I Want to Be Like Rhonda When I Grow Up!
  • October 10, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

It’s been six months since we opened Polish Salon. We have had almost 100, mostly new, clients, come in for services and still get a good amount of walk-ins. But my question is: Why are they

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Keywords: clients  
Tina's Bio
  • October 10, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m Tina Caton, the proud owner of Polished Nail Lounge in Richmond, Va. I’ve been a nail tech for 18 years and working in the industry for a little over 20.I'm part of the second generation

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Meet Tina: Relocating Five Doors Down
  • October 10, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Hello nail addicts, I’m Tina Caton, the proud owner of Polished Nail Lounge in Richmond, Va. I’ve been a nail tech for 18 years and working in the industry for a little over 20. I'm part

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Keywords: salon decor/design  
Lauren's Bio
  • October 10, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

My name is Lauren Scales, and I am the current owner of Graffiti Nail Bar in Memphis, Tenn. I am opening a larger location in midtown Memphis during the first part of 2013, so I will

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Meet Lauren: From 250-sq.-ft. to 1,100-sq.-ft.
  • October 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

My name is Lauren Scales, and I am the current owner of Graffiti Nail Bar in Memphis, Tenn. I am opening a larger location in midtown Memphis during the first part of 2013, so I will

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Keywords: salon decor/design  
Introducing Lauren and Tina
  • October 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Thank you so much Makeda and Chauna for finishing up your 1-year stints as Blueprint bloggers. (And more importantly, congratulations on making it through your first year as new salon owners!) Readers, if you have specific

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Bye, Bye Blogger
  • September 26, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Can you believe it’s been a year since my first Blueprint post? I can’t. What will I do with all my quasi-funny ramblings about the nail polish biz? {Insert big smile here.}  I started this post,

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Keywords: clients   Makeda   marketing/promotions   salon decor/design  
Pedicure Platform Completed
  • September 25, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Measurements: 5' (60") deep by 10' (120") wide by 2' (24") tall.We put three steps in the center and the whole platform is reinforced really well for strength. We covered it with plywood then white laminate

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Keywords: salon decor/design   salon services  
Fall in Nail Love
  • September 14, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I’ve been a horrible blogger and I can’t apologize enough. Feels like I’ve been going 100 mph since our online deal with You Swoop. Things have finally started to calm down. Might be a result of

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Keywords: Makeda   salon services  
Q & A: Can you recommend a no-plumb pedi chair?
  • September 14, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I own a salon/spa. We are trying to find a nice pedi chair that we don't have to have any plumbing for, and that is sanitary. Any ideas? It would really help. Thanks!Acacia Salon and SpaOf

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Keywords: Q&A   salon decor/design  
Q & A: Can I open without traditional pedi spas?
  • September 14, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I'm looking to open a nail bar in my home country, Nigeria, and I'm doing a lot of research at the moment. While it's fun (the creative side), I'm having a few challenges already. I really

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Keywords: Q&A   salon decor/design   salon services   staff training  
Q & A: How do I get started?
  • September 14, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I too have a yearning to open up a business salon (in Croatia). I was wondering if there are any tips and tricks you can share given your vast experience? I would like to use OPI

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Keywords: Q&A  
The Plumber is Dead!
  • September 14, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

We killed the plumber -- actually we killed the idea of having our pedicure platform plumbed. The desire to put sinks into the platform, have sprayers and running water, and not to have to carry the

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Keywords: salon decor/design  
Visitors
  • August 21, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

It’s been nice that everyone knows I opened a salon with Kim and Natalie after all these years -- thanks to this NAILS Magazine blog of course. Juli Miller and Diane Self from INM and Elsbeth

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Keywords: clients   networking   public relations  
Flooring Fixed -- Finally
  • August 3, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

As you know we are hating the new floor we had installed in the salon. Now that the tiles seem to be sticking and not leaking pancake batter-like blobs, I have been concentrating on cleaning, sealing,

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Keywords: salon decor/design  

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