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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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  

Q & A: Blueprints

April 18, 2007  | Blog Post

I love reading your blog. How can I see more of the salon blueprints?Lee Hi Lee, Thanks for your compliment. To see all the salon’s blueprints and renderings, just click on Photo Gallery in the lefthand column. There I’ve

Keywords: Q&A   salon decor/design  

Storefront Rendering

April 5, 2007  | Blog Post

Here’s what we think the salon’s storefront will look like. The wooden planks hint at the wood-themed design inside, while the oversized polish bottle will let casual passers-by know exactly what we’re all about.For even more

Keywords: salon decor/design  

Definite Design Details

March 23, 2007  | Blog Post

The design meeting earlier this week was so productive. I’m thrilled. In just over an hour, Nadine (salon M.O.M.), Lee (contractor), Richard (architect), Jessica (interior designer), John (furniture; he also brought along a subcontractor, who actually

Keywords: salon decor/design  

Q & A: Manicure Stations

March 13, 2007  | Blog Post

Is there a wall between every manicure table? If so, how tall are they? This will be interesting because it’s like having a private service. Some clients don’t like to be seen by others but the odors

Keywords: Q&A   salon decor/design   salon services  

Momentum Builds

March 9, 2007  | Blog Post

We submitted our construction plans to the city. I’m so relieved because this means in about two months the salon will have its required permits. (Who knew this would all take so long? I’m so glad

Keywords: salon decor/design   salon services  

Live from ISSE

February 20, 2007  | Blog Post

Dan (co-owner), Nadine (salon M.O.M.), and I recorded an audio Podcast while we were at the International Salon & Spa Expo in Long Beach. We expand on what’s been on the blog so far, like how exactly we

Keywords: public relations   salon decor/design   staff training  

Intelligent Design

February 15, 2007  | Blog Post

Last week, co-owner Dan (who, by the way, was ridiculously excited to be able to participate in person) and I met with our design team. This includes Lee Stucker, our contractor, Richard Best, our architect, and

Keywords: salon decor/design  

A ROB|B Family Reunion

February 6, 2007  | Blog Post

I had a wonderful time at the International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) this weekend in Long Beach. It served as a mini-family reunion for us at the salon; Nadine (salon M.O.M.) and I were reunited

Keywords: salon decor/design  

Going for the Green: Eco-Conscious Salons

February 1, 2007  | Article

Salons have always been centered around a beauty philosophy — but what happens when salons extend that outlook to include Mother Earth? As green salons pop up all over the country, find out what this trend means to you.

Keywords: consultants   eco-conscious salons   green business   green salons   LEED-certified  


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