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On the Road: Da-Lonnie's & Kaya Beauty, Las Vegas

Two services each in two different salons for these two NAILS editors.

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Music to Your Ears

Having trouble choosing the right music to set the tone for your salon? Real-life salon owners share the sounds that work for them in a variety of environments.

Just Say "WOW"

A good manicure or pedicure should make clients feel special and pampered. Some services push the boundaries in terms of techniques, ingredients, and price to make them exceptional. Take a look at these services that go above and beyond. 

Retail Boutique: Candles

It’s smart to retail items that go hand-in-hand with your nail services, like polish and hand lotion, but if you go beyond these basic retail items, it can really set your salon apart from the pack. Each month, we’ll feature unique retail items that your clients will love.

A Taste of Southern Hospitality — in Seattle

In a bustling, shop-filled area of Seattle, Julep Nail Parlor offers an oasis of a space where girlfriends, moms and daughters, and couples can reconnect, celebrate, and be themselves.

Keeping the Salon Experience Fresh and Fun

Clients come in for the beautiful nails, but they sure do enjoy the extra touches you provide. With a little flair you can make hospitality part of your client care program. The key to keeping your clients entertained in the salon is to give them plenty to think about — new services, local art and culture, and multimedia are a few examples.

You Can Fight City Hall

The Stevensons of Hollywood Nail Care convinced their zoning board that nail technicians should be considered professionals.