Yearly Progress Report
  • December 30, 2013
  • Maggie Franklin

I love making resolutions for the new year. It’s just one of those meditative rituals I enjoy; a sort of mental end-of-year cleaning thing, I guess. Clearing away the debris of the ending year, making peace

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And I’ll Be Checking It Twice, Too!
  • December 27, 2013
  • Maggie Franklin

For years I have tried to come up with a plan for some sort of end-of-year reward/punishment — yes, punishment — program for my clients based on their behavior throughout the year.Lots of business do this

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Keywords: clients  
But I Really Want Rhinestones
  • December 23, 2013
  • Maggie Franklin

If you ever find yourself forced to sit with me for any length of time around holidays that traditionally involve the exchanging of gifts, you are likely to hear entirely more of my thoughts on the

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20/20...At a Distance
  • December 20, 2013
  • Maggie Franklin

I have always had ridiculously good eyesight. Up close, far away, itty bitty — I can see it. Well, I could. It started in late summer. One day the massage therapist next door burst into my salon

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Window Shopping
  • December 18, 2013
  • Maggie Franklin

It’s been a year since I implemented online booking. For the most part, it has been a great addition to the way I do business. It saves me time, it ended most of the phone tag,

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Keywords: clients  
I’m Not Psychic
  • December 12, 2013
  • Maggie Franklin

So a new client comes in the other day for a full set. She tells me that she’s been stalking me online for a while and loves my work. But she has a regular nail tech,

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Keywords: clients  
At Least I Can Make Their Nails Look Good
  • December 11, 2013
  • Maggie Franklin

Every time I see an ad or an article or some industry quip about ways to keep busy during the “winter slump” my eyes bug out of my head and I catch my breath. What “winter

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Keywords: clients  
What Does Baby Bear Use?
  • December 6, 2013
  • Maggie Franklin

When I started out in this business, I spent years trying out different product lines, looking for the magic product that would solve all my problems. Naturally, at some point I had to suck it up and

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Ergonomics
  • December 4, 2013
  • Maggie Franklin

I have worked very hard to set up my workstation in a manner that is ergonomic for me. I put thought into it when I designed my desk. I thought about it when I bought my

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Keywords: clients   nail tech issues  
It’s Gonna Take Three Hours, OK?
  • December 2, 2013
  • Maggie Franklin

For a long time, I bought into the “time is money” philosophy. I caved to the pressure to book on the hour and be able to perform every service on my menu in one hour or

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Keywords: money   salon services  
I Love a Parade!
  • November 25, 2013
  • Maggie Franklin

The building that houses my salon sits right smack dab on the corner of a block of the downtown district where the city is fond of closing off our cross street for events such as the

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The Test of Time
  • November 20, 2013
  • Maggie Franklin

We spent our weekend at Disneyland. Disneyland remains our preferred destination for a weekend out of town, being not entirely local, but not too far for a weekend trip. But our weekends are not the point.

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Keywords: professionalism   salon services  
Monsters From the Id
  • November 15, 2013
  • Maggie Franklin

The title comes from the 1956 science fiction movie “Forbidden Planet.”  The concept comes from Carl Jung. And my oversimplified explanation comes from the elementary schoolyard poo-flinging fest taking place in my Facebook newsfeed: The more we

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Keywords: nail tech issues  
The Whole Nail and Back Again
  • November 13, 2013
  • Maggie Franklin

When doing rockstar nails in acrylic, I really prefer to do a French style. It’s easier to change the colors this way — all I have to do is a backfill. If the client really wants

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Keywords: clients   salon services  
Are There or Aren’t There Artisans?
  • November 11, 2013
  • Maggie Franklin

Have you ever been working hard to write up a really classy service menu and come up with the brilliant idea to refer to any of your one-of-a-kind creations as “artisan” anythings?  I did once. I

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Keywords: clients   marketing/promotions  

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