April 22, 2016
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
April 6, 2016
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
April 6, 2016
A monthly review of your client retention numbers is important because every client has the potential to provide income.
Keywords: client retention
March 28, 2016
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
March 21, 2016
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
March 17, 2016
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
March 2, 2016
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
February 23, 2016
This month we asked nail techs: Have you ever thought of changing careers?
Keywords: alternative careers changing careers crowdsourcing
February 22, 2016
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
January 21, 2016
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
January 19, 2016
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
January 14, 2016
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
January 13, 2016
Melissa Myers is the owner of Yes, M.A.M., a combination nail salon and gift shop that features her handmade creations.
January 6, 2016
Maisie Dunbar's new book, Faith, Fun & Finance, is part biography, part scrapbook, and part business guide.
Keywords: books celebrity nail techs Maisie Dunbar
January 5, 2016
Local deals platform LivingSocial is rolling out FastBook, an easy and instant way for consumers to book beauty appointments.
Keywords: online booking