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How to Have a Meeting

February 1, 2010  | Article

A regular team meeting is essential for running a successful business.

Keywords: business tools   professionalism   team-building  

On My Mind: Fear Factor Doesn't Fly With Us

February 1, 2010  | Article

Risé Carter of NSI, Doug Schoon of CND, Paul Bryson of OPI, and numerous other manufacturers and nail techs have sent letters to Dr. Oz. I encourage you to do the same. Go watch the video and then click on the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   chemical safety   Doug Schoon   industry research   nail biting  

It’s a [Play] Date

February 1, 2010  | Article

Less formal than a class or networking event, “practice parties” provide an opportunity for nail techs to experiment with new products and techniques, build friendships and professional bonds, and remember how much they love doing nails.

Keywords: networking  

Just My Opinion: Step Up, Show Up, and Speak Up!

January 1, 2010  | Article

Keywords: adding new services   competitions   continuing education   Just My Opinion   keeping your business competitive  

On My Mind: Rules to Live By

January 1, 2010  | Article

Since January is your issue, written by you and for you, we asked nail technicians to give us their “rules to live by” in the salon. Here are 10 that we couldn’t agree with more!

Keywords: client relationships   client scheduling   customer service   educating clients   On My Mind  

For the Good of the Team

January 1, 2010  | Article

Sure we love our clients and the work we do, but it’s our relationships with coworkers that can make the difference between a so-so work environment and a place we look forward to returning to day after day. NAILS asked readers: What do you do that’s special or unique at your salon to foster team spirit?

Keywords: healthy working   motivation   reader surveys   salon atmosphere   staff management  

Firefly Books Pro Nail Care: Salon Secrets of the Professionals

December 29, 2009  | Product

New from Firefly Books comes Pro Nail Care: Salon Secrets of the Professionals.

Keywords: books   Business   educational materials  

Week 22: An Economic Wrapup

December 29, 2009  | Article

Well folks, this is it — the final installment of The 2010 Project. We hope you’ve found some useful information in the 22 weeks we’ve been sending out this e-newsletter. From suggestive retailing tips to using downtime to your advantage, we included a little something for everyone to help grow or sustain your business in the rough economy that has plagued 2009.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   business building   recession  

Week 21: One Salon Dreams Big — And Gets a Little Help From Uncle Sam

December 21, 2009  | Article

Kyle Simonson, founder and CEO of Minneapolis-based Simonson’s Salon and Spas, found a down economy was no obstacle to the continued growth of her four-location enterprise. Simonson’s Salon and Spa is one of three small businesses that have come together to build a new retail development in Maple Grove, Minn., as a result of a federal stimulus bill which enables the U.S. Small Business Administration to reduce or eliminate fees on 504 loans.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   business building   recession  

Week 20: Thanking Your Customers for “Shopping Local”

December 15, 2009  | Article

Now, more than ever, local retailers and independent store owners (like nail salon owners) need to not just want business, they also need to remember to thank those who are giving them business. The economy is still tough, the competition for paying clients is definitely still tough and yet not enough store and salon owners are letting their customers know just how much they care. So this holiday season, reach out to your clients after they have reached out to you.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   business building   recession  

Week 19: Educate Yourself to Give You Business a Boost

December 8, 2009  | Article

With 2010 right around the corner, and New Year’s resolutions floating around your mind, what better time to rededicate yourself to new experiences in the new year? A great way to build your business is to reinvest in your greatest asset — yourself (and if you are a salon owner, your employees too). There are so many different options for continuing education. Here’s a quick refresher of where you can go to increase your knowledge.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   business building   recession  

Week 18: Do You Need to Jazz Up Your Menu?

December 2, 2009  | Article

When you look at your service menu does it stand out from the crowd? Or is it simply a list of service names (manicure, pedicure, full set) and prices? If you were to hide your logo, would your clients know that it’s your menu and not the salon’s down the street?

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   business building   recession  

Need Cash?

December 1, 2009  | Article

Are you looking to make improvements to your salon, catch up on bills, or bring in inventory, but can’t get access to cash? Merchant Capital Source (MCS) provides working capital to salons that are either unable to obtain a traditional bank loan or have “maxed out” their available credit.

Keywords: money   salon finances  

On My Mind: What the World Needs Now

December 1, 2009  | Article

I'm pretty excited to be almost done with the year 2009.  It has been a rough year for magazines and the beauty business.

Keywords: economy   Hannah Lee   industry research   networking   New Year's  

Setting Up Shop

December 1, 2009  | Article

You’d love to create an adorable retail boutique in your salon, filling it with candles, gourmet teas, and other unique gift items, but you have one major problem: Where do you find these items — and at wholesale prices you can afford? NAILS shows you how to shop a gift show and about other venues where the retail-savvy stock their stores.

Keywords: retail boutique items   retail merchandising   retailing  

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