February 6, 2012
Torrance, Calif.-based salon Gemist, owned by nail artist Meg Kaehler, incorporates Japanese-style services for customers, attracting an international clientele and those who favor nail art over nail maintenance.
Keywords: Japanese nail industry salon profiles
February 3, 2012
Moving On Up: Tucked inside and out of view, these salons seem to defy the first rule of business: location, location, location. How do salons succeed when they’re several stories up and out of sight?
Keywords: boutique nail salon consumer marketing consumer press marketing/promotions salon profiles
February 1, 2012
Learning from its 3-year-old sister salon (Chi Nail Bar), the newly opened Ki Nail Bar in downtown Los Angeles reflects owner Fawn Ton’s experience in growing Chi, while making itself distinctive by targeting a different demographic.
Keywords: celebrities celebrity nail techs On the Road pedicure areas rockstar nails
January 1, 2012
NAILS’ student blogger LaTia Wilson visited Salon 4 in Rockville, Md., for a spa pedicure, and she left with enthusiasm for her newly chosen field and motivation to stay focused on becoming a nail tech.
Keywords: On the Road salon profiles student issues
December 21, 2011
It’s that piece you can’t live without. That special pedicure chair that fits the contours of your back so perfectly well, or that communal nail bar where clients circle for quick chats, or even that snazzy retail shelf bringing in extra dollars every month. It’s the item that makes the greatest impact on your day, and here’s why you’re thankful for it.
Keywords: salon decor/design salon furnishings salon profiles
November 21, 2011
Houston-based Polished Day Spa keeps customer service and creativity at the top of its priority list as owner Sharia Castillo expands the emergent spa’s already diverse menu.
Keywords: boutique nail salon salon decor/design salon profiles
November 18, 2011
In the small town of Redmond, Ore., this cozy salon in a converted house makes you feel like a neighbor just popping in to chat over some coffee.
Keywords: Hannah Lee On the Road salon profiles
November 5, 2011
With a creative twist to its menu that draws interest but maintains simplicity, 20 Lounge offers memberships that deliver a range of perks to clients. In a $3 million campaign to grow the franchise, this nail bar presents an educational and laid-back experience from open to close.
Keywords: franchise salon profiles
October 4, 2011
Open for less than a year, this urban chic salon has a cool vibe that meshes well in its up-and-coming Brooklyn neighborhood.
Keywords: On the Road salon profiles
September 28, 2011
With style and dedication to “no-chip” services, Gloss Nail Spa was the first business to open in a newly developed Milwaukee neighborhood, and it has no plans to leave.
Keywords: salon profiles
August 19, 2011
You might recognize the name Alisha Rimando from her many years on the competition circuit and as a much-sought-after international educator. Well now she’s married and working at Red Door Spas as the national training director of nail services. And she’s looking for more than a few good techs to join her.
Keywords: hiring nail technicians salon profiles
August 19, 2011
While the nail area of Diva A Nail Boutique in Fresno, Calif., serves as the hub of the business, the salon’s retail boutique accounts for 80% of its revenue.
Keywords: boutique nail salon retail merchandising retailing salon profiles
August 17, 2011
Blocks up from the sand on a quiet stretch of Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach, Calif., first-time salon owner Nancy Som opened Dipped Nails seven months ago with a desire to achieve, a strong work ethic, and an ace up her sleeve.
Keywords: business On the Road salon profiles Vietnamese salon industry
July 26, 2011
Salt Lake City-based salon Nailed blends the best aspects of an express nail salon and a high-end spa to offer clients a hybrid that delivers premium services on the double.
Keywords: salon profiles
July 21, 2011
When visiting the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, we couldn’t just stop at just one salon since we don’t get over that way too often. Follow along as we discover unique salons in D.C., central Maryland, and northern Virginia.
Keywords: children's services hiring nail technicians Maisie Dunbar On the Road salon profiles