Essentials Survey - What is Your Salon Like?

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How would you describe your salon?

Full-service - 54.7%
Nails only - 19.5%
Day spa - 10.7%
Home-based salon - 8.2%
Mobile salon - 4.4%
Resort/hotel salon/spa - 2.5%

What is your busiest day of the week?

Thursday

How many nail technicians work in your salon?

1 - 46.2%
2 - 24.0%
3 - 12.9%
4 - 6.4%
5 - 4.1%
6+ - 6.4%

Check out these trendy services:

Some of you introduced the chip-free service to your clients last year, but with the boom in soak-off gel polish this year, 49.2% of you added it to your services (up from 38% in 2009).

Don’t say goodbye to acrylic and gel just yet; a whopping 59.5% of nail techs are using them as overlays on toes, particularly in the summer.

Some call it too much, but we say it’s never enough; 28.6% of you are using 3-D acrylic nail art on your clients for some serious show-stopping nails.

If you’re a booth renter, how much is your booth rental?

$150 or less - 23.4%
$151-200 - 13.8%
$201-250 - 5.3%
$251-300 - 7.4%
$301-350 - 9.6%
$351-400 - 8.5%
$401-500 - 19.2%
$500+ - 12.8%