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Salon Fanatic Tour Day 3: Sacramento, Calif.

For the third day of the Salon Fanatic Tour, I managed to see three salons in the state's capital.

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Salons Without a Storefront

Ever dream of leaving the four walls of your salon behind to forge your own path? Mobile businesses and home-based salons offer alternative career opportunities — and challenges.

Home Salons: All Polished Up!

In honor of the reader-written issue, NAILS asked several nail techs to give us tours of their home salons. Marie Davis takes us to All Polished Up! in Dallas, Ore.

Home Salons: Tee’s Nail NV

In honor of the reader-written issue, NAILS asked several nail techs to give us tours of their home salons. Teresa Shackleton gives us a tour of Tee's Nail NV in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

Home Salons: Flip Flop Beauty Shop

In honor of the reader-written issue, NAILS asked several nail techs to give us tours of their home salons. Shannon Arnold takes us to the Flip Flop Beauty Shop in Cooper Plains, N.Y.

There’s No Place Like Home

Home-based salons offer techs flexibility, tax relief, and independence. We asked new and seasoned techs who took the plunge how they handled issues that are particular to home-based salons.

Home-Based Salons: No Driving in the Snow and Other Perks

You can tend to your kids and other household matters throughout your workday. It may also be the worst thing. Below four salon owners discuss the pros and cons of having salon in their homes.

Salon of the Year Awards Runner-Up, Nail Glyphx

She may run her salon from her home, but Julie Kellos’ Nail Glyphx is no small potato in the nail industry.

On the Couch Answers Your Business Questions

Louis Mattassi shares ideas on getting a mentor and bringing dress code discipline to a salon.

Spa Services: Homeward Bound?

Thinking about converting your salon to a spa? Read this first: You may decide it makes more sense to convert your clients’ homes.