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A Sanctuary for One

December 1, 2009  | Article

Cindi Rice’s philosophy of one-on-one attention at The Nail Sanctuary has ensured that the owner-designed-and-operated salon’s appointment book is filled up to a year in advance.

Keywords: salon decor/design   salon profiles  

Parties vs. Open Houses

November 17, 2009  | 

With the holiday season swiftly approaching, it’s great timing that I received an ecstatic e-mail from a salon owner who just threw her first successful holiday theme party: the “Bewitching Bash” in honor of Halloween. “In

Keywords: business   clients   salon decor/design   salon services  

"I Would Have Done It Differently"

November 1, 2009  | Article

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  

Pink and White and French All Over

November 1, 2009  | Article

The Paris-inspired salon The Pampered Girl is co-owned by friends and former coworkers Christina Yang and Alexandra Armstead. In divvying up the responsibilities and bringing new ideas to the table, they’re finding that two heads are better than one.

Keywords: marketing/promotions   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

Open For Business: All Polished Up!

October 28, 2009  | 

I can't believe how fast the time is flying by. I was able to open my studio September 29, while it was still under construction. Let me clarify that: I had passed all the inspections, but

Keywords: clients   public relations   salon decor/design   salon services  

On the Road: Polished Nail Bar, Charlotte, N.C.

October 1, 2009  | Article

About a year ago I was visiting my mom in North Carolina. She wanted to get a pedicure so I grabbed a copy of the local monthly Skirt. There was an ad for Polished Nail Bar. We went in for services, but I didn’t call ahead and tell them I was coming. (Meaning, I was incognito — not Hannah the editor of NAILS, just Hannah the girl who was taking her mom to get a pedicure.) After our services, I introduced myself to the owner and promised to come back on an “official” visit next time.

Keywords: North Carolina   On The Road   salon decor/design   salon parties   salon profiles  

My OCD is Paying Off

September 15, 2009  | 

I have my work schedule set up so I only work every other Saturday — which means I get a three-day weekend every other week. When I set this schedule, I was picturing leisurely weekends sitting

Keywords: salon decor/design   salon services  

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait, Right?

September 2, 2009  | 

The time has come for the final frame inspection, then I can continue with sheet rock and flooring. I have to say this has been a very stressful journey for me. I have a busy enough

Keywords: salon decor/design  

Manicures, Pedicures, and Beyond

September 1, 2009  | Article

European Touch, best known for its pedicure spas, now offers a line of sophisticated salon furnishings and useful appliances.

Keywords: European Touch   manicure tables   pedicure equipment   pedicure spas   remodeling  

Day Spa, Night Life

September 1, 2009  | Article

Under owner Misha Parham’s direction, My Sassy Nail Spa in Washington, D.C., has come to specialize in parties that include martinis, pole dancing, and tattoos.

Keywords: customer service   salon decor/design   salon profiles   theme salons  

State of the Art

September 1, 2009  | Article

Upscale art galleries typically showcase work in a variety of mediums — there’s clay, charcoal, and, of course, various kinds of paint. But one European artist is making a name for herself using a medium that’s near-and-dear to all of our hearts: nail polish.

Keywords: OPI Products   polish alternatives   salon decor/design  

On the Road: Talons Nail Evolution

September 1, 2009  | Article

Managing editor Sree Roy visits Talons Nail Evolution in Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Keywords: canada   On The Road   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

Where There’s Smoke…

August 28, 2009  | 

If you’re looking for a list of possible challenges your new salon might face, I have a few to add to your list: Fire Alarms, Flaming Hot Stone Warmers, Sprinklers, Faulty Toilets, and Firemen! (Well, firemen

Keywords: clients   salon decor/design  

Growing Pains

August 25, 2009  | 

My salon is going through some growing pains, some more painful than others. I’m switching out the skin care line to Eminence Organics for use in facials and as the retail skin care line. It’s a

Keywords: salon decor/design   staff training  

Universal Companies Pedicure Spa

August 25, 2009  | Product

Spa product manufacturer Universal Companies has partnered with kitchen and bath company Kohler to offer distinctive water fixtures for salons, like the pedicure spa shown here.

Keywords: pedicure spas   salon decor/design   Universal Companies  

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