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Five Simple Ways to Keep Employees Motivated

March 1, 2003  | Article

Keeping employees inspired is one of the most important things you can do to drive sales and create a good work atmosphere. Keep the following suggestions in mind when dealing with your staff — and make sure you’re keeping them happy.

Keywords: salon management   staff management  

E-Nails: Staying in Touch Online

March 1, 2003  | Article

Our gal on the web talks about using Instant Messaging, Chat Groups, and an email list to stay in good touch with other techs.

Keywords: BeautyTech.com   Debbie Doerrlamm   Joann DiPrete   Nancy Kin   networking  

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  

On the Couch: NAILS Responds to Your Sticky Situations

January 1, 2003  | Article

For this month’s On the Couch, we turn to Kim Stevens, owner of Puttin’ on the Tips Salon & School in Ocala, Fla. A cosmetologist for the past 20 years, Stevens has taught extensively, competed successfully, and worked as a distributor sales consultant. She was also an educator for Creative Nail Design for 12 years.

Keywords: staff retention   tiered pricing  

Playing Matchmaker With the Mentor Database

January 1, 2003  | Article

“We’ve had people signing up daily since its launch,” says Shelley. Barely two weeks after the launch date, Shelley informed me we made our first match and later the same week, a second match!

Keywords: Debbie Doerrlamm   La Shaun Brown-Glenn   mentoring   mentors   networking  

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  

Grow Through Good Management

December 1, 2002  | Article

By understanding and committing to the principles of good management, your business can succeed and even flourish. Are you doing all you can do when it comes to smart scheduling, customer relations, employee management, and analyzing the numbers behind your business decisions?

Keywords: business tools   computer systems   consultants   finance   keeping your business competitive  

It's Getting Hot In Here

November 1, 2002  | Article

A rash of salon fires reminds salon owners just how much they stand to lose. Knowing the potential fire dangers that exist in your salon and taking steps to curb them, as well as determining what your business is worth and getting good insurance coverage will help prevent a fire in your salon and minimize its effects should the worst come to pass.

Keywords: business tools   chemical safety   insurance   owner issues   salon safety  

How Do You Prepare for a Trade Show?

October 1, 2002  | Article

In this month's Reader to Reader column, techs share their best practices.

Keywords: Darlene Feric   Reader to Reader   Ruth Windsor   tradeshows  

On the Couch Answers Your Salon "Sticky Situation" Questions

October 1, 2002  | Article

“How do I get salon clients to keep their hands off my stuff when I’m not there?”

Keywords: clients   communicating with customers   dealing with coworkers   difficult clients  

Lady in Red

October 1, 2002  | Article

Despite my long career in the professional nail industry I am unadventurous when it comes to my own nails.

Keywords: As I See It   Myriam Clifford   nail trends   polish  

What continuing education classes do you find most helpful?

September 1, 2002  | Article

In this month's Reader to Reader column, techs say they like "real life" education and hands-on learning.

Keywords: continuing education   Reader to Reader  

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