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On the Road: Da-Lonnie's & Kaya Beauty, Las Vegas

September 1, 2008  | Article

Two services each in two different salons for these two NAILS editors.

Keywords: add-on services   full-service salons   On the Road   opening a new salon   salon atmosphere  

Style: What’s in a Name?

March 1, 2008  | Article

A name is the first impression a salon makes on a client, and every name (no matter how clever or generic) says something about that salon. Some names are spontaneous acts of inspiration, while others are mulled over for months on end between family and friends. But every owner feels some sort of bond with her own salon’s name, and each has a story about how it came about.

Keywords: business   opening a new salon  

There’s No Place Like Home

November 1, 2007  | Article

Home-based salons offer techs flexibility, tax relief, and independence. We asked new and seasoned techs who took the plunge how they handled issues that are particular to home-based salons.

Keywords: building your clientele   business building   home salons   opening a new salon  

HIVE: Where Sweetness Is Made

September 1, 2007  | Article

As if Cabo doesn’t already sell itself, now there’s one more reason to head there for your next vacation — HIVE Salon + Spa. Located on the grounds of the One & Only Palmilla hotel in Los Cabos, Mexico, HIVE has locals and tourists alike swarming to this hot spot.

Keywords: international   opening a new salon   salon profiles   Signature Services  

Blueprint of a First Year [Installment #2]

June 1, 2007  | Article

Opening your first salon can be the most exciting time of your life — and the most challenging. Follow along as salon owner blogger Robbie Schaeffer applies for construction permits, decides of design details, and starts the hiring process.

Keywords: hiring nail technicians   opening a new salon   OPI products   salon decor/design  

Blueprint of a First Year

January 1, 2007  | Article

Opening your first salon can be the most exciting time of your life — but it can also be the most challenging. Robbie Schaeffer lets you in on the trials and tribulations of opening Rob|b: An OPI Concept Salon.

Keywords: blogs   opening a new salon   OPI products  

Salon, Suite Salon

August 1, 2004  | Article

Faced with the prohibitive costs of starting a business mixed with a desire for independence, some nail techs are turning to salon suites. These so-called “beauty malls” offer upwardly mobile techs a stepping stone between employee and salon owner.

Keywords: alternative careers   marketing/promotions   opening a new salon   salon suites  

Spell It Out:Developing Your Salon Training Manual

May 1, 2004  | Article

Creating a salon training manual may be just what you need to reorganize your business and elevate your team to a new level of professionalism. Although creating and implementing a service manual takes time and energy, the end results are well worth the effort.

Keywords: customer service   opening a new salon   staff management  

From Start-Up to Success [what I learned in my first two years]

April 1, 2004  | Article

Twinsburg, Ohio-based Natural Beauty Salon was established November 9, 2001. As we enter our third year of business, I celebrate, reflect, and never stop moving forward.

Keywords: finding/retaining staff   marketing/promotions   opening a new salon   salon profiles  

The Blue Lagoon

February 1, 2003  | Article

Brooks & Butterfield Ltd. in Northampton, Mass., is the creative brainchild of two women who wanted to create the most specialized spa in its market. With their backgrounds in the beauty industry, it was inevitable that this year-old spa would become an instant success.

Keywords: business   day spa   marketing/promotions   opening a new salon   salon profiles  

A League of Your Own

February 1, 2003  | Article

Caught between high-volume discount salons and high-end mega-spas? Rather than try to win by their rules, write your own rules geared to a more narrow and tailored clientele and create your own niche.

Keywords: boutique nail salon   elderly clients   men's services   natural nail care   opening a new salon  

Open for Business: Doing an Open House Right

April 1, 2002  | Article

Borrow a page from real estate marketers to increase your business’s exposure and capture the interest of many new “buyers” by holding an open house.

Keywords: customer service   open house   opening a new salon   salon parties  

9 Things They Don’t Tell You About Opening a Salon

January 1, 2002  | Article

A new salon owner shares her hard-earned wisdom to help make the process of striking out on your own a little easier.

Keywords: business building   business plans   networking   opening a new salon   work life balance  

Selling Out [A Step-by-Step Guide to Selling Your Business]

September 1, 2000  | Article

Thinking of retiring to that Greek island some time this year? Before you pack up your equipment, stop to consider how much hard work has gone into building you reputation and your clientele. You may not realize it, but you are sitting on a small gold mine.

Keywords: opening a new salon   retirement   selling a business   valuing your business  

You're Being Audited! One Salon Owner's Harrowing IRS Journey

June 1, 1997  | Article

If the IRS asked to examine your salon's Federal Tax returns, would you survive the audit? Read on for an account of a salon owner who thought she was doing everything "by the book."

Keywords: booth rental   business   finance   independent contractors   opening a new salon  

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