Q & A: Nail Art
  • June 12, 2007
  • NAILS Magazine

Is your salon going to offer freehand painted nail art?Ellen Marie Hi Ellen Marie, Even though I have my nail tech license, I personally was never very good at handpainted nail art. (I think it takes coordination I

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Keywords: Q&A   salon services  
Walk Like an Egyptian
  • June 6, 2007
  • NAILS Magazine

Yes, I understand if you’re laughing out loud right now. Yes, that is me in the photo, and yes, I realize it’s not Halloween (although what a cool costume that would be — believe it or

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Keywords: public relations  
Q & A: Grand Opening
  • May 31, 2007
  • NAILS Magazine

I’ve been manicurist for 15 years, and I want to let you know your podcast was wonderful. I’m interested in knowing if you’ll have a grand opening? I would love to attend or view it as

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Keywords: public relations   Q&A  
Q & A: Start-Up Inventory
  • May 29, 2007
  • NAILS Magazine

My wife is thinking about opening a salon. The more I read your blog, the more interested I become in helping her launch it. What I am curious about is the type of inventory you’ll need

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Keywords: Q&A  
A Special Message from Co-Owner Dan
  • May 24, 2007
  • NAILS Magazine

Note from Robbie: Instead of hogging all the blog space, I’m handing off today’s post to ROB|B co-owner Dan Schilleci. Dan has been stationed in Iraq for the past 10 months, but is scheduled to return

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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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Keywords: clients   Q&A   salon decor/design  
Bumpy Ground
  • May 15, 2007
  • NAILS Magazine

The salon has run into a small hiccup in the permitting process. Surprisingly, the city rejected my “soils report;” it’s the document that talks about the site’s grounds and how the ground will support the building.

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Keywords: public relations   salon decor/design  
Q & A: Bathrooms and Sinks
  • May 11, 2007
  • NAILS Magazine

Ellen Marie has a good point about the number of bathrooms. It looks like you’ll need another bathroom since the salon is so big. Also, I only see one sink in the salon. You may want

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Keywords: Q&A   salon decor/design  
Q & A: Start Up Funding
  • May 8, 2007
  • NAILS Magazine

I'm intrigued by your blog entries as I too have a vision to open my own shop, but with a bit of a twist. My big question is money. Were you able to front most of

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Keywords: Q&A  
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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Keywords: clients   public relations   salon decor/design  
Q & A: Retail Strategy
  • May 1, 2007
  • NAILS Magazine

I’d appreciate it if you could elaborate on your statement about how services cover your overhead, but retail is for profit. What is your retail strategy?T Robbie, co-owner: Retail is key for us. As an OPI concept

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Keywords: Q&A   staff training  
Q & A: Levels of Nail Services
  • April 26, 2007
  • NAILS Magazine

What procedures and materials will you use when doing an “ultimate” manicure and pedicure that makes that service level different from the “essential” ones? Ellen Marie Hi Ellen Marie, The “ultimate” nail services will be our highest service

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Keywords: Q&A   salon services  
Tweaking the Plans
  • April 20, 2007
  • NAILS Magazine

We're starting to get the city's feedback on the salon's construction plans. During this "plan check" stage, the blueprints generally go back and forth between the permit applicant and the city several times before everything complies

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Keywords: salon decor/design  
Q & A: Blueprints
  • April 18, 2007
  • NAILS Magazine

I love reading your blog. How can I see more of the salon blueprints?Lee Hi Lee, Thanks for your compliment. To see all the salon’s blueprints and renderings, just click on Photo Gallery in the lefthand column. There I’ve

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Keywords: Q&A   salon decor/design  
Q & A: Nail Bar
  • April 10, 2007
  • NAILS Magazine

I’ve never heard of a nail bar before. It’s a nice idea; is it a free service?Cecilia Hi Cecilia, The nail bar isn’t a free service, but it is an easy way for a customer to have their

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Keywords: Q&A   salon services  

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