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As I See It: The More Things Change …

March 1, 1998  | Article

Keywords: discount salons   licensing   negative industry press  

You Pick, You Pay

February 1, 1998  | Article

This salon owner can't stop her clients from picking their nails, but she can disincentivize it by charging them when they do. 

 

Keywords: customer service   difficult clients   service pricing  

We Left Our Hearts in San Francisco at the NAILS Show

February 1, 1998  | Article

Keywords: Galaxy Nail Products   George Schaeffer   Kym Lee   Larry Gaynor   Nailco  

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  

Canadian Stylists Save the Trees

December 1, 1997  | Article

Canada’s rain forests, in danger of being clear- cut, found advocates in hairstylists and nail technicians.

Keywords: Canadian nail industry   environmental issues   environmentally friendly salons  

Wanted: A Few Good Nail Techs

December 1, 1997  | Article

There’s a serious shortage of well-trained nail technicians, but don’t wait around for cosmetology schools to solve it. Salon owners need to get involved in the campaign to recruit —- and groom — a new generation.

Keywords: employee issues   hiring nail technicians   new nail technicians   staff training  

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  

Let Your Voice Be Heard

November 1, 1997  | Article

Many manufacturers, whether they admit it or not, knowingly sell their products to beauty suppliers who sell to the public. This is a viable channel of product distribution for many manufacturers, and it is a fact of life.

Keywords: professional-only products  

Package Undeliverable

November 1, 1997  | Article

When UPS went on strike on August 4, 1997, it could have been an earthquake as far as nail companies salons and technicians were concerned. How they survived, and what they’ll do differently in the future, is a lesson in relying too much on one company.

Keywords: Dal LaMagna   distribution   distributor news   Galaxy Nail Products   Hair Care Nail Supplies  

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.

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