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Not a Princess Salon

May 1, 2010  | Article

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 tech. The salon attracts young professionals and a larger-than-average base of male clients.

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

Grab-and-Go Furniture

May 1, 2010  | Article

Manufacturer LeChat, known for its nail enhancement systems, polishes, and embellishments, is on the move with a new product line: portable salon furnishings.

Keywords: manicure tables   salon furnishings  

On the Road: Body Shoppe Spa, Yorktown, Va.

May 1, 2010  | Article

Java is my friend, so it’s a good sign when I head into a salon and they have a coffee bar. Food too? Even better. I can grab a bite to eat and be pampered at the same time. That’s what I found at the Body Shoppe Spa in Yorktown, Va.

Keywords: full-service salons   On the Road   salon profiles  

Pedi Like a Rock Star

March 1, 2010  | Article

When Shauni Kelly was creating Hot Heads Barbershop and Cool Claws Nails in Albuquerque, N.M., she wanted to take the “rock star pedicure” service to the extreme — by tying the entire pedicure room decor into the “rock star” theme.

Keywords: celebrities   opening a new salon   pedicure areas   pedicure equipment   salon decor/design  

This Land Is ‘My Land’

March 1, 2010  | Article

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 Philadelphia nail world.

Keywords: organic services   salon profiles  

A Bright Ikea

March 1, 2010  | Article

It’s an open secret that many salons owe their interior design to their neighborhood IKEA store. The home furnishings giant — known for its affordable prices, streamlined modern design esthetic, do-it-yourself assembly, and store layouts that mimic individual room layouts — is the perfect design playground for the money-wise entrepreneur.

Keywords: salon decor/design   salon furnishings  

Pedicure Chairs and a Draining Economy

February 1, 2010  | Article

Find out what’s new and how it can benefit you.

Keywords: pedicure equipment   pedicure spas  

Just Right, the Second Time Around

February 1, 2010  | Article

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 just two miles away. Decorating it herself and offering the services she’s always wanted, Ku’tur Nail Lounge and Salon has ended up being just right, the second time around.

Keywords: full-service salons   salon profiles  

Pedicure Poise

January 1, 2010  | Article

Pedicures can be quite tough on a nail tech’s body. Holding legs while ­clipping toenails, massaging calves and ankles, and scrubbing down thick callus can all quickly lead to sore backs and arms — and cranky dispositions. Here’s what some techs have done to keep their poise during strenuous pedicures.

Keywords: ergonomics   pedicure areas   pedicure spas   pedicures   salon decor/design  

Home Salons: All Polished Up!

January 1, 2010  | Article

In honor of the reader-written issue, NAILS asked several nail techs to give us tours of their home salons. Marie Davis takes us to All Polished Up! in Dallas, Ore.

Keywords: home salons   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

Home Salons: Tee’s Nail NV

January 1, 2010  | Article

In honor of the reader-written issue, NAILS asked several nail techs to give us tours of their home salons. Teresa Shackleton gives us a tour of Tee's Nail NV in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

Keywords: home salons   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

Vivian Gilbert Mani Pedi Plus

January 1, 2010  | Article

Near the University of Oklahoma, tucked away among the bars and restaurants in an area known as Campus Corner, is Vivian Gilbert Mani Pedi Plus.

Keywords: boutique nail salon   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

Tearing Down Business Barriers

December 1, 2009  | Article

Complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act needn’t break the bank and may be as simple as doing what you are already good at. Take five parts hospitality, one part research, two parts active listening, and add a dash of compassion to create a salon that’s accessible to all.

A Sanctuary for One

December 1, 2009  | Article

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 is filled up to a year in advance.

Keywords: salon decor/design   salon profiles  

"I Would Have Done It Differently"

November 1, 2009  | Article

Current and former salon owners share their personal insights on the things they would go back and change, if only they could.

Keywords: business   commissions   hiring nail technicians   manufacturers educators   opening a new salon  

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