"No Soup for You!"
  • December 29, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

This morning the BF and I were discussing various merchants and their reasons for refusing to open locations in our area, or reasons why they no longer have locations in our area. Here in Visa-ville we have

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Keywords: clients   marketing/promotions   salon services  
Just a Thought
  • December 22, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

So the holidays are upon us once again. No matter which ones you celebrate (and I say celebrate them all!), this time of year offers some big occasion to make sure you are stressed out to

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Keywords: clients  
At Least They’ll Get There This Year
  • December 19, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

I always try to send holiday cards. My goal is to get them in the mail on the Monday after Thanksgiving.  HAH! One year I actually handed each client their card as I saw them —

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What I Really Want to Do Is Direct
  • December 15, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

I would love to be an educator. For a manufacturer, freelance, or even as an instructor in a school — as long as I get to teach nails. Because that’s pretty much the only thing I

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Keywords: nail tech issues   tradeshows  
This One’s for Madison
  • December 12, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

It’s not that I don’t like children, exactly, it’s more like a severe allergy. Every time I’m around them I start to itch and break out in hives. Nevertheless, I managed to suffer through several years

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Keywords: clients  
Raised by Wolves
  • December 9, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

So I spent the weekend attending the “first annual Rockstarz Nail Extravaganza” hosted by Melissa Garcia, our local Young Nails distributor. A great many stories come to mind when I think back on all the years I’ve

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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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