Editor's Note: Congratulations to Vicki for successfully making it through her first year as a new salon owner! You can read all of Vicki's posts by clicking on the Vicki tag at the left column of this blog, under "Post Categories." You can still leave Vicki questions here, and she'll answer them periodically. If you are a new salon owner and want to be our next Blueprint of a First Year blogger, e-mail sree.roy[at]bobit.com and tell us a little about your new salon.
Well it’s done, and the party is over.
This is my last blog on Blueprint; the first year is over, and we celebrated in style!
April 20th from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., we invited our friends and clients to enjoy the celebration with us and they did. We had champagne and food, and a harpist who provided beautiful music all evening.
Naja from Nail Talk Radio came and some clients brought brownies and gifts. Mike, the husband of one of our fav clients, made the most incredible meatballs and made sure everyone tried them! It was by far a nice event and just what we had hoped for.
It is hard to believe it has been a year now, and we see we have come so far. Anyone who ever wanted to open a salon can do it, and easily. We did not have a budget, any clients, or even manicuring desks when we opened and now our salon is exactly what we wanted it to be. We are happy, relaxed, busy, and loving life in our salon. I smile every time I lock the door at night.
Many thanks to the team at NAILS Magazine for having Polish Salon write this blog and allowing us to share our salon adventures!
--Vicki, Natalie & Kim, Polish Salon, Brea, Calif.