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Nails By Neat: The Flagship Store

The Flagship Store is our first brick and mortar location where Neat can expand our staff and take on new clients!

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Project Description

Neat’s mission has always been to make high quality, customer-focused nail services easier and more accessible. The purpose of this campaign is to further allow Nails By Neat to grow into a full service nail salon by assisting with the buildout costs. Not only have we designed a STUNNING flagship store, Neat will expand to have 6 nail stations and 4 pedicure stations to now include a bigger staff of hand-picked, talented nail techs to give you the experience you’ve always been looking for! 

Lindsay standing in the future flagship store
The Nails By Neat Future Flagship Store!

Something I noticed before I even branched out to start Neat was that there is a serious need for a good nail salon experience here in Indianapolis. When long wait times, minimal customer service and little to no room for creativity are the standard, I said “watch out world! Here I come!” I kept hearing the same thing over and over from my clients; “there’s nowhere to get my nails done! My last experience was horrible! My nails are ruined!” This, and a growing passion for change, is what prompted me to start Neat. Every appointment will include consultation so we know exactly customers are looking for during the time they spend at their appointments. Also included, an option for a quiet service where you can truly check out. We will soon be able to host groups for special occasions, allow you to schedule ahead and offer a next-level experience from start to finish. 

After 4 years in business, we now have a wait-list of 300+ people AND GROWING! That is why I am launching our first Flagship brick and mortar location at the corner of 10th and Dorman in a brand new building near the east end of Mass Ave. My driving force behind the trials and hard work leading up to now is getting more nail services to the people! 

 

So far, I have been funding this buildout with my own savings and income. That is rent and utilities on the space since April, the cost of a professional planning group, furniture, merchandise, building materials such as tile and paint. I will be using these funds to put toward the construction costs. This will specifically include my construction manager, painters, electrical work, tile work and a mural guy. This place is going to be epic!

I am incredibly lucky to already have some extraordinary friends and clients to share this journey with. I am even luckier that so many more people want to be a part of it. I have been dreaming of this since January 2020. When getting asked what I’m personally most looking forward to, the answer is just sharing with everyone what I have been pouring my soul into. 

Thank you, with all my heart, for caring and wanting to be a part of this thing in our little corner of the city. 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • When will the shop be open?! - Seeing as we are doing a full buildout, I am currently (painstakingly) waiting on permits from the city to begin construction. After construction begins, we plan for the buildout to take approximately 45 days until open!
  • Will there be other nail techs? - Yes! Neat will begin hiring toward the end of the completion of the buildout. We will be a full service nail salon with 6 manicure stations and 4 pedicure stations. 
  • When will I get offered an appointment if I’m on the waitlist? - Before opening, everyone on the waitlist will be emailed the details to pre-book to their hearts desire! You will be able to see the new staff, check out their work and schedule an upcoming appointment. This will be before the general public has access to the online schedule.
  • Is there parking? - Yes. There are parking spots in front, back and there is a HUGE free lot a short stroll away next to CCIC. 
  • What services will you offer? - I will still offer the same ones I have now (gel and/or plexigel manicures, regular manicures, an express and spa pedicure) plus any additional product/enhancement options TBD on new staff-talent. We will NOT offer acrylic because it is too stinky! 
  • What is the best way to contact Neat with questions about this campaign? - Email our owner/founder [email protected]

 

Jessica Johnston
10/25/2022
Neat Elite - 1 yr Service Pkg+VIP Event
$1,000
Shayna Sangster
10/25/2022
Monetary Contribution
$25
Leah Trost
10/25/2022
Monetary Contribution
$50
Shireen Dadkhah
10/25/2022
Monetary Contribution
$25
10/25/2022
Monetary Contribution
$25
Natalie S.
10/25/2022
Monetary Contribution
$45
Miranda Robles
10/25/2022
Monetary Contribution
$20
Kathleen Camire
10/25/2022
Monetary Contribution
$75
Kylie Kaspar Howenstein
10/25/2022
Monetary Contribution
$20
LauraCD
10/25/2022
Monetary Contribution
$100
1,000.00 USD
Neat Elite - 1 yr Service Pkg+VIP Event

For the ultimate Neat Freaks! Imagine, you’re a Neat Elite Member.  You’re one of the only 35 locals and you have a years worth of services at the OG studio price point to use as you like, PLUS an extra free service for your birthday! We have averaged services scheduled at about every 3 weeks to carry you throughout a year. You can exclusively schedule with the owner, Lindsay, and have guaranteed communication and priority booking. That means if the time you need for your nails is taken by another guest, they get bumped to one of our other talented staff members and you get your preferred spot! This totals to 16-22 services depending on what services you typically schedule.

ALSO you are invited to the private, first look at the new Flagship Store! Lindsay is throwing a party just for you with a DJ, custom cocktails and local sponsors. You won’t want to miss being the first to explore the new space and hangin with Lindsay on the big night. Don’t forget to grab your plus one and we’ll see you there!

We’re also throwing in all the Neat swag as well. It will include: a clear Neat tote, a Neat and Tidy orchid t-shirt and exclusively an embroidered khaki ball cap. 

*Each member will be individually contacted to set up your new package toward the end of the campaign. 

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Rewards

1,000.00 USD
Neat Elite - 1 yr Service Pkg+VIP Event

For the ultimate Neat Freaks! Imagine, you’re a Neat Elite Member.  You’re one of the only 35 locals and you have a years worth of services at the OG studio price point to use as you like, PLUS an extra free service for your birthday! We have averaged services scheduled at about every 3 weeks to carry you throughout a year. You can exclusively schedule with the owner, Lindsay, and have guaranteed communication and priority booking. That means if the time you need for your nails is taken by another guest, they get bumped to one of our other talented staff members and you get your preferred spot! This totals to 16-22 services depending on what services you typically schedule.

ALSO you are invited to the private, first look at the new Flagship Store! Lindsay is throwing a party just for you with a DJ, custom cocktails and local sponsors. You won’t want to miss being the first to explore the new space and hangin with Lindsay on the big night. Don’t forget to grab your plus one and we’ll see you there!

We’re also throwing in all the Neat swag as well. It will include: a clear Neat tote, a Neat and Tidy orchid t-shirt and exclusively an embroidered khaki ball cap. 

*Each member will be individually contacted to set up your new package toward the end of the campaign. 

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32 Supporters
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Monetary Contribution

If you just want to see Neat thrive, pledge here without a reward. 

34 Supporters
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