By MARG JACKSON

Marg Jackson/209 Business Journal
Joan Sneed is right at home in her new location, at 1930 Main in Escalon, where she operates her Advanced Skin Care business.

Moving her business a couple of blocks, Advanced Skin Care owner Joan Sneed is now located at 1930 Main St., Escalon. It wasn’t a far distance, having previously shared a space at 1710 Main, but she felt the time was right to strike out on her own.

Now, she and Nails by Beth are in the new location and Sneed said she is happy with the move.

“I love it,” Sneed said. “I didn’t think I had the energy to do it, but I did.”

Her shop is in a former CPA office on Main Street and sharing the location with the nail business has been good, she added.

“I’ve been in business in Escalon for 10 years,” Sneed explained, and previously shared space with Basics Salon.

She was in business for 15 years before that in Modesto and said it’s amazing that she has already been in the Escalon downtown area for a decade.

“I can’t believe it,” she said, adding that she has a very loyal clientele and loves helping people look and feel their best.

Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and some Saturdays, Sneed said she is always busy.

She attended Adrian’s Beauty College and also did specialized training in such diverse locations as Beverly Hills and Monterey as well as studying with a well-known doctor in San Diego.

Her clients include many from San Joaquin County as well as the communities of Hughson, Riverbank, Oakdale, Madera and more.

She is getting set up for a new microblading service and does facials, waxing, microdermabrasion, hydrafacials and more.

“I love the fact that I can change the skin, make it beautiful,” she said.