The Salon Owner as Brand
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...
Salon Profile: Nowhere to Go But Up
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...
Taking Over Knoxville
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...
Online Press Releases Get the Word Out
Using free websites that distribute press releases to search engines can be an inexpensive and effective way to spread news and information about your salon.
Making Rome Her Home
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...
Not a Princess Salon
Chicago-based Pure Rain Nail Spa’s success is a result of owner Ulzii Tsogtbaatar’s experience in business management and years of being a nail...
Uniting the Young, Urban, and Artistic Crowd
Sharmadean Reid, salon owner, magazine founder, blogger, and stylist, brings nail art to London with the trendy WAH Nails salon, gathering a following of...
This Land Is ‘My Land’
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...
Just Right, the Second Time Around
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...
A Sanctuary for One
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...