Have you ever walked out of a nail salon feeling berated, dirty and pretty sure that you’re going to develop respiratory problems later in life? Enter Ruth Kallens, the Founder of the NYC based Van Court Nail Studio. Nestled in NY’s Financial District the salon exudes zen and good smells all around. Ruth’s vision of creating a nail salon that you energy is magnetic. Meeting her I was instantly inspired by her vision to create a salon that was ethical, sanitary and treated the workers as well as they treated you. Coming up on nearly 1 year of business Ruth has accomplished a lot with plans on expansion and the development of her own product line. Read her story below.