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Pedi Under the Stars

August 23, 2010  | Blog Post

Even if you work in a salon in a big city, where the stars are blocked out by the city lights, you can still create the illusion of a relaxing outdoor retreat within your pedicure room.

Keywords: products   salon decor/design   salon services  

Salon Profile: Nowhere to Go But Up

August 1, 2010  | Article

Orchard Nails opened in Corona, Calif., when the economy was at its worst, but co-owner Thomas Irwin says this meant the salon had “nowhere to go but up.”

Keywords: nails-only salons   opening a new salon   salon decor/design   salon furnishings   salon profiles  

Reception Area at Modern Day Spa

June 2, 2010  | Video

Modern Day Spa, Arlington, Va., showcases its reception area.

Keywords: salon decor/design   salon profiles  

Merchandising in Small Spaces

June 1, 2010  | Article

Not every salon retail area is open and spacious, and most salons have a small corner or space that can be challenging to merchandise.

Keywords: consultants   professional consultants   retail boutique items   retail merchandising   salon decor/design  

Making Rome Her Home

June 1, 2010  | Article

A 15-year resident of Rome, Stephanie Alliman owns Ari’s Nails, which caters to English-speaking tourists who flock to see the city’s ancient ruins, expatriates who have decided to stay, and Italians looking for some nail pampering.

Keywords: international   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

On the Road: Be Beauty, San Diego

June 1, 2010  | Article

I found Be Beauty by posting a message on the NAILS Facebook page ( that I was looking for a salon in San Diego. Nail tech Brian Garces messaged me back to come to the salon where he works. When I looked it up online and saw it was in a cute little 1920s-era bungalow, I was sold.

Keywords: boutique nail salon   On The Road   retailing   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

Not a Princess Salon

May 1, 2010  | Article

Chicago-based Pure Rain Nail Spa’s success is a result of owner Ulzii Tsogtbaatar’s experience in business management and years of being a nail tech. The salon attracts young professionals and a larger-than-average base of male clients.

Keywords: nails-only salons   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

Uniting the Young, Urban, and Artistic Crowd

April 1, 2010  | Article

Sharmadean Reid, salon owner, magazine founder, blogger, and stylist, brings nail art to London with the trendy WAH Nails salon, gathering a following of young, creative women.

Keywords: fashion   international   Nail art   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

On the Road: The Painted Nail

April 1, 2010  | Article

The Painted Nail — a cozy, shabby chic-style space with white-washed wood floors, big comfy white armchairs, vintage-inspired chandeliers, and pretty purple walls. Clients (including many celebrities) come in to get their nails done, but stay for the camaraderie.

Keywords: boutique nail salon   Hannah Lee   On The Road   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

Q & A: Venting System

March 4, 2010  | Blog Post

How is your venting system set up? Do you have vents in the table or a central system with some kind of pick up at each station? TLD Hi TLD, The venting system is a central system. The

Keywords: salon decor/design  

Pedi Like a Rock Star

March 1, 2010  | Article

When Shauni Kelly was creating Hot Heads Barbershop and Cool Claws Nails in Albuquerque, N.M., she wanted to take the “rock star pedicure” service to the extreme — by tying the entire pedicure room decor into the “rock star” theme.

Keywords: celebrities   opening a new salon   pedicure areas   pedicure equipment   salon decor/design  

On the Road: Color Me Green, Manhattan Beach, Calif.

March 1, 2010  | Article

It’s sometimes instructive to take a look at the nail salon industry from the other side of the chair: the client’s side. That’s why it can be especially insightful to chat with a select breed of nail salon owner: the client-turned-salon entrepreneur.

Keywords: natural nail care   On The Road   opening a new salon   pedicure areas   pedicures  

A Bright Ikea

March 1, 2010  | Article

It’s an open secret that many salons owe their interior design to their neighborhood IKEA store. The home furnishings giant — known for its affordable prices, streamlined modern design esthetic, do-it-yourself assembly, and store layouts that mimic individual room layouts — is the perfect design playground for the money-wise entrepreneur.

Keywords: salon decor/design   salon furnishings  

On My Mind: Fresh Start, Spring Cleaning

February 23, 2010  | Blog Post

As we’re putting this issue together it’s January and I’m moving into a new office. Nothing major; I’m just moving into the office next door. We’re reorganizing where the NAILS team fits (and sits) in the

Keywords: Business   Hannah Lee   On My Mind   salon decor/design  

New Year, New Accomplishments

January 7, 2010  | Blog Post

The holidays came and went and we are now into the New Year! In December I was able to add a few more things to the studio. My custom cabinet, for above the sink, was installed

Keywords: clients   public relations   salon decor/design  

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