September 7, 2016
Minutes after landing at Kauai’s Lihue Airport, tourists and Hawaiians alike can enjoy laid back island living by visiting Sherri’s Nails.
Keywords: CND Gel II gel-polish Nail art On The Road
December 4, 2014
NAILS spoke to nail techs across the country to find out what they’re doing to entice customers during this season.
Keywords: cold weather promotions manicures paraffin pedicures Signature Services
October 1, 2014
Gloria Williams, better known as Footnanny, has made a name for herself since receiving Oprah’s endorsement via social media. Now working at a salon in Beverly Hills, Calif., she invited me to try her signature Footnanny service and revealed that the secret to her success is remembering where she comes from.
Keywords: celebrity nail techs Footnanny pedicures Signature Services smartphone apps
July 9, 2014
Among the many pools at Glen Ivy hot springs in Corona, Calif., lies a nail oasis. The nail salon at Glen Ivy boasts a fully stocked retail area and has partnered with SpaRitual to provide relaxing natural nail services.
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July 1, 2014
Offering customized pedicures is a great way to gain and retain loyal clients. NAILS takes you through the process, providing you with suggestions for beverages, amenities, add-ons, and more for four fabulous pedicures.
Keywords: Cacee clients Cuccio Naturale Farmhouse Fresh pedicure products
March 29, 2014
“We want to anticipate our clients’ needs and really cater to their likes and dislikes. No matter how many times they come in they can have a different pedicure combination,” says Shane Bird, director of spa operations for Skaná Spa.
Keywords: customer service pedicures
December 30, 2013
CJ Murray has learned plenty of tricks in her 26 years as a licensed nail tech. Chief among them was her wine-and-dine promotion that successfully upgraded clients from a $25 to a $45 pedicure, while also boosting retail sales.
Keywords: footlogix pedicures upselling
June 19, 2012
These spa treatments are full of anti-oxidants.
Keywords: manicures pedicures
March 7, 2012
Ask a nail student what she thinks about touching strangers’ feet and you’re likely to get a grimace. But somehow, as their careers progress, most nail techs learn to love feet. We asked a group of techs who specialize in pedicures to tell us how their love affair with feet began and what they do that’s so special.
August 22, 2011
What could be a more natural pairing than foot care and footwear? At Tootsies of Vermont in Burlington, the mother-daughter team of Mary Lou Robinson and Beth Estey peddle shoes alongside nail and spa services.
Keywords: franchise pedicures retail merchandising Vermont
April 20, 2011
Take advantage of the increased demand for double services and your salon could gain the reputation of being the go-to place to meet for coffee, drinks, even dinner and a movie.
Keywords: couples services marketing/promotions mommy and me manicures Mother's Day Mother's Day promotions
January 13, 2011
Salon owner Heather Hall-Williams’ focus on art scene-appeal, education, and top-notch standards keeps Scratch Pedicure Parlour a cut above the rest.
Keywords: nails-only salons pedicures salon profiles
November 22, 2010
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ManiPediCutie! (MPC) in Hermosa Beach, Calif., shares its timeline for hosting a successful mani-pedi party. (MPC should know — they host about 10 parties a month!)
Keywords: party themes pedicures time management youth marketing
October 1, 2010
You’ve just thought of an awesome new signature service you want to add to your spa menu. So why not go that little extra mile and make a nice music playlist to go along with it?
Keywords: adding new services customer service manicures pedicure products pedicures
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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