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On the Road: Nail Bar at Walgreens, Chicago

June 13, 2012  | Article

This is no ordinary Walgreens. Enter the two-story flagship at State and Randolph and smell fresh-baked cinnamon rolls, witness a sushi chef masterfully create a custom order, and, of course, get your nails done at its Nail Bar by Essie & OPI.

Keywords: Essie   manicures   On the Road   OPI Products   salon profiles  

Double the Fun

May 29, 2012  | Article

What happens when creative entrepreneurs combine their passions to build multipurpose businesses? You get more than your average nail salon.  

Keywords: salon profiles  

Clients See a Difference with Aqua Nail Bar & Boutique

May 26, 2012  | Article

True to its name, this Santa Barbara, Calif.-based salon features underwater decor, natural nails, and a boutique filled to the brim with hydrating products. The Cordova family works together to keep its seaside clients taken care of.    

Keywords: salon decor/design   salon profiles  

A Sweet Treat for Fashion-Forward Nail Fanatics

April 23, 2012  | Article

Run by nail tech Terri Silacci, Nail Candy Lounge gives clients out-of-the-box nails and all the sweets they can eat. This small Monterey, Calif.-based salon made a big splash in the fashion world last year with its snakeskin pedicure.  

Keywords: salon profiles  

On the Road: Polished Lounge

March 30, 2012  | Article

Along with husband Keith Bui, salon owner Pauline Mai opened Polished Lounge seven years ago in the up-and-coming SoMa district of San Francisco after leaving a job in consulting. 

Keywords: On the Road   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

Nails: Any Kind, Any Time

March 29, 2012  | Article

After a successful career as a makeup artist, Vancouver salon owner Mika Morris segued into nails.  Social media, creativity, and flexibility helped this beauty industry entrepreneur rise to the top.   

Keywords: Canada   salon profiles  

One-Of-A-Kind Spa Expands to Three

March 7, 2012  | Article

With two salons, a licensed “concept,” and a third spa in the works, salon owner Cindy Huynh is leaving her tropical mark on Texas. Isle Pedi Spa’s design and services are as interesting as they are original.  

Keywords: salon profiles  

On the Road: MayaSpa Wellness Center, Tulum, Mexico

March 1, 2012  | Article

The bohemian beach town of Tulum, Mexico isn’t exactly known for its salon services. But MayaSpa Wellness Center had manicures and pedicures on its salon menu so I decided to give it a try. 

Keywords: international   On the Road   salon profiles  

Rich in Culture and Color

February 6, 2012  | Article

Torrance, Calif.-based salon Gemist, owned by nail artist Meg Kaehler, incorporates Japanese-style services for customers, attracting an international clientele and those who favor nail art over nail maintenance.   

Keywords: Japanese nail industry   salon profiles  

Out of Sight: Attracting Clients to Your Hidden Salon

February 3, 2012  | Article

Moving On Up: Tucked inside and out of view, these salons seem to defy the first rule of business: location, location, location. How do salons succeed when they’re several stories up and out of sight?  

Keywords: boutique nail salon   consumer marketing   consumer press   marketing/promotions   salon profiles  

On the Road: Ki Nail Bar & Organic Spa, Los Angeles

February 1, 2012  | Article

Learning from its 3-year-old sister salon (Chi Nail Bar), the newly opened Ki Nail Bar in downtown Los Angeles reflects owner Fawn Ton’s experience in growing Chi, while making itself distinctive by targeting a different demographic.

Keywords: celebrities   celebrity nail techs   On the Road   pedicure areas   rockstar nails  

On The Road: Salon 4

January 1, 2012  | Article

NAILS’ student blogger LaTia Wilson visited Salon 4 in Rockville, Md., for a spa pedicure, and she left with enthusiasm for her newly chosen field and motivation to stay focused on becoming a nail tech.

Keywords: On the Road   salon profiles   student issues  

Affordable Luxury in Houston

November 21, 2011  | Article

Houston-based Polished Day Spa keeps customer service and creativity at the top of its priority list as owner Sharia Castillo expands the emergent spa’s already diverse menu.

Keywords: boutique nail salon   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

On The Road: Hip Chicks Salon

November 18, 2011  | Article

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.

Keywords: Hannah Lee   On the Road   salon profiles  

One Concept, One Brand, 45 Lounges

November 5, 2011  | Article

With a creative twist to its menu that draws interest but maintains simplicity, 20 Lounge offers memberships that deliver a range of perks to clients. In a $3 million campaign to grow the franchise, this nail bar presents an educational and laid-back experience from open to close.    

Keywords: franchise   salon profiles  

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The U.S. Vietnamese salon industry represents more than half of all salons. VietSALON serves this market with a bi-monthly Vietnamese language print magazine and a community-oriented website.

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