June 1, 1996
Customer surveys are a road map for change. The progressive salon owner and her staff should give out these quick and easy questionnaires at least once a year to find out what’s going wrong — and right.
They may be swift of foot, but runners have particular foot problems. The good thing is, they generally know what their needs are and will voice them to you.
May 1, 1996
April 1, 1996
Is there life after graduation from cosmetology school? You bet there is! While developing good work habits and building a clientele don’t happen overnight, working on them early in your career will help you stay one vine swing ahead of the rest.
Networking with other salons at a tradeshow, or even at an informal breakfast meeting can make many good ideas go a long way.
March 1, 1996
Knowing what not to do can be just as important as knowing what to do when trying to create a salon environment that keeps customers coming back.
The editors of NAILS and Tanning Trends discuss industry issues.
February 1, 1996
Keeps a chart by the appointment book that lists the amount of time each nail technician requires to perform a particular service.
January 1, 1996
I’ve been talking to several editors at the big consumer beauty magazines. They all seem to ask the same questions, like "What should someone look for in a good nail salon?"
December 1, 1995
You probably have pet peeves about your clients, but have you ever wondered what they say about you? We spoke to some nail care clients about their technicians and got some surprising answers.
November 1, 1995
How do women really feel about their own beauty quotient? A fascinating study commissioned by New Woman magazine uncovered some compelling answers.
What is the most important requirement in being successful in the nail industry?
October 1, 1995
Does being pregnant mean a woman has to stop getting her nails done? Not if you take care to make sure salon is clean and well-ventilated, and clients’ exposure to chemical is at a minimum.
September 1, 1995
Nail tech handles drag queen with aplomb
August 1, 1995
Three salon owners ventured into the world of children’s parties. They came out with renewed enthusiasm and roomful of potential clients.
Remembering Vicki Peters51 photos
Succulent Scrubs8 photos
In 2000, Watsonville, Calif., was the site of a major bacterial outbreak (Mycobacterium fortuitum) that infected at least 110 clients in a...
Am I losing my touch applying acrylics?
Should I have a TV in my salon?
Is perfectionism on the job a blessing or a curse?
What’s the best way to recruit techs for a new salon?
What low-cost extras do you provide that clients perceive as having a high value?
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