Supply and Demand
  • September 8, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

So, it's been several weeks now and I think I can safely discuss the whole thing without yelling and screaming too much. But a friend of mine recently got a rather crappy e-mail that basically let

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Keywords: salon services   tradeshows  
That's the Way the Toilet Paper Rolls
  • September 3, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

I was all ready to go off on ... well, let's face it, I have a stack of issues to address. So I was all set to tick at least one of them off the list

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Mellowing Out
  • September 1, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

It occurs to me that I have mellowed considerably over the years. When I started doing nails, back in 1992, it always struck me as odd that people would continue to come back to me when

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Keywords: clients  
Hold the Pickles, Hold the Mayo
  • August 27, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

 I believe I have lamented in the past about my clientele's complete lack of interest in fancy stiletto nails. No stilettos. No super-long nails. Very little 3-D art. I don't even get to do those hideous

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Keywords: clients  
A Matter of Perspective, I Suppose
  • August 24, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

As we all know — and often wish we could shout from the rooftops to the general public — not all nail salons are created equally. Not all nail technicians/nail artists/nail stylists/nailists/onychological enhancement specialists are created

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Don't They Know Who I Am?
  • August 20, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

I recently had a chance to visit with two of my BFFs — I'm allowed to have more than one BFF, aren't I?I've known BFF Amber since 1987, and BFF Stacy since 1998. I think that's

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Keywords: Art of Nailz  
Irrational Fears
  • August 18, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Without getting too wordy on the background story, I'll just start with: My mom is down to one hand. Diabetes + cats that don't like the dog + fight + bite + emergency surgery = her

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How Would You Feel?
  • August 13, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

A few days ago I got to fix a set of rock star toes. A friend of a friend had had her toenails done at a local salon just up the street from me last Saturday.

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Keywords: clients   salon services  
The "R" Word
  • August 11, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

I started doing nails when I was 22 — PFFT! Who am I kidding? I started doing nails when I was 15! But I started my career as a nail professional when I was 22. Either

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Keywords: money   nail tech issues  
Oh The Drama!
  • August 6, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

It took several of my younger clients over a year to talk me into a MySpace page. That was several years ago and all I ever heard was about how much drama there was on MySpace.

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Keywords: clients  
You Can Pick Up Your Nails Friday Before 5:00
  • August 4, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

I spend so much time bragging about how much I love my job, I feel kinda guilty on these days when I don't particularly want to be here. It's not that I'm not loving my job

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Keywords: clients  
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  

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