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  
Consider Taking an English Class
  • October 13, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

Sorry, no, that’s not where I’m going with that title. In fact, maybe I’m talking to you. We are using written language to communicate on a daily basis more and more in our culture. Many of us

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Doing Nails Is Not a Crime!
  • October 10, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

So yesterday I got a call from a fellow nail tech at another salon in town. She wanted to let me know the State Board had just left their salon. She gave me an update on

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How Do They Disinfect the Leeches?
  • October 7, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

Actually, as it turns out, they don’t. The FDA approved leeches and maggots as “medical devices” a few years ago and with all this talk about fish pedicures, I thought maybe I could make some correlations.

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Keywords: salon services  
Let the People Choose!
  • October 3, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

So the other day I was looking through the January 2008 issue of NAILS. You know, all reader-written? A colleague and I had an article about trading places for a day in it and I wanted

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OMG! I Am Such a Loser!
  • September 29, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

MaryAnne has been my client for more than a year now. She is a senior at one of the local high schools, and she has been a swell client who I always enjoy having her in

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Keywords: clients  
About Maggie
  • September 29, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Maggie. It isn’t really; it’s actually “Marjorie,” but when I finally got around to starting my career as a professional nail artist I decided “Maggie” conjured up a more

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Getting Involved for the Right Reasons
  • September 26, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

This weekend was our local “Relay for Life,” a 24-hour walk-a-thon put on by the American Cancer Society to raise money for cancer research.  One of my clients is heavily involved with the event and this

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Keywords: marketing/promotions  
Do What You Like, Like What You Do
  • September 22, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

Within a week of starting nail school I knew nails was all I ever wanted to do. And nails is all I have done since having that revelation. I’ve known a lot of people who went into

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Keywords: nail tech issues  
What a PITA
  • September 18, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

And I don’t mean the bread!  Well, the case of the Maggie-imposter seems to have been handled with swift and iron-fisted justice; it’s now just another footnote in the adventures of being me. But the experience of

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Keywords: nail tech issues  
Who Could Blame Her, Really?
  • September 16, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

Those of you familiar with MySpace have probably received one of those messages saying your profile picture has been used on some other site. Hopefully you didn’t go clicking on the site because they are almost

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