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Editor's Note: So Much Still to Do

October 1, 1992  | Article

There has been a good deal of rejoicing in our industry over the fact that New York has finally passed a nail technician licensing bill.

Keywords: Louisiana   Massachusetts   New York   New York licensing   South Dakota  

Editor’s Note: Don’t Be Afraid to Share

September 1, 1992  | Article

I know a person in business has to guard secrets in order to stay competitive, but I’ve seen this problem in the extreme, where professionals would rather suffer in silence than ask for help from another nail technician.

Keywords: keeping your business competitive   mentoring   networking  

Editor’s Note: 10 Tips For Salon Success

August 1, 1992  | Article

The skills needed for suiccess in the nail business are similar to those in sales: believe in yourself, believe in your business, and be patient and tenacious. 

Keywords: motivation  

How to Handle It When Business Partners Fight

July 1, 1992  | Article

Keeping squabblers from each other’s throats may simply be a matter of working out an agreement beforehand.

Keywords: salon ownership  

Mary's Place Combines a Salon, Laundromat, and Car Wash

June 1, 1992  | Article

When salon owner Mary Sims sees a need, she develops a new business. Blushes Salon, Soap Opera Laundromat, and Valet Car Wash keep the customers satisfied.

Keywords: salon profiles  

Editor’s Note: What’s Happening to Nails-Only Salons?

June 1, 1992  | Article

Can a salon that offers only nail care compete with salons that also offer skin care, hairstyling, tanning, retail shopping, and a host of other related (and often unrelated) services?

Keywords: As I See It   nails-only salons  

Editor’s Note: We Hear You Loud and Clear

May 1, 1992  | Article

I asked you to help NAILS by completing and returning our reader survey, which we will be using over the course of the year to help us better address your concerns, to help industry marketers better understand you, and to help you better understand your clients and how to build your business.

Keywords: industry research  

Editor's Note: It's Showtime

April 1, 1992  | Article

This issue will hit the streets on the first day of the Midwest Beauty Show, smack in the middle of a very busy show season for salon industry professionals. It seems the perfect opportunity to encour­age nail technicians to get to tradeshows.

Keywords: As I See It   tradeshows  

Surefire Hiring Techniques

March 1, 1992  | Article

Weigh an applicant’s experience and aptitude, but don’t ignore such in tangibles as her personality and your intuition.

Keywords: hiring nail technicians  

8 Things That Gobble Your Time and How to Starve Them

January 1, 1992  | Article

If it’s your life, why don’t you have time? Here’s what you can do to protect yourself against eight time-wasters.

Keywords: client scheduling   late clients   personnel management   staff management   time management  

Editor’s Note: Independent Contractors, Beware

January 1, 1992  | Article

I suspect that many nail technicians who classify themselves as “independent contractors” may not be at all. I urge salon owners and booth renters to take a closer look at their situation before the IRS decides to take a closer look.

Keywords: booth rental  

Editor's note: Learn More, Earn More

October 1, 1991  | Article

Nail technicians, who continue their educations actually earn more money on services than technicians who do not take classes.

Keywords: continuing education   Nail Manufacturers Council   salary survey  

The Benefits of Working With an Assistant

September 1, 1991  | Article

This training, compensation and recruitment system promotes teamwork, enthusiasm, and the best possible service.

Keywords: nail tech assistants  

Editor's Note: Jump-Start Sagging Motivation

September 1, 1991  | Article

Ever have one of those days ... or one of those months? Here are a couple ideas to get you out of your rut.

Keywords: As I See It   combatting burnout   motivation  

Editor's note: The Market Can Bear It; Can You?

June 1, 1991  | Article

Most reasonable people expect prices to rise every year or so, so don't be afraid to raise your prices regularly.

Keywords: service pricing  

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