LIVE OAK — After eight years of working in the nail-care business, Joleen Doan decided she wanted to be her own boss and created Bliss Nails & Spa.

“I’ve been in this field for a long time, and I’m finally tired of working for someone else,” Doan said. “I just decided to be on my own.”

Co-owned with her husband Cody La, the couple opened Bliss Nails & Spa a few months ago at 8208 Pat Booker Road.

Doan moved to San Antonio from Vietnam when she was 10 years old, and enjoys the Live Oak area. She started doing nails when she was 18.

The salon and spa offers manicures and pedicures with more than 1,500 nail-polish colors to choose from, along with acrylic options and nail art. Facials, waxing and eyelash extensions are available as well.

For Doan and La, it’s all about offering a positive experience, including offering complimentary amenities such as alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.

“We’re trying to focus on a calming and relaxing atmosphere for the client, and make sure they’re leaving happy,” Doan said.

The salon is designed so the pedicure chairs make clients feel more comfortable. The lights are kept low to create a pleasant atmosphere.

Walk-ins are welcome, but services are also available by appointment.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Bliss nail & spa

8208 Pat Booker Road in Live Oak

For more, call 210-971-9979 or visit

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