March 15, 2011
For some nail techs, the dedication in their nail services is fueled by the dream of one day opening a salon of their own. But it can take more than just perseverance and savings to get started. Procuring financing in today’s economy can test the wits of even the most business- savvy techs.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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April 5, 2010
Estelina speaks of how she opened her salon.
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March 1, 2010
When Shauni Kelly was creating Hot Heads Barbershop and Cool Claws Nails in Albuquerque, N.M., she wanted to take the “rock star pedicure” service to the extreme — by tying the entire pedicure room decor into the “rock star” theme.
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March 1, 2010
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.
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November 1, 2009
Current and former salon owners share their personal insights on the things they would go back and change, if only they could.
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October 1, 2009
In designing the spa and lounge, Dunlap went for chic simplicity and clean lines. She wanted a place where girlfriends could congregate.
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June 1, 2009
Creating a memorable opening for your nail salon requires intensive planning, organizational skills, and marketing savvy.
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May 1, 2009
A likeable salon name can make a powerful emotional connection with your clientele, which makes it easy to remember and generates buzz, says Alexandra Watkins, chief innovation officer of Eat My Words. “The more memorable your name and the more people talk about it, the less advertising you have to do,” she says.
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March 1, 2009
Julie Nguyen, owner and founder of Blu Water Day Spa, has plenty of experience in the beauty industry. Coming to the United States when she was 16 and building on the beauty training she received in Vietnam, she worked in hair, then nails and cosmetics, and was quickly able to purchase her own salon.
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March 1, 2009
Managing editor Sree Roy visits ROB|B: An OPI Concept Salon on opening day.
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February 1, 2009
If you think salon ownership is easy, take this quiz before you make the leap.
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October 1, 2008
It’s easy to see the benefits of a partner in our personal and social lives — but are there benefits to a partner in business? An LLC might be a better way to structure your business.
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