Business Spotlight: Mahogany Oasis Aesthetics & Wellness, LLC

Nekeiah Elliott has been a registered nurse for nearly 21 years, and among the many things she has learned in that time about the people she helped is that how they look can often affect how they feel.

Now, she is making that her business.

Elliott, with assistance from the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC) has established Mahogany Oasis Aesthetics & Wellness, LLC, at a space in the handsome Modern Cosmetics Building, at Wayne and Fulton streets in downtown Fort Wayne. She is certified nurse/injector who specializes in Botox, dermal fillers, body sculpting, intravenous hydration, along with injection of the prescription weight-loss drug tirzepatide. She plans to soon add microneedling induction therapy to her line of services.

“Enhancing the appearance and well-being of your life!” is how she summaries the Mahogany Oasis mission. The business opened in February and immediately began booking treatment sessions of between 15 minutes and one hour.

“Things took off right away,” Elliot says of her appointment calendar.  “We’re open to everyone. Our initial clients have been both men and women.”

Elliott moved to Fort Wayne from North Carolina, where she received her nursing degree from Winston-Salem State University in 2017. She was a diabetic nurse educator at Parkview Health System’s Randallia Hospital for more than two years and as she awaits reassignment with Parkview, has freed more time to devote to the Mahogany Oasis launch.  Her spa is open around 15 hours a week, but that schedule could soon expand.

Elliott approached the NIIC last year for assistance getting Mahogany Oasis off the ground, and is delighted with the help she has received from her NIIC-assigned coach, Stephanie Taylor.

“The NIIC has been fabulous to work with,” she declares. “If you’re interested in opening a small business in this area but still are not in business, it’s not because there aren’t a lot of options or resources to help you. The NIIC has made a big difference for me. What I learned there was the key to my successful preparation of a small-business loan.”

The Mahogany Oasis and several other beauty- and wellness-related business colleagues at the Wayne Street location will host a “Glam Gathering” for prospective clients — featuring “food and fun” — on Saturday, April 27. Elliott is also looking forward to having some of her family members with her at at her spa’s grand opening event on Saturday, July 20 — follow Mahogany Oasis on social media for the time. In addition to its signature services, the spa has homemade soaps, custom tumblers, whipped body butter, lip hydrator and post lip filler gloss for sale.

“Cleanliness is next to godliness,” Elliot adds, “and you can expect to receive services in clean, sanitized workspace. We look forward to working with you now and in the future!”

Appointments can be made through the spa’s website, mahoganyoasis.com or by contacting Elliott directly at 704-776-0649.


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