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Walkout!

February 1, 1998  | Article

You may suspect you have a personnel problem, but when your entire staff walks out, you know it’s time to change the way you do business.

Keywords: finding/retaining staff   staff management  

This Month: As YOU See It! First All Reader-Written Issue

January 1, 1998  | Article

We decided that we’d not only solicit the input of our readers, their quotes and commentary, but we’d turn over this issue to our readers to write in their own voices.

Keywords: As I See It   reader written issue  

Editor's note: 1997: A Year of Controversy

December 1, 1997  | Article

his year, state boards took a beating, especially in California. Several other states scrutinized whether they even need licensing at all.

Keywords: California state regulations   EMA   keeping your business competitive   licensing   MMA  

Is Desairology for You?

December 1, 1997  | Article

Desairology is an aspect of cosmetology that takes maturity, courage, and a lot of loving care. For nail technicians who have these special qualities, caring for the nails of the deceased can be a meaningful part of their career.

Keywords: alternative careers   finding a job  

All the News That's Fit to Print [Understanding EMA Safety Issues]

November 1, 1997  | Article

I have learned one thing about nail technicians: They want the truth about the products they use and they can tell when they're getting it.

Keywords: As I See It   chemical safety   chemicals   EMA   MMA  

Salons Seek Staff

October 1, 1997  | Article

In 1996, 490,000 employees left jobs in salons.

Keywords: finding/retaining staff   recruiting  

A Hard Won Victory: Salon Owner Beats the IRS

October 1, 1997  | Article

It took five years and more than $100,000, but Nails Now! Owner Ira Bloom finally prevailed in his quest for the IRS to recognize his nail technicians as independent contractors.

 

Keywords: booth rental   business   business tools   employee issues   independent contractors  

How to Sell Your Client List

October 1, 1997  | Article

You can’t put a price on friendship, but you can put a price on your clients. Here’s how to come up with a fair price for your client list if the time ever comes for you to sell it.

Do Non-Compete Contracts Really Work?

September 1, 1997  | Article

A growing number of salons are using non-compete agreements to protect their salon from unfair competition with former employees. The question is, are they all they’re cracked up to be?

Keywords: booth rental   employee issues   independent contractors  

Taricco Takes Aim At Cut Rate Salons

August 1, 1997  | Article

Over the past year, I have received hundreds of calls and visits from salon owners and nail technicians concerned about the discount nail salons opening in their area,” writes Terri Taricco, head of R.G. Shakour’s nail division, in the company’s “Salon Concepts” newsletter.

Editor's note: Focus on Yourself and Your Clients, Not on the Local Drugstore

August 1, 1997  | Article

Don’t give a client a reason to leave you and do her own nails. Show her that the salon experience cannot be duplicated—no matter what product she gets her hands on.

Keywords: As I See It   consumer product brands   retailing  

NAILS Increases Its Net Worth

May 1, 1997  | Article

Why wait for your next issue of NAILS when you can access all the latest and greatest on NailsMag.com, NAILS Magazine's premier website.

As I See It: California Once Again Center of Controversy

May 1, 1997  | Article

Last year, the DCA indicated, among other proposals, that it might lower educational requirements for cosmetologists. 

Keywords: California state regulations   licensing   state licensing  

What's Happening to Mom and Pop?

April 1, 1997  | Article

Manufacturers are fond of saying that the mom-and-pop salon is becoming extinct; that there will no longer be mid-range salons, only luxury day spas and bargain salons.

Keywords: discount salons   spas  

Asian Influence: Building A Bridge

April 1, 1997  | Article

As competition increases, the gap between Asian salons and the rest of the industry is actually getting smaller. To keep their English-speaking clientele, Asian nail technicians are making efforts to learn the language and expand their salon services, while non-Asian salons are discovering the value of quick service and client convenience.

Keywords: discount salons   international   keeping your business competitive   licensing   promoting your services  

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