salon services


Booking Bridal Services
  • April 22, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Refreshing our look, our services, and our salon is a great way to get ready for the busy coming season. It is a great reminder, Jill, that we need to periodically look at our ourselves and

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Keywords: clients   customer service   salon services   Sandy Combs  
Another Technique to Make Toes Glitter
  • December 3, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

This week I am going to respond to both of Jill’s last posts. First I will talk about how a referral program during the holiday season has helped us to stay busy during January and February.

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Keywords: clients   salon services   Sandy Combs   techniques  
Make Clients Glitter This Holiday Season
  • November 14, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

This is my friend Nicole before her wedding. This is her “something blue.” We used royal blue, silver, and turquoise glitter. We’re continuing our “Practice Now, Shine Later” series. Last week, I introduced you to Foil Nails for

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Keywords: Jill Wilson   salon services   techniques  
Foil Nails Are a Hit for the Holidays
  • October 29, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Here’s the first technique in our “Practice Now, Shine Later” series. This tutorial presents step-by-step instructions on how to create Foil Nails. I have done this with Shellac gel-polish by CND. I think the same techniques

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Keywords: Jill Wilson   salon services   techniques  
Dollars and Scents
  • September 24, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Seasonal scents are something we have used often to shake things up a little and provide a little treat for the guests in our nail department. We have used three main scents in our salon: pumpkin

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Keywords: salon services   Sandy Combs  
Introducing Seasonally Scented Services
  • September 19, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Fall is here which means summer is officially over. Kids are back in school, the leaves are changing color, and hopefully the weather where you live is getting cooler. Fall is my favorite time of the

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Keywords: Jill Wilson   Minnesota   salon services  
Polishing Nails All the Way to the Bank
  • February 17, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

You know Jill it means a lot to Rachael to hear me tell her she is doing outstanding work, but it means so much more to see you commend her actions on this blog. She was

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Keywords: profitablity   salon services   Sandy Combs   service pricing  
Implement Consistency
  • August 22, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I am a successful nail technician because of the many people who have shared their expert advice with me. I believe, as I mentioned in other articles, that passing it on is one of the best

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Keywords: Jill Wilson   salon services  
Bogged Down by Artificial Nails
  • July 29, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Jill, I will ask every client if she wants to schedule a pedicure with her next appointment. That is a great idea to build with my current clients. I have used this technique with my natural

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Keywords: salon services   Sandy Combs  
Forget Fill Gridlock
  • July 25, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Pedicures are our biggest dollar earner per hour. We may have natural nail clients and artificial nail clients, but guess what? They both need pedicures. Stylists have to do chemical services to make more money and

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Keywords: Jill Wilson   salon services  
No Time for Feet
  • July 22, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

On behalf of Rachael and myself, thank you Jill for the Kudos.  We have both worked very hard to implement some of these suggestions and it is very rewarding to see it paying off.  I am

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Keywords: salon services   Sandy Combs  
Kudos, Ladies
  • July 18, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Wow! A round of applause goes out to Sandy and Rachael (the nail tech Sandy spoke of in her last post). Congratulations Rachael for taking a leap of faith and trusting the suggestions to make your

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Keywords: Jill Wilson   salon services  
More Proof That It’s Working
  • July 15, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Since we are finishing up with this fitness series, I thought I would take a step back and give an update on the new tech in our salon and how her business has grown since she

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Keywords: clients   salon services   Sandy Combs  
Add-on Advice for Veteran Techs (Part 2)
  • June 1, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

This is part two of the list of solutions for the seasoned nail technician who is reluctant to offer add-on services. These suggestions will help us to become more confident and give us new techniques to

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Keywords: customer service   Jill Wilson   salon services  
Add-ons: What Works for Me
  • May 27, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

When it comes to add-on services, these are some of the strategies I can tell you have definitely worked for me.  A few years ago I was seeing the same clients every two weeks at the

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Keywords: customer service   salon services   Sandy Combs  
Add-on Advice for Veteran Techs (Part 1)
  • May 24, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

In last week’s post, I gave new nail technicians solutions to feel more comfortable with making add-on offerings. This week’s list of solutions is for the seasoned nail technician. These suggestions will help us to become

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Keywords: customer service   Jill Wilson   salon services  
Building Confidence Through Roleplaying
  • May 23, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

We recently had a brand new nail technician join our salon and I know that I heard a lot of the same types of reasons Jill discussed from her when we talked about not asking for add-ons.

