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Make It a Man's World

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Here are some products specifically for men, and some tips on how to get those guys into your salon and keep them there.

Keywords: marketing/promotions   men's services   retail merchandising  

Designed for Comfort: Salon Waiting Areas

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

NAILS Magazine asked salon owners: How do you make your waiting area comfortable? Here is a selection of their responses.

25 Business-Building Tips for Booth Renters

November 17, 2010  | Article

Being your own boss is a rewarding choice, but it takes commitment and perseverance. Seasoned techs offer tips to help you succeed.

Keywords: adding new services   advertising/promotions   booth rental   business   business tools  

Turn That Frown Upside Down

November 17, 2010  | Article

For clients of Salon Riviera in Redondo Beach, Calif., receiving a traffic or parking ticket has an unexpected upside: Bring the ticket to the salon and new clients will receive 50% off their service.

Keywords: customer service   marketing/promotions   social media  

Play Me a Mood

October 1, 2010  | Demo

You’ve just thought of an awesome new signature service you want to add to your spa menu. So why not go that little extra mile and make a nice music playlist to go along with it?

Keywords: adding new services   customer service   manicures   pedicure products   pedicures  

On My Mind: Why I'm Your Least-Favorite Client

September 1, 2010  | Article

I’m the perfect example of do as I say, not as I do. So as such a lackadaisical client, what does it take for me to come back for repeat visits?

Keywords: building your clientele   client issues   clients   customer service   Hannah Lee  

Beauty for a Good Cause

August 1, 2010  | Article

Keywords: alternative careers   breast cancer awareness   cancer   charity   chemotherapy  

Just My Type

August 1, 2010  | Article

Get the down low for how to cater to four common client types — the glamour girl, control freak, escapist, and eco-conscious client — with nail styles, colors, services, and more that are fine-tuned to the needs of each.

Controlling Odors in the Salon

July 1, 2010  | Article

The amount of odor is directly related to how quickly a liquid evaporates. That means preventing the rapid evaporation of liquids can lower the odor in the environment.

Keywords: air filtration   air quality   client complaints   manufacturers educators   NSI  

Why They Come Back

July 1, 2010  | Article

What is it about a professional manicure that gets a client hooked? NAILS asked some satisfied salon clients to recount their first experience getting their nails done. Turns out, the reason they return often has as much to do with the tech as with the service itself.

Keywords: business   client retention   clients   customer service  

Enhance Your Customer Service With A La Carte Offerings

June 1, 2010  | Article

A good way to up your income without actually raising prices is to have a list of a la carte options in your service arsenal, says Kelley Killop-Marble of Opalized Designs Studio Salon in Shelby Township, Mich. “I’m not talking about having a bare-bones menu and nickel and diming folks ... that is just plain aggravating,” she says. What she is talking about is differentiating yourself by giving true personal services.

Keywords: add-on services   customer service   marketing/promotions  

Is It Time for a Change? It's the Best Way to Stay Motivated

May 1, 2010  | Article

Veteran nail techs have seen significant changes in the nail industry, and they may fear the best years are over. However, growth is still possible when you stretch yourself and your business to meet the demands of the new customer. It’s never too late to reinvent yourself.

Keywords: adding new services   customer service   keeping your business competitive   motivation  

Out of Mouths of Clients

April 1, 2010  | Article

Sometimes the things clients say are music to your ears; other times they can make you cringe. We asked nail techs to tell us their favorite, and least favorite, things to hear from clients.

Keywords: client issues   clients   reader surveys   referrals  

Please Hold

April 1, 2010  | Article

Don’t let valuable seconds go to waste. Connect with clients using on-hold messaging.

Keywords: customer service   marketing/promotions  

Extra Pampering Takes No Time at All

April 1, 2010  | Article

Looking for ways to give your clients something extra that doesn’t cost much in the way of time or money?

Keywords: customer service   pedicures  

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