June 28, 2013
When thinking of a name for their Tumblr account, sisters Donne and Ginny Geer agreed that “Hey, nice nails!” was the best compliment a woman could get. The blog got so popular that these sisters decided to open a salon together after finding they couldn’t both be hired to do nails at the same location. While completing their first book, Nail Candy, the Geers transformed a 1920’s building into a hip nail salon in downtown Long Beach’s arts district. Hey, Nice Nails is now more than just a compliment, it’s a haven for nail art junkies around the world.
Keywords: Nail Art On the Road salon decor/design salon profiles
May 29, 2013
U.K.-based salon Polish Nail & Beauty is turning heads with free-hand nail art, a steady flow of industry awards, and brand involvement.
Keywords: handpainted nail art salon decor/design salon profiles
April 19, 2013
Outside the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, Hawaii, Salon Chérie’s owner Anri Bui keeps a steady clientele of nail art aficionados.
Keywords: Nail Art On the Road salon profiles
April 16, 2013
Pretty in pink, Lacquer Lounge offers a wide range of nail services priced between $10 and $60. This “something for everyone” mentality has served the salon well amid economic uncertainty.
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April 1, 2013
Just opened in May 2012, after taking over her mother’s salon space, Teresa Hamm and her crew of three nail techs run a cozy nail lounge that overlooks the San Clemente, Calif., oceanfront and embraces education.
Keywords: On the Road salon profiles
March 15, 2013
Indisputably feminine, Savvy Chic exemplifies the shabby chic style, using distressed antique furniture, paintwork, and repurposed curtains and textiles to achieve an elegant overall effect reminiscent of Victorian decor.
Keywords: salon decor/design salon furnishings salon profiles
March 14, 2013
With its own brand of polish, complimentary products, and parties, Fairway, Kan.-based Hoopla offers a twist on the traditional salon experience.
Keywords: polish polish displays salon decor/design salon furnishings salon parties
February 22, 2013
CleanSpa is a partnership of a podiatrist and nail technicians in a new spa setting — the foot spa. Here, nail technicians have the opportunity to perform pedicures for people who not only need their services, but appreciate their special expertise.
Keywords: podiatrists salon profiles salon sanitation
February 1, 2013
The name of this salon comes from Mozart’s opera, meaning “Women are so like that!” And this Laguna Beach, Calif., salon is meant for women who like to be pampered. Owner Jae’tte Burneo offers custom nail art surrounded by shabby chic decor, all overlooking the ocean.
Keywords: On the Road salon profiles
January 29, 2013
With an almost 20-year career in the nail industry, Cammy Nguyen opened Blossom Beauty Lounge last year and has attracted heaps of customers with affordable nail art, talented techs, and more.
Keywords: salon profiles Vietnamese salon industry
January 4, 2013
What happens when two recent nail graduates interview a handful of veteran salon owners to find out the secrets to a long-lasting salon? They were privy to a host of knowledge from a combined 132 years of salon experience. Here they share it with you.
Keywords: La Shaun Brown-Glenn MaeLing Parrish Maisie Dunbar Renee Borowy salon ownership
December 21, 2012
Located in the tourist town of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and nestled in an enclave of diverse shops, ranging from gourmet yogurt to a mini-golf course, is the aptly named Colour Bar & Spa. Even its website lives up to its colorful and engaging name — plus the spa pays attention to retail like few others!
Keywords: On the Road retail merchandising salon profiles
December 20, 2012
At Posh’aah Nail Spa, guests are treated to pampering mani-pedis in a comfy-chic atmosphere. The owner — who quit her successful career as a mixed-use property manager in 2012 to embark on her lifelong dream of opening a nail salon — shares the story of making her dream a reality.
Keywords: opening a new salon salon ownership salon profiles
November 30, 2012
Mobile salon SPAtaneity caught the eye of several local hospitals and was commissioned to perform services on patients before opening its stationary location in Fort Worth, Texas.
Keywords: medical pedicures mobile salons salon profiles
November 20, 2012
A mobile salon can either be a self-contained mobile unit (like in a converted motorhome) or a nail technician who travels with all her salon necessities to perform in clients’ homes or offices. Mobile salons are not legal in all states.
Keywords: legislation mobile salons salon profiles