May 1, 2008
To hear salon owners tell it, recruiting new techs is no easy feat. To help, we asked techs to tell us how they learned about their current position. More often than not, the connection was made through informal networking.
Neil Ducoff, CEO of Strategies, gives a little economic advice.
You can’t fix it if you don’t know it’s broken. Make the most out of a mystery shopper program by gathering the most relevant information about your salon and be on your way to creating stellar customer service.
May 1, 2008
Two new DVDs — The Mobile Spa Pedicure and The Mobile Spa Manicure — show how to perform nail services in 30 minutes in a mobile setting.
Whether we’re in a true recession is up to who’s doing the reporting, but what are the indicators in the salon?
April 1, 2008
Scooping your products into smaller containers helps avoid waste and prevents cross contamination.
Bringing more men into your salon can be easier than you think. With a few small tweaks to your existing salon space and service menu, a male-friendly environment could be just a beer away.
NAILS readers share the salon promotions that got new and existing clients clamoring for their services.
I’m looking for a place I like to call a nail boutique. It would be focused primarily on natural nails, and it would have interesting and unique services (where they’d serve drinks to match the services).
Spin the Wheel: Playing the Classification Game — In the salon industry, workers most often operate in one of three ways: as employees, booth renters, or independent contractors. But for years many salons have incorrectly labeled their independent contractors and may have put themselves at risk of having the IRS reclassify their workers. Find out if you're doing things correctly or if you're just spinning the wheel and seeing where it lands.
What happens when techs leave the business only to realize they miss their first love? Meet some techs who re-entered the nail industry after a long absence and see how they rebuilt their business and dealt with changes in the industry.
Has the hubbub surrounding salon sanitation had a measurable effect on your business?
March 1, 2008
NSI's Risé Carter offers some tips on saving money in the salon.
A name is the first impression a salon makes on a client, and every name (no matter how clever or generic) says something about that salon. Some names are spontaneous acts of inspiration, while others are mulled over for months on end between family and friends. But every owner feels some sort of bond with her own salon’s name, and each has a story about how it came about.
Hannah Lee's letter from the editor.
2016 Nail Tech Event of the Smokies23 photos
See the Faces Behind the Online Handles at 2016 Nailtech Networking Event101 photos
A triatomic form of oxygen that is a bluish irritating gas of pungent odor, used as a disinfectant, deodorizer, oxidizer, and bleaching agent.
What are reasonable terms for a non-compete contract?
How do I announce to my clients that I will be moving to a new salon?
The new products I’m using are adding time to each appointment. How do I adjust my schedule?
Why isn’t my Gelish application curing properly?
What’s the cause of the pinkish-red oval area on the pad of my client’s toes?
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