September 18, 2012
“Commission encourages an ‘I/me’ culture. Team-based pay encourages a ‘we/us/the team/the customer/the company’ culture,” says Neil Ducoff, founder and CEO of Strategies.
Keywords: commissions compensation systems
September 11, 2012
All too often, cosmetology schools in the U.S. aren’t putting their best foot forward when it comes to educating future nail technicians. For nail schools to get all As when it comes to training students for the real salon world, we need more dedicated nail instructors, increased hours, and a commitment to more than just the state board exam.
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September 4, 2012
Modern Salon's September 2012 issue discusses why the nail business, which has grown significantly since last year, is a smart one for hair salons to be in.
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August 22, 2012
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On Saturday, June 2 before the Premiere Orlando Beauty Show, 300 nail techs gathered to participate in the NailTech Network Orlando Social, put on by BeautyTech.com and NAILS Magazine.
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August 21, 2012
The Salon Share app from Fill Your Chair is for salon professionals looking for efficient scheduling and timely notifications using the latest technology.
Keywords: appointment tracking smartphone apps
August 1, 2012
It’s intimidating enough to have to confront another employee for breaking the salon rules, but what do you do when it’s the owner who’s the culprit? We give you some simple strategies and scripts for a constructive talk, plus expert advice on when it’s time to move on to a different salon.
Keywords: coaching staff management
July 26, 2012
The Chinese Staff and Workers Association and the organization Justice Will Be Served announced a jury award in April 2012 in a successful lawsuit in which six Chinese nail salon workers sued a chain of high-end nail salons for failing to pay a minimum wage and overtime compensation
Keywords: lawsuits owner issues salon ownership
July 26, 2012
In March 2012, Miss Professional Nail vice president Mike Vo installed the first executive board of the Vietnamese-American Nail Association (VANA), a non-profit organization designed to represent the interests of the professional nail industry.
Keywords: associations Vietnamese salon industry
July 25, 2012
Between 2012 and 2017, nail salons will increasingly expand into full-service salons, which will allow industry operators to diversify their customer base and mitigate revenue fluctuations, according to a recent report by market research firm IBISWorld.
Keywords: full-service salons industry research nails-only salons
July 25, 2012
For those who like their organizational tools low tech, The Appointment Book Co. has been printing appointment books for the beauty industry since 1963.
Keywords: appointment tracking organizing supplies
June 28, 2012
Do you ever wish you were a fly on the wall so you could hear what your employees say? Here’s your chance to learn what they won’t tell you, but wish you knew.
Keywords: employee issues staff management
June 28, 2012
Editor Hannah Lee explains what nail techs should practice, outside of just doing nails, that can help their careers.
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June 27, 2012
reThinkSpa is an innovative consulting, education, and training tool that helps elevate the credibility, professionalism, client experience, and profits of the nail department.
Keywords: consultants staff training
June 18, 2012
Beauty Changes Lives and AACS are offering currently enrolled beauty school students, in an AACS school, the chance to be matched up with a celebrity mentor to launch their career in the industry. Available mentors include Jan Arnold, co-founder of CND; Ted Gibson, celebrity stylist; Dr. Howard Murad, dermatologist and skin care expert; and Diana Schmidtke, celebrity stylist for Hollywood’s leading men. Get details on how to enter at: http://beautychangeslives.org/scholarships
Keywords: CND cosmetology schools mentoring
May 25, 2012
Shear Savvy Secrets and Strategies for Successful Salon Apprenticeships is teaching salon’s across the country how to become a school of cosmetology and train apprentices right in their own salon so apprentices can become licensed in the beauty industry.
Keywords: apprentice programs books