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
November 1, 2004
Older clients require extra care to keep their hands and feet in good condition. Give them the attention they deserve by creating services just for them, adding extras that will benefit them such as paraffin dips, and keeping them educated on at-home care.
Keywords: allergic reactions elderly clients special needs clients
October 1, 2004
What are clients saying about their salon visit after they leave? We took that question to several frequent nail salon clients to find out what’s on their minds and see what they really think about you, your salon, and your services.
Keywords: clients customer service reader surveys
August 1, 2004
Do you ever look across the table and feel the urge to ask your clients, “Do you like me? Do you really, really like me?” Of course you do. And it’s only natural. We all need some positive feedback from time to time. So we conducted a little survey to find out what attracts clients to your salon and why they love you
Keywords: client relationships clients customer service
June 1, 2004
Every spring and summer a tide of overwrought brides makes a mad dash to salons and spas looking for some much-needed relaxation, pampering, and primping. Some savvy salons have already made a healthy business of catering to their needs and princess fantasies. Here we show you what they are doing and how you can make your salon a destination spot for the marrying kind.
Keywords: bridal nail art customer service salon parties seasonal services youth marketing
June 1, 2004
Create a nail menu that caters to your clients’ individual wants and needs. If you offer low-priced options and add-ons you can form an à la carte menu that may appeal to busy, choosy consumers.
Keywords: salon menus service pricing
April 1, 2004
The question of who “owns” the client — the nail tech or the salon owner — is a tricky and emotional one, and in some cases, a legal question. Issues such as access to client records, who pays for advertising, and non-compete clauses only complicate matters further.
Keywords: booth rental customer service independent contractors
March 1, 2004
When clients walk through the door with their children in tow, do you cringe with disappointment or welcome them with open arms? Depending on your salon’s policy on children and the mood of your business, they can be a blessing… or a nightmare.
Keywords: children in the salon customer service policies and procedures
December 1, 2003
They walk through your doors during the holidays for a special treat and then you don't see them again for a year--or worse, ever. Holiday clients give your business a welcome boost once a year. Here we give you tips to help you turn holiday clients into regulars.
Keywords: building your clientele client gift ideas coupons email marketing gift certificates
August 1, 2003
Sometimes you have to spend money to make money. Salon owners share their salon-tested investment ideas — both big and small — that not only pay for themselves, but boost profits over time.
Keywords: business building mentoring tanning web marketing
July 1, 2003
No one likes to hear complaints from clients, but they go hand in hand with working in a salon. Thankfully, there’s a way to deal with customer dissatisfaction that will keep both you and your client content.
Keywords: client complaints communicating with customers customer service