August 1, 2002
"The Retail Help Kit" produced by The Spa Association includes this valuable resource for identifying and satisfying your most challenging retail clients.
July 1, 2002
NAILS Magazine readers share their secrets to success.
June 2, 2002
Maxine is a full-service salon contained in a modern, three-story, light gray building.
June 1, 2002
As an instructor at the Ottawa Academy & West End Academy in Gloucester, Ontario, Tanis Darling has started the Nail Tech Alliance of Canada. One of its goals is to implement a standardized nail curriculum throughout the country.
At Just Calm Down, every client is treated like Royalty.
What you don’t know about your clients can hurt them – and you. Know what questions to ask so you can enhance your clients’ beauty and health with services personalized to their individual lifestyles and health histories.
May 1, 2002
Party nails are applied specifically for clients who want to look great for a short period of time, but not the maintenance required. Here's a step by step on doing great party nails.
Don’t think teens have the interest money or loyalty to cultivate as steady clients? Think again: 28.5% of teens ages 13-19 already get regular manicures. Learn why – and how – salons are making teens a popular part of their salon culture.
April 1, 2002
A gold rope instead of toe separators is an elegant touch.
For a salon to prosper, every member of the team must share a commitment to resolve potential conflicts quickly, before problems escalate and resentments grow.
March 1, 2002
Dealing with a nightmare client isn’t a nail tech’s favorite part of the job, but it can be done in a quick and relatively painless manner. From writing letter to being Straightforward with her from the start, you can Straight that chronic complainer out or clump her for good.
I asked my mother to bring my makeup bag to the hospital. Hearing my request, my doctor said, "She'll be out of here in a week," knowing that when a woman is ready to look her best she's on the road to recovery.
February 1, 2002
One nail tech actually introduces clients to each other while they wait.
Men-as prospective clients-require different approaches and attitudes to entice them into the salon. Before you decide to market to the opposite sex, you need to make sure you salon and your service menu are ready for them.
Training and conditioning your clients to behave the way you want them to is both possible and necessary.
Kym Lee, a Look Back in Pictures14 photos
InternatioNAILS: Mexico and Central America20 photos
A nail polish, base coat, or top coat that contains fibers for reinforcement of the natural nail.
What are reasonable terms for a non-compete contract?
How do I announce to my clients that I will be moving to a new salon?
The new products I’m using are adding time to each appointment. How do I adjust my schedule?
Why isn’t my Gelish application curing properly?
What’s the cause of the pinkish-red oval area on the pad of my client’s toes?
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