Business Management

Did You Achieve Your 2008 New Year's Resolution?

In our January 2008 issue, NAILS published the new year's resolutions for about a dozen readers. We are checking back in to see how they did.

In our January 2008 issue, NAILS published the new year's resolutions for about a dozen readers. We decided to check back in with them a year later to see how they did. Be inspired by their huge progress and their honest self-evaluations.

Amanda Schison, Outerimages (a salon, academy, and image consulting business), Brampton, ON, Canada

Resolution

Achieved?

Details

'09 Resolution

  • to start a “Nail Art Club” to encourage techs to get together and inspire each other

  • to visit salons and invite them to be a part of the new club

Partially

“I have 10 new members now, which is a slow start, but I plan to keep at it. I visited some salons in the past year, but not as many as I wished. I had to make a few changes along the way, like adding an annual meet-and-greet in February.”

  • to expand my knowledge beyond nails, skin care, hair, and make-up

  • to add coaching on image, personal development, and professional etiquette to Outerimages’ offerings

 

 

Amy Becker, Masterworks Salon and Spa, Cedarburg, Wis.

Resolution

Achieved?

Details

'09 Resolution

  • to execute a working business model so we can create a nail salon, boutique, and school, all in one location

Partially

“We are now purchasing our own property and will move our salon within a few months. We tried during the first part of the year to sublet our present location but were unsuccessful.

We’ll now have the space to grow our business in each individual area. We have also trained our directors of education in order to facilitate in the educational part of our business.”

  • to improve our customer relationships

  • to develop associations with new  distributors and schools

 

 

Araneetae G. Russ, Spa Creations Day Spa, Greensboro, N.C.

Resolution

Achieved?

Details

'09 Resolution

  • to become a CEU provider for my state board

  • to add two new treatment rooms to the spa

  • to launch a new ad campaign on cable

Partially

“I have the CEU application written, plus a list of people interested in taking the class. I need to tweak it and submit it to the state board. The ad campaign isn’t on cable, but a video ad is up on our website. We did add more spa rooms; the remodeling took up a lot of our time.”

  • to streamline the spa’s spending

  • to launch a roll-back section on the service menu for clients who have been hit hard economically

 

 

Becky Bence, Salon 505, The Day Spa, Austin, Texas

Resolution

Achieved?

Details

'09 Resolution

  • to make more time for volunteer work

  • to learn new techniques for pedicures and manicures, like hot stone massage

  • to keep better records of my clients’ birthdays so I can send them e-birthday cards

  • to create new nail art displays

Yes

“My greatest reward was volunteering for the Dell Children’s Hospital. The hospital put on a prom for the children undergoing chemotherapy treatment. I put together a team of nail techs, hairstylists, and make-up artists to help the kids get ready.

Regarding new service techniques, I’ve incorporated hot stone manicures and pedicures into my list of services. I charge $85 for a hot stone pedicure, which has improved my totals. Lastly, I did keep better records of clients’ birthdays (I plugged them into an e-card account) and I had a great time with the nail art displays, which everyone looks forward to.”

  • to make more time for volunteer work

  • to update my resume and send it to NAILS Magazine in hopes they have a place for me on their team

  • to teach more continuing education classes

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