The company firmly believes that its continued progress and success greatly depends on the quality service our day spas provide. Through the careful management of our strategies, systems and people, this often exceeds the needs and expectations of our current and new customers. By creating a service-driven organization, we can capture more market share, offer more value than our competitors and establish a workplace environment that is profitable, healthy and beneficial to everyone who works with it and for it.
How It All Began
Leslie A. Matta was born in Florida and raised in California. She had an enriching career at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California in the mid-1980s, after which she became part-owner of Golden Tours and Travel in L.A. Later on, she trained shortly with Philippines Airlines.
Right after, Leslie finally decided to focus on her dream of having her own nail salon. In 1991, she earned her nail and skin care license with the California State Board of Cosmetology. She went on to pursue a postgraduate course at the International Dermal Institute in Torrance, California and successfully completed it in 1992. Leslie immediately went into practice and worked in the nail industry in Los Angeles, California until 1994. Her experiences working for different salons enabled her to pick up valuable information and training that she could not learn in school. Through faith and prayer, and continuing education by way of seminars, Leslie worked on her goals diligently. Surprisingly, she and her husband were lead to the Philippines. They decided to settle back in Manila and set up a nail salon business when the industry was just about to be born. It was God’s perfect timing and an opportunity to make a dream come true.
With Leslie’s expertise in nail technology and her husband’s business experience, together they established in 1995 the now well-known California Advanced Nail and Skincare (CANS), the first of its kind in the nail industry with its first salon in Alabang. It quickly became a refuge for tired hands and feet among the southerners. The staff are well-trained and are always reminded that they are to give excellent treatments, comfort is of utmost importance, and a happy attitude is the key to good customer service.
Because of CANS’ unique concept and high-quality service, clients became interested in getting a franchise. Leslie looked into the possibility and studied the franchise business for a year before finally going into it. With the help of Francorp, the world’s largest franchise development firm, Leslie created a spin off in 2003, and that is how California Nails & Day Spa was born.