Ishpeming is nailing new business opportunities with new salon

With all the new plans in store for Ishpeming, individuals are recognizing it as the place for business expansion.

Main Street will be the home of Native Nails, a new nail salon that opened today in the downtown district. The owner says she actually declined offers from other towns in the area because Ishpeming offers a unique asset for business owners that can’t be matched.

“There were other options to go to Negaunee or Marquette — Marquette because it’s a bigger city — but this town supports one another and that caught my attention right away,” Native Nails owner Sarah Garver said.

Opening day started off with a round of scheduled appointments, and the salon already has plans for growth. The name, she says, was just about the easiest decision she had to make.

“I come from a reservation in Baraga, where I am Ojibwa, and I want to bring the culture here to Ishpeming,” continued Garver.

Garver specializes in nail art and has native-inspired jewelry. Native Nails will also soon offer tanning, waxing, massages and cosmetology services.