In business, as in any part of life, there is no substitute for genuine enthusiasm. That has certainly been the approach of Paixao Nail and Beauty Bar’s founder and owner, Priscilla Smith (so much so that she names the salon after the Portuguese word for ‘passion’). A number of things set Paixao apart from the pack. It can proudly claim to have been voted Best Nail Salon in Albuquerque in its first year of business, and the salon has had exactingly high standards of quality and hygiene since day one. Most of all, though, Smith attributes the salon’s success to the excellent team it has fostered: “A successful company is one that takes care of their staff. An atmosphere of fairness, respect, and genuine care will be obvious to anyone who walks through the door — employee or client.”