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10 Commom Mistakes Salon Owners Make & How You Can Avoid Making Them Yourself

August 1, 1999  | Article

Experience is the hardest teacher, but one of the wisest. So why not take advantage of others’ hard-earned advice when you have the opportunity? We asked several industry consultants what the most common mistakes are that salon owners make, and how our readers could avoid them.

Keywords: business plans   finding/retaining staff   policies and procedures   raising prices   salon management  

Salon Of The Year Awards Honored Few, Inspired Many

August 1, 1999  | Article

Our staff was daunted yet excited by the caliber of the salons who entered our first annual Salon of the Year competition.

Keywords: competitions   contests   NAILS Salon of the Year Awards  

Alaska, Connecticut Closer to Licensing for Nail Technicians

July 1, 1999  | Article

Of the four states still left without any kind of licensing regulations (Alaska, Connecticut, Nebraska, and Utah) regarding nail technicians, the first two are well on their way to making a change for the better.

Keywords: Alaska   Connecticut   legislation   licensing   Nebraska  

Awesome Dedication

March 1, 1999  | Article

Salon owner Mary Metscaviz says the formula for her two decades of success in the nail industry is total dedication to continually educating herself as well as her clients.

Keywords: Darlene Feric   Mary Metscaviz   NAILS Salon of the Year Awards  

Top Salons and Techs Honored at Industry Awards

February 1, 1999  | Article

More than just “pretty faces,” this year’s Salon of the Year Awards finalists raised the bar of professionalism with their contributions to their industry, community, and salon.

Keywords: Athena Elliott   Cathy Neben   NAILS Salon of the Year Awards   Nanci Soltani  

Just My Opinion: Ours Is the Oldest and Strongest Industry

February 1, 1999  | Article

Keywords: history of nail care   professionalism  

Just My Opinion: The School Owner’s Point of View

January 1, 1999  | Article

Keywords: apprentice programs   cosmetology schools   newbie   schools  

Trade Ya! How to Barter

January 1, 1999  | Article

Expansion Requires A Hard Look At The Books

January 1, 1999  | Article

When the time came to expand to a full-service day spa at five times her present rent, salon owner Leslyn Zak wondered if she could make the leap. So she brought in a financial professional to help crunch the numbers and create a winning game plan.

Keywords: salon finances  

Get With It … On-Line

November 1, 1998  | Article

If you aren't online yet chatting with other nail techs, you're missing a unique opportunity.

Keywords: As I See It   BeautyTech.com   Debbie Doerrlamm   web marketing   websites  

Up the Ladder: What’s After Nail Tech?

October 1, 1998  | Article

From a career as a part-time manufacturer's educator to a full-time industry consultant, the nail industry presents myriad opportunities.

Keywords: alternative careers   Florida   manufacturers educators  

When Your Competition Comes Calling

October 1, 1998  | Article

As a salon owner for more than 10 years, I have found myself in some uncomfortable situations—from confronting an employee with poor workmanship to taking a customer to small claims court to recover money form a bad check. But nothing unnerves me more than when a competitor walks through my salon door.

Keywords: keeping your business competitive  

As I See It: Nails Make Bad News

September 1, 1998  | Article

We try to understand why some salons do not comply with even simple board rules, whether the inspection process and fines keep salons honest, and whether salons and consumers have any recourse when they have a problem.

Keywords: consumer press   salon inspections  

Home, Suite Home - Making Working at Home Work

August 1, 1998  | Article

America is going home to work, and nail technicians are no exception. Citing a higher income and lower expenses, not to mention some great tax deductions, nail technicians find they can support their families and be near them, too. But working from home has its pitfalls.

Keywords: home salons   home-based nail techs  

Kids These Days ...

August 1, 1998  | Article

Do today's nail techs know what it takes to build a full book? If not, as a veteran you should lend a hand.

Keywords: building your clientele   business building  

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