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4 Assistant Programs: Four Salons Do It Their Way

January 1, 2004  | Article

Looking for a sure-fire formula to make an assistant program pay in your salon? Four salon owners prove it’s as simple as meeting everyone’s needs — yours, theirs, and the salon’s.

Keywords: customer service   finding a job   finding/retaining staff   nail tech assistants  

9 Ways to Hook Holiday Clients

December 1, 2003  | Article

They walk through your doors during the holidays for a special treat and then you don't see them again for a year--or worse, ever. Holiday clients give your business a welcome boost once a year. Here we give you tips to help you turn holiday clients into regulars.

Keywords: building your clientele   client gift ideas   coupons   email marketing   gift certificates  

Compensate Employees for Extra Holiday Hours

December 1, 2003  | Article

Shari Finger, veteran salon owner, details different types of incentive programs to keep employees' spirits up during the holidays.

Keywords: compensation systems   employee issues   holidays   incentive structures   Shari Finger  

Early Holiday Thank You Notes

December 1, 2003  | Article

Hannah runs the show. Although my name tops the masthead there isn’t anyone who doesn’t realize that it’s Hannah in charge.

Keywords: As I See It   Hannah Lee  

Reflections On A Balanced Life

November 1, 2003  | Article

While I am hardly an expert on balancing work and personal life, I know that since I've begun seeking a balance and creating time for family and friends, my life is richer.

Keywords: preventing burnout   time management   work life balance  

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  

Giving Up Nails Gave Back My Life

May 1, 2003  | Article

In 16 years in the nail business, I’ve been through every catastrophe an owner can imagine - from a fire that destroyed my salon to losing my partner. But i love the nail business and my clients - and when i finally gave up my “hands-on” job and focused only on management, i was able to serve everyone better - especially myself.

Keywords: Renee Borowy   salon owners doing nails   salon ownership  

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  

Label Your Salon

January 1, 2003  | Article

Does your business look professional or does it seem more like Betty’s Beauty Box? 

Keywords: professional image   professionalism  

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  

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