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The Do's and Dont's of Advertising on Craigslist

October 1, 2009  | Article

Nail technicians are advertising their skill on Craigslist.org, and for the most part, they've benefitted well from the experience.

Keywords: advertising/promotions   marketing/promotions   web marketing   websites  

Make It Personal

October 1, 2009  | Article

Make your salon the kind of place clients can’t wait to return to. These six little tips can yield big results by lending a personal touch to your business.

Keywords: client gift ideas   customer service   professional image  

Mixing Business With Pleasure

October 1, 2009  | Article

In designing the spa and lounge, Dunlap went for chic simplicity and clean lines. She wanted a place where girlfriends could congregate.

Keywords: customer service   Facebook marketing   opening a new salon   salon profiles   social media  

Week 9: There’s No Such Thing as Overexposure

September 29, 2009  | Article

As a therapist, owner, and manager who is working full-time in my spa, I wanted to share with my fellow nail professionals how we survive during this hard time by not limiting ourselves to one area of marketing. At Maisie Dunbar Spa Lounge, we don’t believe in overexposure. We expose our business in the following ways:

Keywords: 2010 Project   business building   marketing/promotions   recession   Washington D.C  

Week 7: Becoming the “It” Place to Party

September 15, 2009  | Article

These days, most salons offer party packages of some type or another. You may service the occasional bridal or birthday party, or maybe you market a “Girl’s Night Out” party package for clients to book with their friends, but have you fully tapped into the party market? Have you ever thought about actually throwing the party yourself?

Week 6: Seven (Truly) New Marketing Ideas

September 4, 2009  | Article

If you’re looking to build your clientele, there’s no need to discount your services, but you can run specials and use some creative marketing, says Sharon Frenz, co-owner of Fusion Hair and Nail Studio in Tomah, Wis. “I’ve gone from a so-so book to a completely full book in less than a year,” says Frenz, who shares these tips.

Keywords: 2010 Project   building your clientele   business building   marketing/promotions  

Living the Dream

September 1, 2009  | Article

From getting initial experience and photos to selling yourself at an appointment with an agent, this is a handy how-to guide for finding an agent for freelance manicuring work.

Keywords: celebrities   creating a portfolio   doing nails for photo shoots   fashion   photographing nails  

Five Ways to Market Your Green Salon

September 1, 2009  | Article

You offer services using natural products, and you and your staff make earth-friendly choices for your salon whenever you can. How do you let your clients know about your commitment to going green? Below are five ways to spread your message

Keywords: advertising/promotions   educating clients   networking   OPI products   public relations  

Save a Tree

September 1, 2009  | Article

Making a conscious effort to be green is important not only from an environmental point of view but also from a marketing and public relations point of view.

Keywords: green business   recycled materials   recycling   web marketing  

Day Spa, Night Life

September 1, 2009  | Article

Under owner Misha Parham’s direction, My Sassy Nail Spa in Washington, D.C., has come to specialize in parties that include martinis, pole dancing, and tattoos.

Keywords: customer service   salon decor/design   salon profiles   theme salons  

Social Networking for Nail Techs

September 1, 2009  | Article

Like many salons, East Village Spa in Des Moines, Iowa, was fully booked for Valentine’s Day, then right before the appointment cancellation charge cut-off of 48 hours, clients “suddenly” realized they wouldn’t be able to come in. Rather than lose money on empty appointments, the salon posted the new openings on Twitter. “They were immediately snatched up by people who’d waited too long to make Valentine’s Day plans. Twitter helped us stay 100% booked,” says owner Cassie Sampson.

Keywords: advertising/promotions   business   business tools   Facebook marketing   marketing/promotions  

Week 5: Add a New Service and Create a Buzz

September 1, 2009  | Article

Sometimes it’s not that you need to get more clients (we’ve already told you that it costs more to get a new client than it does to keep an old one), but that you need to get more out of your clients. That might mean sending them home with a service-preserving retail item (we’ll get to retail in the very near future) or an incentive to entice them to try a new service.

Keywords: 2010 Project   adding new services   Minx   New Hampshire  

Week 4: Empty Slots in Your Book? Just Tweet It.

August 25, 2009  | Article

Last-minute openings in your appointment book are inevitable, but these days filling them can mean the difference between being able to pay all of your bills and, well, not being able to. Thankfully, up-to-the-minute social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook are starting to hit their stride, just in time for you to take advantage of the marketing capabilities they have to offer.

Keywords: 2010 Project   client scheduling   Facebook marketing   social media   Twitter  

Week 2: Guerilla Marketing: Thinking Outside Your Salon

August 12, 2009  | Article

Everyone needs to promote more, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to spend more. Think about guerilla marketing. Guerilla marketing means thinking outside the traditional ways of marketing.

Keywords: 2010 Project   building your clientele   business building   marketing/promotions   youth marketing  

Alert Your Customers To Openings In Your Schedule

August 1, 2009  | Article

Fill empty slots in your next day's schedule by using broadcast e-mail or a telephone call-in line.

Keywords: client scheduling   time management   web marketing  

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