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Keywords: salon services   Sandy Combs  
Add-ons: Overcoming Objections
  • May 17, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

In last week’s post, we talked about the many reasons why nail technicians hold back on offering additional services and add-on menus. This list of reasons is from the last article and below each one you’ll

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Keywords: customer service   Jill Wilson   salon services  
Upselling Services at Last
  • May 13, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I think that every nail technician I know can relate to Jill’s last post. At times in my career I have been at both ends of this scale. Up until a few years ago I was

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Keywords: customer service   salon services   Sandy Combs  
The Reasons Why Not
  • May 9, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I consult with salons all over the U.S. and Canada helping to build strong successful nail departments. Many times, I see a lack of add-on services being offered. Although there are many reasons the nail techs

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Keywords: customer service   Jill Wilson   salon services  
Adding Profit Without Adding Time
  • May 6, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Wouldn’t we all like to add more money to our day?  Boy, I definitely would. It is easy to come up with extra things that we can add that take more time, but that cuts us

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Keywords: salon services   Sandy Combs  
The Art of the Add-On
  • May 4, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Anyone out there want to make more money?  Do you know nail technicians who want to increase their income and transform their lifestyle?  Who wants to add a little excitement to performing the same old services

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Keywords: Jill Wilson   salon services  
Q&A: Create the Perception of Value
  • November 6, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m starting over again because the spa I worked for shut down. I’m great at what I do and it bothers me to start charging a cheaper fee on services, but it’s a whole new area

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Keywords: customer service   Kristi Valenzuela   salon services   service pricing  
Welcome to Blissful Lounge
  • December 15, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Every nail tech has those days of wondering: “Did I make the right choice?” No work situation is perfect, and everyone thinks that they can do better if they just open their own place, but if

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Keywords: clients   salon services   team-building  
Glitter Addicts
  • November 25, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Hello, my name is Adrienne, and I am a glitter addict. There is no 12-step program for this addiction. And now that my favorite company, Young Nails, is providing classes here in North Carolina, there is

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Keywords: glitter   North Carolina   salon services   techniques  
Solutions to Summer Slowdown Issues
  • August 6, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

It’s so easy when things are tough in the economy to think, “Well, I’m not the only one”. That thought process will cause you to close your doors if you believe it. The fact is it

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Keywords: clients   Heather Goodwin   salon services  
Second Quarter in Review
  • July 23, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Well the second quarter of 2008 has passed and it’s time to check in on Adrienne’s numbers. She grossed $9,635 this quarter! That’s up from $6,938. You go girl. That’s a difference of $2,697. Part of Adrienne’s

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Keywords: Heather Goodwin   retailing   salon services  
Woman on Fire
  • March 28, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

When you combine great desire and tracking on a regular basis, you see BIG results. Adrienne is on fire! I couldn't believe the turnaround in the past few weeks. From solid greetings and closes from the

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Keywords: clients   Heather Goodwin   retailing   salon services  
Pedi Promotion
  • March 25, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

The past week has brought me a bunch of positives: 62% of my clients rebooked; my average ticket increased $3 per client; the new Chi polish line is awesome, and so is the new foot file I

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Keywords: salon services   scheduling  
Schedule Control
  • March 21, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

It’s so exciting that Adrienne is finally making a name for herself and for her unique services. In a land that had never heard of "gel toes" she broke down the barriers by providing services to

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Keywords: clients   Heather Goodwin   salon services   scheduling  
Shopping Around For More Retail
  • February 28, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Another turnaround week in my appointment book has been very encouraging. I saw nine new clients. Several of those were a result of a marketing piece that gave a complimentary mini service, with a discount if

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Keywords: clients   retailing   salon services  
On Track with Tracking Results
  • February 25, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Wow, it’s so exciting to talk with Adrienne now — just a few weeks ago she was ready to throw in the towel, and now her business seems to be taking off! This past week proved

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Keywords: clients   Heather Goodwin   retailing   salon services  
Add-Ons Add Up
  • February 12, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Well, it always amazes me that when you put a bug in someone's ear, great things come out of it! This past week has been a true eye opener for Adrienne. In our last conversation, one

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Keywords: clients   Heather Goodwin   salon services  
Surveying the Landscape
  • January 30, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Adrienne and I are starting off the new year with a bang! To begin our process, I had Adrienne answer a number of different questions. The questions were based on future goals, 30 day goals, primary

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Keywords: Florida   Heather Goodwin   North Carolina   salon services  
Laying the Groundwork
  • January 24, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

To kick off the new year, and this new project, Heather and I are beginning with laying out the map of what needs to be done to grow my business successfully. We have discussed how to approach

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Keywords: salon services  

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