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Retailer DSW Doubles Down on Nail Salon Strategy

After a two-salon test near its Columbus, Ohio, headquarters, shoe retailer DSW is installing five more nail salons in other stores this year, with plans to ultimately launch salons in half of its more than 500 stores.

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Raising a Glass at A Perfect 10 Nail & Beauty Bar

After selling her insurance business, A Perfect 10 Nail & Beauty Bar owner Canada Lytle returned to her beauty roots and opened an upbeat bar-like salon focused on gel manicures. Since founding the salon in 2011, she has opened one A Perfect 10 each year — and she has no plans to slow down any time soon.

Be Part of the Scene at Polished Nail Bar

Refined is the word that comes to mind upon entering the minimalistic and ultra-trendy Polished Nail Bar. Owners Sonny Kim and Haley Tran are veteran nail technicians who have made a name for themselves in Charlotte, N.C., as a result of their innovative approach to doing nails.

Alfalfa's VersaTray

Alfalfa introduces its newest innovation, the versaTray and iPad holder. It’s an adjustable swivel tray that rotates 360-degrees so customers can enjoy their salon experience without moving from one workstation to another.

The ANS Katai V Pedispa

The ANS Katai V Pedispa by Alfalfa Nail Supply features two powerful vents located on the pedisink capable of ventilating toxins and fumes to improve air quality and satisfy new state board requirements. 

On the Road: Mario Tricoci

With 15 locations, the Mario Tricoci name is well-known in the Chicago area. Believe it or not this was our first visit to the Michigan Avenue location that has been open for 14 years.

Don’t Ignore Employment Opportunities in Mass Retail, Beauty School Director Says

Have you been telling your students about opportunities for licensed nail techs at Walgreens and Sephora? If not, you should be.

On the Road: Julep Nail Parlor

Five years after Jane Park opened her first salon dedicated to connecting women through color, the Julep brand is still bringing women together, in the Seattle metro area and beyond.

Julep Nail Parlors: Powered by Girlfriends

Julep Nail Parlors are proud to donate $1 from the sale of every Julep Nail Vernis  to organizations that empower women. Please join us by going to our Facebook page  to learn more and vote each month for where our Powered by Girlfriends dollars should go.

Bringing British Chic to American Travelers

Butter London’s upbeat, hip nail stores in airports make wait time more enjoyable.