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On the Road: The Painted Nail

April 1, 2010  | Article

The Painted Nail — a cozy, shabby chic-style space with white-washed wood floors, big comfy white armchairs, vintage-inspired chandeliers, and pretty purple walls. Clients (including many celebrities) come in to get their nails done, but stay for the camaraderie.

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

On the Road: Color Me Green, Manhattan Beach, Calif.

March 1, 2010  | Article

It’s sometimes instructive to take a look at the nail salon industry from the other side of the chair: the client’s side. That’s why it can be especially insightful to chat with a select breed of nail salon owner: the client-turned-salon entrepreneur.

Keywords: natural nail care   On the Road   opening a new salon   pedicure areas   pedicures  

This Land Is ‘My Land’

March 1, 2010  | Article

In opening Tierra Mia Organic Nail Spa, Justin Mitchell and Karina Restrepo bring water-based polish, Latin flair, and a designer’s keen eye to the Philadelphia nail world.

Keywords: organic services   salon profiles  

Just Right, the Second Time Around

February 1, 2010  | Article

Prompted by the desire to create her ideal salon, esthetician and nail tech Victoria Vo sold her nails-only business and opened up a full-service location just two miles away. Decorating it herself and offering the services she’s always wanted, Ku’tur Nail Lounge and Salon has ended up being just right, the second time around.

Keywords: full-service salons   salon profiles  

She Said, She Said

January 1, 2010  | Article

Keywords: nail technician   reader surveys   salon atmosphere   salon profiles   team-building  

Home Salons: All Polished Up!

January 1, 2010  | Article

In honor of the reader-written issue, NAILS asked several nail techs to give us tours of their home salons. Marie Davis takes us to All Polished Up! in Dallas, Ore.

Keywords: home salons   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

Home Salons: Tee’s Nail NV

January 1, 2010  | Article

In honor of the reader-written issue, NAILS asked several nail techs to give us tours of their home salons. Teresa Shackleton gives us a tour of Tee's Nail NV in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

Keywords: home salons   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

Home Salons: Flip Flop Beauty Shop

January 1, 2010  | Article

In honor of the reader-written issue, NAILS asked several nail techs to give us tours of their home salons. Shannon Arnold takes us to the Flip Flop Beauty Shop in Cooper Plains, N.Y.

Keywords: home salons   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

Vivian Gilbert Mani Pedi Plus

January 1, 2010  | Article

Near the University of Oklahoma, tucked away among the bars and restaurants in an area known as Campus Corner, is Vivian Gilbert Mani Pedi Plus.

Keywords: boutique nail salon   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

On the Road: Saffore's, Hollywood, Calif.

December 1, 2009  | Article

Check out a salon that specifically caters to men, including an NBA star or two.

Keywords: men's services   On the Road   salon profiles  

A Sanctuary for One

December 1, 2009  | Article

Cindi Rice’s philosophy of one-on-one attention at The Nail Sanctuary has ensured that the owner-designed-and-operated salon’s appointment book is filled up to a year in advance.

Keywords: salon decor/design   salon profiles  

On the Road: Bijou, Gem of a Little Salon

December 1, 2009  | Article

Contributing writer Michelle Pratt visits Bijou in Skaneateles, N.Y.

Keywords: boutique nail salon   On the Road   salon profiles  

Pink and White and French All Over

November 1, 2009  | Article

The Paris-inspired salon The Pampered Girl is co-owned by friends and former coworkers Christina Yang and Alexandra Armstead. In divvying up the responsibilities and bringing new ideas to the table, they’re finding that two heads are better than one.

Keywords: marketing/promotions   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

On the Road: Polished Nail Bar, Charlotte, N.C.

October 1, 2009  | Article

About a year ago I was visiting my mom in North Carolina. She wanted to get a pedicure so I grabbed a copy of the local monthly Skirt. There was an ad for Polished Nail Bar. We went in for services, but I didn’t call ahead and tell them I was coming. (Meaning, I was incognito — not Hannah the editor of NAILS, just Hannah the girl who was taking her mom to get a pedicure.) After our services, I introduced myself to the owner and promised to come back on an “official” visit next time.

Keywords: North Carolina   On the Road   salon decor/design   salon parties   salon profiles  

Atlanta Spa and Nail Bar Go Platinum

October 1, 2009  | Article

The Brookhaven location of Atlanta’s Natural Body Spa & Shop chain has just been awarded Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program.

Keywords: energy efficient products   LEED-certified   recycled materials   salon profiles   spas  

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