September 1, 2008
Two services each in two different salons for these two NAILS editors.
Keywords: add-on services full-service salons On The Road opening a new salon salon atmosphere
August 1, 2008
Your nail station is one of your most valuable business tools. It is your office, your conference room, your classroom, your showroom, and sometimes even your lunchroom. It is where you do your work and spend much of your day — and you deserve to be comfortable. So what would you change about it if you could? From self-sanitizing stations to elaborately themed decor, techs defy the laws of physics, finances, and convention to come up with some innovative solutions for their individual needs.
Keywords: salon decor/design salon furnishings
July 1, 2008
Fleur de Lys in Portland keeps it simple, cozy, and consistent.
Keywords: boutique nail salon salon decor/design salon profiles
June 1, 2008
Light blue walls, natural bamboo elements, and a crystal chandelier give off a fresh feeling in this cute shabby chic salon.
Keywords: day spa On The Road salon decor/design salon profiles Signature Services
May 1, 2008
Tim Crowley visits a California salon designed just for men.
Keywords: full-service salons male clients men's services niche marketing On The Road
March 1, 2008
A good manicure or pedicure should make clients feel special and pampered. Some services push the boundaries in terms of techniques, ingredients, and price to make them exceptional. Take a look at these services that go above and beyond.
Keywords: add-on services customer service day spa deluxe manicures deluxe pedicures
March 1, 2008
Continuum Footspas presents the elegantly styled Maestro pedicure spa chair. The chair is made with the least amount of plastic possible, instead using cherry wood for the chair and Corian for the basin.
Keywords: Continuum Footspas pedicure spas salon decor/design salon furnishings
February 1, 2008
A one-stop shop for luxury, the Japanese-inspired Ville de Coco nail salon is nestled on the ground floor of one of Waikiki’s most popular hotels, bringing in guests from around the world.
Keywords: aromatherapy customer service full-service salons Japanese nail industry salon decor/design
January 1, 2008
Presentation is key to any salon service, and it starts the instant your client sits down. Small details in how you display your products show clients they are getting a more complete service, and you may be able to increase your prices as a result. Here are some clever ways salons are displaying their service products to their guests
Keywords: customer service salon decor/design
January 1, 2008
Two brave techs traded spaces — and clients and product lines — for one day. Here’s their account of what happened…
Keywords: business building clients customer service keeping your business competitive salon decor/design
October 1, 2007
Sweet Lily Natural Nail Spa & Boutique in New York City offers a pleasant escape from the dust, dirt, and grime of downtown Manhattan. Thanks to owner Donna Perillo’s sanitary and natural nail care methods, people can step inside and get a breath of fresh air.
Keywords: salon decor/design salon profiles
August 1, 2007
M&M Nails & Wellness Center wins 2007 Salon of the Year award. Owner Maisie Dunbar calls it "the pinnacle of my nail career."
Keywords: CND continuing education customer service marketing/promotions private labeling
July 1, 2007
If you had an unlimited budgest, what would you do to make your salon more entertaining for clients?
Keywords: salon decor/design salon services
July 1, 2007
Clients come in for the beautiful nails, but they sure do enjoy the extra touches you provide. With a little flair you can make hospitality part of your client care program. The key to keeping your clients entertained in the salon is to give them plenty to think about — new services, local art and culture, and multimedia are a few examples.
Keywords: marketing/promotions salon atmosphere salon decor/design
June 1, 2007
Opening your first salon can be the most exciting time of your life — and the most challenging. Follow along as salon owner blogger Robbie Schaeffer applies for construction permits, decides of design details, and starts the hiring process.
Keywords: hiring nail technicians opening a new salon OPI Products salon decor/design