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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  

On the Road: Polished Nail Bar, Charlotte, N.C.

October 1, 2009  | Article

About a year ago I was visiting my mom in North Carolina. She wanted to get a pedicure so I grabbed a copy of the local monthly Skirt. There was an ad for Polished Nail Bar. We went in for services, but I didn’t call ahead and tell them I was coming. (Meaning, I was incognito — not Hannah the editor of NAILS, just Hannah the girl who was taking her mom to get a pedicure.) After our services, I introduced myself to the owner and promised to come back on an “official” visit next time.

Keywords: North Carolina   On the Road   salon decor/design   salon parties   salon profiles  

On the Road: Talons Nail Evolution

September 1, 2009  | Article

Managing editor Sree Roy visits Talons Nail Evolution in Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Keywords: Canada   On the Road   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

On the Road: Victoria Nails & Spa

August 1, 2009  | Article

NAILS graphic artist and VietSALON associate editor Kim Pham visits Victoria Nails & Spa in Orange, Calif.

Keywords: customer service   On the Road   salon profiles   Vietnamese salon industry  

On the Road: Alessandro Intl. Nail and Foot Spa, Dusseldorf, Germany

July 1, 2009  | Article

Germany in March can be a bit colder than my native Southern California, so it was with pleasure that I ducked into a local salon to warm up and get a quick manicure. Alessandro International Nail and Foot Spa is located in a quiet suburban city just southeast of Dusseldorf.

Keywords: Alessandro   international   On the Road   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

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