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Financing the Dream

March 15, 2011  | Article

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.

Keywords: booth rental   business building   business tools   finance   opening a new salon  

Celebrating Our Blogger Voices!

January 1, 2011  | Article

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  

Your Guide to Manicure Tables

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

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 tables   opening a new salon  

Salon Profile: Nowhere to Go But Up

August 1, 2010  | Article

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  

Estelina's-Estelina Opens Her Salon (02D)

April 5, 2010  | Video

Estelina speaks of how she opened her salon.

Keywords: Estelina's   opening a new salon  

Pedi Like a Rock Star

March 1, 2010  | Article

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.

Keywords: celebrities   opening a new salon   pedicure areas   pedicure equipment   salon decor/design  

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  

"I Would Have Done It Differently"

November 1, 2009  | Article

Current and former salon owners share their personal insights on the things they would go back and change, if only they could.

Keywords: business   commissions   hiring nail technicians   manufacturers educators   opening a new salon  

Mixing Business With Pleasure

October 1, 2009  | Article

In designing the spa and lounge, Dunlap went for chic simplicity and clean lines. She wanted a place where girlfriends could congregate.

Keywords: customer service   Facebook marketing   opening a new salon   salon profiles   social media  

Let’s Do Launch

June 1, 2009  | Article

Creating a memorable opening for your nail salon requires intensive planning, organizational skills, and marketing savvy.

Keywords: business tools   marketing/promotions   opening a new salon   professional image   promoting your services  

What’s in a [Salon] Name?

May 1, 2009  | Article

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.

Keywords: marketing/promotions   opening a new salon  

All the Right Ingredients

March 1, 2009  | Article

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.

Keywords: add-on services   business   charity   Maryland   natural nail care  

On the Road: ROB|B: An OPI Concept Salon

March 1, 2009  | Article

Managing editor Sree Roy visits ROB|B: An OPI Concept Salon on opening day.

Keywords: eco-conscious salons   LEED-certified   opening a new salon  

Are You Really Ready to Open Your Own Salon?

February 1, 2009  | Article

If you think salon ownership is easy, take this quiz before you make the leap.

Keywords: opening a new salon   owner issues   reader surveys   sustainable business  

Me and You — So Happy Together?

October 1, 2008  | Article

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.

Keywords: business tools   finance   opening a new salon   staff management  

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