Best in Business Irvine Nail Salon | Exclusive Interview With Owner, Wendy Nguyen

In this month's Winner Magazine Top Professionals Edition, we spotlight Wendy Nguyen, the dynamic owner of 2EM Nail Place, an Irvine-based nail salon acclaimed as a BNS Best in Business for its outstanding service and strong business leadership. Wendy's entrepreneurial journey is marked by her commitment to quality, customer satisfaction, and innovation in nail care. Her salon, renowned for its specialized Gel-X treatments, manicures, pedicures, and waxing services, has become a destination for clients from San Diego to Los Angeles. Nguyen's focus on product quality, sanitary practices, and exceptional customer service has not only aligned perfectly with her personal values but also propelled 2EM Nail Place to the forefront of the industry.

Her approach to business—leveraging word-of-mouth promotion, ensuring a customer-centric experience, and maintaining a passionate involvement in her work—has earned national recognition and consumer trust. Balancing her role as a financial advisor/wealth manager, a business owner, and a mother, Wendy exemplifies dedication and multi-faceted success. With plans to expand and open a second location, she continues to set new benchmarks in the beauty and wellness industry.

Nguyen's journey, strategies, and insights are an inspiration, not just to aspiring entrepreneurs but to anyone striving for excellence in their field. For a deeper dive into Wendy Nguyen's remarkable story, her strategies for success, and her plans for the future, continue reading our exclusive interview with her in this edition:

Don’t live your dream but take it into action and believe in yourself!

 Wendy Nguyen, Owner, 2em Nail Place

Q & A With Wendy Nguyen, Owner at 2em Nail Place

What services does 2em Nail Place offer?

We are located in Irvine.  We specialized in Gel-X with professional designs, manicure, pedicure and waxing.  

How did you come up with the idea to start 2em Nail Place, and what purpose did you intend to serve with the concept?

Quality of products & services.  Sanitary, customer service is my focus to bring 2EM to Irvine. 

Which milestones have marked meeting benchmarks towards the fulfillment of your personal goals/ the company's vision and goals?

We were able to bring Gel-X to many customers as a replacement of typical acrylic nails to minimize the usage of chemicals.  We were also able to provide pedicure services without the jet to prevent crossed-contamination but yet client is still able to enjoy the bubbling massage on their foot with our disposable jet.  We have frequent clients coming from San Diego and LA just to get their nails Gel-x done with us.  

Which steps have you taken for the company to achieve the level of consumer trust that has been nationally recognized? 

Word of mouth has been the key to success of our business and consumers don’t lie about their experience


What part of your education or other experiences do you feel was the most helpful in preparing you for success? 

I personally get my nails done every 2 weeks and using my own experience as a customer to elevate my customers experience.  “Treat other people the way you want to be treated." 

Which strategies have you found the most effective in growing your audience/ bringing awareness of your service to a larger consumer group? 

Our clients share their experience through Yelp, instagram and Facebook via our trade name 2EM Nail Place. 

Which partnerships, if any, have been the most constructive in bringing your goals closer to becoming a reality?

My employees are my best partnerships.  Without them & their cooperations, 2EM cannot be here today.  

What are some ways you use your success to give back to the community/any causes that are meaningful to you?

We make annual contributions to the local schools and organizations as a thank you for supporting our business.  

How do you balance work, passions/hobbies, and relationships?

I have a full time job my self as a financial advisor/wealth manager and 2 little ones.  Having 2EM is my passion to deliver the quality services to all consumers.  The success of 2EM is my motivation that keeps me going everyday between my 2 jobs.  


What are your future plans to build on your personal/ company achievements and fulfill your vision for success/ what developments can your audience or clientele look forward to expecting next?

With the current success of 2EM, we are looking to expanding to a 2nd location in the near future. 


What advice would you like to give readers that hope to achieve success in your field?

Don’t live your dream but take it into action and believe in yourself!         

We thank Wendy for sharing these insights and experiences with Winner Magazine's readers.  If you are looking for Nail and Hair Removal Services in the Irvine Area, we would recommend reaching out to Wendy at 2em Nail Place!

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