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7 Wonders owner Ann Cao

Offering numerous services, 7 Wonders serves as a one-stop shop for many beauty needs.

7 Wonders has two locations, one in Spokane Valley that opened in 2017 and a newer one in North Spokane that opened in Feb. 2023.

Between both locations, 7 Wonders offers hair and nail services, massages, skin care, waxing, lashes, as well as options for spa packages and options for group parties.

Founder Ann Cao says 7 Wonders also sells drinks like wine and champagne, and they're currently in the process of adding food options to the salons as well.

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Melissa Erickson gets an acrylic fill by nail tech Wendy Nguyen at 7 Wonders.

"I think we're pretty unique, not just as a nail salon but for all other services too," she says, adding that guests can get multiple services during one visit — for example, while waiting for their hair to process, they could get their nails done or get facial wax without adding time to their appointment.

Additionally, Cao says the number of staff allows for many walk-in services.

7 WONDERS
9940 N. Newport Hwy.; 10 N. Evergreen Rd., Spokane Valley
7wondersbeauty.com

"We can just pretty much take them right in, and the quality of the service is still great," says Cao. "It's just more convenient because we realize that time is very valuable to the client, and we're just trying to be available for them as much as we can."

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A non-alcohol Berry Spritz, left, and 7 Wonders Spritz cocktail

Currently, the Spokane Valley location mainly offers hair and spa services, while nails are a specialty of the North Spokane location, but Cao says the Spokane Valley location is set to expand sometime this spring, moving to a different location where more services can be offered.

Around the same time that 7 Wonders' Spokane Valley location moves, Cao says that the entire company is going to change its name to New World Nails.

"The staff are really friendly, and our support staff are really knowledgeable and they're willing to do whatever it takes to make the client happy," Cao says. "It's a nice place for people to relax and to treat themselves."

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Summer Sandstrom

Summer Sandstrom is a former Inlander staff writer who has written about 176-year-old sourdough starter, tracking insects on Gonzaga’s campus, and her love of betta fish, among other things. She joined the staff in 2023 after completing a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Eastern Washington University...