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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  

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  

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