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Designed for Comfort: Salon Waiting Areas

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

NAILS Magazine asked salon owners: How do you make your waiting area comfortable? Here is a selection of their responses.

Deck the Salon Halls: A Holiday Decor Gallery

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Salons get into the December holiday spirit with a slew of themed decorations. Get inspired and learn how to add a little holiday pizzazz to your own space.

Keywords: holiday decorating   holidays   salon decor/design  

Rub a Dub-Dub - a look at portable pedicure basins

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Don’t have quite enough room in your salon for a full-fledged pedicure throne? Today’s crop of pedicure carts and footbaths offer comfort, style, and pampering for both the client and pedicurist.

Keywords: pedicure equipment   pedicure products   pedicure spas   pedicures  

Great Looking Pedicure Areas to Inspire Your Inner Designer

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

There is nothing that can more quickly relax a client (or tech) than a beautifully designed pedicure area. Peruse these pedicure areas for ideas on chair placement, ergonomics, decor, color schemes, and furniture choices.

 

Keywords: pedicure areas   pedicure equipment   salon decor/design   salon furnishings  

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  

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