April 18, 2012
Almost 300 miles of arid desert isn’t enough to keep Noelle Bellinghausen away from her nail tech Sindy Mark.
Keywords: 3-D nail art client retention floral nail art
April 16, 2012
Neil Ducoff’s Monday Morning Wake-Up! columns have been providing a weekly shot-in-the-arm for salon movers and shakers since 2008. His new book, titled Wake Up!, is a collection of the most powerful and inspiring Monday Morning Wake-Up.
Keywords: books motivation
April 16, 2012
A cloud-based business management and marketing software for spas and salons, SpaBooker offers a web-based appointment book, which means you can access it from anywhere at any time.
Keywords: appointment tracking business tools online booking salon software
April 11, 2012
Just launched in a pilot program, Groupon Scheduler is an online appointment service giving merchants an easy way to manage their schedules and accept bookings directly from consumers.
Keywords: appointment tracking client scheduling online booking
April 11, 2012
SalonSwipe has launched its free Card Reader and app for the iPhone, iPad, and Android phones.
Keywords: credit cards smartphone apps
March 31, 2012
View snipets from a Backscratchers training seminar and hear from attendees about their use of Backscratchers systems.
Keywords: Backscratchers continuing education
March 5, 2012
Navigating the ins and outs of a simple act of hospitality could leave you dizzy and confused. Before you stock the mini bar or reach for a cold one for a client, double-check your state and local regulations.
February 22, 2012
Clean your station after each customer. No exceptions.
Keywords: Inspector Monika salon sanitation sanitation
February 21, 2012
This is a perfect time for your salon or spa to become a recycling resource for small items such as batteries or cell phones.
Keywords: eco-friendly environmental issues environmentally friendly salons recycling
February 6, 2012
Torrance, Calif.-based salon Gemist, owned by nail artist Meg Kaehler, incorporates Japanese-style services for customers, attracting an international clientele and those who favor nail art over nail maintenance.
Keywords: Japanese culture salon profiles
January 30, 2012
Chicago-based nail tech Amber Edwards was recently named nail director for Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas. NAILS asked Edwards how she intends to make her mark at the salon.
Keywords: Mario Tricoci staff training
January 26, 2012
This new hot towel steamer is ideal for manicures, pedicures, waxing services, and more. For more info, visit www.beautypro.us.com.
Keywords: manicure accessories pedicure accessories
January 23, 2012
Nothing screams “unprofessional” louder than a station cluttered with stuff. Unclutter your manicure table and keep it clutter-free throughout the service.
Keywords: Inspector Monika
January 18, 2012
In the January 2012 issue of Essence magazine, celebrity manicurist Lisa Logan shares some secrets on how to avoid dried-out cuticles in winter.
Keywords: celebrity nail techs client health cuticle care cuticle treatments seasonal services
January 11, 2012
Lucky magazine, in its January 2012 issue, suggested turning a client's favorite outfit into a manicure. Elizabeth Monson, a Lucky blogger, was inspired by Prabal Gurung's pop-art floral blouse.
Keywords: Color Club floral nail art handpainted nail art manicures nail art