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The Salon Owner as Brand

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The Salon Owner as Brand

by Thi Dao

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.

Taking Over Knoxville

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Taking Over Knoxville

by Thi Dao

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.

Making Rome Her Home

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Making Rome Her Home

by Thi Dao

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.

Not a Princess Salon

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Not a Princess Salon

by Thi Dao

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.

This Land Is ‘My Land’

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This Land Is ‘My Land’

by Thi Dao

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.

The brown and white pedicure bench runs along one wall, separated by sheer white curtains and...

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Just Right, the Second Time Around

by Thi Dao

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.

A Sanctuary for One

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A Sanctuary for One

by Thi Dao

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.

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