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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  

Pink and White and French All Over

November 1, 2009  | Article

The Paris-inspired salon The Pampered Girl is co-owned by friends and former coworkers Christina Yang and Alexandra Armstead. In divvying up the responsibilities and bringing new ideas to the table, they’re finding that two heads are better than one.

Keywords: marketing/promotions   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

Do Retail Right

November 1, 2009  | Article

Because profit margins on retail goods are many times those of service dollars, retail is vital to the health of your business. Learn eight tricks for implementing a successful merchandising strategy — from product placement to lighting.

Keywords: retail merchandising   retailing  

Daylight Slimline Manicure Lamp

October 26, 2009  | Product

Daylight introduces its Slimline Manicure Lamp, created specifically with the nail tech in mind.

Keywords: Daylight   manicure tables  

Mixing Business With Pleasure

October 1, 2009  | Article

In designing the spa and lounge, Dunlap went for chic simplicity and clean lines. She wanted a place where girlfriends could congregate.

Keywords: customer service   Facebook marketing   opening a new salon   salon profiles   social media  

Belava Indulgence Chair

September 2, 2009  | Product

Belava’s new Indulgence Chair is a simple yet effective accessory to the Belava Pedicure Tub.

Keywords: Belava   pedicures   salon furnishings  

Manicures, Pedicures, and Beyond

September 1, 2009  | Article

European Touch, best known for its pedicure spas, now offers a line of sophisticated salon furnishings and useful appliances.

Keywords: European Touch   manicure tables   pedicure equipment   pedicure spas   remodeling  

State of the Art

September 1, 2009  | Article

Upscale art galleries typically showcase work in a variety of mediums — there’s clay, charcoal, and, of course, various kinds of paint. But one European artist is making a name for herself using a medium that’s near-and-dear to all of our hearts: nail polish.

Keywords: OPI Products   polish alternatives   salon decor/design  

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