"Women are opting for manicures rather than lunches", says Harrold Laxman, president of Harrold’s Salon on Fifth Avenue in New York. “More and more executive women are doing business over a power manicure, which seems to be upstaging the popular power lunch. It’s intimate, inexpensive, and time efficient,” he says. Women on the go are merging success and beauty, using the lunch hour to get a manicure and make new business contacts. Harrold’s Salon on Fifth Avenue staffs 12 manicurists at all times and caters primarily to the executive woman.

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