Adamō (latin; verb): to love truly, earnestly, deeply or greatly; to fall in love with, to find pleasure in
THE ADAMO GROUP
The Adamo Group is a licensed 501(c)3 organization, aimed at using small talents to achieve big outcomes. We take a unique approach to rehabilitating, educating, and empowering women that have been exploited by the expansive sex industry in the United States, especially trafficking survivors.
The first of its kind, The Adamo Group is the umbrella company for two entities; the Adamo Nail Lab (Coming Winter 2016/2017!) and the Adamo Nail Bar. The Adamo Nail Lab provides manicurist education, training, and state certification to women that would otherwise have little to no means of providing for themselves.
After completing the certification, graduates are offered full-time employment at Adamo Nail Bar, a traveling airstream boutique providing nail service to the Austin community. Offering a fresh take on the nail experience, our nail bar is a place where beauty perpetuates beauty and offers best-in-class services in a fun, radiant, and uplifting environment. Built on an atmosphere of love and empowered women, we believe in creating opportunities for all.
WOMAN BEHIND THE MISSION
Carrissa Bradford, founder of The Adamo Group, is in love with everything nails and service.
As a young girl, Carrissa frequented her neighborhood nail shop with her mom as a way to spend quality mother/daughter time and decompress after work (she started working for the family business at 9!). While Carrissa and her mom enjoyed the time together, they found the atmosphere and service of the nail shop to be very average. It bothered her that the manicurists never seemed to enjoy their job or the company they served. As Carrissa grew up, this concern blossomed into a passion and desire to change the relationship between nail artists and their clients.
Mix her passion for nails with her passion for using her small talents to make a big difference in the community and you get the ingredients for Adamo. Carrissa hopes to be a tool used to open doors of revival for women who have been exploited by sex trafficking and is honored by your partnership to make it all possible.