Hanging in There
  • May 11, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

Here’s a photo of my most recent practice set. Here are nails by top international competitor Lynn Lammers. So, I'll be headed to the IBS Las Vegas show in just a few weeks. I'm excited because I haven't

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Keywords: clients   tradeshows  
I'm Not a Geek, But My Boyfriend Is
  • May 8, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

So the other day I came home and was updating the BF about my current “Weakest Link.” I've been wrestling with myself lately about this client because, quite frankly, I'm just not that into her, and

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Keywords: clients  
Is There a Manicurist in the House?
  • May 4, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

I wish I knew a really good manicurist. Not a nail tech, an old-fashioned manicurist.   I could really use a manicure. Yeah, I can push back my cuticles and file my nails, but what I really

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I Love Prom
  • May 1, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

I mean, I didn't love my proms. They were abominable. Both of them. Junior and senior. Just horrid. I blame my dates on both accounts. However, since being freed from the horrors of high school and going

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Keywords: clients   marketing/promotions   salon services  
One Thing at a Time
  • April 27, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

So it turns out that I cannot multitask. Which, as most of you probably know, is pretty rough since life has a way of piling up projects on you that all seem to need to be

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Majority Rules
  • April 24, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

Your time is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. It's that simple. Quite frankly, I think my own time is worth, oh, say, $3,000 an hour plus all the latte I can drink. But

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Keywords: marketing/promotions   money  
If I Don't Stir the Pot, the Stew Will Burn!
  • April 20, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

So I'm sitting here late on a Sunday afternoon nursing a nasty sunburn after my annual trip to the local antique farm equipment show yesterday, with one of my dogs sleeping at my feet, trying to

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Well, I Did ’Em
  • April 16, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

The taxes, that is. They are done. They have been mailed. I even included a check. And, once again, I make myself my yearly promise that I will start paying my quarterly estimated payments. You know, that thing

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But I Don't Know Where It's Been!
  • April 13, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

I was reading an article recently about salon safety. It was geared toward consumers and was intended to help people choose salons wisely. For the most part I am all over this. I think there needs to

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Keywords: clients  
I'm Sorry. I Missed It.
  • April 10, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

The BF won't let me watch “American Idol.” This has gone unnoticed by me for the last three years that we've been together largely because I don't want to watch “American Idol.” In fact, I watch

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Go Home Already!
  • April 8, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

It is ridiculous that it should take me over two hours to finish my last client of the day. Sure, occasionally, the last client of the day represents that final "ahh" when you relax and realize

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Keywords: clients  
Getting What You Wish For
  • April 7, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

I'm left-handed. Like many lefties, I'm pretty ambidextrous, and I confuse the heck out of clients because I do my hand-filing with both hands, switching off in the middle to do the other side of the

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She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not
  • March 30, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

I've got this one client … You know where this is headed, don't you? So I've had this client, off and on, for several years. And for several years, off and on, I've come this close to

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Keywords: clients  
I Totally Forgot …
  • March 27, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

… what it was I was going to talk about. I hate when that happens! Earlier today I knew exactly what I was going to rant about and now I've gone and become all distracted! First, by

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Keywords: salon services  
Spring Cleaning — or Not
  • March 25, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

I hate having stuff on my desk. In a perfect world, my desk would look like Exhibit A (on your left). It would have pretty much nothing on it. Even when I'm working.  Of course, that

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