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Any Advice for Multitasking?
  • September 20, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

So, this post is about two weeks late. It should have been done over two weeks ago, but that didn't happen. I've become absolutely horrible at multitasking, and because of that it has now become the

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Should I Take Online Appointments?
  • August 5, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

So I have no idea what to write this week. I've been knee deep in toenails and acrylic dust! Business has done so well that I haven't even had time to put the little finishing touches

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Successful Open House
  • July 8, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Hi all in the nail world! I've been busy here at the Purple Pinky Nail Salon! My open house, which I called a "sip and see," was a success. I had about 50 people come. The

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Help Me Solve My No-Shows Problem!
  • June 13, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

So, it's the middle of my third week, and I have a recurring issue that I have never had such a problem with before: No call no-shows. I've never had such a great no-shows problem. It's

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Balancing Motherhood and Work
  • June 13, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Summer has officially started for us here in Virginia. Schools are out and, as many others, I made the list for "worst end-of-the-year moms" :)Between tardies, gluing junk to homework, and reading baby books to save

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Not Good at Saying No
  • June 11, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Where to start...where to start...well, let's start with: Why start over? When I graduated from nail school I was immediately hired at a busy full-service salon, and I started working hard to build a clientele. I

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Meet Jessica
  • June 10, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

My name is Jessica Bowie, and I am beyond excited to share the journey of opening a new salon. Wow, has it been a whirlwind! From parting ways with previous salon owners to hand-delivering the establishment

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The Ultimate Before/After Adventure
  • April 30, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Allow me to apologize first for dropping off the planet. Back in January I put an application in for a space and was approved, but three weeks later after no communication from the guy, he had

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Are We Successful Yet?
  • March 11, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

I know we have only been open for 11 months, but every day I ask myself: Did we make the right decision? Are we really successful? The answer is: Definitely.Our goal was to be busy and

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Deb M., Polish Addict
  • February 15, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

As we establish regular clients, Deb M., who followed us to Polish Salon, has become what we call our fourth partner! She arrives for her appointment and just seems to be part of the team, always

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Stay Home If You're Sick!
  • February 7, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

It’s flu season -- Did you get your flu shot? Nat & I did but Kim didn’t and she is down for the count again! Poor girl. Last week she had three clients come in with

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Holiday Vacation, Thanks to NAILS Magazine Advice
  • December 26, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I survived the holiday and I must say, it's the first time in my 20 years as as a nail tech that I can take vacation before Christmas, thanks to my fabulous employees and being a

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Ramar: From Owner to Nail Tech-Owner, Time Management is the Biggest Change
  • December 17, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Editor's Note: Congratulations to Ramar for successfully making it through his first year with a nail department! You can read all of Ramar's posts by clicking on the Ramar tag at the left column of this

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Standing Appointments Keep the Salon Steady
  • December 11, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

As Christmas approaches faster than I can imagine, time is running out but I still can't get myself into the holiday mode. I know this is the busy season for retail and spa services alike, but

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It's (Not) Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
  • December 6, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

As we are getting ready for the busiest season of the year, I kept hearing clients complaints about other businesses and their early Christmas décor and music, so I thought, well, maybe we should wait until

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Adventures in Space Hunting
  • December 3, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Who knew that finding a space would take so long?! Every week there is another disappointment, and every week it gets harder to go on. There is one thing that keeps me going: my clientele. If

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Birthday Party
  • November 26, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

We advertise mani/pedi parties on our website and have had a few calls regarding them. We scheduled our first one for the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Mae booked a party for her daughter’s 13th birthday, for seven

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The Hunt Continues for a Space
  • November 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

My broker and I have been back on the look out. He sent a mass e-mail around the city to alert everyone with available space that I am still looking for a place. We got a

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I Want to Be Like Rhonda When I Grow Up!
  • October 10, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

It’s been six months since we opened Polish Salon. We have had almost 100, mostly new, clients, come in for services and still get a good amount of walk-ins. But my question is: Why are they

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Bye, Bye Blogger
  • September 26, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Can you believe it’s been a year since my first Blueprint post? I can’t. What will I do with all my quasi-funny ramblings about the nail polish biz? {Insert big smile here.}  I started this post,

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Visitors
  • August 21, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

