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How to Throw a Client Networking Event

May 1, 2006  | Article

Salon owner Jill Wright wondered what would happen if she introduced her clients who own small businesses to her clients who love to buy. The result was a successful and fun pre-Christmas networking event.

Keywords: networking   networking event  

Find Lost Clients to Find Lost Income

February 1, 2006  | Article

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  

Keep Them Coming Back for More

January 1, 2006  | Article

Keywords: building your clientele   customer service   marketing/promotions  

Oh, the Silly Things We Do

January 1, 2006  | Article

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.

Big Clients, Small Changes: How to Seat Plus-Size Clients Comfortably

December 1, 2005  | Article

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  

“It Just Popped Off” and Other Lame Client Excuses

September 1, 2005  | Article

What are the wildest excuses you've heard from your clients?

Keywords: As I See It   customer service  

Keep 'Em Coming Back for More

September 1, 2005  | Article

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  

This Little Piggy Went to a Pedi Party

August 1, 2005  | Article

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  

Smile When You Say That

April 1, 2005  | Article

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  

Survey Shows Salon Customers Satisfied with Nail Salons

March 1, 2005  | Article

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  

Keeping Tabs on Clients by Using Client Cards

December 1, 2004  | Article

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  

Be of Good Cheer (During the Holidays)

December 1, 2004  | Article

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  

OPI Computes With Kids

November 1, 2004  | Article

What do you do when you’ve got 70 essays to read, all written by children in need of a computer? If you’re OPI president and CEO George Schaeffer, you’ll make sure every child gets one.

Keywords: children's services   computer systems  

Ex-Execs Take to Salon Life

November 1, 2004  | Article

Call them corporate drop-outs or beauty drop-ins, we’d like to introduce you to four salon owners who abandoned the corporate fast track for the rewards of salon life and get their take on the industry.

The Great Pretenders: Products That Look Professional, But Aren't

November 1, 2004  | Article

What was once a small area in drugstores dedicated to press-on tips with fast-dry nail glue and gaudy nail polishes is now an ever-expanding supermarket of nail care.

Keywords: consumer product brands   professional-only products   retailing  

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