Friends Shouldn’t Let Friends Play Frisbee
  • July 31, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

So last weekend the BF's sister officially hit her 30s. So the family threw her a big shindig out at the homestead complete with a keg of beer. Well, OK, it was a half keg —

Read more

Back to School
  • July 27, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

About two weeks ago my schedule started off looking pretty well-filled out for the week. By the end of Tuesday afternoon, however, I'd had nine cancellations and my schedule looked more like Swiss cheese. My first instinct

Read more

Keywords: clients  
I Want a Receptionist
  • July 24, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

When I closed my salon and returned to booth rental, I specifically looked for a salon that did not have a receptionist. I didn't want someone else responsible for booking my appointments. I wanted to retain

Read more

Sometimes the Zebra Is Just in the Wrong Place
  • July 21, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

All this talk about the recession. Let me modify that: All this obsessing over the recession. Who's doing how? Is it bad where you are? When will it get better? Has anyone else had to get

Read more

Keywords: money  
Word-of-Mouth Cuts Both Ways
  • July 17, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

They say that a happy customer will tell 10 people about you, but an unhappy customer will tell — well, according to YouTube's view counter for the runaway hit "United Breaks Guitars"  — at least 3 million

Read more

Keywords: marketing/promotions  
OK People, It's Time to Do Something About "Solar Nails!"
  • July 13, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

One of the many many (too many) obligations I have volunteered for is being an "expert" on AllExperts.com. I ran across the site just over a year ago on one my Google-fests. Yes, occasionally I sit

Read more

Keywords: salon services  
Now, About This Gel Madness …
  • July 10, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

How can so many people manage to muddy up the simple concept of gel products? If anything, gel has got to be the most simply named product used for nail enhancements. Gel is called gel because it's

Read more

Polycrylic, Polygel, Polly Wanna Cracker?
  • July 8, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

You know what drives me nuts? The average American's ignorance of simple science. In this particular instance: chemistry. Most people I encounter don't know much about chemistry, and aren't interested in learning. Mostly what they know is

Read more

Space ... The Final Frontier
  • July 6, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

The good news is, I think I've found a viable answer to my glitter and bling storage dilemma. The bad news is, I still don't have enough space!  When I did the "tech swap" article with

Read more

The Ice Caps Aren't Going to Melt Before I Do
  • July 1, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

Have I ever mentioned that I hate the heat? And I'm not talking that "anything over 100" range — I'm talking more like anything over 80. Frankly, 80 is pushing it. I really like 56-65. Fahrenheit,

Read more

If I Had a Million Dollars ...
  • June 26, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

Never mind that I picked up a copy of the latest issue of NAILS while I was at the IBS Vegas show. I didn't have a chance to start reading it until I received my regularly

Read more

Keywords: nail tech issues  
Equity Isn't Just for Houses
  • June 24, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

When we find ourselves in the position of having to end a relationship with a client, we usually say we have to "fire" a client. I'm not sure if we actually "fire" clients or if we

Read more

Keywords: clients  
Few Things Are Certain
  • June 19, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

I know no one who's slow right now wants to hear this, but the thing about a slow economy is that it really tends to weed out the weaker businesses.  When things are really singing along

Read more

Keywords: money  
I'll Scratch Yours If You'll Scratch Mine (and Yes, They Were There!)
  • June 17, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

Somehow I managed to come home with a sore throat and a stuffed up nose. I'm blaming allergies, since I refuse to believe it's possible to get a cold in the middle of June — unless

Read more

Keywords: tradeshows  
What Am I Forgetting?
  • June 12, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

Monomer — check. Polymer — check. Sculpting brushes — check. Towels — check. Paper towels — check. Dappen dishes, acetone, nippers, pushers, files, buffers … Check, check, check, check … You know there's something that isn't in there! Something. Something

Read more

Keywords: competitions  

Archives

Other NAILS Blogs

Subscribe to NAILS & SAVE!

Get a free preview issue and a Free Gift
Subscribe Today!

Please sign in or register to .    Close
Loading...
 
Subscribe Today
Subscribe Today