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I Bought a Spa!

Since buying the former Spa Gregorie’s in September 2014, owner Emma Hughes has put in place numerous green initiatives to transform the entire spa — from organic and all-natural product lines and services to the use of eco-friendly flooring and paint.

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Learn From Someone Who’s Been There

In his new book, “Tales of an American Entrepreneur: Journey of a Small Business Owner,” beauty industry veteran Michael Randazzo shares business tools and counsels patience and perseverance to help other salon owners achieve the level of success he has seen.

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.

A Great Resource From Milady

The Milady Education Network features online courses, videos, articles, and everything else you need to build the career of your dreams.

Secrets to a Long-Lasting Salon

What happens when two recent nail graduates interview a handful of veteran salon owners to find out the secrets to a long-lasting salon? They were privy to a host of knowledge from a combined 132 years of salon experience. Here they share it with you. 

Fashion Meets Relaxation in Chicago’s West Town

At Posh’aah Nail Spa, guests are treated to pampering mani-pedis in a comfy-chic atmosphere. The owner — who quit her successful career as a mixed-use property manager in 2012 to embark on her lifelong dream of opening a nail salon — shares the story of making her dream a reality.

Techs Win Federal Lawsuit Over Wage Disputes

The Chinese Staff and Workers Association and the organization Justice Will Be Served announced a jury award in April 2012 in a successful lawsuit in which six Chinese nail salon workers sued a chain of high-end nail salons for failing to pay a minimum wage and overtime compensation

Tapping Your Inner Entrepreneur

If you have the courage, determination, and resolve to open your own business you definitely possess an entrepreneurial mindset, says nail industry success coach Trish Rock

Quiz: Are You a Good Boss?

Congratulations, it’s your salon. So how do you lead your little slice of heaven? Take our quiz to see how you stack up when there is a wrinkle in the plan.

Is a Franchise Salon Right for You?

MiniLuxe, a nail and waxing salon chain that started with one salon in Newton, Mass., recently announced plans to expand its concept nationally through a franchise program with the goal of opening up to 15 new locations throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic by the end of 2011.