It’s been nice that everyone knows I opened a salon with Kim and Natalie after all these years -- thanks to this NAILS Magazine blog of course. Juli Miller and Diane Self from INM and Elsbeth

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The Reviews Roll In
  • June 28, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

We’ve been reviewed and well-received by several blogs.We’ve gotten nods of approval from a couple TV stations. Here’s a link to our last segment on 190 North: http://190north.com/video?id=8713592&pidAnd then, there was Yelp. One bad review on

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Back from Premiere to a Salon Full of Clients
  • June 14, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I attended the Premiere Show in Orlando and had some travel commitments for the rest of the week, so I was out of the salon for an entire week. (The photo is of me on the

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Business Building
  • June 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Kudos to Nikki! She did a great job on both of our TV segments with WCIU-TV You & Me and 190 North on ABC. (Below is a nail art design Nikki did for the 190 North

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What happened to the appointment-only days?
  • May 29, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Today a woman from a local business to whom I'd previously given the salon-marketing postcard came in for a gel manicure. She mentioned that she had stopped by three times when we were not there. Business

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Powerful Networking
  • May 29, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Well, it’s the three of us now: Natalie officially left the other salon a bit earlier than we expected. Although she was emotionally ready, losing the small income she did have from the other salon will

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First Clients!
  • May 29, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Due to the need for discretion during the early planning stages, Vicki requested that we wait on posting her first few weeks of blog posts until now. Vicki wrote this one on April 22. Don't worry;

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Hunger Games Collection a Hit
  • March 28, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

On my last blog update I was talking about the option of moving back into a renter position. I have decided not to do that. I love my office hands down. I am just not willing

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To Rent or Own?
  • February 22, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

February has been a crazy month, and some new business prospects are landing on my plateJust to recap, I work out of an office space in a busy shopping center that is host to other small

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New Year: New Menu Items and Lots of Opportunities
  • January 3, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Happy New Year! I can't believe that 2011 has come and gone. The start of 2012 is bringing new business, new menu items, and hopefully lots of new opportunities.Before 2011 ended, however, there was so much

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Advertising to the Masses
  • November 21, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

With the launch date getting closer, my advertising wheels are in full motion. The poor little hamster in my head has not had a 10 minute break in months. I have been trying to come up

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A Client Focus Group?
  • November 8, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

As the end of the calendar year approaches, I have my eye on my goals for this year and am already looking ahead to 2012. As of the end of October, I am ahead of my

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Would You Move Your Growing Nail Business for Your Husband's Career?
  • November 2, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

It’s November (OMG!), and I just realized I only did one blog post last month. I'd like to extend my deepest apologies to you all. Last month was busy and over before I realized it. So

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The Power of Positive Energy
  • September 2, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I can't believe how lucky I am that August was such a busy month. I gained new clients and stayed pretty darn busy. The summer months can be so sloooow, but based on my bookkeeping, it

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Pet Peeve: Request for a "Friend" Discount
  • August 9, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The last week was quiet, but not in a bad way. I was able to get some things done for myself and at my house. I am doing chair massage at a health fair this coming

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No-Show Policy
  • July 22, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

In building a clientele I have found my one pet peeve: no-shows. I understand things come up but in the same way as clients call to make an appointment, they can call to cancel. As a

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Reforming a Nail Biter
  • July 18, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I have to start this entry with something completely unrelated to work, but wonderful when it comes to my personal life. My brother and his wife became the proud parents of a beautiful, healthy baby girl

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Bridal Party Nails
  • July 6, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

First off I have to say that the wedding I attended in San Diego was beautiful. Lauren was a stunning bride and I wish her and Michael a lifetime of joy and happiness! I had a

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Off to San Diego
  • June 20, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I finally had time last week to get the iPhone I bartered for a month ago set up. By the end of this week I will be set up to take credit cards. After talking to

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Father's Day Special
  • June 13, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Surprisingly, we have a LOT of men who come to us for manicures and pedicures -- they do not seem to mind all the PINK! And our male clientele is growing each week. So we just

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Getting Into the Schools
  • June 10, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

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“Princess Melissa” Debuts
  • June 2, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Our Spring festival season is upon us and we have been keeping very busy. "Princess Melissa" made her debut at a recent school festival and was well received. Princess Melissa is my oldest son's girlfriend who

