Q & A: Princess Party Services

What products do you use for the girls during Princess Parties? Is it only a basic mani/pedi along with desired nail polish? Or do you actually use acrylics or gels?RoxanaHi Roxana,We use our regular manicuring products

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Ask an Editor: How Can I Do the Nails for a Cover of NAILS Magazine?

Hi guys. Once a week, I’m going to answer a frequently asked question (FAQ) about NAILS Magazine. This way, I will have a place to refer other readers when they ask the same question and hopefully

Q & A: Co-Marketing with Other Businesses

I just wanted to know how you set up appointments with other businesses to market yours. I have put in paper specials, coupons, and fliers for my salon. Thank you.DottyHi Dotty,When I come across a business

Q & A: Non-compete Clause

Should a guideline be written in a salon manual that an employee is not allowed to take client hair formulas if they are fired, laid off, and/or the employee leaves for personal reasons? Should the client

Q & A: Salon Esthetics

We recently bought an existing nail salon in NYC. I was a former client and always fantasized about what I would do with a salon if I ever owned my own. Well, here I am, and

Q & A: Salon Square Footage and Rental Costs

Hi Alica,Thanks for your response, it was very helpful. A few more questions: What is a good square footage for a nail salon with eight manicure stations and six pedicure stations? Is $3,100/monthly + taxes too

Q & A: Negotiating Rent

Hi Alica,Your story is very inspiring. My wife and I are looking to start a nail salon. I presume the very first step is to find and secure a location. Did you have to start paying

Q & A: Number of Clients

Thanks for the info. I am looking to open my salon in a few months and wanted to know: On average, how many clients do you get a day?JC We get around 25 clients a day. We

Q&A: Massage and Payroll

I’m in the process of opening up a salon: Is it lucrative to offer massages or just keep the salon nail-focused, which is what we originally planned? Also, do you pay salary or commission?Jo Hi Jo,We stopped

Q&A: Consequences of Playing Hooky

What are the consequences at the salon if a staff member fails to attend work?Roxy Hi Roxy,If the employee doesn’t have a valid reason and/or doesn’t make any attempt to tell us, the first time is a

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