September 28, 2015
Refined is the word that comes to mind upon entering the minimalistic and ultra-trendy Polished Nail Bar. Owners Sonny Kim and Haley Tran are veteran nail technicians who have made a name for themselves in Charlotte, N.C., as a result of their innovative approach to doing nails.
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February 18, 2014
Alfalfa introduces its newest innovation, the versaTray and iPad holder. It’s an adjustable swivel tray that rotates 360-degrees so customers can enjoy their salon experience without moving from one workstation to another.
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December 6, 2013
The ANS Katai V Pedispa by Alfalfa Nail Supply features two powerful vents located on the pedisink capable of ventilating toxins and fumes to improve air quality and satisfy new state board requirements.
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August 21, 2013
With 15 locations, the Mario Tricoci name is well-known in the Chicago area. Believe it or not this was our first visit to the Michigan Avenue location that has been open for 14 years.
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May 13, 2013
Have you been telling your students about opportunities for licensed nail techs at Walgreens and Sephora? If not, you should be.
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September 10, 2012
Five years after Jane Park opened her first salon dedicated to connecting women through color, the Julep brand is still bringing women together, in the Seattle metro area and beyond.
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July 8, 2011
Julep Nail Parlors are proud to donate $1 from the sale of every Julep Nail Vernis to organizations that empower women. Please join us by going to our Facebook page to learn more and vote each month for where our Powered by Girlfriends dollars should go.
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February 1, 2009
Butter London’s upbeat, hip nail stores in airports make wait time more enjoyable.
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November 1, 2002
Cole’s Salon for You in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minn., has a charmed history that sounds like the makings of a feel-good Disney movie: small two-man barbershop for kiddies expands when clients outgrow its child-sized chairs — then keeps growing and growing into five world class full-service salons.
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April 1, 2000
All-in-one retailers complete with salons and professional products are popping up left and right. Should smaller salons take coven or is there something the beauty industry can learn from these salon superstores?
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November 1, 1999
The biggest Y2K issue Volpe Nails faces was getting back to its roots of technical training and salon management support and away from franchising its name and systems.
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September 1, 1999
A new breed of nail salon is on the horizon and the first glimpse of the future is in Beverly Hills, Calif. The future nail salon "chain" is called Hands On and the owners say they have designed a nail business that opens up a whole new realm of service-oriented, quality spa manicures and pedicures at reasonable prices.
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March 1, 1998
Nail Express proves that “discount salon” is an issue of pricing, not of practices with its upscale decor; high technical and sanitation standards, and “the client is queen” attitude.
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October 1, 1997
Christopher Truong recently became an educator for OPI Products because he says many nail technicians need help with certain skills, especially when it comes to proper product application.
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June 1, 1996
Finding good nail technicians is difficult for all salon owners and a particular problem cited by chain salons, whose growth depends on having a large pool of qualified candidates to choose from.
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