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Becoming a Boss: Amanda Skvorzov Shares Her Journey from Nail Tech to Salon Owner

We got the lowdown from My Salon Suite franchisee Amanda Skvorzov on how she successfully transitioned from nail tech to salon owner. Here is her best advice on going independent as a beauty professional.

The Road to Independence

Learn from those who just recently went independent, as well as those who have been doing it for years, what it’s REALLY like to take the leap to becoming an independent salon professional.

How to Open a Nail Salon for $1,000 or Less (Without Debt!)

You can begin your career as a salon owner in the black: Start saving early, do your research, hunt for bargains, and keep overhead low.

Top Tips for Starting a Polish Line

Holly talked to Ami and Traci from Profiles to find out how they started their product lines.

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.

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.

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