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We Gather Together ... to Network

April 1, 2003  | Article

A day of networking with your peers is an experience unlike any you’ve ever had before, says one regular networker. 

Keywords: Debbie Doerrlamm   networking   networking event  

Why Is Buying Nail Products Such a Chore?

April 1, 2003  | Article

When the rest of the world is simplifying buying of products, smoothing out the middlemen in business transactions, why does the beauty business make it so difficult to get your hands on something?

Keywords: distribution   product buying  

Salon- Based Schooling

April 1, 2003  | Article

Many industry educators consider the frequent travel a perk of the job, but what if travel is not appealing or simply not possible for you?

Keywords: manufacturers educators   Salina Rush  

What Worries You?

April 1, 2003  | Article

What concerns you most about your business right now?

Keywords: continuing education   Diana Bonn   diversion   economy   finding/retaining staff  

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   networking   online networking   Star Nail Products  

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  

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   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  

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