May 26, 2012
True to its name, this Santa Barbara, Calif.-based salon features underwater decor, natural nails, and a boutique filled to the brim with hydrating products. The Cordova family works together to keep its seaside clients taken care of.
Keywords: salon decor/design salon profiles
April 23, 2012
Run by nail tech Terri Silacci, Nail Candy Lounge gives clients out-of-the-box nails and all the sweets they can eat. This small Monterey, Calif.-based salon made a big splash in the fashion world last year with its snakeskin pedicure.
Keywords: salon profiles
March 30, 2012
Along with husband Keith Bui, salon owner Pauline Mai opened Polished Lounge seven years ago in the up-and-coming SoMa district of San Francisco after leaving a job in consulting.
Keywords: On the Road salon decor/design salon profiles
March 29, 2012
After a successful career as a makeup artist, Vancouver salon owner Mika Morris segued into nails. Social media, creativity, and flexibility helped this beauty industry entrepreneur rise to the top.
Keywords: Canada salon profiles
March 7, 2012
With two salons, a licensed “concept,” and a third spa in the works, salon owner Cindy Huynh is leaving her tropical mark on Texas. Isle Pedi Spa’s design and services are as interesting as they are original.
Keywords: salon profiles
March 1, 2012
The bohemian beach town of Tulum, Mexico isn’t exactly known for its salon services. But MayaSpa Wellness Center had manicures and pedicures on its salon menu so I decided to give it a try.
Keywords: international On the Road salon profiles
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