Success means... having positive impact.
Three adjectives that describe me are... curious, observant, and persistent.
You can’t run a business without… a great team.
In the next 10 years I will be… achieving our mission to make the nail industry greener.
Your health is what's most important in life.
Born in NYC, sundays studio is all about helping people to live well through our range of wellness-inspired nail care products and services. We have three Manhattan studios serving up relaxing treatments in serene surroundings, and our own range of ‘10-free’ nontoxic polishes in super-chic shades. (‘10-free’ means free of the 10 harmful chemicals found in most nail polish brands.) We want to change the industry, and provide a safer and superior product for clients and staff alike. No compromises.
What motivated you to become an entrepreneur? Is having your own business something you always wanted to have?
Being an entrepreneur is something I have always aspired to be. I always wanted to see the world, and make a change, and I think being an entrepreneur is the easiest way to achieve this! If I worked in a big company, achieving that goal would be a lot harder. Owning a business or a brand is something which has always been fascinating to me, especially when I was a child in China - why weren't there any Chinese brands? I became very curious how to make a brand last - that's what I want to do!
How did you come up with your business idea? What inspired you?
The sundays idea grew from my previous experience in working in regular nail salons. I realized we all deserve better - both the clients and the staff. The working conditions and the products used were damaging to people's health, and no one should have to sacrifice their health for beauty. I wanted to provide something better for clients and staff alike, and challenge the industry norms.
What are your short/long term goals?
Short term - To provide the best product and services to the client. I want to create something that I can be proud of, and do good for people.
Long term - I want to impact the industry, and make the industry greener. It shouldn't be acceptable to use and sell products that are so damaging to people's health. I want to change that expectation.
What is your greatest fear. How do you manage it?
The fear of not achieving my goals and vision. I don't think it will fail, but I do fear it won't scale as much as I would like it to. If I focus on the things that aren't quite going to plan or meeting my expectations, I will become unmotivated or feel. So I try to focus on what is going well with the business, there is always a lot to be grateful for. So, it's easy to get too focused on the ultimate goal, so I just try to relax and just enjoy the journey.