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January 24, 2012  | Article

Retail Analysis & Coaching Tools for the Salon and Spa from Milady is a key tool to help you take your current retail sales and put them on the fast-track to becoming a larger share of your business.

Keywords: business tools   retailing  

Interview Rule #1: Don’t Stink

January 24, 2012  | Article

Simple mistakes can cost you a new job, according to Patricia D. Sadar, a 20-year veteran of human resources management and author of Congratulations…You Aced the Interview and Congratulations…You’re Hired. Here are some tips from Sadar to acing your interview.

Keywords: finding a job   hiring nail technicians   interview skills  

Arizona State Board faces lawsuit from dispatch service that sends cosmetologists to homebound clients

January 10, 2012  | Article

Angels on Earth Home Beauty LLC, a cosmetology dispatch service founded by entrepreneur Lauren Boice, filed a lawsuit against the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology accusing it of “irrational, oppressive, and unlawful regulations.”

Keywords: state licensing  

Genbook Makes Online Reviewing Easy

January 3, 2012  | Article

Imagine having a receptionist working to grow nail salon clientele 24/7, costing less than a dollar per day. That’s how the folks at Genbook describe their online appointment scheduling software.

Keywords: client scheduling  

Training Day

January 3, 2012  | Article

New hires should always be given a walk through the facility and taught proper salon protocol. Training is a lost art in today’s world because employers don’t feel they have the time or resources to do so, but a couple hours out of your schedule could make a world of difference to your staff and their output.

Keywords: staff training  

On My Mind: Collective Thinking

January 1, 2012  | Article

In a special guest column, salon owner, nail tech, and NAILS blogger Maggie Franklin urges more nail techs to share their knowledge with others.

Keywords: continuing education   Maggie Franklin   networking   On My Mind  

Websites Worth Watching: Cl9ud Spaz Pedicure Spa Designer

December 16, 2011  | Article

This interactive site allows you to try different combinations of colors and materials on the spa, guiding you to your perfect chair.

Keywords: pedicure equipment   pedicure spas   websites to watch  

Making the Move to Mobile

November 30, 2011  | Article

It’s easy to be a mobile tech when the only challenge is packing your supplies and
driving to a client’s home, but what if you want a multi-service mobile spa? We spoke to women who made the plunge to find out how they got started. 

Keywords: mobile salons  

Stampt Your Clients

November 29, 2011  | Article

Stampt is a smartphone-based loyalty card service that rewards frequent visitors.

Keywords: loyalty programs   smartphone apps  

Accept Credit Cards Anywhere

November 29, 2011  | Article

Mobuyle enables nail techs to accept credit, debit, and gift card payments through their smartphones or mobile devices.

Keywords: credit cards   smartphone apps   smartphones  

Vagaro: Scheduling Plus

November 28, 2011  | Article

Vagaro’s single-user and multi-user packages are designed for techs and salon owners who want to run their business from any computer with Internet access or from an iPhone/Android/iTouch/iPad.

Keywords: appointment tracking   business tools   client scheduling   online booking   salon software  

Assistants Handle the Soak-Offs

November 28, 2011  | Article

The explosion of gel-polish means nail techs are busier than ever — and at the upscale Red Door Spas it means nail assistants are guaranteed a full day of soak-offs.

 

Keywords: gels   nail tech assistants   polish removal   product removal   soak-off gels  

Quiz: Are You a Good Boss?

November 18, 2011  | Article

Congratulations, it’s your salon. So how do you lead your little slice of heaven? Take our quiz to see how you stack up when there is a wrinkle in the plan.

Keywords: employee issues   quiz   salon ownership   staff management  

The Right Person for the Job

November 16, 2011  | Article

One of the most important decisions you make as a salon owner is the staff you hire. Do you have a system in place to make sure you’re hiring the right person?

Keywords: finding/retaining staff   hiring nail technicians   owner issues  

Why Join the CCA?

October 27, 2011  | Article

Education and insurance top the list of reason techs should join the California Cosmetology Association (CCA).

Keywords: associations   insurance  

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