4. TRICIA LEE
Polish Bar Brooklyn
Tricia Lee took her management skills from the cosmetics and beauty counters and created a haven centered on wellness for not just herself but for the women she knew, who like her left their day job and sought refuge inside a quality nail salon.
Finding success in her swanky Brooklyn nail parlor, Lee’s focus on the natural nail was a new idea that shied away from typical toxic nail salon services.
She helped brands like MAC grow and applied her business savvy to a business she proudly built from the ground up.
Advice on balancing life and business: “I’m sharper than most. I can handle the biggest tragedies and can still run my business without anyone knowing that there is anything going on.”