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My Date with a Plumber

December 19, 2011  | 

A couple of weeks ago the plumbing crew came to do a rough out of the piping to make the installation easier when the pedicure benches arrived. While doing the walk-through the plumber stated that his

Keywords: salon decor/design  


December 9, 2011  | 

We have a business location -- yay! My new goal is to be open by February 2012. Suddenly, there is so much to do and so little time.My brain is bogged down by all these little

Keywords: Makeda   salon decor/design   staff training  

Tangerine Tango Named Color of 2012

December 8, 2011  | 

Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, was just named by the Pantone Color Institute as the Color of 2012.“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of

Keywords: clients   salon decor/design  

Is This The One?

December 6, 2011  | 

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, my body has been semi-overwhelmed. But nonetheless I think I have found my potential location, my baby. I'm hoping and praying that all goes well on the final

Keywords: salon decor/design  

Deal or No Deal?

November 28, 2011  | 

I might have actually found a location. I think I’m in shock, and if I were honest, I’d admit that I’m a teeny bit nervous. (That’s code for “freaking out”). I was so “mildly” nervous that

Keywords: Makeda   salon decor/design  

Shine On: A Chandelier Made of Polish Bottles

November 22, 2011  | Article

This ceiling fixture is made of over 70 SpaRitual lacquer bottles.

Keywords: eco-friendly   green salons   recycled materials   recycling   salon decor/design  

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like...

November 21, 2011  | Article

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Winter Solstice, the winter holidays are a great time to bring joy and cheer to your salon.

Keywords: holiday retailing   holidays   salon decor/design  

Affordable Luxury in Houston

November 21, 2011  | Article

Houston-based Polished Day Spa keeps customer service and creativity at the top of its priority list as owner Sharia Castillo expands the emergent spa’s already diverse menu.

Keywords: boutique nail salon   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

IKEA Furnishings

November 17, 2011  | 

I've continued to buy furniture, in spite of the delay of the space. You will be amazed at my purchases. The majority of the shopping inspiration was provided by IKEA! Four nail tables totaled $197 (the

Keywords: salon decor/design  

Licenses and Permits and Fees, Oh My!

November 11, 2011  | 

Another unplanned fee just popped up over the weekend…zoning! I’m starting to feel like I’m being Punk’d. After realizing that the space I was in love with might not work out, my broker and I set

Keywords: Makeda   salon decor/design  

Trying Times

November 1, 2011  | 

October was very trying for me. Headaches and sleepless nights. The inspector came out to look at the property we chose...and it failed inspection. The owner was not willing to bring it up to code. (Yes,

Keywords: marketing/promotions   salon decor/design  

Meet Ramar

October 26, 2011  | 

Editor's Note: We weren't planning on adding another new blogger this soon, but once we heard about Ramar's salon situation we knew he'd provide a unique perspective that we could all learn from. He's a hair

Keywords: salon decor/design   salon services  

Blueprinting the Floor Plan and Service Menu

October 18, 2011  | 

I don't officially have a space yet, but I did see an available space a few weeks ago that I think might be the one. I asked the broker to send me the floorplans and then

Keywords: Makeda   salon decor/design   salon services  

Meet Makeda

October 12, 2011  | 

I’m a walking enigma. I fully acknowledge this. For the past decade, I’ve had a successful career in the shopping center industry. I’ve grown from a bright-eyed college intern into a seasoned retail/real estate professional adept

Keywords: Makeda   salon decor/design  

Boo! A Spooky Salon Window

October 4, 2011  | 

I’m currently finishing up an article on salon window displays for an upcoming issue of NAILS, and one salon sent in a before-and-after. The before being from last week, a more typical display (which is still

Keywords: salon decor/design  

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