November 18, 2011
In the small town of Redmond, Ore., this cozy salon in a converted house makes you feel like a neighbor just popping in to chat over some coffee.
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October 18, 2011
When there’s a wedding on the NAILS staff, you can bet that the bridal nails get a huge amount of attention. My nails were custom designed by Minx in Southern California and applied by Tashina “Poochie” Green of Poochiez Pawz Nail Studio in Atlanta.
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October 4, 2011
Open for less than a year, this urban chic salon has a cool vibe that meshes well in its up-and-coming Brooklyn neighborhood.
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August 17, 2011
Blocks up from the sand on a quiet stretch of Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach, Calif., first-time salon owner Nancy Som opened Dipped Nails seven months ago with a desire to achieve, a strong work ethic, and an ace up her sleeve.
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July 21, 2011
When visiting the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, we couldn’t just stop at just one salon since we don’t get over that way too often. Follow along as we discover unique salons in D.C., central Maryland, and northern Virginia.
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June 22, 2011
This quaint single-tech salon right off the beaten path in downtown Austin, Texas, is an urban oasis for hand and feet treats.
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June 15, 2011
Answering the call for a boutique nail salon in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago, Shine offers a clean atmosphere, homemade scrubs, and is consistently on top of the latest nail trends.
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April 19, 2011
The minute you walk into this organic-inspired salon in Chandler, Ariz., you feel relaxed, pampered, and surrounded by good friends.
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March 18, 2011
After three successful years owning and operating a waxing studio in Banker’s Hill, Deven Taylor and Amber Lively relocated their business to nearby tourist mecca Old Town San Diego, introducing the neighborhood’s only nail, waxing, and skin care studio.
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February 15, 2011
The staff of The Spa at West Baden — located in the West Baden Springs Hotel in French Lick, Ind. — strives to give each guest a five-star experience. Each team member cross-trains with other therapists to ensure excellent and consistent service, says spa director Kim Allen.
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January 13, 2011
A one-stop shop, Nails Icon in Montclair, Calif., boasts a bustling retail area, clean, affordable services, and isn’t afraid to stay open ’til 1 a.m. for mani-pedi parties. The owner credits the salon’s customer service as key to surviving the recession.
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January 1, 2011
Nail tech Simmy Bredal-Bell visits Platinum Nails in Monroe Township, N.J.
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October 1, 2010
“It’s all about you at Head to Toe Salon & Day Spa. May I have your first name?” Wow. I was taken off guard by such a pleasant phone greeting. All about me, I thought. Who doesn’t want that?
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September 1, 2010
The noteworthy salons and spas in Southcentral Alaska are proof that top-notch services aren't always hard to find.
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August 1, 2010
We first met salon owner Heather Goodwin in 2007 when she entered (and won 1st runner-up in) our Nail Tech of the Year program. She didn’t have her own salon yet, but the plans were in motion. The next time I was in Orlando for the Premiere Show was 2008 and Heather was moving into her salon that very weekend. I promised her next time I was in central Florida, I would visit her salon. In June, publisher Cyndy Drummey and I made the visit.
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