January 1, 2007
...and how to respond tactfully to comments that make your hair stand on end.
November 1, 2006
In a perfect world you would never have an unhappy client. But like it or not, some day you'll have a tough customer who needs to be handled with diplomacy and tact. These 10 steps will help you through and teach you something in the process.
Keywords: client issues client relationships
September 1, 2006
When kids are younger it seems like they can’t grow up soon enough. They spend days dreaming about what adulthood will be like (I dreamt that I would be a nun who smoked cigarettes), and they mimic the adults they see in their lives — parents, teachers… Jessica Simpson.
Keywords: educating clients youth marketing youth services
August 1, 2006
Don't let a visit to your salon feel stale. Liven it up with these 10 fresh ideas.
Keywords: customer service
February 1, 2006
While it’s always important to find new clients, don’t forget the ones you’ve lost along the way. If you can discover why they left, you can determine the best technique to woo them back.
Keywords: building your clientele client relationships client retention customer service
January 1, 2006
Have you ever fallen in front of a client or done something in the salon that made you turn bright red with embarrassment? Well, rest assured — you aren’t alone. These nail techs have had their share of challenging moments that made them feel just plain dumb or want to hide under their nail tables with shame. Read their experiences — we’re sure you’ll be able to relate.
December 1, 2005
It doesn’t take a lot of effort to make your plus-size clients feel at home. All that’s required is a little awareness and sensitivity — and perhaps some minor modifications to your manicure and pedicure set-ups.
Keywords: customer service pedicures special needs clients
September 1, 2005
What are the wildest excuses you've heard from your clients?
Keywords: As I See It customer service
September 1, 2005
Doing a stunning new set of nail enhancements on a first-time customer does not always guarantee a full book. Try these tips, from the fingertips up, to turn a new face into a committed standing client.
Keywords: cancellation fees client consultation client relationships marketing/promotions standing appointments
August 1, 2005
Ever thought your salon would be the first stop of a bachelorette party, or that your services would be a hot commodity for an office party? Group appointments that have traditionally been reserved for bridal parties have exploded into a must-have indulgence for a myriad of celebrations.
Keywords: customer service spa parties
April 1, 2005
Learn the basic building blocks of customer service to establish a lasting rapport and make clients feel like friends. Whether on the phone or in person, learn what to say and what to do to cast yourself and your business in a positive light.
Keywords: customer service staff management
March 1, 2005
First-ever survey of nail salon patrons shows that clients are not too worried about sanitation, are less loyal to individual nail technicians, and favor convenience above most other salon features. Among our other key findings is they start getting their nails done at a young age (almost half say they started manicures before they reached age 25). That's good to know for those of you cultivating teens and college students now.
Keywords: consumer press customer service industry research
December 1, 2004
Do you keep forgetting which client is which? Don’t rely on your clients or your memory. Instead, use client cards to help you improve customer service and salon efficiency.
Keywords: client consultation
December 1, 2004
Salon owner Cindy Wentzel says reading a magazine in bed helps her to wind down after a hard day.
Keywords: holidays stress stress-free holidays