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How to Fire Right

February 1, 2006  | Article

It’s common for employers to accept all kinds of excuses for poor performance, mistakes, and problems. Be careful about being sucked into an employee’s personal problems.

Keywords: staff management  

Keep Them Coming Back for More

January 1, 2006  | Article

Keywords: building your clientele   customer service   marketing/promotions  

Treat Your Team to an Educational Retreat

January 1, 2006  | Article

Millie Haynam explains the hows and whys of educational retreats, which are designed to educate, motivate, and foster team unity.

Keywords: owner issues   team-building  

Ten Ways to Keep Your Sanity During the Holiday Season

December 1, 2005  | Article

While it is a time of the year to make a lot of cash, don't neglect yourself this holiday season.

Keywords: holidays   minimizing stress   stress-free holidays   work life balance  

It's a Wonderful LIfe, NAILS Version

December 1, 2005  | Article

Like the George Bailey character in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” I sometimes wonder how bad off the world would be without the professional nail industry, my job, your job — Is it so bad that millions of women would go with unpolished nails?

Keywords: As I See It   holidays  

Salon-Finder Websites: Do Online Directories Attract New Clients?

November 1, 2005  | Article

Should you list your salon on the Internet? With free listings you have nothing to lose, but the jury’s still out on the benefit of paying for online advertising.

Keywords: advertising/promotions   building your clientele   web marketing  

Showcase Yourself

November 1, 2005  | Article

When looking for a new employee, or even a booth renter, salon owners seek professionalism — and a well-crafted resume or portfolio is one way to demonstrate this. If you have wondered how to put together a cover letter, resume, or portfolio, wonder no more. Here is the information you need to get you started.

Keywords: creating a portfolio   finding a job   interview skills  

Learn Something New Every Day

October 1, 2005  | Article

This issue is packed with ideas on education: the state of it, ideas on reforming it, complaints about it, praise for it (what else would you expect from a magazine that bills itself as “Advanced Education for Nail Professionals”?).

Keywords: As I See It   continuing education   opinion columns  

Getting Down to Business

October 1, 2005  | Article

Need a good reason to get more business education? Salon owner Millie Haynam highlights the importance of not just relying on your technical prowess. From marketing and money management to people skills and PR, business skills are vital to making your salon a success.

Keywords: continuing education   marketing/promotions   networking   owner issues   retailing  

Pass It On: Become a Mentor

October 1, 2005  | Article

Being a mentor is more than a time commitment. Yes, you pass on your knowledge, and yes, your salon can benefit by grooming new employees. But mentoring also lets you pass your passion on to a new generation of nail professionals. Here are three stories of impassioned techs who passed their fire on to new people in the industry — and the very concrete rewards they still find in it.

Keywords: apprentice programs   continuing education   mentoring  

The Frustrated Salon Owner's Guide to Hiring

September 1, 2005  | Article

No one ever said finding a good nail technician would be easy, but it’s not impossible either. Keep reading to learn about hiring strategies, incentives, and benefits that just might make you bid adieu to your frustrations.

Keywords: finding/retaining staff   hiring nail technicians   owner issues  

How Would You Make Over the Nail Industry?

July 1, 2005  | Article

We thought it would be fitting to ask a distributor, a manufacturer, and a salon owner how they would make over the nail industry. We got three very different responses.

Keywords: industry issues   Jim Fisher   Tony Cuccio  

A Makeover for the Nail Industry

July 1, 2005  | Article

If I was going to make over the nail industry, I'd start by challenging any state that required fewer than 600 hours for a nail license to raise their standards.

Keywords: As I See It   discount salons   industry issues  

How Has the Internet Affected Your Business?

June 1, 2005  | Article

Salons are  taking advantage of the internet by posting their service menus on their sites and even booking appointments online.

Keywords: Backscratchers   Hair Care Nail Supplies   nail techs online   online booking   online buying  

Wanna Talk Nails?

June 1, 2005  | Article

Online searching for nail art ideas leads to a new online nail art community. 

Keywords: nail art   nail techs online   online education  

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