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Just Say "WOW"

March 1, 2008  | Article

A good manicure or pedicure should make clients feel special and pampered. Some services push the boundaries in terms of techniques, ingredients, and price to make them exceptional. Take a look at these services that go above and beyond. 

Keywords: add-on services   customer service   day spa   deluxe manicures   deluxe pedicures  

Style: What’s in a Name?

March 1, 2008  | Article

A name is the first impression a salon makes on a client, and every name (no matter how clever or generic) says something about that salon. Some names are spontaneous acts of inspiration, while others are mulled over for months on end between family and friends. But every owner feels some sort of bond with her own salon’s name, and each has a story about how it came about.

Keywords: business   opening a new salon  

Sole Soothing

February 1, 2008  | Article

Create a soothing salon environment with a subdued color palette.

Keywords: salon decor/design  

Hawaiian Pampering, Japanese Style

February 1, 2008  | Article

A one-stop shop for luxury, the Japanese-inspired Ville de Coco nail salon is nestled on the ground floor of one of Waikiki’s most popular hotels, bringing in guests from around the world.

Keywords: aromatherapy   customer service   full-service salons   Japanese nail industry   salon decor/design  

At Your Service: It's in the Way You Display It

January 1, 2008  | Article

Presentation is key to any salon service, and it starts the instant your client sits down. Small details in how you display your products show clients they are getting a more complete service, and you may be able to increase your prices as a result. Here are some clever ways salons are displaying their service products to their guests

Keywords: customer service   salon decor/design  

Salon Swap

January 1, 2008  | Article

Two brave techs traded spaces — and clients and product lines — for one day. Here’s their account of what happened…

Keywords: business building   clients   customer service   keeping your business competitive   salon decor/design  

Cracking the Color Code

December 1, 2007  | Article

Clients come in to your salon for more than a great manicure or pedicure. They are sold on a feel, a look, or a culture. Add color to the list of tools you have to influence client behavior, accentuate services, and shape the client’s total experience.

Keywords: salon decor/design  

So Fresh and So Clean

October 1, 2007  | Article

Sweet Lily Natural Nail Spa & Boutique in New York City offers a pleasant escape from the dust, dirt, and grime of downtown Manhattan. Thanks to owner Donna Perillo’s sanitary and natural nail care methods, people can step inside and get a breath of fresh air.

Keywords: salon decor/design   salon profiles  

10 Ideas For Handling Rapid Expansion

October 1, 2007  | Article

This is what you’ve been waiting for. You have a full book and clients waiting. So, what’s the problem? The problem is you need more space for nail tables, a way to manage a heavier workload, and capital to fund the expansion. Fortunately, solutions are near at hand.

Keywords: business   business building   consultants   keeping your business competitive   staff management  

A Chocolate Escape

July 1, 2007  | Article

Since January of 2001, Hershey, Pa.’s own Spa at the Hotel Hershey has treated guests to a variety of chocolate infused-nail and spa services, while offering a peaceful escape for those who just want to get away.

Keywords: day spa   natural nail care   salon decor/design   salon profiles   Signature Services  

Does Your Salon Need New Man-Scaping?

April 1, 2007  | Article

The beauty industry has catered to the needs of women for years, but it’s a wise business move to update the salon to reflect the current man-scape. Keep reading to learn five areas in which you can make your salon more man-friendly.

Keywords: customer service   male clients   marketing/promotions   men's services   niche marketing  

No Girls Allowed

April 1, 2007  | Article

A salon exclusively for men may seem like a far-fetched idea, but ManKind in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., proves it can be done with flair. In a setting of beers and big-screen TVs, men get tuned up with an array of beauty services.

Keywords: men's services   salon profiles  

Not Your Mother’s Nail Salon

March 1, 2007  | Article

Opening last year in one of the country’s few remaining Japantowns, Sakura Nail Bar takes advantage of its historic location and focuses its efforts on a young clientele.

Keywords: nails-only salons   salon profiles  

Going for the Green: Eco-Conscious Salons

February 1, 2007  | Article

Salons have always been centered around a beauty philosophy — but what happens when salons extend that outlook to include Mother Earth? As green salons pop up all over the country, find out what this trend means to you.

Keywords: consultants   eco-conscious salons   green business   green salons   LEED-certified  

Blueprint of a First Year

January 1, 2007  | Article

Opening your first salon can be the most exciting time of your life — but it can also be the most challenging. Robbie Schaeffer lets you in on the trials and tribulations of opening Rob|b: An OPI Concept Salon.

Keywords: blogs   opening a new salon   OPI products  

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