You Can Take the Nail-Lady out of the Salon, But You Can't Take ...
  • May 28, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Wait, what? That saying just doesn't really translate well to the nail industry, does it? Well, you get what I'm driving at, right?During the recent Pennsylvania adventure, the BF and I stopped in Dubois to visit

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Keywords: nail tech issues  
A Warm Reception
  • May 25, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Maggie and RhondaIt has a purple sign, but it’s not The Purple Pinkie.You may recall I've been "on vacation" as it were, spending a full week in the ridiculously green state of Pennsylvania. In fact, the

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Keywords: BeautyTech.com  
Vacation
  • May 17, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

When this gets posted, I will be in Pennsylvania. On "vacation" as it were, with the BF and his family. We will be gone for just over a week. I am taking seven days off of

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Keywords: nail tech issues  
Take This Gel and Soak It
  • May 14, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Dear Every-Nail-Product-Manufacturer-Left-That-I-Have-Not-Purchased-Soak-Off-Gel-Polish-From: I regret to inform you that I am no longer accepting new product lines. All positions have been filled and I am currently happy with the selection of soak-off gel polishes I have acquired

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Keywords: salon services  
Books, Covers, and All That
  • May 12, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

So this weekend the BF and I went "furniture shopping." We have decided that if we ever actually buy this house — but that's a different story — we want a bar-height pub set as our

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Keywords: Art of Nailz   nail tech issues  
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  
Everything Old Is New Again ... Eventually
  • May 5, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

The BF and I have been working hard the last few weeks to put all our worldly possessions into boxes and then stack those boxes in the very small living room of the house we have

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Keywords: salon services  
More Clocks
  • April 30, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Friday mornings there is supposed to be a new entry posted. Which generally means that sometime on Thursday each week, I sit down and type up whatever industry-related thing has preoccupied my mind for the few

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Keywords: Art of Nailz   retailing  
The Hardest Part
  • April 28, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Doctors have patience, I don't.  At the moment I am waiting. Waiting on several people. I am waiting for the guy who runs that slideshow downstairs to put my ad on it. I am waiting for my

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Keywords: Art of Nailz  
Holding Down the Fort
  • April 23, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

I was supposed to be waking up in Vegas this morning. Instead, I am once again behind the desk at the salon, waiting on clients to arrive.What happened? Why aren't I at IBS Las Vegas? Why

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Keywords: Art of Nailz   retailing  
An Extra Hand
  • April 21, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

This weekend was our local Antique Farm Equipment Show. Which is sort of a strange event if you aren't from an area dedicated to agriculture. But around these parts, ag is a big deal, so it

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And to Top It All Off!
  • April 16, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

There are so many things going on in my life right this second — and I think I've already mentioned that I'm not much of a multi-tasker — my head is spinning like I've been riding

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Ugh. Just Ugh.
  • April 14, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

So this week's project is to work out an official logo for my salon.  I had an epiphany last night. You know, one of those visions just before you fall asleep that makes you want to

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Keywords: Art of Nailz  
Relying on Common Sense
  • April 9, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

So today while I was slicing open the boxes for my newest set of shelving units (because you just can't have enough) with my straight razor blade it occurred to me, I sure hope my state

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Marketing Mania
  • April 7, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Marketing is my favorite part of owning my own business. In fact, it's my favorite part of anyone I know owning their own business. I love marketing. Especially if it involves someone else's money. Someday I

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Keywords: marketing/promotions  

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