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I Love the Nightlife

June 1, 2006  | Article

Five o’clock isn’t necessarily quitting time for all techs, stylists, and massage therapists. Salons and spas across the country have started tapping into new markets by staying open late — and not just 7 p.m. late, but 9, 10, or even 12 a.m. late.

Keywords: boutique nail salon   marketing/promotions   salon profiles  

San Fran Sways to the ZaZa

April 1, 2006  | Article

Parking themselves in a neighborhood needing a nail spa, three owners capitalized on location and have sparked San Francisco’s interest in their stylish, serene suite.

Keywords: boutique nail salon   salon profiles  

More Than Window Dressing: How to Create Enticing Window Displays

January 1, 2006  | Photo Gallery

Enhancing your windows does not have to be an expensive or time-consuming ordeal. With a little imagination, you can really make your front window stand out. Use this monthly planner with plenty of practical tips to get you going.

Nothing Artificial

January 1, 2006  | Article

Ten years ago any nail tech would have called you crazy if you said you were opening a salon that offered only natural nail services. Today, successful natural nail salons are servicing a growing clientele, and most are doing it with very little marketing.

Keywords: boutique nail salon   nails-only salons   natural nail care   service recipes  

More Than Just Window Dressing

January 1, 2006  | Article

Enhancing your windows does not have to be an expensive or time-consuming ordeal. With a little imagination, you can really make your front window stand out. Use this monthly planner with plenty of practical tips to get you going.

Keywords: advertising/promotions   holiday decorating   holidays   salon decor/design  

From Mediocre to Maaah-Velous: How to Solve Your Pedi-Room Woes

July 1, 2005  | Article

If your pedicures are blissful for the client, but a bit of a logistical headache for you, you need to retool. Here are some common problems and creative solutions to your pedi-room quandaries.

A Brand New Salon Look

July 1, 2005  | Article

Not for the faint of heart, remaking your salon interior is always an exercise in creativity and practicality. Whether a coat of paint is all you need, or major construction is in order, the goal is a marriage of beauty and function. Here, four salon owners give us the details on what they did to transform “before” looks into perfect “afters.”

A Little Boutique Beauty, Please

May 1, 2005  | Article

A new breed of nail salons is popping up in trendy neighborhoods across the country. Offering great services at affordable prices is the key business strategy for owners of these boutique nail salons. And consumers are undeniably drawn to these hip locations. What could be better than reasonably priced cuteness?

Keywords: boutique nail salon   salon decor/design  

Changing Scenery

February 1, 2005  | Article

Whether it’s revamping your current location or conquering uncharted territory in a new salon, how well you prepare for the renovation could be the difference between high hopes or high stress. While the most exciting part may be seeing it all come together, the most important part is done before you ever lift a finger.

Keywords: business   keeping your business competitive   salon decor/design  

A League of Your Own

February 1, 2003  | Article

Caught between high-volume discount salons and high-end mega-spas? Rather than try to win by their rules, write your own rules geared to a more narrow and tailored clientele and create your own niche.

Keywords: boutique nail salon   elderly clients   men's services   natural nail care   opening a new salon  

Make a [First] Impression

August 1, 2001  | Article

Sweet Manicure/Pedicure Suites

July 1, 2001  | Article

Each area in the Greenhouse Day Spa's Suites features upholstered seating a miniature TV set, and a whirlpool bath enabling clients to receive both treatments in the same spot.

Keywords: alternative salons   salon suites  

Service Station Savvy

July 1, 2001  | Article

Designing a workstation setup that’s simple and pleasing to the eye can set the tone for creating a spa-like atmosphere. 

Keywords: Cuccio Naturale   Tony Cuccio   workstations  

Freshen Up for Spring

April 1, 2001  | Article

“A simple coat of paint or a new seating arrangement will give your salon a new look for spring,” advises Rom Provenzana, owner of Illinois-based Zano Salons. He offers these spring-cleaning tips to spruce up your salon without breaking you budget.

Keywords: salon decor/design   salon furnishings  

Small Challenges, Big Design Ideas

August 1, 1999  | Article

Nail technicians work in all types of spaces, from the home- based, one-table salon to the upscale day spa, and everything in between. No matter what type of salon you own or work in, there is always room for design improvement.

Keywords: small salon design  

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