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Makeover of the Heart

Faced with difficult personnel problems, salon owner Lois Burak was growing disillusioned with the beauty business. Enter Netty Mason, a waxing client who turned out to be Burak’s salvation.

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Picture Perfect

We've pulled together some of our favorite snapshots and snippets from the 1997 Salon of the Year Awards entries.

Her Surroundings Are Simply Sumptuous

After an absence of a dozen years, Rozanne Sehayik had only been back in the nail industry a few months when she was offered a chance to work as a nail technician.

Tammy Knows Nails

Don’t say the word “work” around Tammy Taylor.

Jungle Fever

A baby elephant strays from its mother’s watchful eye to sample the vegetation near a client’s feet. Nearby, giraffes gaze over the top of the credenza. It’s just another ordinary day inside Patti’s Nail Safari.

Experience is the Best Teacher

Donna Rodriquez discusses her formula for success.  

Heating Up Business, Calfornia Style

Considered the “Club Med” of nail salons, Judy Franck’s California Nails salon in St. Charles, III., is a whimsical paradise for snow-weary clients.

The Salon of Choice

Whether you take Pucci Salon and Day Spa’s slogan, “The Salon of Choice,” to mean a salon with many choices, or the salon to choose, you’d be right. Between the salon’s full menu of services and owner Debra Capaldi’s unflagging dedication, Pucci is the place.

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ...Go!

That's about as much warning as Jan Arnold gets before she goes on the air to educate consumers about nail care.

Not Your Typical Nail Tech

A profile on Cecil Baldwin and how his experience being in a female-dominated industry.