September 24, 2013
While school instructors all want what’s best for their students after graduation, it’s a hard call as to whether lofty initial ventures will pay off or backfire. We asked nail school instructors and owners: Should you encourage or discourage a nail student who wants to open her own salon immediately after graduation?
Keywords: newbie opening a new salon opening your own salon students
September 19, 2013
Most salon owners rent their salon space, but few are trained in leasing legalese and the considerations that should be taken into account before signing on the dotted line. Learn what to look for so your lease works to your benefit — not your landlord’s.
Keywords: business opening a new salon opening your own salon
August 14, 2013
Jessica Saelim hit the ground running, having opened La Jolla, Calif.-based The Nails Club in December 2012 only five months after graduating college.
Keywords: On the Road opening a new salon salon profiles
June 19, 2013
At Royal Beauty Careers in South Houston, Texas, pupils take a hard 3-D look at what goes into opening a nail salon.
Keywords: budgeting cosmetology schools opening a new salon salon decor/design salon furnishings
February 21, 2013
“I wasn’t happy in the salon I worked in so every day I put $20 away and my step-sister Andrea Conde — a cosmetologist — also started to put $20 a day away,” says Christina Litster. “
Keywords: opening a new salon opening your own salon salon finances
December 20, 2012
At Posh’aah Nail Spa, guests are treated to pampering mani-pedis in a comfy-chic atmosphere. The owner — who quit her successful career as a mixed-use property manager in 2012 to embark on her lifelong dream of opening a nail salon — shares the story of making her dream a reality.
Keywords: opening a new salon opening your own salon salon ownership salon profiles
November 19, 2012
A franchise is an agreement between a firm and another party in which the firm provides the other party with the right to use the firm’s name and to sell or rent its products for either a percentage of revenue or other type of fee; selling franchise rights is a method of expanding a business quickly with a minimum of capital.
Keywords: business business tools franchise opening a new salon staff management
October 25, 2012
Whether you’re gearing up for a holiday shindig, want to throw your first (or 10th) client appreciation party, or will be welcoming clients to your new salon with an open house, we’ve got you covered with these ideas to be the best hostess ever.
Keywords: Facebook marketing networking event opening a new salon promoting your services salon parties
August 21, 2012
Bellacures Nail Salons, a small Southern California-based chain, had more than a dozen companies lined up as sponsors for the grand opening of its Pasadena store in June — including OPI and SpaRitual.
Keywords: open house opening a new salon
June 28, 2012
Essie opened its first flagship salon this month, inside of Samuel Shriqui Salon in New York (35 E 65th St.). This video shows NBC's Jane Hansen visiting the salon.
Keywords: Essie Essie Weingarten opening a new salon
August 19, 2011
As opening hip but affordable nail salons becomes a trend, this NYC business has some innovative ideas.
Keywords: opening a new salon technology
April 19, 2011
Moving your salon to a new location doesn’t have to be a logistical nightmare. Lean on the experience of fellow salon owners whether relocating down the street or across the globe.
Keywords: business building keeping your business competitive opening a new salon
January 1, 2011
New salon owners, competitors, students, coaches, and a few opinionated veteran techs; we let these reader voices shine through every week online. And they have a lot to say. If you aren’t already following these blogs, bookmark them right away.
Keywords: blogs coaching competitions Maggie Franklin opening a new salon
November 22, 2010
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You spend the bulk of your day sitting behind it, so you may as well find one that’s functional, beautiful, and versatile. Here are 14 of the latest designs.
Keywords: Belvedere European Touch Gulfstream Plastics manicure stations/tables opening a new salon
August 1, 2010
Orchard Nails opened in Corona, Calif., when the economy was at its worst, but co-owner Thomas Irwin says this meant the salon had “nowhere to go but up.”
Keywords: nails-only salons opening a new salon salon decor/design salon furnishings salon profiles