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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Keeping It Fresh
  • October 25, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

As I was repairing the smudge (Smudge? Who am I kidding? It was a giant GOUGE.) in my last client's nail tonight I had to assure her that she was not keeping me at the salon

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I Never Forget a Face
  • October 22, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

You know that feeling you get when you're out of the salon — on your day off, maybe — running errands, doing the grocery shopping, having dinner with friends, when you hear someone calling your name

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Community Involvement
  • October 20, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

It was probably a couple of months ago that my ex-client-turned-hairstylist-across-the-hall, Breanna, mentioned that a local salon was going to be putting on a fashion and hair show for charity. She found out about it because

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Keywords: nail tech issues  
Great, Just Great
  • October 15, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

I think I've spent enough time describing the building I work in: built in 1923, big brick office building, five floors/six stories tall (secret, hidden "mezzanine" level adds a story, but not a floor). The upper

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Keywords: Art of Nailz  
“In This Economy”
  • October 13, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Oh heavens! How I hate these words.I know. I know there are areas where the economy really does suck. I live in California. You know how deep in poo California is? It's a mess, seriously. Mostly

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Keywords: money  
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  
Funeral Etiquette, Anyone?
  • October 6, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

One of my clients passed away a couple of weeks ago. It was quite unexpected. She was only 50 and she'd been in for her regular appointment just the week before.I got the call from a

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Keywords: clients   nail tech issues  
Why's It Gotta Be a Fight?
  • October 1, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Another post about gel polish, I guess. Unless you've been working under a rock, you already know about the "gel polish" revolution. It seems like suddenly everyone and their brother is introducing a line of gel

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Keywords: salon services  
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  
If You Can't Join 'Em, Beat 'Em!
  • September 24, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

So sad that fellow nail artist Lynne Deatherage and I didn't start to get to know each other until after she made the move all the way to Fort Smith, Arkansas! Before she relocated her life

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Keywords: salon services  
Thank You CND
  • September 22, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

So anyone who is paying any attention at all in this business is now aware of the increasing popularity of soak-off gel "polishes."  They've actually been around for a very long time, but for a variety

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Keywords: salon services  

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