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On the Road: Sugar & Spice, San Diego

March 18, 2011  | Article

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.

Keywords: CND   On the Road   OPI products   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

On the Road: The Spa at West Baden

February 15, 2011  | Article

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.

Keywords: On the Road   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

On the Road: Nails Icon, Montclair, Calif.

January 13, 2011  | Article

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.

Keywords: nails-only salons   On the Road   pedicure areas   retail boutique items   salon profiles  

On the Road: Platinum Nails, Monroe Township, N.J.

January 1, 2011  | Article

Nail tech Simmy Bredal-Bell visits Platinum Nails in Monroe Township, N.J.

Keywords: On the Road   salon profiles  

On the Road: Head to Toe Salon & Day Spa, Endwell, NY

October 1, 2010  | Article

“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?

Keywords: full-service salons   On the Road   salon profiles  

On the Road: Southcentral Alaska

September 1, 2010  | Article

The noteworthy salons and spas in Southcentral Alaska are proof that top-notch services aren't always hard to find.

Keywords: manicure tables   On the Road   pedicure areas   salon profiles  

On the Road: A Totally Unique Nail Boutique

August 1, 2010  | Article

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.

Keywords: gels   manicures   On the Road   pedicures   retailing  

On the Road: Nailcessity, Chicago

July 1, 2010  | Article

Managing Editor Sree Roy heads to Chicago to check out Nailcessity in the heart of the big city.

Keywords: manicures   nails-only salons   On the Road   pedicures   salon profiles  

On the Road: Be Beauty, San Diego

June 1, 2010  | Article

I found Be Beauty by posting a message on the NAILS Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nailsmag) that I was looking for a salon in San Diego. Nail tech Brian Garces messaged me back to come to the salon where he works. When I looked it up online and saw it was in a cute little 1920s-era bungalow, I was sold.

Keywords: boutique nail salon   On the Road   retailing   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

On the Road: Body Shoppe Spa, Yorktown, Va.

May 1, 2010  | Article

Java is my friend, so it’s a good sign when I head into a salon and they have a coffee bar. Food too? Even better. I can grab a bite to eat and be pampered at the same time. That’s what I found at the Body Shoppe Spa in Yorktown, Va.

Keywords: full-service salons   On the Road   salon profiles  

On the Road: The Painted Nail

April 1, 2010  | Article

The Painted Nail — a cozy, shabby chic-style space with white-washed wood floors, big comfy white armchairs, vintage-inspired chandeliers, and pretty purple walls. Clients (including many celebrities) come in to get their nails done, but stay for the camaraderie.

Keywords: boutique nail salon   Hannah Lee   On the Road   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

On the Road: Color Me Green, Manhattan Beach, Calif.

March 1, 2010  | Article

It’s sometimes instructive to take a look at the nail salon industry from the other side of the chair: the client’s side. That’s why it can be especially insightful to chat with a select breed of nail salon owner: the client-turned-salon entrepreneur.

Keywords: natural nail care   On the Road   opening a new salon   pedicure areas   pedicures  

On the Road: Michael’s School of Beauty, Augusta, Ga.

February 1, 2010  | Article

Passion is contagious, and at least several students at Michael’s School of Beauty can testify to this fact.

Keywords: cosmetology schools   learning new techniques   nail trends   On the Road   school profiles  

On the Road: Saffore's, Hollywood, Calif.

December 1, 2009  | Article

Check out a salon that specifically caters to men, including an NBA star or two.

Keywords: men's services   On the Road   salon profiles  

On the Road: Bijou, Gem of a Little Salon

December 1, 2009  | Article

Contributing writer Michelle Pratt visits Bijou in Skaneateles, N.Y.

Keywords: boutique nail salon   On the Road   salon profiles  

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