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Paying Our Dues
  • May 20, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I have been trying to hire more help. Lucy is only available to work during the day while her kids are in school and part days on Saturdays. So that leaves me with no help in

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Bartering for an iPhone
  • May 18, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I recently have been debating over what company I want to go with to start taking credit cards again. I haven’t taken credit or debit cards in about four years due to the high cost on

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Cinco de Mayo Celebration
  • May 4, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

In honor of Lucy's heritage, we are having a Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 6. (We know it should be May 5 but the 6th falls on a Friday and that's the day we wanted

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Recent Events at Tickled Pink
  • May 3, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

We hosted a Single Mom's Spa Day for the single moms at The Awakening Church (the church I attend) and Cambridge Place (a drug and alcohol treatment center in Smithfield, N.C.). Several ladies and men from

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Saving Time with Technology
  • May 2, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

It has been an amazing first six weeks at the new studio! I’m pleased to say that I've been booked between 60-68% for the past three weeks (up from the 40% I started with) and exceeded

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Q & A: Princess Party Services
  • April 29, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

What products do you use for the girls during Princess Parties? Is it only a basic mani/pedi along with desired nail polish? Or do you actually use acrylics or gels?RoxanaHi Roxana,We use our regular manicuring products

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Successful Retail and Time Management
  • April 20, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I've just finished my fourth week in the new studio, and it’s been going better than I ever expected! I've been so busy taking care of clients, learning new software, and handling retail that I haven’t

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Got Polish?
  • April 15, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

My schedule has been so busy. I've had new clients to spoil, and I've been busy pampering the clients I've seen for years. I always feel like I can’t tell them enough how grateful I am

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Natural Nail Care, Go For It!
  • March 31, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

So I've weighed my options and come to a business decision. We are going natural. I've chosen to start only doing natural nail care. What made me come to this decision? A number of things:1. Since

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New Facebook Page and Other Salon Marketing Strategies
  • March 29, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

These last few weeks I've focused on getting new promotional materials done for my business and getting my name out into the general public. My website has been fully updated, and I have a new Facebook

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Meet Karyn
  • March 23, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

My name is Karyn Lenhart, and I've just recently obtained my manicuring license in the state of California. I have been working full time as a certified massage therapist and licensed esthetician  for the last 7

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Hiring a Marketing Firm
  • March 16, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I have hired a marketing company, Proprietor's Market, to represent the salon and do outreach marketing for me. We are working together to build on the brand that I've already started with. Proprietor's Market is a

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Princess Spa Parties a Hit
  • March 3, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

January and February have been extremely slow months for us. Being sick for most of January and February, I saw how important it is to have techs working for me who are reliable and able to

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Parking Problems and a Possible Solution
  • February 7, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The building we are in is a warehouse and there is a huge indoor batting cage business on one end. It frequently has teams that go in to practice all at once, so the parking lot

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Journal for Success
  • January 18, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Last week the weather changed all of my plans (and everyone else’s in the state of Georgia). We were hit with a snow and ice storm that had everyone homebound for at least three days. (Some people

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Christmas Party
  • December 29, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

We had a Christmas party at the salon as a customer appreciation event. My day got off to a late start. Due to inclement weather, there was a two-hour delay with the elementary school opening, so

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Newspaper Ads and Other Promotions
  • November 11, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

We've been tracking our advertising results since we opened — and the results have been rather surprising in a way. Years ago with my first nail salon I tried every form of print advertisement and nothing seemed

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Catering to Kids
  • October 28, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Our first two months have been very good to us. While we still have many open appointments during the day, we are steadily increasing business. Running a nail salon is a new market area for me,

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Balancing Marketing and Appointments
  • October 19, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Our first month open has been a fabulous month, with only a few kinks that we’re working on resolving. First, our roof has a leak. We’ve had some really heavy rains over the past month, and we opened

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Marketing at the Harvest Festival
  • October 1, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

We participated in the Clayton Harvest & Music Festival on September 18. What an event that was. Our booth was set up with a demo table, a table displaying the products we use in the salon,

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Q & A: Number of Clients
  • September 24, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Thanks for the info. I am looking to open my salon in a few months and wanted to know: On average, how many clients do you get a day?JC We get around 25 clients a day. We

