The Pearl Salon is the first in a chain of salons, conceived and executed by our Founder, Ms. Kim Nguyen. Pearl is the translation of her given name, Ngoc, from her native Vietnam, from which she emigrated with her family while still in her teens.
Kim learned the women's salon business at an early age, opening her first salon in south Miami at the age of 18. She quickly established her business, growing the salon from 2 technicians to 15 in the span of a few years, leading to its successful sale. Kim then opened her second salon in Coral Gables, an affluent community in Miami, again establishing an excellent reputation in the business community and developing a long list of repeat customers who have come to value not only the services her salon provides but also the warm and friendly environment she has created.
Kim's vision for Pearl is to create an oasis for her clients- with services ranging from traditional nail care, to eyelash extensions, facials, massage and hair blow dry. In homage to her formative years in Asia, Kim has balanced Eastern and Western traditions and ambiance to create a soothing and restful space for her clients to enjoy. Kim will incorporate this balance in each of the salons she will open. The lead architectural designs for Tampa have been developed by Cogul Architecture, a world renowned Miami based interior design firm that has done extensive work in projects around the world, including Madrid, Barcelona, London and Miami. The lead architect, Alexis Cogul, has received many awards for his designs which incorporate the natural feel of the outside, interwoven with the new technologies that are brought to use in our salons.