We had the good fortune of connecting with Chinita Menefee and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chinita, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I have always been about women empowerment. I wanted to create a Spa that was based on the everyday working woman and mom. I’m a single mom with two beautiful children. Salaya age 10 and Rhoyal Bleu age 3. It’s so hard to have that work/parent balance but women have to put in their cape and become the ultimate Superwoman. I want women to enter Nu Beaute Spa and let their hair down, relax and take their mind off the everyday worries. My grandma was a single mom to 5 children, went to work everyday and kept a roof over her children’s head, with food in their bellies. She’s my inspiration. Unfortunately my grandma passed in 2014 but my spa is dedicated to her and decorated in her favorite color lavender. This color brings healing, peace, calmness and relaxation.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m a Licensed Esthetician in Marietta Georgia. I opened up Spa based suite for women and men are welcomed as well. I offer several services such as but not limited to Brazilian waxes, full Body waxes, facials, yoni steam, body treatments and much more! I’m open Tuesday-Saturday and late appointments as well. I wanted to have a spa dedicated to the everyday working woman. It’s so hard getting off work and everything is closed once you get done fighting with traffic. Starting this business was not easy. I first established my business during Covid. Being a new business during a pandemic and trying to build clientele was rough. After working for a few businesses and long nights, tears and sweat, I decided to keep going! I owed it to myself, my children, my mom, my grandma and everyone else who was supporting me and rooting for me to succeed. I kept my Faith and God first. With hard work and dedication I opened up my first spa. I want everyone especially single moms that you can do it. Keep going, never give up. Whenever you are doubting yourself, look in the mirror and know you got it and you’re worthy. Do it for your children and their future.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Food spots I would recommend is Johnny’s chicken and waffles. BQE. Nancy’s Pizza. Hangout spots, bougaloo lounge, Cru lounge, Circque Daiquiri Atl. We would visit MLK memorial. HBCU colleges, centennial park and the aquarium.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My mom!! My mother moved from Milwaukee WI to help me as a single mom with my two children while I pursue my dreams and goals as an Entrepreneur. I couldn’t have gotten this far without her love, encouragement, tough talks, and unconditional support. I can’t Thank her enough. I love you mommy