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Old 12-24-2011, 05:45 PM
 
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I am looking to relocate to the St. George area, and didn't notice to many people wearing artificial nails. I am a manicurist and was hoping to get some feedback on what everyone thinks about another nail salon in St. George? I do a lot of glitter toes and fun, pretty art! Thank you in advance!
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:02 PM
 
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One thing I noticed when visiting St. George is that it seemed to have a lot less nail places than where I live currently (even considering population density) so there may be some good opportunities there. Good luck - let us know if you open up shop.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:51 PM
 
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The type of nails you do, is more a big city thing, than a more rural small town thing.

St George is quite conservative, and this type of nails are not something they are really into. It is not the type of thing that the Mormons are into, for wearing to church as an example. 60% of St George is Mormon.

The same can be said for a lot of areas of the country, other than St George where there are few Mormons. Here in Montana, a French Manicure is about as far as they go.

In large party type cities, they are much more apt to be your customers than in St George. Around party colleges, etc.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:06 AM
 
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I see a lot, and I mean a lot, of daily deals here in St. George for half-priced glitter toes, so I think there is a market here for a manicurist's services.
The growth here is amazing, and from what I have been seeing, I think it's just going to continue-- I think this would be the time to make the move if you want.
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:42 PM
 
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Why is it good that they have to discount so frequently? Seems like it would ne hard to make money at it.

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Old 12-29-2011, 10:22 PM
 
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Why is it good that they have to discount so frequently? Seems like it would ne hard to make money at it.

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Why do any businesses offer daily deals? There are many well-established businesses that have daily deals frequently (Menchies, DQ, Paul Mitchell Salons, several Mexican restaurants, several yoga and dance studios, etc)-- so I don't think the frequent discounts mean that it's hard to make money.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:36 PM
 
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Fact: Businesses start offering daily deals, when business is slow to attract business.

There is a lot of difference in a DQ offering daily deals, than a manicurist doing it. DQ works on a volume business, and you average out the daily deals along with the much more profitable business. DQ offers large soft drinks for 50 cents each as a special, but most customers will buy fries and a burger, or a ice cream concoction in addition. A soft drink is a very profitable item, and they can make money at 50 cents each.

A manicurist can only handle so many customers per day, and do not have 100 things the customer may buy at full price. They are selling their time and expertise. If a manicurist can handle 15 customers a day as an example, and they have to cut the price to get that many customers it means their income drops greatly. A good test to see if there is a lot of need for a manicurist in SG, go by several shops at different times, and see if they are busy or if their manicurists are sitting around twiddling their thumbs.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:47 AM
 
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Fact: Businesses start offering daily deals, when business is slow to attract business.

There is a lot of difference in a DQ offering daily deals, than a manicurist doing it. DQ works on a volume business, and you average out the daily deals along with the much more profitable business. DQ offers large soft drinks for 50 cents each as a special, but most customers will buy fries and a burger, or a ice cream concoction in addition. A soft drink is a very profitable item, and they can make money at 50 cents each.

A manicurist can only handle so many customers per day, and do not have 100 things the customer may buy at full price. They are selling their time and expertise. If a manicurist can handle 15 customers a day as an example, and they have to cut the price to get that many customers it means their income drops greatly. A good test to see if there is a lot of need for a manicurist in SG, go by several shops at different times, and see if they are busy or if their manicurists are sitting around twiddling their thumbs.
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