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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  

Will Beauty Superstores Hurt Salon Retail?

April 1, 2000  | Article

All-in-one retailers complete with salons and professional products are popping up left and right. Should smaller salons take coven or is there something the beauty industry can learn from these salon superstores?

Keywords: CND   Debbie Doerrlamm   franchise   Jan Arnold   Larry Gaynor  

States Taxing Online Purchases

April 1, 2000  | Article

Nail techs-and the public in general—who buy products online in North Carolina and Michigan may be in for a surprise.

The Doctor is “IN” - Establishing a Salon-Doctor Relationship

April 1, 2000  | Article

Finding a good doctor is like finding a good nail technician – people want a personal referral from someone they trust. If you’re still looking for Dr. Right, here are some suggestions from physicians and nail techs who’ve made referral relationships work.

Keywords: building your clientele   business building   working with doctors  

What do you do when you’re not with a client?

March 1, 2000  | Article

Free time is a precious commodity for busy techs. So when you've got it, don't waste it! See how these techs and salon owners spend their unscheduled time.

Keywords: preventing burnout   Reader to Reader   time management  

A Toast to Togetherness

February 1, 2000  | Article

For the month of February, we highlight four different partnerships within the nail industry and what makes them work.

Keywords: Florida   Florida salons   Linda Champion   New Jersey   New Jersey salons  

Salon of the Year 101: A Lesson From the Best

February 1, 2000  | Article

Imagine a chance to peek inside the salon operations of the top salon owners and nail technicians in the country. That’s what judging the Salon of the Year Awards is like.

Keywords: Larry Gaynor   Nailco   NAILS Salon of the Year Awards  

Silence Is Golden (And Other Rules Nail Techs Live By)

February 1, 2000  | Article

Like any other profession, the nail industry has its share of unwritten rules. We talked to 10 nail techs and got their opinions on everything from stealing to gossiping.

Keywords: professionalism   salon gossip   team-building  

If At First You Don't Succeed...

January 1, 2000  | Article

At one time or another, we’ve all come across that newfangled product that was created way ahead of its time and just didn’t seem to catch on with the masses. Or information that we once believed true is in fact false. This is certainly true for the nail industry. Over the years, products have appeared on the market that didn’t work as expected and others have even been reincarnated into something quite different than what they were intended for. The following is NAILS pick of regrets. We’ve even thrown in some of our bad covers and bad advice for extra measure.

Keywords: CND   NSI   Star Nail Products   Success  

The NEW nailsmag.com Debuts

January 1, 2000  | Article

It's new and improved and at the click of the mouse, Nailsmag.com offering all resources at your fingertips. Access hundreds of salon tech related articles and how-to videos on Nailsmag.com.

Keywords: NAILS Magazine  

It’s the Best Time to Be in the Beauty Biz

January 1, 2000  | Article

Take advantage of these stressful times and cultivate your salon as the one place where technology does not invade, where being the fasters doesn’t necessarily mean being the best, and where clients can take a quick breather before getting back into the rat race.

Keywords: customer service  

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