By Jennifer Farnsworth
Jade Leonbruno says working alongside her sister, running her own business, is like a dream. But today, that’s what she is doing.
She operates Nash Beauty Bar at 125 Main St. in South Glens Falls. It is a one-stop shop for hair and skin care.
Leonbruno said after working in a chain hair salon business for 11 years, she was ready for a change. When the opportunity presented itself, she decided to take a leap of faith.
“I love what I do. I love making people feel happy and most of all I love being free to be as creative as I have grown to be. I want to set new limits and push myself to grow … I always knew I wanted to evolve as a hairstylist in one way or another. This opportunity came up and I ran with it,” she said.
The business offers a wide variety of hair and skin care services, specializing in “lived in” colors such as balayages, foilayage and babylights. She also does haircuts, styling, Olaplex treatments, teeth whitening, body sculpting, lash lifts and tints, body waxing, and facials. They also provide high-end sculpting services such as radio frequency skin tightening and ultrasonic cavatation.
Leonbruno works as the beauty bar’s hair expert while her sister, Gennah, a licensed esthetician, provides the facial and body skin care services. It is a partnership that she said makes work that much more enjoyable.
“I’m happy to have someone familiar with me along on this journey. She is an esthetician and rents a room from me and runs her business, Sculpted by Gennah,” said Leonbruno.
Next month, Leonbruno plans to add two more stylists to her team.“I can’t wait to have more girls in the salon,” she said.
Looking ahead Leonbruno said if the business takes off, she may need to relocate to a bigger space, but right now she is enjoying her location.
“The space we are in is small, so of course down the road I would love to grow, add more clientele and more girls to our team in a bigger space. It would be so much fun to create and design another beautiful salon in a new environment, one day,” said Leonbruno
Nash Beauty Bar is currently operating by appointment only. People can book an appointment online at thenashbeautybar.com.