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Sandy Salon Style

Gretchen Tiernan and Megan Richardson, owners of Polish by Sand Spa in Manhattan Beach, Calif., created a posh and beachy salon interior to give clients a relaxing getaway.

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Find Tropical Soul and Southern Heart at AriaHouse Spa

After falling in love with a diver she met while working on a cruise ship, English hairstylist Rachel Smith took her passion for indulging vacationers to the Lone Star State.

Good Vibes Only at MOD Nail Bar

After constantly dragging her husband Brandon to the salon on her days off, nail tech Monica Nguyen decided they should start their own. In 2011, the Houston couple opened MOD Nail Bar, short for Modern.

Mixing Chemistry and Cosmetology at Luxuria Nail Bar

While embarking on a career in chemistry, Luxuria owner Leonobi Galvez realized her technical knowledge could help her pursue her true passion: Nails!

Ultimate Relaxation at Omaha’s Chill Body

When looking for a mini vacation, residents of Omaha, Neb., turn to Chill Body Day Spa for all-natural luxury services, from Vichy showers to perfected pedicures.

Tech Brings Nail Care to Ohio Barbershop

Nail tech and NTNA alum Cate Widemire’s Willowick, Ohio, barbershop, The Black Comb, combines traditional barbering with nail services.

Dyanna Spa Tour

Modern Salon's Maggie Mulhern takes a video tour of Dyanna Spa in New York City.

Stay Ahead of the Curve at Velvet Nail Lounge

Owners of Velvet Nail Lounge and husband-and-wife team Nick and Jennie Brown see business opportunities everywhere they look and are always striving to push the envelope.

Bring the Little Ones to Lacquered Nail Lounge

Owner Jen Carr offers families a place to spend time together with two new salon add-ons: a supervised play area for children and a section just for men.

The W Nail Bar: A Sisterly Salon for a Diverse Community

The drive to own a family business runs deep in sisters Lauren Hunter and Manda Mason, who left careers in recruitment and finance to pursue their dream of opening an all-natural nail salon in Columbus, Ohio, sparked by an overnight epiphany.