Bucktown nail salon owner calls her business a “passionate hobby”

By Eunice Wang and Natalya Carrico
Medill Reports

Jacqueline Van, owner of Fantasy Nails, has been passionate about nail art since she worked at her parents’ nail salon in Michigan. Even while attending college, she had a part-time job at a salon. After she graduated, Jackie realized that she didn’t want to be stuck in a cubicle all day long, that she was a people person. Now she pours all her love for nails into her own salon on North Avenue.

Jackie is not interested in owning a spa salon. Her business excels by providing quick, personable manicure and pedicure services.

Photo at top: Jacqueline Van goes over receipts at Fantasy Nails in Bucktown (Natalya Carrico/MEDILL).