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Health Tip: Use Smaller Portions

April 1, 2008  | Article

Scooping your products into smaller containers helps avoid waste and prevents cross contamination.

Keywords: client health   Doug Schoon   healthy working   product contamination   salon sanitation  

12 Things You Can Do to Attract the Manly Market

April 1, 2008  | Article

Bringing more men into your salon can be easier than you think. With a few small tweaks to your existing salon space and service menu, a male-friendly environment could be just a beer away.

Keywords: couples services   male clients   marketing/promotions   men's services   niche marketing  

Promotions With Pop

April 1, 2008  | Article

NAILS readers share the salon promotions that got new and existing clients clamoring for their services.

Keywords: advertising/promotions   business building   gift certificates   marketing/promotions  

On My Mind: Can We Change the Stereotype?

April 1, 2008  | Article

I’m looking for a place I like to call a nail boutique. It would be focused primarily on natural nails, and it would have interesting and unique services (where they’d serve drinks to match the services).

Keywords: negative industry press   On My Mind   professional image  

Employee, Booth Renter, or Independent Contractor?

April 1, 2008  | Article

Spin the Wheel: Playing the Classification Game — In the salon industry, workers most often operate in one of three ways: as employees, booth renters, or independent contractors. But for years many salons have incorrectly labeled their independent contractors and may have put themselves at risk of having the IRS reclassify their workers. Find out if you're doing things correctly or if you're just spinning the wheel and seeing where it lands.

Keywords: booth rental   business   business tools   employee issues   independent contractors  

Back Where I Belong

April 1, 2008  | Article

What happens when techs leave the business only to realize they miss their first love? Meet some techs who re-entered the nail industry after a long absence and see how they rebuilt their business and dealt with changes in the industry.

Keywords: building your clientele   business building   niche marketing  

Bad Press? Who Cares?

April 1, 2008  | Article

Has the hubbub surrounding salon sanitation had a measurable effect on your business?

Keywords: consumer concerns   negative industry press   salon sanitation  

Take a tip from…NSI’s Risé Carter

March 1, 2008  | Article

NSI's Risé Carter offers some tips on saving money in the salon.

Keywords: keeping your business competitive   money   NSI   salon finances  

Style: What’s in a Name?

March 1, 2008  | Article

A name is the first impression a salon makes on a client, and every name (no matter how clever or generic) says something about that salon. Some names are spontaneous acts of inspiration, while others are mulled over for months on end between family and friends. But every owner feels some sort of bond with her own salon’s name, and each has a story about how it came about.

Keywords: business   opening a new salon  

On My Mind: Invest in Yourself

March 1, 2008  | Article

Hannah Lee's letter from the editor.

Keywords: continuing education   networking   On My Mind  

Your Name Here: Private Labeling

March 1, 2008  | Article

Your manufacturer can be your greatest ally when starting your salon’s own private label product line. Learn how to make the most of this important relationship, ensuring you get products that you’re proud to put your name on.

Keywords: private labeling   retail merchandising  

Small Town Shop, Big Town Flair

March 1, 2008  | Article

Word of mouth in Leola, Pa., has transformed Artistry Nail & Skincare Studio into the small town’s local beauty parlor hangout.

Take Control of Your Appointment Schedule

March 1, 2008  | Article

Everyone wants to be the master of her own time, but with clients, friends, and family all pulling in different directions, how can we? This is a call to all nail professionals to snatch your appointment book from the hands of your well-meaning (but clueless) clients, and take control.

Keywords: business tools   client scheduling   organization   service pricing  

Service Providers Turn the Tables

February 1, 2008  | Article

Owner exercises good business sense by treating her employees to sample services at other salons.

Keywords: customer service   keeping your business competitive  

Spa Consultants on Call World-Wide

February 1, 2008  | Article

Three business-savvy spa consultants offer support to Star and Cuccio Naturalé customers.

Keywords: business building   consultants   Cuccio Naturale   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions  

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