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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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July 8, 2011
Julep Nail Parlors are proud to donate $1 from the sale of every Julep Nail Vernis to organizations that empower women. Please join us by going to our Facebook page to learn more and vote each month for where our Powered by Girlfriends dollars should go.
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June 24, 2011
Long Beach, Calif.-based salon owner Elizabeth Ashton uses ayurvedic wellness techniques from India to provide clients with relaxing services based on age-old tradition.
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June 22, 2011
This quaint single-tech salon right off the beaten path in downtown Austin, Texas, is an urban oasis for hand and feet treats.
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June 15, 2011
Answering the call for a boutique nail salon in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago, Shine offers a clean atmosphere, homemade scrubs, and is consistently on top of the latest nail trends.
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May 20, 2011
You may not know Philly Arnold — the owner of the newly opened Ft. Worth, Texas, salon called Spa 270° — but you may be familiar with her late husband, Dr. Dennis Arnold. Dr. Arnold, a podiatrist, founded the International Pedicure Association (IPA). He passed away in October 2008 after a long battle with cancer. NAILS asked Philly to tell us about her path to a new career in the nail industry.
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