This Might Be My Salon's Future Space
  • December 17, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I visited an available space, 2535 Broad Ave. (the former Broad Ave. Ballroom), recently. On the outside, this space looks fairly decent. The inside, on the other hand, is quite interesting. I mentioned earlier that the

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Keywords: salon decor/design  
Sense of Accomplishment
  • December 13, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

It's been eight months since Polish Salon opened its doors. It is hard to believe how much we have accomplished in those months, having started out with nothing but nail supplies and makeshift desks. Our goal

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Keywords: salon decor/design  
Q & A: Should Someone With No Beauty Industry Experience Open a Salon?
  • December 11, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Would you discourage someone with no experience in this business from trying to open a nail salon? I am looking to completely change careers, and I have always thought that a nail salon/massage spa would do

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Keywords: Q&A  
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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Keywords: clients   salon services  
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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Keywords: clients   salon decor/design  
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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Keywords: clients   salon decor/design  
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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Keywords: clients   salon services  
Broad Avenue Arts District?
  • November 16, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Things are looking up! I have a space that I looked at down the street from the first space I was interested in. It's currently a tattoo shop so it has all the plumbing I need

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Keywords: salon decor/design   salon services  
A $19 Pedicure, AKA Shopping the Competition
  • November 13, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I know our salon is unique, considering all of the salons out there that cut corners in order to keep prices artificially low and how those salons have ruined the consumers' opinions of nail salons. Veronica,

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Keywords: salon decor/design   salon services  
Hydration Services for the Holidays
  • November 13, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Ahhh, November is here! I always look forward to this time of year because the weather is getting colder, the air is crisp, the leaves are changing colors, and the holiday season has finally started. I

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Keywords: retailing   salon services  
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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Keywords: clients   salon decor/design  
The Never-ending To-Do List
  • November 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

We have been in business now for over six months and finishing all of the little details takes time. As I look around the salon I see a ton of things that still need to be

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Keywords: marketing/promotions   salon decor/design  
Hurricane Sandy Devastation at Bmore Polished
  • November 2, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

We have lost just about everything to Hurricane Sandy, except for the reception chair and two mirrors. The following have been lost and are now afloat in the downstairs storage area.3 nail tables2 armchairs used for

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Keywords: salon decor/design  
Car Accident and Searching for a New Tech
  • October 25, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

It has been a tough October for me. First, I lost one of my techs. Even though business slows down around this time of year, I still need to find a replacement. It's been three weeks,

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Keywords: staff training  
Saying No to the New Lease
  • October 22, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

So my first official blog post has so much drama already, I don’t plan on ever disappointing the fab readers of NAILS Magazine. So in the past couple of weeks I’ve been within just days of

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Keywords: salon decor/design  

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