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Finally, the Permit!

August 23, 2007  | 

I’m sure you’re probably sick of hearing me talk about the salon’s highly anticipated building permits, like here, here, here, and here. Quite frankly, I’m sick of it, too; the waiting game was killing me. But,

Keywords: salon decor/design   staff training  

Banking on the Future

August 16, 2007  | 

Dan, Nadine, and I have decided to plead our case to the banks to get a loan for the salon furniture and/or equipment. Our build-out is such a huge expense that we could use the extra

Keywords: salon decor/design  

He’s Ba-ack! (Co-owner Dan, that is)

August 2, 2007  | 

Well, there’s a very exciting development on the salon management front. Co-owner Dan Schilleci has returned from his tour of duty in Iraq. He returned July 3, then took a well-earned vacation to Fiji before coming

Keywords: salon decor/design  

2007 Salon of the Year: M&M Nails & Wellness Center

August 1, 2007  | Article

M&M Nails & Wellness Center wins 2007 Salon of the Year award. Owner Maisie Dunbar calls it "the pinnacle of my nail career."

Keywords: CND   continuing education   customer service   marketing/promotions   private labeling  

Q & A: Ventilation System

July 26, 2007  | 

What kind of venting system are you using? Are they right over each station or throughout the nail salon? Do you have any preference for these systems?Rebecca Hi Rebecca, The ventilation systems aren’t at each nail station; we’re

Keywords: Q&A   salon decor/design  

Q & A: Equipment Supplier

July 19, 2007  | 

Who are you using for your equipment supplier?Antonio Hi Antonio, We’re using Salon Equipment International. The company is a distributor of salon equipment and furniture, in addition to manufacturing its own furniture. I’ve been meeting with John Pohlen at

Keywords: Q&A   salon decor/design  

A Chocolate Escape

July 1, 2007  | Article

Since January of 2001, Hershey, Pa.’s own Spa at the Hotel Hershey has treated guests to a variety of chocolate infused-nail and spa services, while offering a peaceful escape for those who just want to get away.

Keywords: day spa   natural nail care   salon decor/design   salon profiles   Signature Services  

Keeping the Salon Experience Fresh and Fun

July 1, 2007  | Article

Clients come in for the beautiful nails, but they sure do enjoy the extra touches you provide. With a little flair you can make hospitality part of your client care program. The key to keeping your clients entertained in the salon is to give them plenty to think about — new services, local art and culture, and multimedia are a few examples.

Keywords: marketing/promotions   salon atmosphere   salon decor/design  

Going Green

June 22, 2007  | 

I’ve made a pretty important decision about the salon — I’ve decided I want it to be environmentally-friendly. I want ROB|B to be LEED certified, which basically means the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will independently

Keywords: salon decor/design  

Blueprint of a First Year [Installment #2]

June 1, 2007  | Article

Opening your first salon can be the most exciting time of your life — and the most challenging. Follow along as salon owner blogger Robbie Schaeffer applies for construction permits, decides of design details, and starts the hiring process.

Keywords: hiring nail technicians   opening a new salon   OPI products   salon decor/design  

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  

Bumpy Ground

May 15, 2007  | 

The salon has run into a small hiccup in the permitting process. Surprisingly, the city rejected my “soils report;” it’s the document that talks about the site’s grounds and how the ground will support the building.

Keywords: public relations   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  

Leaps and Bounds

May 4, 2007  | 

On a roller coaster, you know that feeling you get after you've finally made it to the top and your coaster car starts on that first big plunge? That's how I feel when I think about

Keywords: clients   public relations   salon decor/design  

Tweaking the Plans

April 20, 2007  | 

We're starting to get the city's feedback on the salon's construction plans. During this "plan check" stage, the blueprints generally go back and forth between the permit applicant and the city several times before everything complies

Keywords: salon decor/design  

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