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
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
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.
Keywords: booth rental business building business tools finance opening your own salon
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.
Keywords: business commissions hiring nail technicians manufacturers educators opening a new salon
February 1, 2009
If you think salon ownership is easy, take this quiz before you make the leap.
Keywords: opening a new salon opening your own salon owner issues reader surveys sustainable business
November 1, 2007
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 your own salon
August 1, 2004
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 opening your own salon
May 1, 2004
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 opening your own salon staff management
April 1, 2004
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 opening your own salon salon profiles
April 1, 2002
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 opening your own salon salon parties
December 1, 1995
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 your own salon
September 1, 1993
We can all learn from the mistakes of others, so read these words to the wise from salon owners who have made their share of mistakes along the way.
Keywords: advertising/promotions computer systems employee issues hiring nail technicians opening your own salon