The current challenges in the nail room are that it’s crazy busy some days, then quiet the next. I am trying to juggle re-booking everyone (especially my regulars that I would like to see in standing appointments), fit in referrals and walk ins, plus look for another nail tech in a very competitive market. On top of all of that, I’m juggling a changing family schedule at home, and getting ready for a well-deserved vacation...Ugh!
So where do I start? At the moment, I am redefining my role at the salon to be the best technician I can be and provide a consistent service amid all of the other craziness going on behind the scenes. I have handed over my “management” hat to the owner because, although I do want to give my input for the changes at the salon, my hands are full and I don’t want my appointment book to suffer. Concentrating on my own personal business and clientele is my number-one priority at work and having time with my children at home is even more important. I could work five days a week and be busy, but I’m not at the point where I want to be away from my girls that much.
And now I am ready to get away from it all! Next week we will be going to Florida to visit family and friends, and we will be wrapping it up in Orlando at the Premiere Beauty Show. I am anxious to see what is new out there, play with some new products, and come back re-energized and focused on my current offerings in the salon. Hopefully while I am away, the salon will come across a good candidate to keep me company in the nail lounge!
—Adrienne, nail tech