37. Empowering Women on Both Sides of the Manicure Table

Almost 2.5 years ago, Rae and Marcy interviewed the game changing founders of Ezza Nails, Ale and Kim. They shared with us, in 2017, their goals for their business when they had yet to open their first location. Today, Ale and Kim are about to launch location #3 for Ezza, and have truly lived their mission of empowering women on both sides of the manicure table. Listen to their journey to funding, success, and a model that is focused simultaneously on ethics and excellence – or “ezzalence.”

Our Guests Today:
Ale Breuer, CEO, and Kim Marsh, COO, Ezza Nails

Ezza was founded by Ale Beuer and Kim Marsh during their final year in the MBA program at The University of Chicago Booth School. These two former Teach for America educators were fed up with the lack of choices other than expensive, time-consuming luxury salons or cheap neighborhood places that offer mediocre services and often resort to unethical employment practices.

Recognizing that a manicure is now a grooming necessity for professional women, Ale and Kim joined forces to launch Ezza Nails and opened their first salon in Chicago’s upscale Streeterville neighborhood in late 2017. The duo aim to transform the nail care industry by providing reliable, convenient, affordable nail care in a respectful, modern setting that empowers both their clients and their staff.

Visit Ezza:

Visit Ezza Nails in Chicago’s Streeterville and Loop neighborhoods. Book your manicure or pedicure online here. For those outside Chicago, follow Ezza on social media to stay in touch with these incredible feminist business mavens and their squad – on Instagram and Twitter.

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