Today we’d like to introduce you to Kimberly Chapman.
Kimberly, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started doing nails as a hobby 25 years ago, 21 years professionally. I made the choice to do it after I became sober from substance abuse. I had worked in a couple of different salons between Chicago and Arizona. And the #1 complaint I kept hearing was it wasn’t relaxing enough and there was too much “drama”. So I wanted to make a peaceful affordable serene place for clients to relax without the “big spa” prices. Then came along my youngest medical fragile daughter 2 1/2 years ago. That made me want to be even more serene and very clean and sterile environment. I was her only care provider and the nurse even while at work. I strive every day for my 3 children. They know mommy is happy and loves what she does while at work
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Summertime and December are my 2 hardest obstacles. Summer old town Scottsdale becomes a ghost town. And December because having 2 children’s birthday in December and of course the holiday.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
I came up with the name Sole like the Sole of one’s foot because the pedicures (the most challenge better) are my favorite Service to perform. Serenity is because I provide a tranquil (essential oils) serene and clean environment. I am most proud of my Yelp reviews and the fact I am still open after 4 years being on my own. I feel what sets me apart from the other nail salons is that I’m very sterile and clean and I educate people of what I am doing and why I am doing it. Down to disinfecting and sanitizing (they is a difference between the two) and dehydrating and rehydrating the nails.
What were you like growing up?
I was very odd and disorganized. But my workspace has to be organized for each service. I was artistic and athletic. The artistic side one. I was also a rebel without a cause.
- Address: 7024 E Osborn Rd
Suite C-5 Scottsdale, AZ. 85251
- Facebook:Sole Serenity LLC