Prices and value of nail services can vary GREATLY based on location. In 2008 Troy, MI I performed $50 classic pedicures and $25 manicures before I thought it would be a good idea to booth rent in the middle of no where. I only pursued this venture for a few months before realizing it was … Continue reading Doing Nails in a Small Town
If you're doing at home spa parties or are having trouble with the plumbing - try going waterless! STEPS FOR A WATERLESS PEDICURE: Wet hand towels and warm them by placing them in microwave, crock pot or towel warmer Remove polish, perform toe trim and file Apply cuticle remover on toes and spray bottom of feet … Continue reading Waterless Pedicure
If you're still using water in your manicures then you're probably either right out of school or have been stuck in your ways for quite some time. There's not much to it! Here are a couple tips for creating luxurious waterless manicures: DO NOT use acidic cuticle removers such as CND Cuticle Away because it requires … Continue reading Waterless Manicure
As many of you know I am a huge fan of getting supplies on Ebay and unusual places in order to save money to ultimately make more money. Here are some of my finds: Purchased the metal polish rack on Ebay for $20 Purchase all of this nail polish either clearance at The Industry Source or through … Continue reading Cheap Polish and Pedicure Mask
Wow! This is so cool can’t wait to try this out.
Hi guys, how are you? I haven’t been very active here lately, but I’ve just been so busy with work.
To compensate for my absence I have something really cool to show you today, chrome nail powder! You may have seen these powders all over Instagram last year. When they hit the market we were told that you could only use them with gel polish, otherwise the chrome finish would be ruined. I have used gel polish previously, but I’m pretty sure I’m allergic to it, and I wouldn’t want to risk the health of my nails by trying it again. But recently I learned that the powders work with regular polish too, just as long as you use them with a water based top coat.
A few weeks ago I was contacted by Lena from Whats up nails, asking if I wanted to try some of their new products (of course I…
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Here's another salon renovation post! This old building had "plastic like" ceiling tiles with installation stuck to the back of them rendering them hideous yet functional. I love the look of those fancy tin ceiling tiles but the cost can quickly add up. Instead I used textured wallpaper that I got from Lowes and painted … Continue reading Renovating Salon Ceiling
So, business is picking up and you're Thinking of starting your own business? DON’T! (Until you read this). Then comes the difficult decision of where to establish yourself. I first rented a room in this space: The owner of this building was a client of mine, rent was $385 per month for a small room that fit … Continue reading Rent A Room Or Your Own Space?
One fabulous way to save money on supplies is to get rid of paper towel waste. Clients love the elegance of using washcloths instead of paper towel. I purchased this cool rustic crate to hold wash clothes and lotion at Home Goods - it was in the clearance section for only $3. I often get … Continue reading Save Money On Restroom Supplies
When I decided to add services to my salon I knew it was time for a larger space, ultimately making it a medical day spa with laser services, skin care and massage. My clients were accustomed to being in the hubbub of downtown but the rent was astronomical. Instead I found this old house located in … Continue reading Expanding The Salon Renovations