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Q & A: Retail Products

July 5, 2007  | 

What are you planning on retailing at your salon? Other than nail polish bottles (which are hard to handle and place on shelves for fear of falling and breaking), what else is there to sell in

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Q & A: Service Menu

June 28, 2007  | 

What’s your opinion on service menus, when there’s a choice between a wide list of offered services versus a minimum list of offered services? Do you think it benefits the general public to offer many different

Keywords: Q&A   salon services  

Q & A: Employee Training

June 15, 2007  | 

You mentioned “training” in your response to T's Start-Up Inventory question. What exactly consists of your training new employees? Won’t they know how to do nails already? Please clarify.Anna Hi Anna, Although we plan to hire experienced nail

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Q & A: Nail Art

June 12, 2007  | 

Is your salon going to offer freehand painted nail art?Ellen Marie Hi Ellen Marie, Even though I have my nail tech license, I personally was never very good at handpainted nail art. (I think it takes coordination I

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Q & A: Grand Opening

May 31, 2007  | 

I’ve been manicurist for 15 years, and I want to let you know your podcast was wonderful. I’m interested in knowing if you’ll have a grand opening? I would love to attend or view it as

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Q & A: Start-Up Inventory

May 29, 2007  | 

My wife is thinking about opening a salon. The more I read your blog, the more interested I become in helping her launch it. What I am curious about is the type of inventory you’ll need

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Q & A: Noise Levels

May 18, 2007  | 

I don’t like the idea of the floating walls between each manicure station and the next. You said the stations make for a more private service, but are they going to be sound proof? Everyone is

Keywords: clients   Q&A   salon decor/design  

Q & A: Bathrooms and Sinks

May 11, 2007  | 

Ellen Marie has a good point about the number of bathrooms. It looks like you’ll need another bathroom since the salon is so big. Also, I only see one sink in the salon. You may want

Keywords: Q&A   salon decor/design  

Q & A: Start Up Funding

May 8, 2007  | 

I'm intrigued by your blog entries as I too have a vision to open my own shop, but with a bit of a twist. My big question is money. Were you able to front most of

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Q & A: Retail Strategy

May 1, 2007  | 

I’d appreciate it if you could elaborate on your statement about how services cover your overhead, but retail is for profit. What is your retail strategy?T Robbie, co-owner: Retail is key for us. As an OPI concept

Keywords: Q&A   staff training  

Q & A: Levels of Nail Services

April 26, 2007  | 

What procedures and materials will you use when doing an “ultimate” manicure and pedicure that makes that service level different from the “essential” ones? Ellen Marie Hi Ellen Marie, The “ultimate” nail services will be our highest service

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Q & A: Blueprints

April 18, 2007  | 

I love reading your blog. How can I see more of the salon blueprints?Lee Hi Lee, Thanks for your compliment. To see all the salon’s blueprints and renderings, just click on Photo Gallery in the lefthand column. There I’ve

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Q & A: Nail Bar

April 10, 2007  | 

I’ve never heard of a nail bar before. It’s a nice idea; is it a free service?Cecilia Hi Cecilia, The nail bar isn’t a free service, but it is an easy way for a customer to have their

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Q & A: Termination Policy

March 19, 2007  | 

I was wondering if you could give me an example of a good termination policy. I’ve read policies before that state they reserve the right to terminate your employment for no reason. Would you consider this

Keywords: Q&A   staff training  

Q & A: Manicure Stations

March 13, 2007  | 

Is there a wall between every manicure table? If so, how tall are they? This will be interesting because it’s like having a private service. Some clients don’t like to be seen by others but the odors

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