Habang naghihintay na mabuntis si Heart Evangelista-Escudero, ang pagtayo ng bagong negosyo ang isa sa kanyang pinagkakaabalahan. Nagbukas noong nakaraang week ang bagong business venture ni Heart na isang nail salon called Extraordinail sa Bonifacio Global City.
Nagkaroon ng formal opening ang naturang nail salon ni Heart na dinaluhan ng kanyang mga kaibigan in and out of showbiz.
“I’ve always wanted to have a branch here in Fort. I’m very, very happy that it’s here na. I just want a place where people can feel beautiful about themselves,” ngiti ni Heart.
Bata pa lang daw si Heart at obsessed na ito sa magagandang kulay sa mga kuko dahil na rin sa impluwensya ng ina niya.
“I’m obsessed with nails, ever since I was young, my mom would get acrylic nails. And I would go to the parlors all the time.
“I remember I would put paper clips on my fingers so I it would seem like I have long nails.
“And, when I became dalaga, I went back but I grew up in the States, so there’s a lot of nail salons there.
“But there weren’t a lot in Manila, however there was a place here in Manila that had nail extensions. Only one place and ’80s pa ‘yun, parlor siya nung ’80s,” pagbabalik-tanaw pa ni Heart.
Nakita raw ni Heart sa Instagram ang franchise for Extraordinail.
“So, I eventually found this on Instagram, kasi mahilig ako mag-nail art, I would go to Hong Kong, Japan to buy stuff for nail art and stuff. I do it on myself and my friends. I eventually became their image model,” ngiti pa niya.
Gusto lang daw ni Heart na kahit sa mga kuko ay feeling beautiful ang mga customer niya.
“I mean, everybody who goes to work, the office, call centers, and sometimes you just want to go to a place na parang you can shut the world and feel beautiful about yourself.
“Doing your nails is the most instant way to feel beautiful about yourself. You can have a nice cup of coffee, the place is also very beautiful, it’s very Instagrammable.
“And that was actually one of my requirements, I think it’s important also na you can take photos and share it. So, maganda siya also on Instagram.
“So, aside from the nail art. I definitely wanted the place to be pretty, and photogenic.”
Nag-share naman si Heart ng mga nail art na gusto niya at sana ay magustuhan din ng mga future customers niya.
“Sometimes I like to go all out. I remember I used to have them painted with Swarovskis, or 3D na makakapal, I like to go with that.
“But sometimes I just like to go basic, a plain color with an accent nail. But pag-feel ko I’ll go really long and go all out.”