Photos by Juan Ocampo for LA Metro
Beauty Bar LA is located along the Purple Line Extension Section 1 corridor. The business opened in 2007 and is owned and operated by Vy T. Phan. Beauty Bar LA is a premier nail salon that provides manicures, pedicures and facial treatments to customers in the Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills and surrounding Los Angeles area.
Beauty Bar LA specializes in nail care and the latest in designs and processes. The salon maintains eight booths and offers fast and convenient service to meet the needs of busy customers. In addition, Beauty Bar LA also offers facial treatments to customers interested in skin care. The salon has a private area dedicated to facials and skin care services to accommodate the needs of all customers visiting the salon.
According to Ms. Phan, Beauty Bar LA has suffered a drop in its customer base due to Metro’s construction activities. Street closures, work in street medians and the presence and use of construction vehicles and heavy machinery have all played a role. “Honestly, I am very grateful for the BIF grant for helping me pay rent, while the construction is going on.”
Ms. Phan understands that construction impacts are temporary and is hopeful that once construction is complete and the new extension of the Metro Purple Line is operational, her customer base will not only return, but expand to new areas.
Beauty Bar LA is located at 5115 Wilshire Blvd., Suite B, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Regular business hours are Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please call (323) 930-0545.
Metro’s Business Interruption Fund (BIF) provides financial assistance to small “mom and pop” businesses directly impacted by transit rail construction along the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, the Little Tokyo area of the Regional Connector, and Purple Line Extension Section 1, Section 2 and Section 3. For more information about the BIF, visit metro.net/bif. To apply for a BIF grant, visit Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corporation (PCR) at pcrcorp.org.
Visit metro.net/bif to view additional business spotlights in the BIF’s Community Footprint.