Why It's Important to Know Your Industry Numbers

by NLS Staff | March 21, 2017

We know you’re devoted to your craft and your customers, but how much do you know about your industry when it comes to overall statistics?

Every year, we survey readers to gain insight into their professional lives and track changes in the industry. Here are some numbers from NAILS’ 2016-2017 Big Book to help put things into perspective:

> Dollars spent on nail services in 2016: $8.53 billion

> Active nail licenses in the U.S.: 393,581

> Number of nail salons: 69,738

> Average weekly service income: $630

> Average weekly income including tips and retail sales: $827

> Average monthly booth rental: $371

> Average service price for a basic manicure: $19.53

> Average service price for a basic pedicure: $32.09

> Average service price for gel-polish (initial service): $28.04

> Average service price for an acrylic full set: $ 38.41

To read all the latest statistics from our annual Big Book, go to

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