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Nail Tech Event of the Smokies Continues to Grow

September 21, 2012  | Article

Now in its fifth year, the Nail Tech Event of the Smokies has dropped the word “networking” from its title and turned into a full-fledged tradeshow. Taking place this year at the Gatlinburg Convention Center on Sunday, June 24, the event hosted 27 nail companies, more than 50 educators, several company owners, and 200 nail tech attendees.

Keywords: networking event   tradeshows  

An Alternative to Commission

September 18, 2012  | Article

“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  

Making the Grade: Elevating Nail Schools

September 11, 2012  | Article

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.

Keywords: Backscratchers   CND   cosmetology schools   education   Empire Education Group  

Nail Care is a Smart Biz

September 4, 2012  | News

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.

Keywords: business building   consumer press   Dashing Diva   gels   hair care  

Premiere Orlando 2012: NailTech Network Orlando Social

August 22, 2012  | Photo Gallery

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.

Keywords: Action Bag Company   BeautyTech.com   CND   Dashing Diva   ENP Nail Designs  

Salon Share App Means Fewer Missed Appointments

August 21, 2012  | Article

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  

How to Handle Bad Boss Behavior

August 1, 2012  | Article

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  

Techs Win Federal Lawsuit Over Wage Disputes

July 26, 2012  | Article

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  

Vietnamese-American Nail Association Established

July 26, 2012  | Article

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  

No More Nails-Only?

July 25, 2012  | Article

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  

Tools of the Trade

July 25, 2012  | Article

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  

Ten Things Your Employees Won’t Tell You

June 28, 2012  | Article

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  

On My Mind: Practice Makes Perfect

June 28, 2012  | Article

Editor Hannah Lee explains what nail techs should practice, outside of just doing nails, that can help their careers.

Keywords: client retention   client scheduling   Hannah Lee   marketing/promotions   On My Mind  

New Training Can Transform the Nail Department

June 27, 2012  | Article

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  

Win a Nail Mentor for a Day

June 18, 2012  | Video

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  

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The U.S. Vietnamese salon industry represents more than half of all salons. VietSALON serves this market with a bi-monthly Vietnamese language print magazine and a community-oriented website.

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