Topic : Q&A

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Q & A: Ventilation System

July 26, 2007  | Blog Post

What kind of venting system are you using? Are they right over each station or throughout the nail salon? Do you have any preference for these systems?Rebecca Hi Rebecca, The ventilation systems aren’t at each nail station; we’re

Keywords: Q&A   salon decor/design  

Q & A: Equipment Supplier

July 19, 2007  | Blog Post

Who are you using for your equipment supplier?Antonio Hi Antonio, We’re using Salon Equipment International. The company is a distributor of salon equipment and furniture, in addition to manufacturing its own furniture. I’ve been meeting with John Pohlen at

Keywords: Q&A   salon decor/design  

Q & A: Retail Products

July 5, 2007  | Blog Post

What are you planning on retailing at your salon? Other than nail polish bottles (which are hard to handle and place on shelves for fear of falling and breaking), what else is there to sell in

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Q & A: Service Menu

June 28, 2007  | Blog Post

What’s your opinion on service menus, when there’s a choice between a wide list of offered services versus a minimum list of offered services? Do you think it benefits the general public to offer many different

Keywords: Q&A   salon services  

Q & A: Employee Training

June 15, 2007  | Blog Post

You mentioned “training” in your response to T's Start-Up Inventory question. What exactly consists of your training new employees? Won’t they know how to do nails already? Please clarify.Anna Hi Anna, Although we plan to hire experienced nail

Keywords: Q&A   recruiting/hiring/retaining staff  

Q & A: Nail Art

June 12, 2007  | Blog Post

Is your salon going to offer freehand painted nail art?Ellen Marie Hi Ellen Marie, Even though I have my nail tech license, I personally was never very good at handpainted nail art. (I think it takes coordination I

Keywords: Q&A   salon services  

Q & A: Grand Opening

May 31, 2007  | Blog Post

I’ve been manicurist for 15 years, and I want to let you know your podcast was wonderful. I’m interested in knowing if you’ll have a grand opening? I would love to attend or view it as

Keywords: public relations   Q&A  

Q & A: Start-Up Inventory

May 29, 2007  | Blog Post

My wife is thinking about opening a salon. The more I read your blog, the more interested I become in helping her launch it. What I am curious about is the type of inventory you’ll need

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Q & A: Noise Levels

May 18, 2007  | Blog Post

I don’t like the idea of the floating walls between each manicure station and the next. You said the stations make for a more private service, but are they going to be sound proof? Everyone is

Keywords: clients   Q&A   salon decor/design  

Q & A: Bathrooms and Sinks

May 11, 2007  | Blog Post

Ellen Marie has a good point about the number of bathrooms. It looks like you’ll need another bathroom since the salon is so big. Also, I only see one sink in the salon. You may want

Keywords: Q&A   salon decor/design  

Q & A: Start Up Funding

May 8, 2007  | Blog Post

I'm intrigued by your blog entries as I too have a vision to open my own shop, but with a bit of a twist. My big question is money. Were you able to front most of

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Q & A: Retail Strategy

May 1, 2007  | Blog Post

I’d appreciate it if you could elaborate on your statement about how services cover your overhead, but retail is for profit. What is your retail strategy?T Robbie, co-owner: Retail is key for us. As an OPI concept

Keywords: Q&A   recruiting/hiring/retaining staff  

Q & A: Levels of Nail Services

April 26, 2007  | Blog Post

What procedures and materials will you use when doing an “ultimate” manicure and pedicure that makes that service level different from the “essential” ones? Ellen Marie Hi Ellen Marie, The “ultimate” nail services will be our highest service

Keywords: Q&A   salon services  

Q & A: Blueprints

April 18, 2007  | Blog Post

I love reading your blog. How can I see more of the salon blueprints?Lee Hi Lee, Thanks for your compliment. To see all the salon’s blueprints and renderings, just click on Photo Gallery in the lefthand column. There I’ve

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Q & A: Nail Bar

April 10, 2007  | Blog Post

I’ve never heard of a nail bar before. It’s a nice idea; is it a free service?Cecilia Hi Cecilia, The nail bar isn’t a free service, but it is an easy way for a customer to have their

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