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Salon of the Year 101: A Lesson From the Best

February 1, 2000  | Article

Keywords: Larry Gaynor   Nailco   NAILS Salon of the Year Awards  

Silence Is Golden (And Other Rules Nail Techs Live By)

February 1, 2000  | Article

Like any other profession, the nail industry has its share of unwritten rules. We talked to 10 nail techs and got their opinions on everything from stealing to gossiping.

Keywords: professionalism   salon gossip   team-building  

If At First You Don't Succeed...

January 1, 2000  | Article

At one time or another, we’ve all come across that newfangled product that was created way ahead of its time and just didn’t seem to catch on with the masses. Or information that we once believed true is in fact false. This is certainly true for the nail industry. Over the years, products have appeared on the market that didn’t work as expected and others have even been reincarnated into something quite different than what they were intended for. The following is NAILS pick of regrets. We’ve even thrown in some of our bad covers and bad advice for extra measure.

Keywords: A Touch of Spring   Angels Jewelry Manufacturing Company   CND   Nocturnal Nails   NSI  

The NEW nailsmag.com Debuts

January 1, 2000  | Article

It's new and improved and at the click of the mouse, Nailsmag.com offering all resources at your fingertips. Access hundreds of salon tech related articles and how-to videos on Nailsmag.com.

Keywords: NAILS Magazine  

It’s the Best Time to Be in the Beauty Biz

January 1, 2000  | Article

Take advantage of these stressful times and cultivate your salon as the one place where technology does not invade, where being the fasters doesn’t necessarily mean being the best, and where clients can take a quick breather before getting back into the rat race.

Keywords: customer service  

Products of the Revolution

January 1, 2000  | Article

NAILS talked to some of the top nail technicians in the industry, and adding our own historical perspective, we came up with this list of product innovations dial have most impacted the way you work today.

 

Keywords: business cards   CND   colored acrylics   fast dry top coats   Mehaz  

You Don't Have to Be a Rocket Scientist...But It Helps!

November 1, 1999  | Article

The basic qualifications for running a professional nail company don’t include military service or a background in rocket science, but the resume of Tom Conroy, the new president and CEO of Seche, includes both.

Keywords: company profiles   Seche  

As I See It: Reach Out and Touch Someone

November 1, 1999  | Article

Leave it to the first female president of the BBSI to get to the real heart of our industry and put forth a call to action that was simply about being a little nicer to people and putting the human touch back into our business dealings.

Keywords: communicating with customers   customer service   motivation  

Products You Simply Can't Live Without

October 1, 1999  | Article

Nail-related items are not the only thing that salon owners and technicians use in their salons. Sometimes the most valuable items come from a totally different arena. Nail technicians across the country speak out on business items that they simply must have in order to run their businesses.

As I See It: Distributors and Manufacturers: Don’t Abandon Nail Techs

October 1, 1999  | Article

When big distributors become even bigger, nail products often become less important in the distributors’ overall strategy.

Keywords: distribution  

California Dreamin': New Salon Chain Opens

September 1, 1999  | Article

A new breed of nail salon is on the horizon and the first glimpse of the future is in Beverly Hills, Calif. The future nail salon "chain" is called Hands On and the owners say they have designed a nail business that opens up a whole new realm of service-oriented, quality spa manicures and pedicures at reasonable prices.

Keywords: franchise   salon chains   salon profiles  

Why Is Everyone Leaving the Nail Industry?

September 1, 1999  | Article

The industry’s revolving door; through which nail technicians leave as quickly as they come, is a reflection of some deeper problems that hinder the industry’s growth and damage its reputation.

Keywords: alternative careers   continuing education   professional image  

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  

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