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Can A Nail Tech Assistant Help Your Salon?

August 1, 2007  | Article

Bartenders have barbacks, helping to keep glasses clean and bars well-stocked, and hair stylists have assistants, helping to clean and prep the hair for styling, so what about nail techs? Can hiring cosmetology students or new graduates as assistants help your salon make more money?

Keywords: business   keeping your business competitive   money   nail tech assistants   recruiting  

Salon Equipment Survey

June 1, 2007  | Article

Compare your salon to the salons of surveyed NAILS readers to find out which pieces of equipment are found most commonly in the salon.

Keywords: industry research   reader surveys   salon equipment  

Blueprint of a First Year [Installment #2]

June 1, 2007  | Article

Opening your first salon can be the most exciting time of your life — and the most challenging. Follow along as salon owner blogger Robbie Schaeffer applies for construction permits, decides of design details, and starts the hiring process.

Keywords: hiring nail technicians   opening a new salon   opi products   salon decor/design  

Learn How to E-Organize

May 1, 2007  | Article

Can’t find your client’s phone number or that note you made about the product system you used on her last? Are you in a panic when tax time approaches and your records are nowhere at hand? If your organizational skills are lacking, here are three software programs designed to help.

Keywords: organization   web marketing  

I Want You …. for My Salon: 50 Places to Find New Nail Techs

March 1, 2007  | Article

According to a NAILS’ survey, almost one in five salon owners has turned away clients because the salon lacks an adequate number of nail techs. But with a little creativity, it’s possible to reach out to candidates inside and outside the beauty industry and attract a new crop of recruits to the profession.

Keywords: finding/retaining staff   recruiting  

Dear Shari Talks About Employees Receiving Services

March 1, 2007  | Article

How should you prioritize employees who want salon services? Should you even allow business-hours services for employees? 

Keywords: staff management  

Vietnamese Survey Answers Many Questions, Begs Many More

March 1, 2007  | Article

The question I throw out isn’t why aren’t Vietnamese salons doing more to improve their sanitation practices, but why isn’t the industry doing more to make compliance more practical? I

Keywords: industry research   Vietnamese salon industry  

50+ Places to Find New Techs

March 1, 2007  | Article

According to a NAILS’ survey, almost one in five salon owners has turned away clients because the salon lacks an adequate number of nail techs. But with a little creativity, it’s possible to reach out to candidates inside and outside the beauty industry and attract a new crop of recruits to the profession.

Keywords: finding/retaining staff   hiring nail technicians   recruiting  

Ask the Webmaster: Common Questions About Using the Internet

February 1, 2007  | Article

Who are all those people on my AIM Buddy List? How do I get my photos online? What’s that green stuff on my client’s nails? Find out what questions BeautyTech.com webmaster Debbie Doerrlamm hears most often and how she responds.

Keywords: web marketing  

Blueprint of a First Year

January 1, 2007  | Article

Opening your first salon can be the most exciting time of your life — but it can also be the most challenging. Robbie Schaeffer lets you in on the trials and tribulations of opening Rob|b: An OPI Concept Salon.

Keywords: blogs   opening a new salon   opi products  

My Biggest Challenge Is…

November 1, 2006  | Article

A career in the nail industry has its fair share of rewards, but with it can come issues that challenge even the most die-hard professional. From finding it difficult to retail products to being allergic to chemicals in the salon, it seems almost every nail tech has some concerns regarding her occupation.

Keywords: allergic reactions   communicating with customers   continuing education   cosmetology schools   customer service  

What Type of Boss Are You?

November 1, 2006  | Article

Take this self-quiz to determine your strengths as a manager. The insights you glean may help you use your valuable personal resources more wisely and develop a better understanding of others.

Keywords: finding/retaining staff   staff management   staff training  

How To Win Over a Wider Variety of Clients

October 1, 2006  | Article

Sure, women in their 30s and 40s might be your bread and butter, but what can you do to attract a cross-section of demographics into your salon? Here, we profile four different client segments — teens, young professionals, baby boomers, and men — and tell you how to capture each segment, what services will delight them, and what the ideal products are to send them home with.

Keywords: building your clientele   business building   male clients  

How to Get the Most Out of Your Distributor

October 1, 2006  | Article

Next time you pop into your favorite distributor’s showroom or talk with your sales representative, find out what additional services they provide. What you discover may help you build a stronger salon brand and a more profitable business. Here are 20 things your distributor can do for you.

Keywords: business building   business tools   distribution  

How to Create a Buzz About Your Salon

October 1, 2006  | Article

Ready to snag publicity for yourself and your salon? Armed with effective PR tools and a lot of determination, you can create a media buzz that helps draw new clientele.

Keywords: marketing/promotions   Valentine's Day services  

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