Q & A: Manicure and Pedicure Areas
  • September 26, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Shouldn’t the pedicure stations be close to where the manicures are being done (so the person doesn’t have to walk all the way across the room)?Neha Hi Neha, The blueprint you were looking at may have been a

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Keywords: Q&A   salon decor/design   salon services  
Finishing Touches
  • September 19, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

We passed the sprinkler inspection; our elevator inspection is on Monday. (We’ve already fixed the circuit board that blew out.) The salon was originally scheduled to get gas today, but the plumber installed a pipe incorrectly

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Keywords: salon decor/design  
Powering On
  • September 10, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m thrilled to say we finally have power. Everything is working, from the air conditioning to the computers to the TVs. Tomorrow, the Salon STX representative will be at the salon get the software network working.

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Keywords: salon decor/design   salon services   staff training  
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  • September 10, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

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Waiting for (a Higher?) Power
  • August 18, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

We used a crane to hoist furniture onto the second floor. It took about two hours. Days later, we STILL don’t have power, and I don’t know when we will. The city ran out of electricity

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Keywords: salon decor/design   staff training  
Frustration Builds
  • July 31, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

The salon still doesn’t have power. For some reason, it took over four weeks for the salon to pass the major electrical inspection, and now we still have to wait for the city to install the

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Keywords: salon decor/design  
Vandalism, Seriously?!
  • July 9, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Over the weekend the salon was vandalized. Someone(s) tried to steel the electrical panel in the back. They didn’t succeed in ripping it completely out, but they opened it up and ripped out all the copper.

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Keywords: salon decor/design   staff training  
Q & A: Preparing for Bank Meetings
  • July 2, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Regarding going to banks for financing, how do you go about your presentation if you are not experienced in that type of thing?Trudy Hi Trudy, The first step is putting together a basic business plan. It needs to

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So Close, Yet So Far Away
  • June 25, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

All I have to say is, as you get closer to your salon opening, just hold on. This is such a tough time; just when I think I’ve got everything covered, I realize I don’t. It’s

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Salon Uniforms are Here
  • June 10, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Here's Salon M.O.M. Nadine modeling the salon uniform. The shirt and khaki pants are from Pure Bamboo, an environmentally-friendly fabric and apparel company (they are also our salon towel vendor). Pretty nice, huh?

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A Small Setback
  • June 6, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Well, we're missing our target opening date of June 15 because we had a snafu with the sign installation. Originally scheduled for May 15, it's been pushed back to mid-June because the permit to close down

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Keywords: salon decor/design  
Tech Training Underway
  • June 3, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

May 19 was our first company orientation; we had 10 new employees (we've hired several more since then; we currently have 18 employees — 11 nail techs, one nail tech/esthetician, three estheticians, one massage therapist, and

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Keywords: salon services   staff training  
Almost There!
  • May 13, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

There's a little bit of nerves mixed with a little bit of excitement as we're almost ready to open our doors. We got a permit to close down a lane of Ventura Boulevard on May 15

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Keywords: salon decor/design   salon services   staff training  
Q&A: Manicure Area Layout
  • May 2, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Where are you getting your manicure tables from, and do they have a venting system? I like the idea of having a glass wall but it does seem a little like a cell. Do you think

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Keywords: salon decor/design  
The Home Stretch
  • April 18, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

We’re in the home stretch to the salon opening. The elevator and water feature on the first floor will be fully installed next week. Almost all of the tile work is completed on the second floor,

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Keywords: public relations   salon decor/design   staff training  

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