Topic : On the Road

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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  

An Afternoon at Be Beauty in San Diego

March 16, 2010  | 

I love salons in houses…there’s just something quaint and comfortable about them. Owners and estheticians Juliana Rodrigues (left) and Tara Manna (right) opened Be Beauty a year ago in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. Nail tech

Keywords: Hannah Lee   On the Road   salon services  

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  

Black History Marketplace & Spa Day

February 24, 2010  | 

The Glamour Spot co-owner Debra “DJ” Jessie (right) and esthetician Michelle Rhem-Collins pose by a “Celebrate Black History Month” contest board set up for the salon’s Black History Marketplace & Spa Day. The board asked clients

Keywords: business   clients   On the Road   salon services  

Celebrities Love Beauty Swag

February 17, 2010  | 

 Both levels of West Hollywood, Calif.’s Café La Bohème were filled with celebrities, the media, and giveaways of beauty, fashion, and other items. In anticipation of the Oscars, celebrities attended The Second Annual Valentine Romance “Sneak Peak”

Keywords: On the Road   products  

Happy Anniversary, Entity!

February 3, 2010  | 

The anniversary cake, a blend of vanilla and mousse-like chocolate, was stunningly pretty.As a Long Beach resident, I’ve been to Cohiba Nightclub & Cigar Lounge before, but I’ve never been there when it’s private nail party

Keywords: business   On the Road   products   tradeshows  

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  

Nail Expo Long Beach

September 22, 2009  | 

A few weeks ago, I went to the first day of the two-day Nail Expo Long Beach, formerly Expo Latino. I especially enjoyed watching the winners of Day 1’s student competition. The competition was a team

Keywords: nail art   On the Road   tradeshows  

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  

Cosmoprof 2009

August 5, 2009  | 

Last month at Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas I saw some great new products that were either newly launched or are in the pipeline and will be available shortly. I thought I’d share some of them. Feel free to leave me a comment in Feedback about which ones interest you the most.

Keywords: On the Road   products   tradeshows  

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  

It’s the Little Things

July 27, 2009  | 

I’ve met representatives of the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology several times, and I’m pleased that the board members seem genuinely interested in keeping California nail salons from getting fined during inspections. To that end,

Keywords: health   legislation   On the Road   salon safety  

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