December 1, 2007
In a bustling, shop-filled area of Seattle, Julep Nail Parlor offers an oasis of a space where girlfriends, moms and daughters, and couples can reconnect, celebrate, and be themselves.
Keywords: salon atmosphere salon profiles
November 1, 2007
Part substance, part strategy, staking out your spot on local “best of” lists requires a game plan. NAILS attempts to demystify the process of claiming your spot on the list.
Keywords: business keeping your business competitive marketing/promotions public relations web marketing
September 1, 2007
Veteran competitor Trang Nguyen finishes first for the second year in a row on the NAILS Top 25 list. John Hauk, another former number-one finisher, comes in second. And relative newcomer Rachel Mouritsen makes a big jump from her 2006 23rd place finish to round out the top three. Just who are these top competitors?
Keywords: competitions Top 25 Competitors
August 1, 2007
Clients can’t come to you if they can’t find you. With a little know-how, you can greatly improve your salon’s ranking on popular search engines like Google and Yahoo. Learn what easy steps you can take so these search engines help to build your business for you.
Keywords: marketing/promotions web marketing
July 1, 2007
Clients come in for the beautiful nails, but they sure do enjoy the extra touches you provide. With a little flair you can make hospitality part of your client care program. The key to keeping your clients entertained in the salon is to give them plenty to think about — new services, local art and culture, and multimedia are a few examples.
Keywords: marketing/promotions salon atmosphere salon decor/design
June 1, 2007
If you’re ready to introduce a new product or service, you’ll want to do all you can to make sure it explodes onto the scene and into your clients’ consciousness. Keep reading to learn how your peers successfully launched a new product line or service offering.
Keywords: marketing/promotions open house
June 1, 2007
Build your clientele by targeting new-to-the-area residents. Directly mailing welcome coupons to new neighbors brings them into the salon.
Keywords: building your clientele business building direct mail marketing/promotions
April 1, 2007
You’re finally ready to hit the male-client-recruiting scene, but which guy is right for you and your salon? Here are four common male clients…and tips on how to get them for good.
Keywords: male clients men's services niche marketing
February 1, 2007
The nails industry is one business segment that is not seeing a shift toward “DIY” (doing it yourself) to save money. Instead, sales for store-bought polishes and removers have declined and the purchase of professional nail salon services has gone up.
Keywords: industry research
November 1, 2006
Between the winter blues and covered shoes, you may think pedicures are reserved for the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. But, we’ll show you five salons that still sizzle even when it’s freezing.
Keywords: business building pedicures salon profiles seasonal services winter pedicures
October 1, 2006
Ready to snag publicity for yourself and your salon? Armed with effective PR tools and a lot of determination, you can create a media buzz that helps draw new clientele.
Keywords: marketing/promotions Valentine's Day services
September 1, 2006
There’s no arguing that kids these days are growing up faster than they did 25 years ago. But just because they want to be older faster, does that mean you should help them? Manufacturers, experts, and techs discuss just how young is too young for various nail services and how to perform services on and attract younger clients.
Keywords: youth marketing youth services
September 1, 2006
According to TheWeddingReport.com, the average American wedding costs between $22,000 and $26,000. Is your salon getting its piece of the wedding cake, er, pie? It takes targeted advertising, smart scheduling and retailing, superior service, and a referral program, and you’ll be on your way to salon-wedded bliss.
Keywords: bridal nail art marketing/promotions niche marketing salon parties
August 1, 2006
To reward good customers and increase client loyalty, some salons are implementing VIP programs where members pay a yearly fee in exchange for special privileges. A well-implemented VIP program will increase your salon’s bottom line as well.
Keywords: customer service loyalty programs marketing/promotions
July 1, 2006
NAILS salutes the winners of our Salon Menus With Style contest who drew the attention of our judges with their engaging graphics, creative copy, and innovative design.
Keywords: advertising/promotions salon menus service menus