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The Big Book 2012-2013

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NAILS Big Book 2012-2013

Industry Statistics
The nail business is enjoying big increases in popularity, service prices, the number of salon customers, and new services. This all adds up to record-breaking growth, putting the nail industry at $7.47 billion this year. Our annual industry statistics section outlines these growth areas, highlights some of the reasons, we’re seeing a surge in popularity, and takes a detailed look at the lives of nail technicians.

Salon Start-Up Guide
Are you thinking about opening your own salon? Before you do anything, we urge you to read through our comprehensive guide. We cover everything you need to know, from business planning and finding a location to hiring the perfect staff and coming up with a great marketing plan to attract clients. Plus, we’ve included helpful forms to aid you in your quest. You’ll also find manufacturer-bylined how-to guides on a range of subjects, including how to buy a pedicure throne and what type of gel system will work for you and your clients

In Every Issue

On My Mind
Editor Hanna Lee takes a look at this year’s Big Book by the numbers.

State Board Directory
This year’s updated comprehensive guide includes guidelines on licensing and educational requirements for all 50 states in the U.S., as well as what nail techs can and cannot do in the salon.

Salon Safety Guidelines
These safety and sanitation guidelines have been updated to include criteria for disposable products, new foot spa cleaning guidelines, and other general salon safety rules.

Marketers Directory
Whether you’re looking for a new product or need some technical help with an old favorite, find every major nail industry marketer in this comprehensive directory. This handy guide lets you reach marketers by mail, online, or via toll-free phone call.

Industry Association Directory
Are you a joiner or just looking for industry expertise? Find the group you’re looking for in our directory of the major associations serving the nail and beauty industries.

Consultants Directory
Looking for someone to help you overhaul your business? Or just looking for someone to help with branding? Find a consultant or agency to help take your salon’s business to the next level.

Website Showcase
Looking online for nail industry information? Try browsing these information-and resource-filled websites.

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