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
February 23, 2016
This month we asked nail techs: Have you ever thought of changing careers?
Keywords: alternative 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
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: learning new techniques
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
December 22, 2015
Community colleges are an underutilized asset that can help bolster your salon’s professional image and increase profitability. Locate the small business or continuing education department on your local campus’s website to begin taking advantage of all they have to offer.
Keywords: business plans education
December 22, 2015
This month we asked nail techs: How do you deal with clients who tip poorly or not at all? Do you give them a different level of service? Why or why not?
Keywords: communicating with customers crowdsourcing tipping
December 10, 2015
Nail techs are buying supplies online, but what about big-ticket items like pedicure thrones, nail care stations, and drying tables? What the forward-thinking retailers are doing to bring value to the digital shopper.
Keywords: Alfalfa Nail Supply J&A USA Lexor online buying pedicure equipment
December 8, 2015
The Bestie app for the iPad is a free booking and POS system designed specifically for small salons and booth renters.
Keywords: appointment tracking online booking salon management