October 24, 2012
The consumer retail pie is growing, and nail techs are claiming their slice. Fed by bloggers, celebrities, and technological improvements, the nail care industry offers opportunities beyond the salon to nail tech branded product lines and consulting work.
Keywords: celebrity nail techs consumer product brands nail trends trends
October 8, 2012
Reserve a corner of your boutique for a few fashionable, spooky, or just plain charming Halloween items in celebration of the autumn season. Or better yet, adorn your salon with these festive decorations, and let customers know they’re for sale. Don’t forget to leave them out for Thanksgiving, too!
Keywords: Halloween nail art retail boutique items retailing
September 25, 2012
Back from a trip to Las Vegas, NAILS’ managing editor brings you advice on stocking your salon’s shelves, maximizing your space, and how to entice customers to buy.
Keywords: client consultation CosmoProf retail boutique items salon decor/design shelf life
September 22, 2012
Nail tech and salon owner Maisie Dunbar discusses her skin and make-up line, BluffaJo Cosmetics.
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Keywords: Bluffa Jo Cosmetics Maisie Dunbar
September 21, 2012
Consumers are spending like crazy on polish — are you getting your fair share of this growing market?
Keywords: consumer product brands nail trends
September 18, 2012
Minx has created a collection of six designs that can be applied by consumers at home and is offering them only to trained beauty professionals to sell in their salons.
Keywords: full-coverage nail coatings Minx retail merchandising retailing
September 5, 2012
Don’t wait for Father’s Day to stock your retail boutique with cool gifts for men. Make male clients more at home by giving them a place to peruse between services, and turn your salon into a hotspot for product trends. (Your female clients will thank you too.)
Keywords: men's services retail boutique items retail merchandising
September 4, 2012
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time of year when many companies introduce lines of pink and breast cancer awareness inspired products. Most of these companies even donate a portion of their profits to help fight breast cancer.
Keywords: Aerovex Systems Backscratchers Bellissima Bio Sculpture Gel breast cancer awareness
August 10, 2012
These boards are available at wholesale prices and with a countertop display that encourages impulse buys.
Keywords: files retail boutique items
August 9, 2012
Coffee acts as a gentle exfolient, performs as an effective astringent, and promotes the appearance of smoother-looking skin.
Keywords: manicure products pedicure products retail boutique items
August 1, 2012
Whether it’s an efficient shower caddy, a soap-preserving dish, or a shower cap that actually works, there are many new bathroom accessories that make daily grooming more convenient. Introduce these progressive products into your salon boutique and help clients clean up their hygiene routine.
Keywords: retail boutique items retail merchandising retailing
July 11, 2012
Available in a variety of color options to match your décor, the ePillow contains a “ledge” that surrounds the pillow’s outside to hold the tablet either horizontally or vertically.
Keywords: salon decor/design
July 2, 2012
American-inspired accessories, decorations, and bakeware make great retail items. Stock your salon with fun and festive products for Independence Day, and don’t be afraid to display them again come Memorial Day, Presidents’ Day, Veterans’ Day, and even Thanksgiving!
Keywords: holiday retailing retail boutique items retail merchandising
June 28, 2012
The flip flop junkies among your clientele will be thrilled with Tigerlily Interchangeable Sandals.
Keywords: retail boutique items retail merchandising
June 19, 2012
We've heard of nail art, but what about "lip art"? Lip appliques in animal print, glitter, and other designs popped up at all the big beauty shows in 2012. It could be a great retail product for your nail salon, or even a service make-up artists at full-service salons could add to their menus. Here's a how-to from Violent Lips, one of the makers of designed lip appliques.
Keywords: retail boutique items trends