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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  

Opening Your Own Salon [A Resource Checklist to Determine If You Are Ready]

October 1, 2000  | Article


Do you have what it takes to open your own salon? Or are you at a loss as to where you should even begin? What you need are the general principles and practices of salon ownership and a checklist to evaluate your. With all of the media available today, resources abound when it comes to opening your own salon.

Keywords: compensation systems   hiring nail technicians   obtaining a loan   opening a new salon   owner issues  

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  

The Money Hunt

September 1, 1996  | Article

Opening your own salon requires patience, skill, and creativity. It also requires a considerable sum of money. If you’re one of the many who don’t have a fortune tucked away somewhere, read on for some sound financial advice.

Keywords: finance   opening a new salon   opening your own salon   salon finances   starting your own business  

Nigeria’s First Lady of Nails

December 1, 1995  | Article

Being a nail pioneer in Nigeria isn’t easy. But Adetokunbo Awogboro is blazing trails right and left, with a little help from loyal clients, and a friendly customs officials or two.

Keywords: distribution   international   licensing   nails-only salons   opening a new salon  

A Resource Guide for Starting Your Own Salon

April 1, 1995  | Article

Industry, business, and government organizations can lend you a helping hand when starting a new business.

Keywords: business   business management   business plans   finance   finding a location for your salon  

The Second Time's a Charm

December 1, 1994  | Article

At Elegante Nails, close attention to salon furnishings and fixtures, and consistent quality nail care and service place it in a league of its own.

Keywords: consumer marketing   opening a new salon   salon profiles   Texas   Texas salons  

From Farming to Nails

September 1, 1993  | Article

After three months of schooling, Bonnie Metzger graduated with a 4.0 grade-point average and headed home to open the first nails-only salon in North Dakota.

Keywords: North Dakota   opening a new salon   opening your own salon  

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