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MAY 2017

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22 | NAILS MAGAZINE | MAY 2017 Texas Salon Puts the "Bar" in Nail Bar Sisters Jennifer and Pauleen Tran have both worked in the nail industry for over 25 years, so when they planned to open their salon, DFW Nail Bar, in Denton, Texas, they knew they wanted to offer something out of the ordinary. That's why they created a nail bar modeled after an actual bar, complete with free drinks, bartenders, and karaoke. "We wanted something different, so we traveled all over and went to many different salons to come up with the nail bar concept," says Jennifer Tran. "We wanted a place where people could have a good time. Happy or sad, everyone wants a drink. At DFW Nail Bar, clients can relax, party, and sing karaoke." Nervous karaoke singers needn't worry: Private rooms are soundproofed, so "you can sing whatever song you want and no one can hear you from the other rooms," Tran explains. The 5,000-sq.-ft. salon features a large, open room with pedicure chairs and a full-service bar, a private party room, and private rooms for salon services including massages, facials, waxing, and eyelash extensions. While drinks are complimentary (and strong), there is a maximum of two per customer. As required by Texas state law, the salon has a liquor license. } { nails file With more than 57,000 attendees and over 800 exhibitors, there is no better place for beauty and spa professionals to network and receive the education they need to succeed than Premiere Orlando, which takes place June 3-5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Nail techs will find educational offerings from CND, Young Nails, Precious Jewel Nail Designs, Tammy Taylor, Orly, Backscratchers, social media influencer Mindy Handy, and more. Business education will focus on social media marketing for salon owners. Techs can also catch up with old friends and make new ones at the Nail Tech Network Orlando Social. At this annual event sponsored by NAILS, techs can try new products, play games, Learn, Shop, and Network at Premiere Orlando >>> DFW Nail Bar has attracted significant interest since its opening in late 2016, with many weekends fully booked. It's popular as a venue for bridal showers, birthdays, girls' days out, corporate events, and other parties. "By the time we were open two months, we'd already had 15 to 20 parties," says Tran. Another source of clients is the salon's busy, urban neighborhood, which puts lots of people within walking distance. "We even had an 85-year-old come over with a walker from a nearby independent living complex for seniors," says Tran. "She came in and wanted a pedicure. I thought she must have been driven by someone, but she walked!" Sisters Jennifer and Pauleen Tran both worked in the nail industry for more than 25 years before opening DFW Nail Bar in Denton, Texas. enjoy snacks, win prizes, and get savings coupons for the show booths — plus each attendee will receive a goodie bag filled with nail products. For the first time, attendees can purchase a combined Premiere Orlando admission ticket and Nail Tech Network event ticket and save on both. A show ticket gives attendees access to Premiere DAYSPA, Main Stage and Hair Color Stage presentations, classroom education, and the exhibit floor all at one inclusive price. Hands- On Workshops, Look & Learn Education, and Special Events require an additional fee. For more information visit Jan Arnold and members of the CND team will offer education at Premiere Orlando.

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