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Rebuffed By ‘Shark Tank,’ Michael Elliot Raised $200K From Its Viewers To Build Nail Salons For Guys

Michael Elliot made a name for himself writing screenplays for movies that include Brown Sugar and Just Wright. But as he approached his 50th birthday, he worried that he’d never built anything real – and started to think about business. Entering a nail salon in Santa Monica for a pedicure one day, Elliot realized what he wanted to do: