Bad Math
  • December 15, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

This year we became Disneyland annual passport holders. Disneyland is — on a good trip—about a 3-1/2 hour drive for us, and I am determined to make our purchase worthwhile by making one weekend trip per

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Keywords: nail tech issues  
This Ain't No Yard Sale!
  • December 13, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

I am exhausted. And famished. I haven't even had time to drink my pumpkin spice latte today. Don't worry, I still like it after it's been sitting on the corner of my desk for eight hours.

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Keywords: clients   nail tech issues  
Seeing The Light
  • December 8, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

UV lamps are expensive. It doesn't matter if they are for drying polish or curing gel, doesn't matter who makes them or where they come from. They are pricey.It doesn't help matters at all that manufacturers

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Keywords: salon services  
Dear Santa
  • December 3, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

So this last weekend the BF and I were wandering around town watching people do their holiday shopping. (We like to wait till the last minute for ours.) Naturally, the BF had to make a stop

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Why I'm Not a Brain Surgeon
  • December 1, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

I don't believe in "nail emergencies." There's no such thing, and if it really is that bad, then you need a doctor, not a nail tech.I like that my job comes with a very low responsibility

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Keywords: nail tech issues  
Thanks Mom!
  • November 23, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Well it just came down the pike that NAILS Magazine pretty much expected me to take the holiday off too ... but I just had to sneak in one more post this week before the offices

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Ahhh, Holidays
  • November 23, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Welcome to the week of Thanksgiving. It is for me, as well as for many of us, I'm sure, a three-day work week. When I lock the door at the end of an exhausting but profitable

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Keywords: clients   nail tech issues  
"Just a Fill"
  • November 19, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Ooof. I am tired. You know the kind of day I've had; you got up in the morning, went to work, looked at your book. You saw a couple of new clients scheduled, but they're clients

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Keywords: clients   salon services  
Skinny Jeans and Flared Nails
  • November 17, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Fads are fleeting. At least, that is what I've heard. Fashion moves at the speed of light and we all know we'll need a new purse next season. And new shoes. And new — well, pretty

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Keywords: Art of Nailz   clients   salon services  
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  
Getting Your Money's Worth
  • November 10, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

On the flip side of the whole issue regarding people who can't make a living doing nails managing to make a living telling ME how to make a living doing nails is the issue of highly talented

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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  
DIY
  • November 3, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

To continue the DIY theme in another direction, some "stuff" hit the proverbial fan on a networking forum recently when a major figure in the industry stepped forward to ask for input on a project to

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Keywords: clients   salon services  
Try This at Home
  • October 29, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

There's a lot of discussion out there regarding the do-it-yourself nail market. I remember when Backscratchers introduced their Extreme line there was a lot of sentiment from professionals who didn't want to add the service to

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Keywords: clients   salon services  
A To-Do List Is on My To-Do List
  • October 27, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

You would think by now I would be in the habit of writing down every little thing I hope to remember — like blog ideas.All weekend long I knew exactly what I was going to write

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