of tranquility and relaxation.  Each corner of the boutique is carefully curated to create a sense of peace and serenity, from the cozy seating areas to the delicate flowers that adorn the space.

Beyond Beauty

While Lavender Beauty Boutique offers a wide range of beauty treatments, including expert nail services and luxurious hand treatments, it goes far beyond traditional beauty services. Salvana's vision for the boutique was to create a space where clients could experience a transformative journey of self-discovery and self-care. With each treatment, clients are invited to slow down, unwind, and reconnect with themselves, leaving feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and empowered. “When clients come in, we have conversations.  My gift is not just to paint nails, but to inspire, motivate, and give women a different perspective on how they can might better themselves through a good conversation,” Salvana said. 

Personalized Service and Attention to Detail

Lavender Beauty Boutique provides hand care services that range from educating and enhancing nail care to more elaborate nail art.  But what helps to set the salon apart is its personalized service and attention to detail.  Each treatment is tailored to the individual needs of the client, with a focus on providing a truly immersive and transformative experience. Whether it's a simple manicure or an advanced hand treatment, every detail is carefully considered to ensure that clients leave feeling pampered and rejuvenated. “It is more than having cute, pretty nails, but also getting clients to take care of the health of

their nails. Having a manicure means nothing if you are not taking care of them, and not taking care of yourself,” Salvana said. 

With its personalized service, attention to detail, and focus on connection, Lavender Beauty Boutique is not just a destination for beauty—it's a destination for self-care, empowerment, and transformation. For more details on services and bookings, click here.

Photos by Billy Montgomery

Heart of Hollywood Contributor Billy Montgomery

Billy Montgomery stands as a seasoned photojournalist, accomplished writer, and adept digital content producer with a rich and diverse portfolio. His extensive experience in media production has taken him to illustrious cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and Atlanta, where he has successfully crafted compelling photography, videography, and podcasts for a diverse clientele.

Beyond his role as a media producer, Montgomery is committed to education, imparting his knowledge through classes and workshops focused on media literacy and production for both youth and adults. He believes in the transformative power of media education to empower individuals in navigating the ever-evolving landscape of digital content creation.

In the realm of writing, Montgomery champions innovative thinking as a cornerstone of journalism. His perspective emphasizes the importance of embracing diverse viewpoints, acknowledging that true growth comes from listening to a chorus of voices rather than the echo of one's own. Living by the motto, “We don’t grow by listening to our own voice,” Montgomery encourages a dynamic and inclusive approach to storytelling that reflects the richness and complexity of the world we inhabit.

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Very well written. Extremely informative Thank you

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