July 1, 1998
The term “discount salon” used to mean a salon whose service prices were less than 50% of the national average, but the term no longer has the same meaning.
June 1, 1998
Losing is one of the few places in life where things are black and white. The difference, however lies in how each person chooses to deal with the experience.
According to the government, there is an oversupply of cosmetologists for available work. Salon professionals tell a different story. Is the industry over-crowded, or has the government come up with some faulty statistics?
May 1, 1998
The nail industry is a great place for working mothers- if you’re organized, educated and know how to prioritize.
There have been times when I haven’t been happy about running certain ads. But I think it’s important that readers understand the difference between paid advertising and editorial provided by the editors of NAILS.
April 1, 1998
Apprentice programs give new nail technicians what formal school training leaves out in many states: hands-on experience. Whether replacing or augmenting classroom instruction, apprentice programs could be the answer to today’s educational shortcomings.
It’s hard to believe that anyone could deprive you of the right to use your own name or hard-earned reputation for product endorsements. But it can happen unless you know how to protect yourself.
This month I ask you to take the time to cultivate the interest that client is showing in your chosen profession. Our industry needs qualified, enthusiastic, skilled nail technicians and you can be the link that helps them succeed.
March 1, 1998
While reflexology continues to grow as an add-on service, very few states even recognize its existence.
Creative Nail Design's Dr. Stuart Nordstrom was honored for his extraordinary contribution to the field of cosmetology
February 1, 1998
This salon owner can't stop her clients from picking their nails, but she can disincentivize it by charging them when they do.
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.
January 1, 1998
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.
On the Road with Hannah Lee34 photos
This Season's Hottest Nail Art Products38 photos
The skin folded over the part of the nail plate attached to the finger.
Should I have a TV in my salon?
Is perfectionism on the job a blessing or a curse?
What’s the best way to recruit techs for a new salon?
What low-cost extras do you provide that clients perceive as having a high value?
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