Our Salon of the Year issue.
February 1, 2002
Who hasn’t suffered from unsightly, ravaged cuticles at one point or another? Hectic work schedules and cold weather can all wreak havoc on cuticles and hands.
You don't have to be in New York or Los Angeles to catch the ear of the national press, as long as you have a story to tell and a plan for telling it.
One nail tech actually introduces clients to each other while they wait.
Men-as prospective clients-require different approaches and attitudes to entice them into the salon. Before you decide to market to the opposite sex, you need to make sure you salon and your service menu are ready for them.
Training and conditioning your clients to behave the way you want them to is both possible and necessary.
Even though it may seem like a client doesn't ever want to change, she usually likes to know that you haven't given up on her.
In a year marked by fewer competitions than in past years, veteran and novice competitors had to make their participation in every event count.
After being in business for only a couple of years, the road for Rosemary Weiner and her staff has pretty much been paved in gold.
When Wild Ivy Day Spa owners Leslyn Zak and Wendy Moore decided their business needed a makeover, they opted to change venues altogether. Although they loved the historic hotel the spa was located in, they felt there was simply too many obstacles standing in their way.
Anyone can teach you to manicure textbook-perfect nails – it takes a pro like Joanne Linck, head instructor at Cosmetique School of Nail Technology in Burnaby, British Columbia, to give a new tech the confidence to manage even the most hard-to-handle hands.
As a nail tech, independent educator, and webmistress of the popular NailSplash.com, Barb Wetzel has spent the last 10 years sharing her knowledge and passion for gel nails, product chemistry, and a host of other technical subjects.
Tanis Darling joined the Ottawa Academy & West End Academy in Gloucester, where, as nail technician program instructor, she teaches one of the longest and most in-depth programs in the province.
She may run her salon from her home, but Julie Kellos’ Nail Glyphx is no small potato in the nail industry.
In short years Christine Turner has steadily built a strong reputation for the salon within the industry and its community.
“It’s unbelievable. I wasn’t even planning on entering the Salon of the Year category at first because we’d just moved into our new salon and things were so hectic.”
Owner Gina Marsilii has turned her business from a simple nail salon into an inviting day spa with a warm and friendly atmosphere, offering clients a wide range of stress-relieving treatments like massage, tanning, and facials.
Creating and maintaining a professional and progressive environment was the goal of Natural Nails salon owner Melody Umbs-Lloyd when she opened her doors in Greenfield, Wis., two years ago.
Although salon owner Mary Metscaviz has been in the nail industry for nearly 25 years, it wasn’t until three years ago that she opened her own salon.
One of the most obvious reasons that John Hauk stands out in this industry is that he is a man. And he’s good, really good.
“When I found out, I was a finalist for the second year in a row, I was very excited and nervous. I felt like I must be doing something right to be selected again as a finalis."
Winning Salon of the Year, Nail Tech of the Year, and earning first place in the Top 25, Salina Rush made 2001 her best year yet.
NAILS and The Industry Source (a Nailco company) are pleased to honor this year’s 14 finalists. We recognize these salon owners, nail technicians, and educators for raising the bar of professionalism and offering the utmost in services to their clients.
Recorded occurrences of service-related ailments and scrutiny from state boards are on the rise and rightly so.
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