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When a Tech Leaves Your Team

May 28, 2013  | Article

You hired her, trained her, helped fill her book, and now she’s leaving the salon. What will you tell the clients?

Keywords: client issues   client relationships   hiring nail technicians   nail technician   team-building  

Square Credit Card Reader Offers “Business in a Box”

May 28, 2013  | Article

Square offers “Business in a Box,” which contains all the hardware to run a business in one convenient and affordable package.

Keywords: credit cards   smartphone apps  

Don’t Ignore Employment Opportunities in Mass Retail, Beauty School Director Says

May 13, 2013  | Article

Have you been telling your students about opportunities for licensed nail techs at Walgreens and Sephora? If not, you should be.

Keywords: finding a job   job choices   salon chains  

Terminating a Nail Technician Is Never Easy

April 29, 2013  | Article

Discharging an associate, particularly one who has been with you for some time, will always be stressful for both you and her. Be certain to go about it methodically and with forethought.

African American Manicurists Association Reconvenes

April 18, 2013  | Article

Last year saw the re-launch of the African American Manicurists Association.

Keywords: associations  

Texting Over a Landline?

April 15, 2013  | Article

TextUs.Biz is an app for PC, Mac, or iPad that allows the salon to use its existing landline telephone number to text messages back and forth with customers.

Keywords: receptionist   smartphone apps  

Don’t Sweat the Paperwork

April 12, 2013  | Article

DOT — Data. Organizing. Tracking. That’s the acronym behind the Dot Organizer created by nail tech Colleen VanDurme of Premiere Salon in Dansville, N.Y.

Keywords: nail tech inventions   organization   organizing supplies  

6 Last-Minute Tax Tips

March 18, 2013  | Article

It’s almost time to pay the taxman. If you haven’t filed your returns, don’t fret. These tips can help ease the pain. 

Keywords: income   taxes  

Blog Targets Beauty Pros

March 18, 2013  | Article

In February, the Allied Health Association launched a beauty industry-related blog dedicated to providing useful research, new trends, resources for professionals, and industry news.

Keywords: blogs  

She’s No Pushover

March 13, 2013  | Article

As much as she loves doing nails, Dana Gonzalez-Kurtz, owner of Artistry of the Nail at Salon Shibumi in Portland, Ore., draws the line at doing things that eat into the profits she’s entitled to.

Keywords: service pricing  

The Apprentice

March 13, 2013  | Article

Donald Trump may have given apprenticeship some glamour, but aspiring nail techs have been completing these hands-on training programs for years pre-dating the hit show “The Apprentice”. (And instead of hearing “you’re fired,” nail tech apprentices hear “you’re licensed!”) Before you sign up for an apprenticeship, take on an apprentice at your salon, or set out to get your state’s laws changed on the subject, here’s what you need to know.

Keywords: apprentice programs   cosmetology schools   state licensing  

Salons Without a Storefront

March 1, 2013  | Article

Ever dream of leaving the four walls of your salon behind to forge your own path? Mobile businesses and home-based salons offer alternative career opportunities — and challenges.    

Keywords: home salons   mobile salons  

Five Ways to Impress a Prospective Employer

February 28, 2013  | Article

You know you’re good, but how is that potential new employer going to know it? Dress nicely, speak clearly, and demonstrate your passion for your industry and you’ll be sure to stand out. 

Keywords: finding a job  

Get Connected

February 27, 2013  | Article

The Allied Health Association has launched a free beauty industry job board dedicated to providing information about job openings nationwide.

Keywords: finding a job  

A Great Resource From Milady

February 25, 2013  | Article

The Milady Education Network features online courses, videos, articles, and everything else you need to build the career of your dreams.

Keywords: education   Milady   salon ownership  

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