Founded in June 2019, The Naked Pineapple began operating in August 2019. While still in school for Esthetics, Bri knew from the beginning she did not want to work at a spa where it was just about meeting a quota and selling services and items that people didn't need. She knew there was a need for a salon that offered more than that and could be a safe space for people to not feel judged or feel pressure into buying things they don't actually need. The name, The Naked Pineapple, is more or less a play on words of the Brazilian Wax service - the most popular service performed at TNP. Bri wanted the name alone to give away the vibe that there would be at each location - chill, informative, fun, and inviting. She began plugging away and researching product lines to get the business ready to make sure she could get the mission just right for TNP.
In August 2019, the first location opened up inside Spiece Fitness, with just one room. No waiting area or anything, just a little bench outside the door and that's it! Soon, another location opened up inside Glo on the Go / Glo Everyday out South West off I-69 on the Illinois 305 exit. That too, was just another room! Rapidly expanding, TNP left Spiece Fitness and found a new home inside Iron Society Strength + Fitness off Dupont Rd, where a spin room was transformed into a full 3 treatment room Esthetic's Salon.
The girl gang grew quickly. Bri knew she wanted someone with passion for the craft that also wasn't just in it for the money aspect, but to help others - all the while making sure health + sanitation was priority. Emma was the first to join the gang. Knowing that there was opportunity for another location, Emma suggested to have Rose join in on the fun. In November 2019, Rose joined TNP. After a month or so, Kristin (who was one of Bri's first clients!) soon joined TNP and then Emma Lewis (who was in Esthetics with Bri) joined the girl gang!
At TNP, every client is seen as if they're a friend or they're family. No one is just a number on a screen.
+ At TNP, they're not regular estheticians, they're cool estheticians.