March 13, 2013
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
March 1, 2013
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
February 28, 2013
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
February 27, 2013
The Allied Health Association has launched a free beauty industry job board dedicated to providing information about job openings nationwide.
Keywords: finding a job
February 25, 2013
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
February 21, 2013
For busy salon owners who can’t quite find the time to put together marketing materials each month, Lisa Marie Arnold, Inc. and Social Media Proxy have partnered to bring you Ready, Set, Go Campaigns.
February 20, 2013
NAILS Magazine has made it to our 30th anniversary — and we want to help you get to your 30th career anniversary too! We present 30 timeless tips, culled from our three decades of experience, to help you build your book, run your nail salon, and, dare we say it, retire.
Keywords: 30th Anniversary adding new services building your clientele business building client retention
February 15, 2013
Let the Professional Beauty Association help you navigate critical topics and confusing issues with this webinar, led by industry expert Dough Schoon.
February 1, 2013
Nobody has any time anymore. That’s the simple premise behind Fix Beauty Bar, which opened last September in New York City and has been growing rapidly ever since.
Keywords: hair care time management
February 1, 2013
In Hairspray, High Heels, and Second Hand Smoke, cosmetologist Frank Meyner shares his stories from behind the chair.
January 29, 2013
With an almost 20-year career in the nail industry, Cammy Nguyen opened Blossom Beauty Lounge last year and has attracted heaps of customers with affordable nail art, talented techs, and more.
Keywords: salon profiles Vietnamese salon industry
January 19, 2013
Milady’s Retail Management for Salons & Spas provides essential business information and a clear understanding of what it takes to run a profitable retail operation while handling the day-to-day operations at your salon.
Keywords: books Milady retail merchandising retailing
January 4, 2013
What happens when two recent nail graduates interview a handful of veteran salon owners to find out the secrets to a long-lasting salon? They were privy to a host of knowledge from a combined 132 years of salon experience. Here they share it with you.
Keywords: La Shaun Brown-Glenn MaeLing Parrish Maisie Dunbar Renee Borowy salon ownership
January 1, 2013
As a nail tech, salon owner, and consultant with Summit Salon Business Center, Jill Wilson often sees nail techs struggling with charging clients what they should for their time and services. She's ready to see nail techs take charge and charge what they're worth.
Keywords: coaching On My Mind reader written issue
December 28, 2012
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) has rolled out a new look, logo, and tagline as part of its newly unified association and direction.
Keywords: associations PBA Professional Beauty Association