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A Table of Nail Contents - How to Choose the Right Worktable

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

With as many manicure table options out there as colors of polish, it's got to be difficult to figure out what you are looking for. We've rounded up a variety of tables to help you discern which type best suits your needs.

Keywords: manicure tables  

My Favorite Piece of Salon Decor

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Do you have a chair or lamp in the salon that you just adore? Most nail techs do, so we asked our readers to tell us why they loved a certain furnishing.

Keywords: salon decor/design   salon furnishings  

11 Ways to Spruce Up Your Salon

November 17, 2010  | Article

Attention-getting design and visual merchandising — the art of placing retail products in a way that increases sales — can give you a major advantage over your competition. Even if you don’t have a hefty visual merchandising budget, remember that creativity, initiative, and a sense of humor don’t carry a price tag. A visual strategist at Chute Gerdeman Retail shares 11 Dos (and a few Don’ts) to help you prepare for a successful holiday season.

Keywords: keeping your business competitive   retailing   salon decor/design  

Bright Mind in Bridgetown

November 17, 2010  | Article

The success of Barbados-based Summa Nails is evidence of owner Christine Hinds’ many years of experience as a nail tech and constant dedication to education.

Keywords: boutique nail salon   continuing education   international   salon profiles  

Fusion Comes to the Nail Salon

October 1, 2010  | Article

By combining the efficiency of Vietnamese craftsmanship with the American expectation of a luxurious experience, owner Samantha Hanby finds a way to offer customers the best of both worlds.

Keywords: nails-only salons   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

Plush Polish Pillows

October 1, 2010  | Article

“I love the idea of a salon highlighting some of its favorite OPI colors in its decor,” says Laurie March, a Los Angeles-based interior designer and project manager. March has made a name for herself custom designing pillows that match OPI polish colors.

Keywords: OPI products   pedicure equipment   salon decor/design   salon furnishings  

On the Road: Head to Toe Salon & Day Spa, Endwell, NY

October 1, 2010  | Article

“It’s all about you at Head to Toe Salon & Day Spa. May I have your first name?” Wow. I was taken off guard by such a pleasant phone greeting. All about me, I thought. Who doesn’t want that?

Keywords: full-service salons   On the Road   salon profiles  

On the Road: Southcentral Alaska

September 1, 2010  | Article

The noteworthy salons and spas in Southcentral Alaska are proof that top-notch services aren't always hard to find.

Keywords: manicure tables   On the Road   pedicure areas   salon profiles  

The Salon Owner as Brand

September 1, 2010  | Article

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 Dunbar Spa Lounge.

Keywords: boutique nail salon   salon profiles   spas  

Salon Profile: Nowhere to Go But Up

August 1, 2010  | Article

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 up.”

Keywords: nails-only salons   opening a new salon   salon decor/design   salon furnishings   salon profiles  

On the Road: A Totally Unique Nail Boutique

August 1, 2010  | Article

We first met salon owner Heather Goodwin in 2007 when she entered (and won 1st runner-up in) our Nail Tech of the Year program. She didn’t have her own salon yet, but the plans were in motion. The next time I was in Orlando for the Premiere Show was 2008 and Heather was moving into her salon that very weekend. I promised her next time I was in central Florida, I would visit her salon. In June, publisher Cyndy Drummey and I made the visit.

Keywords: gels   manicures   On the Road   pedicures   retailing  

Taking Over Knoxville

July 1, 2010  | Article

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 people,” it looks like Visage is on its way to a Knoxville takeover.

Keywords: full-service salons   salon profiles  

On the Road: Nailcessity, Chicago

July 1, 2010  | Article

Managing Editor Sree Roy heads to Chicago to check out Nailcessity in the heart of the big city.

Keywords: manicures   nails-only salons   On the Road   pedicures   salon profiles  

Reception Area at Modern Day Spa

June 2, 2010  | Video

Modern Day Spa, Arlington, Va., showcases its reception area.

Keywords: salon decor/design   salon profiles  

Making Rome Her Home

June 1, 2010  | Article

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 ruins, expatriates who have decided to stay, and Italians looking for some nail pampering.

Keywords: international   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

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