Ahhh, nothing like a great beauty show to confirm why I am in this business! I saw many familiar faces, and met some new people as well. Everyone was wearing, and doing, stiletto nails at the booths. My friends at Young Nails, Ami and Traci, were incredibly busy with demos, so I didn't get much of a chance to chat with them, but I did pick up a tip on glitter fades, which is what I’m wearing right now. Other than that, I shopped till I dropped for supplies and tools, and then headed back to the pool at the Nickelodeon Hotel to spend time with my hubby and kids. All in all, it was a great trip for the whole family, and now I’m back to my daily routine.
The challenges with coming back? Well, my book is a little quiet with people switching appointments they made before I left, and I am getting a little aggravated with no shows. Putting in a cancellation/no show policy into place is at the top of my list to discuss with Heather and the salon owner. It has been discussed before, but there has been no follow through. I know gas prices are up, food costs are up, and here in North Carolina it’s been 100 degrees for the past three days…blah, blah, blah. There still is no excuse for not having the courtesy to cancel an appointment so someone else can have a chance to book an appointment. I'll let you know where we stand with that next week.
—Adrienne, nail tech