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Start Your Own Nail Salon Business
Get Paid to Provide Manicures or Pedicures

Imagine owning a fun and financially rewarding business making people's nails look beautiful. Welcome to the nail salon business!

If you are currently a nail technician (also known as a manicurist or pedicurist) working for someone else, starting your own nail salon business gives you the freedom and creativity of being your own boss.

If you aren't a nail technician yourself, opening a nail salon lets you own a creative and social business in a largely recession-proof industry. Many people, particularly women, consider manicures and pedicures to be an "affordable luxury."

You can start a nail salon relatively inexpensively. For example, you can choose to start a mobile nail salon business or, depending on where you live, you may be able to open a nail salon in your own home. Of course, you also have the option of opening your nail salon in a retail location.

When you open your own nail salon, you have the luxury of designing the type of nail salon you want, and providing the types of services you want.

You can open a neighborhood walk-in nail salon or an exclusive upscale salon. You can open a full-service nail salon with manicures and pedicures of all types, or specialize in particular nail care services such as acrylic nails, gels, wraps, or nail art.

If opening a nail salon sounds like the career of your dreams, the FabJob Guide to Become a Nail Salon Owner is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can successfully start a nail salon.

The nail salon guide offers insider tips and expert advice from beauty industry insiders including successful nail salon owners. The experts who share advice in this guide include:

  • Robbie Schaeffer, Owner of ROB|B Salon, a green salon and the first OPI concept salon, located in Los Angeles, California
  • Dorothy McKinley-Soressi, Vice President of Industry Relations for Empire Beauty Schools
  • Harris Shepard, President, Harris Shepard Public Relations, Inc., recently named by Women’s Wear Daily as one of the leading movers and shakers of the beauty industry, his client list includes OPI Nail Lacquers 
  • Sherrie McCarter, Co-owner of The Nail Bar, a cocktail bar-themed nail salon with a focus on natural nails located in Hermosa Beach, California
  • Lisa McQueen and Wendy Pursch, Co-owners of Embellish Nails, a nail salon and boutique in Austin, Texas
  • Jaime Schrabeck, Ph.D., Owner, Precision Nails, Carmel, California, a manicurist with over 17 years experience and a nail salon consultant
The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to open a nail salon in the United States or Canada, plus helpful advice for opening a nail salon in any country. It includes:
How to Start a Nail Salon Business
  • How to create a business plan for your nail salon (includes a sample nail salon business plan)
  • Deciding what kind of nail salon to open
  • An overview of options for your nail salon business:
    • Buying an established nail salon (including how to find nail salons for sale)
    • Buying a nail salon franchise
    • Opening a new nail salon in a retail space
    • Starting a mobile nail salon service
    • Starting a home-based nail salon business
  • Choosing a name for your nail salon
  • Where to get start-up financing for your nail salon business (includes sample start-up budgets)
  • Deciding on the best legal structure for your nail salon business (incorporation, partnership, and others)
  • Information about important business matters that can affect your nail salon including insurance and licenses
  • How much space (square footage) you need to open your nail salon
  • What to consider when choosing a location for your nail salon, including information about permits and leases
  • Interior and exterior design of your nail salon
  • Equipment you need to start a nail salon business, and where to get it
Managing Your Nail Salon Business
  • How to develop effective systems for running your nail salon business on a daily basis
  • Setting your nail salon's hours of operation
  • Booking appointments
  • Setting prices for your nail salon's services
  • Accepting payment from your clients
  • Buying and selling products
    • How to find suppliers for the products you will use and sell in your nail salon
    • How to buy products at a discount with tips on negotiating the best payment terms
    • Keeping track of your inventory
    • How much to mark up prices on products you sell to your nail salon clients
    • Creating in-store displays to market products
  • What you need to know about staffing your nail salon
    • An overview of nail salon positions from receptionist to manager
    • Hiring nail technicians versus renting chairs
    • Paying your staff (including standard hourly wages and commission splits for a nail salon)
    • How to find great nail salon staff
  • Developing promotional materials to market your nail salon business (including a menu of services and website)
  • Ways to attract nail salon clients through advertising and free publicity
  • Dealing with difficult customers including advice on preventing "no shows"
  • How to get repeat business from your nail salon clients
Plus you will find even more resources and advice, including:
  • The best places to find the highest quality nail care products
  • Valuable samples and checklists, including:
    • Sample business plan for a nail salon
    • Sample floor plan for a nail salon
    • Sample lease agreement
    • Sample start-up budgets for a nail salon
    • Sample interview questions for salon employees
    • Sample list of supplies
    • Checklist to evaluate competing nail salons
    • Checklist to evaluate potential locations 
    • Checklist for nail salon operations
    • Checklist of nail salon equipment
  • How to organize your nail salon's grand opening 
  • An overview of opportunities for future growth for your nail salon business including expanding your current salon or opening additional locations

  • And more! (including free updates)
You can have all this and more for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds of dollars to take courses on starting a business, and chances are they will not include specific information about how to open a nail salon. The FabJob Guide to Become a Nail Salon Owner contains some of the best business advice you could get from other sources, plus much more. 

It can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some costly mistakes, and give you information you need to open your own nail salon.

This guide has been selling for up to $39.95 U.S. for an e-book alone. SPECIAL OFFER: If you buy the guide today, Friday, November 21, 2014 you can have this valuable insider information for the incredible price of only $29.97. You can earn back the price of the guide your very first day in business. Plus this guide can help you open a nail salon much more quickly and profitably.

If you believe you deserve to have the career of your dreams, this guide is for you. It gives you what you need to know to open a nail salon.

Don't miss the opportunity to have the career of your dreams. If you are undecided, take advantage of our guarantee. Buy the nail salon guide, read it, and if you are not satisfied, your money will be refunded.

Ordering is fast, easy and safe. You will receive your nail salon e-book within minutes.

An e-book is an electronic book which you can immediately read on your computer. It includes photos and you can adjust the type size to make it as pleasant to read as possible. You can also print a copy from your own computer. donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each guide to planting trees and protecting the world's rain forests.

Bonus CD-ROM Also Available: If you would like to have a back-up or spare copy of the guide, you can have it on CD-ROM for only $5 more (plus $5 shipping). You will also receive the e-book so you can read it immediately.

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"The FabJob Guide to Become a Nail Salon Owner takes you step-by-step through what you need to know to open and operate your own nail salon. The guide offers insider advice from experts currently working in the beauty industry to help you achieve your own success as a nail salon owner."
Brenna Pearce, Editor

"What I find most rewarding about being a salon owner is seeing the smile on my client’s face after they’ve had an incredible service. Making people feel good about themselves is a great joy!"
—Robbie Schaeffer, Owner, ROB|B Salon, Los Angeles

Robbie is one of the experts who give advice in this FabJob guide.

"For a long time my business partner and I have been searching for a guide to being a Nail Salon Owner. We finally stumbled upon Fabjob's guide and we are so happy. Everything we needed is right at our fingertips now. Thanks Fabjob, and keep the books coming, they are like a light in a dark tunnel to entrepreneurs like me."
—Felicia Paul

Atlanta, GA

"I have purchased 2 books from fabJob so far (including Nail Salon Owner) and have found both to be extremely useful, a very good guideline for those venturing out into a new career. Highly Recommended!"
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Learn how to open a nail salon and start a business providing manicures or pedicures. The FabJob Guide to Become a Nail Salon Owner is a step-by-step guide which will teach you how to open and operate a successful home-based, mobile, or retail nail salon.