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Q&A: Marketing a New Salon
  • June 25, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

My salon been open for two weeks now. What can I do to bring in more clients, besides newspaper ads, fliers, banners, and things like that?Le Hi Le, Congratulations on opening your salon! I would go to vistaprint.com and

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New Year, New Accomplishments
  • January 7, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The holidays came and went and we are now into the New Year! In December I was able to add a few more things to the studio. My custom cabinet, for above the sink, was installed

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All Marketing Is Good Marketing
  • January 4, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

One thing that affected all of us salon owners at the end of 2009 was the recession. We found less people coming in to be pampered and regulars going one more week between nail fills. Because

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Open For Business: All Polished Up!
  • October 28, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I can't believe how fast the time is flying by. I was able to open my studio September 29, while it was still under construction. Let me clarify that: I had passed all the inspections, but

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Building My Business
  • September 10, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

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Where There’s Smoke…
  • August 28, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

If you’re looking for a list of possible challenges your new salon might face, I have a few to add to your list: Fire Alarms, Flaming Hot Stone Warmers, Sprinklers, Faulty Toilets, and Firemen! (Well, firemen

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Q&A: Opening a Salon Without a Clientele
  • August 20, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Hi Candice, Very inspiring story. I have a question: did you have clients when you opened? I'm opening Sept. 1 and am wondering how I can build my clientele without spending money on expensive advertising.Thanks,Solo Hi Solo!  I'm

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Open for Business: Panache Nail Studio
  • August 4, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

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Q&A: Details on Pipeless Pedicure Chairs
  • June 17, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I'm new to this field. Exactly what is a pipeless pedicure chair? How is it different from a standard pedicure chair? Is it a state requirement for any state?Cindy Hi Cindy, The main difference is with the jets.

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9 Things I've Learned From Opening a Nail Salon
  • May 11, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

When I first started blogging in December of 2006, I started with the hope that we could learn from each other. Now, nearly two and a half years later, my salon doors are finally open, and,

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Grand Opening Party Photos
  • April 8, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I was so proud of all of my techs at our grand opening events in March. The girls all shined. You can see pictures in the Grand Opening Gallery on the lefthand side of the page. The

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Slow Going
  • January 22, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

We’ve seen some quiet days this month. The economy has affected everyone in a major way; it’s across the board. Unfortunately, we’ve had to cut hours and days for our employees (they’re salaried), which is something

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Events and Promotions
  • December 15, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

We’re focusing on grassroots marketing, like the Studio City holiday parade we recently rode the salon’s ROB|B logoed Smart Cars in. We’re also going to launch a campaign to attract students and parents from local schools.

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Getting Into the Groove
  • November 24, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

We’re growing our clientele slowly but surely. We hosted a reader party for InStyle magazine earlier this month. It turned out really well with more than 120 people showing up. We hope to do many more events

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Sweet Success (Mostly)
  • October 28, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Our first few weeks have been amazing. On Friday, we got a huge plug in Daily Candy, and we really blew up after that. We were booked solid Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Best of all, most

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Open for Business
  • October 10, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Despite some last-minute fixes (like redoing the ceiling paint two days ago after it was showing signs of wear), our soft opening today was a success. We had 32 booked appointments, and Dan, Nadine, and I

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We’re Taking Appointments!
  • October 1, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

ROB|B will be officially open to the public on Friday, October 10. This soft opening date is set in stone. We’ve even already made a few appointments for that day. We’d be so happy to take

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Q & A: Core Clientele
  • December 21, 2007
  • NAILS Magazine

Your salon appears to be very upscale. What type of customers are you catering to?Michelle Hi Michelle, As you noted, my salon targets an affluent crowd. Studio City is a high-income area near Hollywood, so we’re targeting young

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Q & A: Noise Levels
  • May 18, 2007
  • NAILS Magazine

I don’t like the idea of the floating walls between each manicure station and the next. You said the stations make for a more private service, but are they going to be sound proof? Everyone is

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Leaps and Bounds
  • May 4, 2007
  • NAILS Magazine

On a roller coaster, you know that feeling you get after you've finally made it to the top and your coaster car starts on that first big plunge? That's how I feel when I think about

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