January 24, 2008
To kick off the new year, and this new project, Heather and I are beginning with laying out the map of what needs to be done to grow my business successfully. We have discussed how to approach
My favorite part of being an editor at NAILS Magazine is that I’m expected to visit a salon every month and get a nail service. By my count, I’ve been to 25 salons in the year
September 5, 2007
We’ve set up a temporary “pretend salon” at OPI’s North Hollywood headquarters. The idea might sound kind of weird at first, but I’d actually recommend it to any aspiring salon owner. Basically, the makeshift salon will
September 1, 2007
Here are several great ideas for holistic type services that are enjoyable for the client and profitable for you.
June 28, 2007
What’s your opinion on service menus, when there’s a choice between a wide list of offered services versus a minimum list of offered services? Do you think it benefits the general public to offer many different
June 12, 2007
Is your salon going to offer freehand painted nail art?Ellen Marie Hi Ellen Marie, Even though I have my nail tech license, I personally was never very good at handpainted nail art. (I think it takes coordination I
April 26, 2007
What procedures and materials will you use when doing an “ultimate” manicure and pedicure that makes that service level different from the “essential” ones? Ellen Marie Hi Ellen Marie, The “ultimate” nail services will be our highest service
April 10, 2007
I’ve never heard of a nail bar before. It’s a nice idea; is it a free service?Cecilia Hi Cecilia, The nail bar isn’t a free service, but it is an easy way for a customer to have their
March 13, 2007
Is there a wall between every manicure table? If so, how tall are they? This will be interesting because it’s like having a private service. Some clients don’t like to be seen by others but the odors
March 9, 2007
We submitted our construction plans to the city. I’m so relieved because this means in about two months the salon will have its required permits. (Who knew this would all take so long? I’m so glad
December 14, 2006
My hopes are that Rob|b will be a market-leading salon. I took my inspiration from the “big hair-guys” and the fantastic designs of Las Vegas salons. The salon, which will be about 2,600 square feet when we’re
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