Boss Babe Shout Out | Melissa


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Meet Melissa, the founder of the wonderful Bare Skin and Nail Studio! Located in Columbus Ohio!

Their goal is to provide a laid back spa experience where everyone that comes through their door feels welcomed and comfortable.

Melissa LOVES being in the business of people! Making someone feel better when they’re having a bad week, relax when they’re stressed, and/or uplifted when their feeling down is her favorite part of her job!

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Let’s get to know Melissa a bit better:

  1. She’s originally from Texas. This Halloween will mark 7 years since she moved to Ohio. 

  2. She began her skincare journey working for a physician doing laser treatments back in 2009! 

  3. She’s a mom of 3!! She has 2 girls, a 14-year-old and a newborn (1 month!), and a 2 ½-year-old boy.

The biggest lesson she’s learned in business is “just because you love what you do doesn’t mean you are prepared to start (or run) a business!” Melissa notes that she has learned SO MUCH and yet, she is still constantly learning.

Her advice to other entrepreneurs is to do your research! There is so much to learn, and you want to make sure you pick the right things for your business.

She also cautions not to expect things to fall into your lap! “I’ve met people who think entering the beauty business for themselves will be is not!” She further outlines that it takes time, marketing, great service, great products, and some sacrificing.

Market market market! I have literally handed my cards out at drive-thrus, fully not expecting anything and have gotten wonderful clients!”

The quote she lives by? “Treat others how you would like them to treat’s incredibly cliche but completely true

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Lastly, Melissa would like to thank her biggest supporter and best friend, her spouse! “That poor guy has helped with so much [more] of the process than he knew he was getting in to! I appreciate him, his help and support so much. I would not have what I have if it wasn’t for him.” 

Check out Bare Skin & Nails Website for full list of services and to book your appointment!

Alexa Bartimus