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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  

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  

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  

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  

Uniting the Young, Urban, and Artistic Crowd

April 1, 2010  | Article

Sharmadean Reid, salon owner, magazine founder, blogger, and stylist, brings nail art to London with the trendy WAH Nails salon, gathering a following of young, creative women.

Keywords: fashion   international   nail art   salon decor/design   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  

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 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  

The Color of 2010: Turquoise

December 15, 2009  | Article

Pantone: Turquoise transports us to a tropical paradise while offering a sense of protection in stressful times

Keywords: fashion   salon decor/design   seasonal nail art   trends  

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