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Signature Services: Heavenly Bliss Manicure

September 1, 2014  | Demo

Bliss Day Spa, Houston uses: FarmHouse Fresh Citrus Cleansing Oil, Keyano Aromatics Cranberry Scrub and Cranberry Butter Cream, citrus-scented paraffin.

Keywords: citrus-themed services   Farmhouse Fresh   fruit-based services   fruit-flavored services   Keyano Aromatics  

The Manicure Maven: Elle

August 14, 2014  | News

She's got Hollywood's hottest tips, and we're not just talking about nails. Famed for the longest-lasting manis in the biz, celebrity nail technician Elle - the woman paid to hold hands with the likes of Mariah Carey, Angelina Jolie, and Blake Lively - gives us the dirt on deals, drama, and the dreaded pedicure tub in InStyle's July issue. 

Keywords: manicures   Nail Tips   salon services  

Father’s Day for the Ladies

June 3, 2014  | Article

Oklahoma nail tech finds a great way for wives and daughters to experience a special Father’s Day salon service in honor of the dads in their lives.

Keywords: Father's Day   nail art   salon services  

A Trip to the Hive

March 19, 2014  | 

Queen Bee Salon and Spa has a creative spunk matching that of the salon’s employees. 

Keywords: nail art   salon decor/design   salon profiles   salon services  

Am I in the Twilight Zone?

February 26, 2014  | 

It started with a simple inquiry from a prospective client who e-mailed to say that she wanted to book an appointment with me, but first she wanted to know if I did “full acrylic and not

Keywords: clients   marketing/promotions   salon services  

Lifters Gonna Lift

February 14, 2014  | 

I have been on the great quest for the Perfect Product [insert sound of angels singing] but, alas [dramatic sigh], I fear there is none.Part of the problem comes from looking at techs posting pictures to

Keywords: clients   salon services  

The Quest for Good Enough

January 24, 2014  | 

Being a professional nail tech — at least the type of nail tech I am; you know, out here in the “trenches” — is all about finding a balance between that nagging quest for perfection in

Keywords: nail tech issues   salon services  

It’s Gonna Take Three Hours, OK?

December 2, 2013  | 

For a long time, I bought into the “time is money” philosophy. I caved to the pressure to book on the hour and be able to perform every service on my menu in one hour or

Keywords: money   salon services  

The Test of Time

November 20, 2013  | 

We spent our weekend at Disneyland. Disneyland remains our preferred destination for a weekend out of town, being not entirely local, but not too far for a weekend trip. But our weekends are not the point.

Keywords: professionalism   salon services  

The Whole Nail and Back Again

November 13, 2013  | 

When doing rockstar nails in acrylic, I really prefer to do a French style. It’s easier to change the colors this way — all I have to do is a backfill. If the client really wants

Keywords: clients   salon services  

Underbidding the Job

October 23, 2013  | 

A few weeks ago I got a text from a potential client asking about booking an appointment and wanting to know if I could do a set “like this” and what would I charge for it. She

Keywords: clients   money   salon services  

The End of the Trademark Design

October 18, 2013  | 

I can’t believe I missed half of the October nail art season already. Yikes! (Have I mentioned that I LOVE Halloween?) I have been so excited about getting back in the salon and whipping up some

Keywords: salon services  

Little Glass Marbles

October 2, 2013  | 

You probably have some in your arsenal, or at least have seen them in pictures. They are very popular for use as flower middles on 3-D art, and sometimes as edging around a design or whatnot. What

Keywords: salon services  

Accent Toe?

September 25, 2013  | 

Right now my clients are loving the “accent nail” look — which they all seem to think of as “the new thing” even though it was SO the hotness back in the late ’80s/early ’90’s when

Keywords: clients   salon services  

Yes, It’s Returnable

September 20, 2013  | 

Close to three years ago now, I got a phone call from a sweet lady in Montana...or maybe Idaho...or possibly Wyoming. Well, I got a call from a sweet lady who lived very far away from

Keywords: clients   marketing/promotions   salon services  

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Market Research How big is the U.S. nail business? $7.3 billion. What's the average service price for a manicure? Dig into our decades' deep research archives.

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VietSALON

The U.S. Vietnamese salon industry represents more than half of all salons. VietSALON serves this market with a bi-monthly Vietnamese language print magazine and a community-oriented website.

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