A Spa in BrooklynSisters and registered nurses Carla Nelson, 36 years old, and Wendy Jules, 39, opened the doors to Fleur De Lis Beauty & Esthetics on Flatbush Avenue last July.
The spa, which offers services like chemical peels, IV hydration, facials and Botox, was quickly inundated with customers. They are now booked through June.Ms.
Nelson and her sister credit their fast success with strong support from the Midwood community and social-media marketing. They also opened a few months after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, and said customers were eager to support Black-owned businesses.Still, they struggled to access capital when getting started and now that they’re looking to expand.