professionalism


The Test of Time
  • November 20, 2013
  • Maggie Franklin

We spent our weekend at Disneyland. Disneyland remains our preferred destination for a weekend out of town, being not entirely local, but not too far for a weekend trip. But our weekends are not the point.

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Keywords: professionalism   salon services  
Monkey See, Monkey Still No Can Do
  • August 26, 2013
  • Maggie Franklin

I was recently advised to watch some YouTube videos in order to gain motorcycling skills.Yep. True story. Somehow, watching someone do something will magically make me able to do it as well.By that logic, I should

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Keywords: nail tech issues   professionalism  
Nail Techs for Clients
  • July 1, 2013
  • Maggie Franklin

I have such mixed feelings when learning that a new client is also a nail tech. I’ve long gotten over the anxiety of feeling judged, and I nary bat an eye anymore when someone tells me

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Keywords: clients   nail tech issues   professionalism  
Getting Bossy
  • May 31, 2013
  • Maggie Franklin

So, back to that Motorcycle class I took. Man, has that ended up being an educational experience! The sort that makes me think about my own industry a lot.That whole episode where we watched our instructors

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Keywords: clients   professionalism  
A Bad Reputation
  • December 7, 2012
  • Maggie Franklin

Let’s face it, there are certain jobs that make the rounds of the “what can I do to make a decent living without having to spend a lot of time in school?” mindset. Dental hygienist, court

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Keywords: nail tech issues   professionalism  
What Should I Wear?
  • September 5, 2012
  • Maggie Franklin

My salon overlooks one of the local cosmetology schools, located two blocks away. If I happen to be out and about around lunch time, the street will be awash with cosmetology students. The school in question also

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Keywords: professionalism  
Not Knowing Is Half the Battle
  • July 20, 2012
  • Maggie Franklin

I used to be utterly exasperated at California's lack of continuing education requirements for maintaining our licenses. Then I found out more about what passes as “continuing education” in states that do require it, and I

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Keywords: professionalism  
A Lesson in What Not to Do
  • November 7, 2011
  • Maggie Franklin

I have been wrestling with AT&T for the past week. I am in no mood for humor at this point.  After a week of phone calls, waiting on hold, being disconnected and disrespected, I am teetering

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Keywords: professionalism  
Watering the Lawn With Crazy
  • July 22, 2011
  • Maggie Franklin

So I was reading the comments left on the "Perfect Timing" post a few days ago (and it never ceases to boggle my mind which posts will collect so many comments while others go unnoticed) and I

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Keywords: nail tech issues   professionalism  
Craig and His List
  • January 18, 2011
  • Maggie Franklin

For the poor girl's sake, I am not going to include her contact info, but check out this post I found on our local Craigslist:"Hiiii(: My name is Ashley i am 17 years old && im

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Keywords: nail tech issues   professionalism  
So What's the Point?
  • January 14, 2011
  • Maggie Franklin

Last week I was in Lowe’s. Talking to the cabinet guy, who didn't really seem to have a clue what I meant when I said I needed someone to make me a new manicuring table.While we

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Keywords: professionalism  
The Invisible Nail Tech
  • December 22, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Look, all I'm sayin' is that you cannot build a business without promoting it. Yes, lots of people are shy — that's all well and fine — get your Mom to promote you then. Or your

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Keywords: marketing/promotions   professionalism  
If Only There Was a Test
  • November 12, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

There's a little newspaper-style publication that gets sent out to salons in California called California Stylist. Apparently they have them in other states too, and I have a series of thoughts concerning the publication itself, but

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Keywords: Art of Nailz   clients   nail tech issues   professionalism  
Those Who Can't
  • November 5, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

You want to know one thing that I absolutely do have a solid opinion on? Because I know I come off as opinionated, but, when you really get to talking to me, I think it's obvious

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Keywords: professionalism  
Stop Faking
  • October 8, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Recently I found myself talking with another nail tech who I know has specialized in natural nail manicures for a while now. I didn't realize, however, that when she tells me that she "only does manicures"

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Keywords: nail tech issues   professionalism  
Hospitality Counts
  • September 29, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Many a year ago I closed my shop, packed my belongings, and headed to the big city. But before I did, I made sure to find another tech in town to refer my clients to.  I

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Keywords: clients   professionalism  
Stiffing My Stylist
  • September 17, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

My current hairstylist is a former client. I did her nails all through her high school days, then she bailed home-town Visalia for the sunny shores of San Diego, where she did some college, found a

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Keywords: money   professionalism  
I'd Have Baked a Cake!
  • June 18, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

You may recall the BF and I recently became homeowners. And, seeing as how we are nearing the end of the moving process, it looks like we may also survive to live "happily ever after" after

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Keywords: clients   nail tech issues   professionalism  
Mood Swing
  • May 10, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

My day started off fair enough. I'm writing this on Wednesday, which is my day off. Well, "off" is subjective. Generally speaking I don't take appointments on Wednesdays. I spend the day trying to catch up

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Keywords: professionalism  
Simple Math
  • March 26, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

I'm sure to re-address the subject of tipping several times over the life of this blog. For one thing, it's a perennial favorite subject for discussion and there are so many sides to the issue —

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Keywords: professionalism  
I've Always Wanted to Incite a Riot
  • December 11, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

So, I got a message via Facebook yesterday regarding all my ranting about the Dr. Oz fiasco. She wanted to know what I thought the answer was. Of course I sat down and wrote back. And,

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Keywords: BeautyTech.com   clients   nail tech issues   professionalism  
That Makes No Sense!
  • September 4, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

Yet another hair salon has opened up in my town. Not a full-service salon — a hair salon. Not another walk-in, Supercuts-style hair salon — a nice salon. An upscale, young, trendy, hip salon. In our

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Keywords: nail tech issues   professionalism  
Just Say You Don't Want To
  • May 29, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

I keep thinking I'm going to buy an autoclave.  For years I've been on the side of the argument that sterilization of implements shouldn't be necessary in our industry. I use a new file, buffer, and

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Keywords: professionalism  
Spit It Out!
  • February 18, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

If you ever have the occasion to sit at my table during a class, don’t be surprised when I tell you to spit out your gum. In fact, why would you chew gum while you are

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Keywords: professionalism  
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