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She's a Tech in a Small Town

December 1, 2010  | Article

For techs who live and work in populations under 55,000, the challenges of finding and retaining a full clientele can be balanced by the personal relationships formed and small-town kindness shown by area residents.

Keywords: Arkansas   Colorado   Kentucky   salon profiles   West Virginia  

Setting a New Pace in Columbus

December 1, 2010  | Article

Coupling the luxury of upscale services with the expertise of a podiatrist's care has proven to be a winning forumal for Columbus, Ga.-based salon owners Dr. Alap Shah and his wife Pinki Shah.

Keywords: nails-only salons   salon profiles  

Bright Mind in Bridgetown

November 17, 2010  | Article

The success of Barbados-based Summa Nails is evidence of owner Christine Hinds’ many years of experience as a nail tech and constant dedication to education.

Keywords: boutique nail salon   continuing education   international   salon profiles  

Fusion Comes to the Nail Salon

October 1, 2010  | Article

By combining the efficiency of Vietnamese craftsmanship with the American expectation of a luxurious experience, owner Samantha Hanby finds a way to offer customers the best of both worlds.

Keywords: nails-only salons   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

On the Road: Head to Toe Salon & Day Spa, Endwell, NY

October 1, 2010  | Article

“It’s all about you at Head to Toe Salon & Day Spa. May I have your first name?” Wow. I was taken off guard by such a pleasant phone greeting. All about me, I thought. Who doesn’t want that?

Keywords: full-service salons   On the Road   salon profiles  

On the Road: Southcentral Alaska

September 1, 2010  | Article

The noteworthy salons and spas in Southcentral Alaska are proof that top-notch services aren't always hard to find.

Keywords: manicure tables   On the Road   pedicure areas   salon profiles  

The Salon Owner as Brand

September 1, 2010  | Article

Prompted by the advice of a beauty business consultant, nail tech and wellness expert Maisie Dunbar moved from her old salon to the new branded Maisie Dunbar Spa Lounge.

Keywords: boutique nail salon   salon profiles   spas  

Salon Profile: Nowhere to Go But Up

August 1, 2010  | Article

Orchard Nails opened in Corona, Calif., when the economy was at its worst, but co-owner Thomas Irwin says this meant the salon had “nowhere to go but up.”

Keywords: nails-only salons   opening a new salon   salon decor/design   salon furnishings   salon profiles  

Weathering the Storm: Where Do We Go From Here?

August 1, 2010  | Article

The worst of circumstances — the combination of a Nor’easter and a tropical storm — brought out the best in people. When the final coat of paint covers the last bit of evidence, it’s the kindness that I want to remember.

Keywords: natural disasters   remodeling   salon profiles   Virginia  

On the Road: A Totally Unique Nail Boutique

August 1, 2010  | Article

We first met salon owner Heather Goodwin in 2007 when she entered (and won 1st runner-up in) our Nail Tech of the Year program. She didn’t have her own salon yet, but the plans were in motion. The next time I was in Orlando for the Premiere Show was 2008 and Heather was moving into her salon that very weekend. I promised her next time I was in central Florida, I would visit her salon. In June, publisher Cyndy Drummey and I made the visit.

Keywords: gels   manicures   On the Road   pedicures   retailing  

Taking Over Knoxville

July 1, 2010  | Article

Starting as a single hair salon, Visage has expanded to four locations with nail and hair services. With the goal of being “more things to more people,” it looks like Visage is on its way to a Knoxville takeover.

Keywords: full-service salons   salon profiles  

On the Road: Nailcessity, Chicago

July 1, 2010  | Article

Managing Editor Sree Roy heads to Chicago to check out Nailcessity in the heart of the big city.

Keywords: manicures   nails-only salons   On the Road   pedicures   salon profiles  

Reception Area at Modern Day Spa

June 2, 2010  | Video

Modern Day Spa, Arlington, Va., showcases its reception area.

Keywords: salon decor/design   salon profiles  

Making Rome Her Home

June 1, 2010  | Article

A 15-year resident of Rome, Stephanie Alliman owns Ari’s Nails, which caters to English-speaking tourists who flock to see the city’s ancient ruins, expatriates who have decided to stay, and Italians looking for some nail pampering.

Keywords: international   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

On the Road: Be Beauty, San Diego

June 1, 2010  | Article

I found Be Beauty by posting a message on the NAILS Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nailsmag) that I was looking for a salon in San Diego. Nail tech Brian Garces messaged me back to come to the salon where he works. When I looked it up online and saw it was in a cute little 1920s-era bungalow, I was sold.

Keywords: boutique nail salon   On the Road   retailing   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

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