Polished nail salon owner takes pride in details
Manicuring was only supposed to be a part-time job for Alexandria Volk – temporary employment to help fund her pursuit of a degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
But neither graduation nor her subsequent white-collar jobs could file away Volk’s interest in cosmetology. She continued to moonlight in the profession, until earlier this summer when she committed to it full time and opened Polished, A Nail Boutique.
The Elm Grove nail salon also offers a premium line of organic skin care products.
“I had no intention of staying in the beauty industry after college graduation, but something told me to hang on,” Volk said. “Looking back at it now, I feel like it was just a natural progression.”
She said she saw an opportunity to improve upon industry shortcomings, as well as put her unique stamp on a nail salon.
“My experience has been that small details are often pushed aside or overlooked, so I take pride in being a perfectionist and in striving to make our manicures and pedicures a relaxing, therapeutic and personal experience for guests, rather than just an appointment,” Volk said. “Our appointments are 15 minutes longer than other salons and spas, so guests feel comfortable and not rushed. This allows our nail designers to be meticulous in their work.
“We also have industry-leading pedicure foot spas and a dry bar, where guests can relax after their service, read or watch TV, and enjoy a snack.”
Volk reports that Polished has been well received since opening its doors in the Autumn Grove Plaza.
“I look forward to beating – not meeting – guest expectations here,” she said.