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Community Highlights: Meet Amy Tucker of Chisel Nail Salon for Men

Today we’d like to introduce you to Amy Tucker.

Hi Amy, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
Being a cosmetologist by trade, I always loved the beauty industry. As life went on, I had to step away from the field and take care of my family. My husband at the time took me to get a pedicure and the nail tech convinced him to get his feet done as well. Once he said ok, he realized what he was missing along with other men. This is where the idea of a nail salon for men came about. It took a while for the idea to come into fruition but the opportunity really came about while working at General Motors when I was able to use my profit sharing to invest in my business. Now here we are going on three years.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It has definitely not been a smooth road and I still struggle at times whether it’s mentally of how much will be made that week, physical exhaustion, or emotionally (was this the right decision for me to take?). When the business first started, I was hoping to make at least $300 a week. Being in the Midwest introducing men to a services dominated by women was a major obstacle. As time went on with testimonials and word of mouth of great services the men came around. My other struggle is finding nail techs who are not afraid to “touch men’s feet”. But in due time, the right person will come along.

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Chisel nail salon has been in business for three years and offers an elite service of manicures and pedicures for primarily the male clientele. We are the only business in the St. Louis region that caters mainly to men for hands and feet. Even though women are welcome, we want to offer a space for the fellas where they are comfortable and not ashamed to show their toes. Our affordable services range from $25-$90 also offering online booking on our website at

What do you like best about our city? What do you like least?
I like the fact that we are definitely a foodie town and also have a plethora of small unique businesses. If anything, I don’t like our inconsistent weather and that we don’t have any beaches!

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