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Team Spirit: How to Motivate Your Staff

September 1, 2003  | Article

If your salon team isn't performing as well as you'd like, it could be because of your leadership. Study the systems that will assist each employee in achieving her best: mission statement, employee evaluations, staff meetings, coaching for individuality, and rewards.

Keywords: employee issues   staff management  

Sick of This? So Am I!

August 1, 2003  | Article

Keywords: As I See It   discount salons  

9 Salon Investments That Really Pay Off

August 1, 2003  | Article

Sometimes you have to spend money to make money. Salon owners share their salon-tested investment ideas — both big and small — that not only pay for themselves, but boost profits over time.

Keywords: business building   mentoring   tanning   web marketing  

Grab a Partner and Cross-Market Your Services

July 1, 2003  | Article

Look no further for low-cost, high-return, business-building ideas. Look beyond the obvious and cross-market with unlikely allies to double your exposure with minimal expense.

Keywords: bartering   business building   cross-marketing   customer service   keeping your business competitive  

Twice as Old, Half as Wise?

February 1, 2003  | Article

As we celebrate 20 years, what have we learned as an industry?

Keywords: consumer press   continuing education   discount salons  

Are We an Industry of Know-It-Alls?

February 1, 2003  | Article

Continuing education is key to the future growth of the industry. So why is it not getting the attention it deserves? Have nail techs and manufacturers become disenchanted with continuing education and relegated it to the back burner?

Keywords: continuing education   education   schools  

As I See It: Keep It Fun

December 1, 2002  | Article

A recent  Los Angeles Timesdid not air of dirty laundry of an industry, didn't try to uncover nasty business and salon practices  -- just a well-researched article on why nail salon are so popular.

Keywords: As I See It   Maggie Awards  

After School Activities

December 1, 2002  | Article

Graduating from cosmetology school is only the beginning of what can be a fulfilling career in the nail industry — provided you take a step in the right direction. Knowing where and how to look for the perfect job and keeping up to date with trends are only a few things you can do to be successful right from the start.

Keywords: booth rental   building your clientele   continuing education   finding a job   professional image  

Grow Through Good Management

December 1, 2002  | Article

By understanding and committing to the principles of good management, your business can succeed and even flourish. Are you doing all you can do when it comes to smart scheduling, customer relations, employee management, and analyzing the numbers behind your business decisions?

Keywords: business tools   computer systems   consultants   finance   keeping your business competitive  

It's Getting Hot In Here

November 1, 2002  | Article

A rash of salon fires reminds salon owners just how much they stand to lose. Knowing the potential fire dangers that exist in your salon and taking steps to curb them, as well as determining what your business is worth and getting good insurance coverage will help prevent a fire in your salon and minimize its effects should the worst come to pass.

Keywords: business tools   chemical safety   insurance   owner issues   salon safety  

Lady in Red

October 1, 2002  | Article

Despite my long career in the professional nail industry I am unadventurous when it comes to my own nails.

Keywords: As I See It   Myriam Clifford   nail trends   polish  

While You're Away ... How to Take a Vacation From the Salon

September 1, 2002  | Article

How long has it been since you’ve had a vacation?

If you can’t quite remember, it’s time to loosen the reins and put a plan in place that allows you to feel confident your business can survive without you – for a little while anyway.

Dear Donna, Come Back

September 1, 2002  | Article

A letter from an old friend causes me to reflect on what's changed ... and what hasn't.

Keywords: As I See It   customer service  

How to Move Your Salon

August 1, 2002  | Article

No one welcomes the hassle that moving a salon is sure to bring. But you can minimize the headaches by researching your new location thoroughly, planning well ahead, budgeting realistically, and packing smart.

Keeping A Watchful Eye

August 1, 2002  | Article

Investing in a security system for your salon can deter theft, provide protection for staff members and lower your insurance premiums.

Keywords: employee issues   insurance   owner issues   shoplifting  

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The U.S. Vietnamese salon industry represents more than half of all salons. VietSALON serves this market with a bi-monthly Vietnamese language print magazine and a community-oriented website.

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