April 1, 2001
When it comes to our careers, we could all use a wise and trusted counselor. Whether you’re a new nail tech just coming out of school or have been in the industry awhile and are looking for some direction, one of the best ideas is to find a mentor who will show you the way.
The back-end systems of selling retail – ordering your first batch of products and maintaining inventory levels – are often brushed over in articles about retailing. But in this article – the second of a two-part series about breaking into retail – we go in depth on what you need to know to run your new retail business behind the scenes.
New competition opportunity has global vision.
March 1, 2001
Have you ever been curious about competitions or wondered what it would be like to compete? Have you ever wondered why some nail technicians like to compete so much? Well, I was curious. Here's the story of my first competition experience. I hope that it will encourage you.
February 1, 2001
You know you’re doing something right when you’ve been open for just two years and you have already been a NAILS Salon of the Year finalist two years in a row – but this is the case with this year’s Salon of the Year (1-4 Nail Technicians) winner.
The finalists and winner in NAILS Salon of the Year [5+ Nail Technicians]
January 1, 2001
Do you ever wish the clock had more hours in it so you could get all of your work done? You’re not alone. Here, nail techs and industry professionals give the scoop on how they save a few extra minutes each day.
December 1, 2000
How come the license that has become a symbol for professionalism halfway across the globe doesn’t hold the same cachet in this country?
November 1, 2000
As salons approach their busiest season of the year—traditionally the high season for gift certificate sales as well—it’s not a bad idea to think about how to make the most out of gift certificate sales and hot to turn those potentially one-time clients into long-term clients.
October 1, 2000
September 1, 2000
Thinking of retiring to that Greek island some time this year? Before you pack up your equipment, stop to consider how much hard work has gone into building you reputation and your clientele. You may not realize it, but you are sitting on a small gold mine.
August 1, 2000
Running three bustling nail departments is not an easy task, but Sherry Williams seems to have it down to a T-as in training.
Show Us Your...Nail Bar8 photos
Retail Boutique: Gift Wrap Items6 photos
Microdermabrasion is a skin-freshening technique that helps repair skin by deep exfoliation; involves a device likened to a fine sandblaster that spra...
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Should the salon owner do nails herself?
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Do you use over-the-counter (non-professional only) polish?
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