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Recovering Gracefully From a #Fail

April 29, 2016  | Article

Whether your mistakes are large or small, you can and should move beyond them, says salon owner and instructor Jeri Mallow.

Keywords: mistakes  

Blowouts and Nails: A Profitable Pairing?

April 22, 2016  | Article

As signs announcing the emergence of combination nail and blow dry bars start to freckle the coasts in trend-setting localities like New York, California, and Florida, nail salon owners have to wonder if this is a passing fad or if they should be paying closer attention.   

Keywords: adding new services   hair care   trends  

Manage Your Business From Your iPad

April 6, 2016  | Article

The Nail Tech Manager iPad app allows techs to manage all of their clients, bookings, services, and inventory information in one place.

Keywords: client scheduling   online booking   smartphone apps  

Take a Monthly Measure of Your Clients’ Devotion

April 6, 2016  | Article

A monthly review of your client retention numbers is important because every client has the potential to provide income.

Keywords: client retention  

Time to Get Organized

March 28, 2016  | Article

Since we all know that time is money, planning your day wisely can not only keep your clients happy, but also keep your business running smoothly. By organizing your time, you ensure that you will never fall too far behind in terms of both clients and profits. 

Keywords: organization   time management  

Downsizing: When Less Is More

March 21, 2016  | Article

Growing your business typically means an increase: in space, in product, or in staff. But some techs have learned a narrow focus sometimes brings the greatest success. We asked five nail techs to tell about their “small solutions” in their own words.     

Keywords: booth rental   stress  

Crowdsourcing: What are your best tips for recycling and “greening” your salon?

March 17, 2016  | Article

This month we asked nail techs: What are your best tips for recycling and “greening” your salon?

Keywords: crowdsourcing   eco-conscious salons   eco-friendly   green business  

NYC Nail Salon Sweep Reveals Few Following Wage Laws

March 2, 2016  | News

Labor investigators visit 395 salons, investigate 230 of them, and issue violations to all but 12. Violations range from paying workers nothing to underpayment and failure to keep payroll records.

Keywords: New York nail techs   New York Times article on nail salons   payroll  

Crowdsourcing: Have you ever thought of changing careers?

February 23, 2016  | Article

This month we asked nail techs: Have you ever thought of changing careers?

Keywords: alternative careers   changing careers   crowdsourcing  

Turn Your Clients Into Headhunters

February 22, 2016  | Article

Hearts & Stars Salon offers a referral bonus to any client who successfully refers a nail tech, stylist, or other beauty therapist.

Keywords: finding/retaining staff   recruiting  

Salon Swap: Nail Techs Trade Spaces

January 21, 2016  | Article

Two brave nail techs visited each other's salond and walked through one another's work day to find out what it's like to mind someone else's business. 

Keywords: Business   salon management   Salon Swap  

Are You a Nail Dinosaur?

January 19, 2016  | Article

The nail profession has lots of time-tested products and techniques too good to toss aside. But are there times you should be modernizing yourself, and aren't? Take this quiz to see if you're roaming in the Mesozoic Era.

Keywords: improving your technique   learning new techniques   positive change  

Spring Clean Your Online Presence in 3 Easy Steps

January 14, 2016  | Article

Is your online reputation hurting your business? If you haven’t been managing your cyber-presence, try these three steps for making  it squeaky clean.

Keywords: Business   business management   nail techs online  

Hybrid Salon Mixes Nails With Handicrafts

January 13, 2016  | Article

Melissa Myers is the owner of Yes, M.A.M., a combination nail salon and gift shop that features her handmade creations.

Keywords: retailing  

Celebrity Nail Tech Tells Her Tale

January 6, 2016  | Article

Maisie Dunbar's new book, Faith, Fun & Finance, is part biography, part scrapbook, and part business guide.

Keywords: books   celebrity nail techs   Maisie Dunbar  

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