published Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Small biz: Missouri salon operator opens Hixson spa

Peter Nguyen works on the nails of Chrissy Hawks at Apple Nails and Pedispa. The pedispa, recently opened in Hixson by Nguyen and wife, Sydney Huynh, offers a manicure bar, massaging pedicure chairs and a private VIP pedicure room.
Peter Nguyen works on the nails of Chrissy Hawks at Apple Nails and Pedispa. The pedispa, recently opened in Hixson by Nguyen and wife, Sydney Huynh, offers a manicure bar, massaging pedicure chairs and a private VIP pedicure room.
Photo by Jake Daniels.

• Name: Apple Nails and Pedispa

• Location: 5243 Highway 153, Suite B, in Hixson

• Owner: Peter Nguyen, who relocated to Chattanooga this year after working at another spa in Jackson, Mo. "We just love this area and wanted to get in a bigger, more upsale market," Nguyen said.

• Opened: Oct. 17

• Service: "Our modern, upscale nail salon offers a truly unique nail experience such as the area's only manicure bar and VIP pedicure room," Nguyen said. The spa offers a variety of manicures and pedicures and provides complimentary water, soda or wine. The spa includes 14 pedicure chairs and two wax rooms.

• Investment: More than $100,000

• Operating hours: Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.. and Sunday noon-5 p.m.

• Staff: Six employees

• Contact: 423-710-3304

about Dave Flessner...

Dave Flessner is the business editor for the Times Free Press. A journalist for 35 years, Dave has been business editor and projects editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, city editor for The Chattanooga Times, business and county reporter for the Chattanooga Times, correspondent for the Lansing State Journal and Ingham County News in Michigan, staff writer for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Nebraska, and news director for WCBN-FM in Michigan. Dave, a native ...

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