LOMBARD – Eddie Batbold’s career as a spa owner is 1 year old this month.
MGL Spa Nails is celebrating its first birthday after opening in May 2013. Brightly colored walls of orange and green set the backdrop for five pedicure stations and five manicure chairs and a separate room with a massage table.
Here are three things to know about the downtown Lombard business:
The spa brings a little piece of Batbold’s native Mongolia – that’s what MGL stands for – to St. Charles Road. Batbold said he’s worked in the spa service industry for about six years in Chicago.
Batbold, a Lombard resident, said he strives to provide a chemical-free, odor-free experience.
Quote of note: “I try to give customers good service, go a little more naturally,” Batbold said.
2. Lombard locale
MGL is located on the corner of St. Charles Road and Lincoln Avenue. It’s in the end unit in a strip of store fronts. Batbold said he had been looking for a place to set up shop and knew this downtown location was it when he happened to drive by and see it.
Quote of note: “It’s a very nice place. I like it. I was driving by and saw it, and there you go – I decided,” Batbold said.
3. At your service
A hot-stone massage is included with the $30 pedicure, Batbold said, making that the spa’s most popular offering. The regular manicure costs $15 while other services range from an $8 lip waxing to a $75 full-body massage.
Groups can schedule parties, which are “BYOB,” meaning customers can bring their own booze if they want.
Quote of note: “Lot’s a people come for our pedicure. A hot-stone massage is included with the pedicure. We take our time,” Batbold said.