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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  

Stop That Thief: Preventing Crime In Your Salon

June 1, 2005  | Article

Beauty salons are no strangers to robberies and thefts, if recent headlines are any indication. Avoid making your business a target by safeguarding your salon, your employees — and yourself.

Keywords: crime   salon safety   workplace safety  

As I See It: A Few Trends to Watch

May 1, 2005  | Article

Look out for some exciting changes in the next few months.

Keywords: As I See It   boutique nail salon  

Your Personal Trainer

May 1, 2005  | Article

You could be making your first tentative steps into the beauty industry, or your book may be so filled with penciled-in names there’s no white space. Either way, if you’re uncertain what your next steps should be, it may be time to turn to a consultant.

Keywords: building your clientele   business tools   consultants   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions  

As I See It: Getting Back to Basics

April 1, 2005  | Article

Learning something new is what "back to basics" means to me.

Keywords: As I See It   back to basics   Tom Bachik  

As I See It: Your Clients Tell Us Everything

March 1, 2005  | Article

A client survey, conducted in conjunction with Allure Magazine, has some good news for professional salons.

Keywords: As I See It   client surveys  

A Work in Progress: Keeping Your Business Fresh

February 1, 2005  | Article

We're always trying to improve ... to make YOUR life and work easier.

Keywords: As I See It   customer service   keeping your business competitive   motivation  

Hire Smart: How to Find Great Employees

February 1, 2005  | Article

Uncovering a candidate’s skills, strengths, and weaknesses during an interview is a tricky business. Figuring out if she is a good match for your salon is even harder. But by asking the right questions, you can get the critical information you need to hire smart.

Keywords: employee issues  

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