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Freed From Your Apron Strings: Designer Salon Aprons

Designer salon aprons are being developed by apparel designers as chic alternatives to your basic cover-up with two strings and a pocket. Here’s a sampling of some of the cutest designs.

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10 Cute Salon Uniforms

"Uniform” doesn’t have to mean identical, cookie-cutter, or always consistent. Check out these fashion-forward salon uniforms — perfect for salons with a sense of style.

Retail Boutique: Nail-Related Shirts

Whether worn as a salon uniform or retailed to clients, these unique shirts are modern and fun — and they can’t be found in just any store. Give them as a client appreciation gift or stock them in the retail area for clients who can’t get enough of all things nails.

Organic Cotton Salon Wear

Monique Mathieu's Collection of Organic Cotton salon wear has two new designs for tops, including the kimono design shown here.

Felicity Uniform

Stylish uniforms that are available in store, at tradeshows, and via the web

Uniforms Get Their Due

Stop in Chi Couture Uniforms in Vancouver or order online for stylish work apparel.

Are Jeans and Sweats Up to Code?

Whether or not your salon has an official dress code, there are expectations that a certain standard be maintained. Just what that standard is may depend on the atmosphere, size, and location of your salon. We asked techs if there is ever a time when old jeans or sweats are appropriate attire for the salon.

Lab Coats, Smocks, and Other Frocks

What image do you want to project to clients the moment they enter your salon? For most salon owners, it’s one that says “we’re professional, highly skilled, and a team.” One way you can make this statement loud and clear is through what you choose to wear. Whether you opt for smocks, aprons, lab coats, matching Ts, or color-coordinated outfits, your dress code can help set the tone. Here’s a look at what some nail techs are wearing at work.

Nevada Considering Salon Dress Code Rule

Proposed new language spells out whether it’s okay to war blouses, shirts, sweaters, smokes, dresses, pants, jeans, T-shirts, and Bermuda, walking, and jeans shorts.