Meet Candice
  • June 2, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I have to start by saying that when NAILS Magazine’s managing editor Sree asked me a few weeks ago if I’d be interested in blogging about my new nail studio’s first year, I was incredibly flattered.

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Introducing New Blueprint Bloggers
  • May 26, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Congratulations to Robbie for opening up his first salon! Robbie will keep blogging here to talk about what he's learning in his first year of being open, but this blog will also be introducing several other

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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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Keywords: clients   public relations   salon services   staff training  
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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Keywords: clients   public relations  
RSVP to Our Grand Opening Party
  • March 13, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

The salon is having its grand opening party on Thursday (March 19). The event — which will be an open house including free mini-manicures, Murad mini-facials and drinks and food provided by sponsor Hearst Publications  —

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Keywords: public relations  
Q & A: Pipeless Pedicure Chairs
  • February 26, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Can the pipeless pedicure chairs be connected for drain-out access, where you just have to turn the switch to empty the bowl after the pedicure is done?Allison Hi Allison,Yes, our European Touch pipeless pedicure chairs are set

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Keywords: Q&A  
ISSE Report
  • February 20, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

All of us at the salon carpooled to the International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) at the beginning of the month. Our employees learned about OPI’s new soak-off gels with the educators at the show. We’re

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Keywords: salon services   staff training  
Q & A: Economy-Induced Sacrifices
  • January 29, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Thanks for this honest post. This goes to show that no one is immune from external circumstances, no matter how big the company. I'm just curious if there would be anything you would do differently if

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Keywords: Q&A   staff training  
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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Keywords: clients   salon decor/design   salon services   staff training  
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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Keywords: clients  
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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Keywords: clients   salon services  
Q & A: Start-Up Costs
  • November 4, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I am very excited for all of you at ROBB|B! I want to open my own nail salon and am wondering: what are the general start up costs?Y.J. Hi Y.J.,Thanks so much for following along on the

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Keywords: Q&A  
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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Keywords: clients   public relations   salon decor/design   salon services  
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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Keywords: clients   salon decor/design   salon services  
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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Keywords: clients   salon services  

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