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How to Open a Nail Salon: The Renovation Begins

Suzie Moskal's new nail studio location teardown is complete, and now the renovations begin. Suzie shares some important differences between DIY reno's versus hiring professional tradesmen. You Might Also Like: How to Open a Nail Business: Tearing Down How to Open a Nail Salon: Continued Renovation Finding Treasures for Suzies Nail Studio

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How to Open a Nail Salon: Tearing Down

Suzie Moskal begins the journey of expanding her nail salon business into a new location. Teardown is the first step. You Might Also Like: How to Open a Nail Salon: The Renovation Begins

Crowdsourcing: What was the biggest obstacle in opening your salon and how did you overcome it?

This month we asked nail techs: What was the biggest obstacle in opening your salon and how did you overcome it?

The Suite Life

The Suite Life: If you’re tired of being limited as a booth renter or salon employee, the freedom of salon suite rental just might be right for you.

How to Open a Nail Salon When…

These five tales of survival prove that timing isn’t everything. Hard work and determination can make almost any reason for delaying the fulfillment of career goals seem like a paltry excuse. Take inspiration from these salon owners to surmount your obstacles in 2014.

Should You Encourage a Student Who Wants to Open Her Own Salon Right After Graduation?

While school instructors all want what’s best for their students after graduation, it’s a hard call as to whether lofty initial ventures will pay off or backfire. We asked nail school instructors and owners: Should you encourage or discourage a nail student who wants to open her own salon immediately after graduation?

Look Before You Lease

Most salon owners rent their salon space, but few are trained in leasing legalese and the considerations that should be taken into account before signing on the dotted line. Learn what to look for so your lease works to your benefit — not your landlord’s.

On the Road: The Nails Club

Jessica Saelim hit the ground running, having opened La Jolla, Calif.-based The Nails Club in December 2012 only five months after graduating college.

Salon Diorama Teaches Students About Real-Life Budgeting

At Royal Beauty Careers in South Houston, Texas, pupils take a hard 3-D look at what goes into opening a nail salon.

One Step at a Time to Open Your Own Salon

“I wasn’t happy in the salon I worked in so every day I put $20 away and my step-sister Andrea Conde — a cosmetologist — also started to put $20 a day away,” says Christina Litster. “

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