Have You Considered Leasing Your Equipment?
  • December 5, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Are you interested in upgrading your pedicure throne, but just don’t know how you’ll do it in the current economic crisis? What if you didn’t have to make any payments until April 2009? Continuum Footspas and Quest

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   products  
Deck the Salon Halls
  • December 4, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Some of you may have already discovered the photo galleries on NailsMag.com’s new Style channel. There’s a lot of nail art, which I know everyone loves, but there are also several cool salon design galleries, like

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Keywords: salon decor/design  
The Color of 2009…Mimosa
  • December 3, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Cheers! Color authority the Pantone Color Institute today declared “Mimosa” to be the color of the year for 2009. This warm, engaging yellow was picked for its optimistic reassurance during this time of economic recession. “The color

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A Salon Blog You Can Love
  • December 2, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I have to confess, most salon blogs leave me feeling a little flat. But today I stumbled across the blog for Sènsé Nail Spa in Seattle, and I was hooked. The high energy and enthusiasm of the

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Keywords: business  
Holiday Nail Art Contest
  • November 26, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

With the holidays almost here, I’m sure all of you nail artists out there have already started preparing your arsenal of holiday nail art designs. Why not enter your designs into nail manufacturer Nubar’s Holiday Nail

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Keywords: nail art  
A Message From “The Manicurist”
  • November 25, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Editor’s note: If you’ve cracked open your December issue, you’ve probably seen the latest installment of questions and answers from “The Manicurist.” In her real life, this tough-talker is Bulls Gap, Tenn.-based salon owner Rebecca Seals.

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Keywords: business  
Monday Morning Wakeup
  • November 24, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Every Monday, I get a Monday Morning Wakeup e-mail  from Neil Ducoff of the salon business consulting company Strategies. It’s usually a salon/spa business tip or industry update of some sort. Lately, he’s been covering how

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee  
A Grand Soiree
  • November 21, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I had a great time at the grand opening extravaganza for Krème de la Krème Nail Lounge last Friday evening. (I first discovered the salon a month after it opened — it was so cute that

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Keywords: On the Road  
People Either Want the Best or the Least Expensive
  • November 19, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I was leafing thought the latest book by salon owner John R. DiJulius III and came across a bit of wisdom I thought was downright profound. The book is called What’s the Secret? To Providing a

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Keywords: business  
On the Road at The Nail Bar
  • November 17, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m really on a roll with finding cute, clean, shining examples of the perfect neighborhood nail salon. Last week, I visited The Nail Bar in Hermosa Beach, Calif., a natural nails-focused salon that I learned about

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Keywords: On the Road   salon decor/design   salon services  
CND Almond Spa Manicure Video
  • November 14, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

You’ve probably already heard about CND’s new Almond Manicure Line. The products feature almond flavors and scents, and can be incorporated into a signature service, the Almond Spa Manicure. We ran a technical demo in our November issue,

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Keywords: techniques  
What Gen Y Wants
  • November 13, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I read an interesting article in Advertising Age on what so-called “millennials” — those born between 1980 and 2000 — want from an employer. Given the difficulty of recruiting (and holding on to) good young talent,

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Keywords: business  
Glamour Readers Love Squoval
  • November 13, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

According to a web poll on glamour.com, 57% of your clients are wearing “squoval” nails. That’s followed by 16% wearing square, 7% wearing round, 6% wearing oval, and the remaining 13% claiming that they’ve never thought

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
Kicking Butt in An Uncertain Economy
  • November 12, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Strategies (www.strategies.com) is offering a new online seminar next week, Wednesday, November 19, from 1-2 pm EST. Titled “How to Kick Butt in an Uncertain Economy,” the seminar will cover how to prepare yourself for an

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee  
Awesome Holiday Nail Art
  • November 11, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

In the December issue (page 114), I featured holiday nail art for Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Winter Solstice. The techs that turned in tips for the assignment did such a great job that I wanted to

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