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Get Your Nail Business off the Ground With a Business Plan

A business plan is a roadmap you can use to achieve your goals. Use it to create practical strategies for building your nail business and bringing in clientele.

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The Nail Hub Podcast Transcription: Are You Ready To Be Your Own Boss? With David Valentino

In this transcription of The Nail Hub Podcast, Elizabeth Morris and David Valentino discuss common mistakes made by new salon owners and new nail techs, as well as ways to start out right in the business.

My First Year: Empty Chair Blues

Kelly Wilson talks about how to cope with struggling to find clients when starting out as a nail tech.

How to Start Your Own Polish Line

The beauty industry may be one in which you can allow your creativity to flow, but if your goal is to launch your own polish line, you’ll need a roadmap to get you to from conception to finished product. Here’s some advice from an indie polish maker who has successfully made the journey from nail tech to entrepreneur.

I Gotta Do It My Way

Do you sit at your workstation and dream of brighter days when you’re on your own? Do you imagine all the things you would do if this were your salon? Five techs who accomplished their dream of salon ownership tell us if it’s all they imagined.

Opening Your Own Salon [A Resource Checklist to Determine If You Are Ready]

  Do you have what it takes to open your own salon? Or are you at a loss as to where you should even begin? What you need are the general principles and practices of salon ownership and a checklist to evaluate your. With all of the media available today, resources abound when it comes to opening your own salon.

Dear Diary...

From graduation to state board exams, from the job search to the first full set on a paying client, those first few months as a nail technician are filled with highs and lows. Two nail technicians opened their diaries to share theire experiences. 

The Money Hunt

Opening your own salon requires patience, skill, and creativity. It also requires a considerable sum of money. If you’re one of the many who don’t have a fortune tucked away somewhere, read on for some sound financial advice.

Economical but Grand Grand Openings

A grand opening doesn't mean starting out with a deficit. Here,we go over how to make your opening successful and budget-friendly.