A Friendship and Careers With Polish
Jodi Warran met Aubrey Sims nine years ago when both were beginning nail technicians working at a local salon and spa. The two developed a fast friendship. In 2013, the women went their separate ways professionally when Aubrey left to open Tip of the Brush nail salon in Indialantic. But the friendship endured as they supported each other's growth, and of course, talked nails. And after over six years with separate work paths, the friends are reuniting.
Now, the two women are seeing their years-long dream of working together come true as Warran joins Sims and fellow nail technician Chelsea Bollinger at Tip of the Brush.
"We have always talked about working together and I am so excited that I have been able to grow my business to have enough space for Jodi to come work with me," Sims said.
Even when working at different salons, the two friends never saw each other as competition, but rather as collaborators. Warran began working at The Hair Engineers in Satellite Beach and also taught at a local beauty school. Aubrey would come to support her as a guest speaker. She also served as judge in the school’s nail art competition final and as an example of hard work and dedication to the industry.
"Having a young successful business woman to look up to is so important for students and new professionals," Warran said.
Sims and Warren also belong to an unofficial group of salon professionals, including hair stylists, waxers, massage therapists and product formulators who come together as they open new businesses and share referrals.
"Having amazing mentors, education, and products have helped us achieve the personal and professional success and passion we feel for the industry," Sims said.
At Tip of the Brush, studio services are available by appointment only. Clients come to the salon for beautiful and unique nail art, which is featured on their Instagram account @tipofthebrushnails, as well as customized therapeutic services. Bollinger, Sims, and Warran pride themselves on using only the best products and value the importance of the overall health and wellness of their clients’ hands and feet.
"We really become connected with our clients and the relationships that we've built with them over the years,” Warran said. “We've always felt very lucky to be able to make a living doing what we love! Having a best friend who loves their career as much as you do is priceless.”
TIP OF THE BRUSH
105 S. Riverside Drive, Suite 150, Indialantic
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