By Leah Williams
The Nashville Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new spa and salon service located on the west side.
Modern Edge Spa & Salon, 991 W. St. Louis St., held a grand opening and open house on Saturday, February 1, to commemorate the occasion.
Owner Kate Niedbalski said she is a recent graduate in cosmetology, but plans for after graduation began to take shape when she was discussing her future with former Neveah owner Casey Buretz.
“We had communicated since before I left school,” Niedbalski said. “She was looking to sell the business, and I never thought I would have the opportunity to purchase a business here in Nashville.”
Niedbalski said she had taught school for 12 years but “took a leap of faith” and decided to
“I just had a feeling in my heart that this is what I wanted to do,” she said.
Employees at Modern Edge include Niedbalski and Buretz; massage therapist Erin Diedrich; and Becky Gajewski and Marissa Duncan.
Niedbalski said the business includes a mix of veteran hair dressers and those fresh from cosmetology school who have great ideas for the future.
Niedbalski also said the salon is looking to play up more of the spa end of the business in the future.
“I want them to feel like their best ‘me,’” she said. “I want them to walk out of here feeling that they are the best me that they are. Whether it be to feel more relaxed or just feel more beautiful, or just to have that ‘mom time’ away, I want them leaving refreshed.”
Modern Edge Spa & Salon is owned by Niedbalski and her husband Brad. Their children include Gwen and Blake Niedbalski.