It DOES Matter What People Think of You
  • July 30, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

We have spent so much time and effort over the last 40 years (that's as long as I've been around for it anyway) trying to improve our children’s self-esteem by assuring them that it doesn't matter

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Keywords: nail tech issues  
Battle Scars
  • July 28, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

My toe is still numb. The big toe on my right foot. Actually just the upper left corner at the edge of the free edge of the nail. It's been numb since sometime around February or

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Keywords: clients  
A Tale of Two Ad Copies
  • July 23, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

I believe I've mentioned in the past that my original intention was to become a graphic artist. Obviously, I got sidetracked from that goal along the way and have spent the last 18 years doing nails

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Keywords: marketing/promotions  
A Rose by Any Other Name
  • July 21, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

I was just over at the Competition Insider, catching up on Lynn's blog — I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I'm terrible at keeping up with my fellow bloggers. Heck, I'm terrible at keeping up with

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Keywords: nail tech issues  
I Had a Dream
  • July 16, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Nothing nearly as good as Martin Luther King Jr., but significantly more nail-related.  In my dream I attended a class offered by a major manufacturer — a real manufacturer that exists here in the waking world

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Keywords: nail tech issues  
Another Word on Quality Control
  • July 12, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Speaking of stuff I spend good money on, let's talk packaging. No. Not packaging like who has good packaging, who has cheesy packaging, how packaging affects product costs, or even how packaging affects our decision to

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Quality Control
  • July 9, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

A long, long time ago I took a class with Tom Holcomb. I mean, I didn't really take a class with him. I took a class that he was teaching. During the two-day class he did

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Ugly Is as Ugly Does
  • July 7, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

I am getting pretty sick and tired of defending fantasy nail art and stiletto nails. That's just all there is to it.I have a digital picture frame on the shelf near my desk. The slide show

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Keywords: clients  
The Clock Stops Here
  • July 2, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

I don't know how some of you fellow techs out there do it. Keep your schedules to "normal" business hours, that is. Who are your clients? Where did you find an entire clientele comprised of people

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Keywords: Art of Nailz   clients  
Like an LED Balloon
  • June 30, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

After taking some time to think it over, I have decided that I am not going to run out and invest in any fancy-schmancy LED gel lamps any time soon. For one thing, I have done

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Keywords: salon services  
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  

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