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Reader to Reader: What kind of relationship do you maintain with cosmetology schools?

November 1, 2000  | Article

Says one reader: "As a state school coordinator for OPI, I keep in contact with privately owned beauty schools, community colleges, and high schools that have cosmetology programs."

Keywords: cosmetology schools   mentoring   Reader to Reader  

As I See It: Provide Pampering AND Service, Not a Guilty Pleasure

November 1, 2000  | Article

As salons approach their busiest season of the year—traditionally the high season for gift certificate sales as well—it’s not a bad idea to think about how to make the most out of gift certificate sales and hot to turn those potentially one-time clients into long-term clients.

The Empire Strikes Back

October 1, 2000  | Article

Mario Tricoci has done it again, and this time he has spared no expense in the nail department.

Keywords: Chicago salons   Illinois   Mario Tricoci   salon ownership   salon profiles  

Scouting Out the Competition

October 1, 2000  | Article

Other salons are great places to get clues about what you’re doing wrong and a better idea of what you’re doing right.

Opening Your Own Salon [A Resource Checklist to Determine If You Are Ready]

October 1, 2000  | Article


Do you have what it takes to open your own salon? Or are you at a loss as to where you should even begin? What you need are the general principles and practices of salon ownership and a checklist to evaluate your. With all of the media available today, resources abound when it comes to opening your own salon.

Keywords: compensation systems   hiring nail technicians   obtaining a loan   opening a new salon   owner issues  

Global Nail Exchange Plans Set of Standards for Nail Industry

October 1, 2000  | Article

Keywords: associations  

Selling Out [A Step-by-Step Guide to Selling Your Business]

September 1, 2000  | Article

Thinking of retiring to that Greek island some time this year? Before you pack up your equipment, stop to consider how much hard work has gone into building you reputation and your clientele. You may not realize it, but you are sitting on a small gold mine.

Keywords: opening a new salon   retirement   selling a business   valuing your business  

Teach Them And They Will Stay

August 1, 2000  | Article

Running three bustling nail departments is not an easy task, but Sherry Williams seems to have it down to a T-as in training.

Keywords: continuing education   staff training  

As I See It, Take A Lunch!

August 1, 2000  | Article

Keywords: Paula Gilmore   preventing burnout  

Just My Opinion: Is the Competition Fair?

June 1, 2000  | Article

Keywords: competitions   Darlene Feric  

WANTED: A Few Good Techs (Ideas on Attracting New Talent)

June 1, 2000  | Article

Finding (and keeping) hard-working qualified nail technicians is one of the most pressing issues facing the beauty industry today. When the nail business is at an all-time high, we find ourselves asking what factors are contributing to this industry dilemma. It is time for us to stop asking, “Why?” and start asking, “What can we do to solve this problem?”

Keywords: employee issues   hiring nail technicians   recruiting   working with schools  

Editor's note: If You Retrain New Hires, Consider Hiring Apprentices

June 1, 2000  | Article

Should more states allow apprenticeships as a viable educational option for aspiring nail technicians?

Keywords: apprentice programs   As I See It   staff management  

Behind the Scenes: Cover Tech Takes Special Care of Competition Model

May 1, 2000  | Article

John Hauk knows that a good model is essential to winning in nail competitions. Some of those same skills help retain clients.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   competitions   John Hauk   Top 25 Competitors  

Trends in Cosmetology Professionals

May 1, 2000  | Article

In its 1999 Job Demand Survey, the NACCAS presents some data. 

Keywords: industry research  

Lab Coats, Smocks, and Other Frocks

April 1, 2000  | Article

What image do you want to project to clients the moment they enter your salon? For most salon owners, it’s one that says “we’re professional, highly skilled, and a team.” One way you can make this statement loud and clear is through what you choose to wear. Whether you opt for smocks, aprons, lab coats, matching Ts, or color-coordinated outfits, your dress code can help set the tone. Here’s a look at what some nail techs are wearing at work.

Keywords: dress codes   salon uniforms  

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