And That's OK
  • June 25, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

I backpack. Camp. Hike. Wheel (as in, drive off road in a 4-wheel-drive.) And now, canoe. Point being, I like to go outside. And while outside, I like to wander off to places where there are

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Keywords: clients  
Then What Did She Want to Hear?
  • June 22, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

On Fridays, the BF's family does "pizza and beer" at a local pizza joint. It's an open invite occasion for family and close friends and I think it's the BF's mom's way of bribing her kids

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Keywords: nail tech issues  
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  
"I See No-Shows"
  • June 16, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

I've talked it over with a few other folks in the personal service industry — pretty much anyone who works by appointment with people — and we all agree: It doesn't take long before you develop

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Keywords: clients   nail tech issues  
I Love My Job ... I Love My Job ... I Love My Job ...
  • June 16, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Well. Most days anyway. In fact, even on the days when I am less than enthusiastic about a day at work, I have to admit that I'd still rather be doing nails if I have to

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Keywords: nail tech issues  
Fickle
  • June 11, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

So I got this super cool letter from Google in the mail the other day. Apparently I am a "favorite" place on Google — favorite in my locale anyway. They sent me this cool window decal

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Keywords: Art of Nailz  
Creative License
  • June 9, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

So the BF and I were furniture shopping this weekend, again. That's the problem with a new house — it needs new furniture. I maintain that I found our new couch, and promptly sat down on

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Keywords: nail tech issues  
This Ain't No Yard Sale!
  • June 4, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

I have to remember to change my habits. I keep telling myself I'm going to start settling with my clients at the beginning of their appointment, before I start the service, instead of at the end

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Keywords: clients   nail tech issues  
And to Prove My Point
  • June 1, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Remember a few weeks ago when I was talking about running into a fellow nail tech on the street? Well, just a few days ago a story came down the family grapevine that made me want to

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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  

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