What a Turn Around
  • December 5, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

Wednesdays are supposed to be my “getting s**t done” day but lately my Wednesdays have been filled with running errands with my mom instead of running my own errands. So here I am trying to get

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Keywords: clients   money  
Yawn, Stretch ... Whuh? OH!
  • December 2, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

You’d think that with four days off in a row you’d have logged onto the NAILS website Monday morning, clicked the link to your favorite blog, and been greeted with a shining new entry from Maggie.

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Keywords: clients   money  
I’m Not So Sure
  • November 25, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

Everyone has been whining about the economy for quite some time now. I even started to worry myself. Then it occurred to me that I have worked through a recession before. Or so I’d heard. Honestly, I

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Would You Have Ever Guessed?
  • November 21, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

It’s true. I’m shy. Not just shy, mind you, but pretty much terrified of social interaction. I compensate with narcissism. I don’t know why my clients put up with me. Today I accompanied my mother to a

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Non Compete Agreements... How Weird
  • November 17, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

I don’t get it. The whole concept of a non-compete contract.  OK, I mean, I get the concept. I guess I don’t get why a salon owner would lack the confidence in her business to make

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I Wonder What I Left Under That Carpet?
  • November 13, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

I’ve been with Attitudes Salon for almost two years now since I decided I was “totally over” owning my own salon after nine years. Monday was the third time I’ve rearranged my space. I live in the

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Ouch.
  • November 10, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

By last Tuesday afternoon I had managed to get stilettos on my entire right hand (I’m left-handed) with Ed Hardy-inspired artwork on two of them. By the time I left work on Friday evening, I had managed

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The Stiletto Challenge
  • November 7, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

It started with Gina showing off her Ed Hardy-inspired nails on the message boards at BeautyTech.com, followed closely by the kick@$$ November cover of Nails Magazine featuring tattoo-style artwork. Then J (aka OPI educator Joseph Pham)

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Keywords: BeautyTech.com  
Let Me Be Perfectly Clear
  • November 3, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

Opaque means that you CAN’T see through it. Look it up if you don’t believe me. It amazes me how many people use this word incorrectly. Clients use the word “opaque” when they mean “transparent” all the time.

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In the Trenches
  • November 3, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

That’s what they said when they asked me to do this blog. They said they wanted someone who is working “in the trenches.” Which I interpret as meaning someone who is a working nail tech, making

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Keywords: money  
Practicing What I Preach
  • October 31, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

Sometimes I avoid confrontation. Not because it makes me nervous or because I’m afraid to face anyone, but because I’m so #$!@ing mad that I know I won’t be able to remain coherent, let alone professional. So

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Keywords: clients  
Some Days …
  • October 28, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

So this weekend I made the trek up to Sacramento (a three- to four-hour drive) to attend a tradeshow sponsored by, ahem, as they say on the talk shows “another network.”  So the BF and I

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Keywords: BeautyTech.com   tradeshows  
You Might Be a Goundhog If....
  • October 24, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

You might be a groundhog if you are so afraid of confrontation that the sight of your own shadow extends winter by six weeks! Over my years of participating in online networking forums I’ve seen a lot

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Be the Change You Want to See in Your Salon
  • October 23, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

While I’m on the subject of “Tabitha's Salon Takeover” … Only one of my coworkers has also been watching the program. Last week she mentioned that she thought Tabitha should come to our salon. Now, personally, I

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How Do You NOT Know?
  • October 16, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

So, by now most of you have probably heard of, or even seen, “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover” on Bravo. There was some buzz about it over on the mailing list at BeautyTech.com a couple of weeks ago

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Keywords: BeautyTech.com   money  

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