My OCD is Paying Off
  • September 15, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I have my work schedule set up so I only work every other Saturday — which means I get a three-day weekend every other week. When I set this schedule, I was picturing leisurely weekends sitting

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Keywords: salon decor/design   salon services  
Building My Business
  • September 10, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

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Keywords: clients   public relations  
Good Things Come to Those Who Wait, Right?
  • September 2, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

The time has come for the final frame inspection, then I can continue with sheet rock and flooring. I have to say this has been a very stressful journey for me. I have a busy enough

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Keywords: salon decor/design  
Where There’s Smoke…
  • August 28, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

If you’re looking for a list of possible challenges your new salon might face, I have a few to add to your list: Fire Alarms, Flaming Hot Stone Warmers, Sprinklers, Faulty Toilets, and Firemen! (Well, firemen

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Keywords: clients   salon decor/design  
Growing Pains
  • August 25, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

My salon is going through some growing pains, some more painful than others. I’m switching out the skin care line to Eminence Organics for use in facials and as the retail skin care line. It’s a

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Keywords: salon decor/design   staff training  
Q&A: Opening a Salon Without a Clientele
  • August 20, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Hi Candice, Very inspiring story. I have a question: did you have clients when you opened? I'm opening Sept. 1 and am wondering how I can build my clientele without spending money on expensive advertising.Thanks,Solo Hi Solo!  I'm

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Keywords: clients   Q&A  
Open for Business: Panache Nail Studio
  • August 4, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

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Keywords: clients   public relations   salon services  
Moving, IBS, and More
  • July 1, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

This month has been very busy for me. I’ve moved shops and am temporarily located with an awesome group of the most encouraging women I’ve ever worked with! They are all excited for me to live

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Keywords: salon decor/design   salon services  
Q&A: Franchising OPI Concept Salons
  • June 25, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I want to open an OPI Concept Salon using only products made by OPI. I am located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and I'm sure I would do very well. Would I be allowed to use

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Keywords: Q&A  
Q&A: Details on Pipeless Pedicure Chairs
  • June 17, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I'm new to this field. Exactly what is a pipeless pedicure chair? How is it different from a standard pedicure chair? Is it a state requirement for any state?Cindy Hi Cindy, The main difference is with the jets.

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Keywords: clients   Q&A   salon decor/design  
Meet Michelle
  • June 15, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Sometimes things are just meant to happen and usually when you least expect it. My name is Michelle Barteaux, and I’ve been working in the beauty industry for more than 15 years. I knew right away

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Keywords: salon decor/design  
Meet Marie
  • June 5, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m 38 years old, and I’m excited to be in the very beginning stages of building my own home-based salon. I have permission from my city to have my business, and my floor plans are at

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Keywords: public relations   salon decor/design  
Marie's Bio
  • June 4, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m 38 years old, and I’m excited to be in the very beginning stages of building my own home-based salon. The salon name I’ve picked is “All Polished Up!” and I was thrilled to find out,

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Candice's Bio
  • June 4, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

The beauty industry is completely new to me. For about the past nine years I've actually worked in the financial sector. About a year ago I decided to completely re-think my career and move away from

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Michelle's Bio
  • June 4, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I’ve been working in the beauty industry for more than 15 years. I knew right away that my real passion was nails. For over a dozen years, I’d dreamt about and had the concept for my

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Keywords: canada   Canadian nail industry   international  

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