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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.

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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.

When the Salon Is a Family Business

A certified Family Business Advisor and consultant, author Henry Hutcheson is all too familiar with the patterns that can lead to problems in family-owned businesses. And they’re almost always preventable.

Mixing Business With Friendship

Want to open a salon with a family member or bestie? Great! But first make sure you are fully prepared, from both legal and emotional standpoints.   

Behind the Scenes: Heavy Metal Nails

Sisters Ginny and Donne Geer have long been fascinated with nail polish and nail art. They credit their mom with giving them early nail inspiration (even though they strayed from her traditional reds and pinks).

Rooted in History: Profiles of Family Salons

For some, being a nail tech isn’t just a job; it’s a way of life. Meet five families who have a shared passion for their profession. Working together has helped to build a solid foundation for each of their family trees.

My Other Life: She's a Model Nail Tech

Like her mother before her, Nichol Robello is a nail tech and a model.

We Owe it All to Mom

Our mothers were our first teachers and quite often our best teachers.

Having Hubby at the Reception Desk

A Toast to Togetherness

For the month of February, we highlight four different partnerships within the nail industry and what makes them work.