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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Keywords: clients   salon decor/design   staff training  
Crystal's Bio
  • June 10, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Last year I was a busy nail tech in a small town, completely content in what I was doing, trying to advance myself and set myself apart with the competition in my area. Had you asked

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Meet Crystal
  • June 10, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

This time last year I was a busy nail tech in a small town, completely content in what I was doing, trying to advance myself and set myself apart with the competition in my area. Had

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Keywords: salon decor/design  
Jessica's Bio
  • 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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Keywords: Maine  
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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Keywords: clients   Maine   salon decor/design  
Introducing Jessica and Crystal
  • June 7, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Thank you so much Vicki for finishing up your 1-year stint as a Blueprint blogger. (And more importantly, congratulations on making it through your first year as a new salon owner!) Readers, if you have specific

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Keywords: Kentucky   Maine  
Blood, Sweat, & Tears -- and I Mean That Literally
  • June 5, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Ugh, where do I start!!!!!!!!! (I needed every one of those exclamation marks.) So, there has been so much going on, and I've been busy at work too (at the salon where I currently do nails),

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Keywords: salon decor/design  
Polished Featured on TV!
  • May 23, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Hi all, I know it's been a while since my last post. I've been so insanely busy.My salon is doing so well and we are busier than ever, but I had to make the hard decision

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Keywords: marketing/promotions   public relations  
Lease Signed, Now I've Got 22 Paint Colors to Choose Between
  • May 14, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

On May 3, I signed my lease at 1882 Southern Avenue, and my target opening date is July 1. The landlord is giving me almost three full free months. It was originally supposed to be just

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Keywords: salon decor/design  
My Nail School is Open!
  • May 1, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

As I sat with my students in a classroom, practicing a set of OPI Absolute acrylic enhancements, it hit me that my dream has finally come true.Long ago (about two decades ago), when my mother told

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Keywords: salon decor/design  
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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Keywords: clients   salon decor/design   salon services  
Vicki: 1-Year Anniversary Party
  • April 26, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Editor's Note: Congratulations to Vicki for successfully making it through her first year as a new salon owner! You can read all of Vicki's posts by clicking on the Vicki tag at the left column of

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4 Tips for Opening a Nail Salon
  • April 10, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Reflecting back over the last year, it amazes us how much we have accomplished with a tiny budget. Not once have we regretted opening Polish Salon, and the future is starting to look good because we

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Keywords: marketing/promotions   salon decor/design   staff training  
Spring Decor at Polished; School Opening Delayed Due to Weather
  • March 29, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Spring started with snow and cold weather, which made it impossible for me to get into the mood, but I can fake it 'til I make it, right? So I refreshed our waiting area, bringing in

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Keywords: salon decor/design  
Our Foot Rests are in Place!
  • March 14, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

We had another banner day last Saturday when all three of us were busy, and we did more services then any other day so far. It’s pretty cool when a new client asks how long we've

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Keywords: salon decor/design  

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