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Crowdsourcing: Do You Charge Extra for Shaping Nails?

August 21, 2017  | Article

This month we asked nail techs: Do you charge extra for shaping nails (other than square) due to the time it takes? If so, how much?

Keywords: crowdsourcing   nail shapes  

Crowdsourcing: How do you explain to clients why you charge more than the salon down the street?

August 1, 2017  | Article

This month we asked nail techs: How do you explain to clients why you charge more than the salon down the street?

Keywords: crowdsourcing   keeping your business competitive   service pricing  

4 Things to Consider Before Adding a New Service

July 31, 2017  | Article

Anita Lumpkin, director of education for Universal Companies, offers a list of things to keep in mind when salon owners are developing a new service.

Keywords: adding new services   product costs  

Insurance Checklist: Are You Fully Covered?

July 28, 2017  | Article

Insurance policies often fall under the radar behind customer service, marketing, and supplies, but it's important to know if your business' needs are covered.

Keywords: business management   insurance  

CIDESCO Offers This Year's Membership Free

July 6, 2017  | Article

CIDESCO, the world standard for beauty and spa therapy, offers free membership for this year to salons and spas that meet the association's entry and inspection requirements. 

Keywords: cidesco   Industry News   spas  

MyTime Enables Booking and Payment via Facebook

June 27, 2017  | Article

MyTime manages client records, handles in-store purchases, tracks inventory, and creates reports and analytics.

Keywords: business management   client scheduling  

Independent Nail Consultant Provides Ongoing Education

June 27, 2017  | Article

The idea of independently providing continuing education arose when Amy Masters was asked to teach a nail art class. She called her state board to check license requirements and found that although she could not teach students without an instructor’s license, there are no restrictions on teaching already-licensed nail techs.

Keywords: consultants   continuing education   education  

Top 10 Emerging Spa Trends

June 26, 2017  | Article

From on-demand service to using natural ingredients, these spa trends will help keep your business ahead of the industry curve.

Keywords: customer service   environmental issues   natural ingredients   spas  

Maintaining Your Nail Tools and Equipment

June 26, 2017  | Article

Show Your Salon Tools Some Love: Buying salon tools and equipment is a big part of the cost of doing business. Make the most of your investment by learning how to maintain them to extend their life.  

Keywords: autoclaves   e-files   electric files   implements   LED lamp  

CND and Beauty Changes Lives Announce First Recipients of Master Scholarship

June 20, 2017  | Article

Introduced in this February, the BCL|CND Master Scholarship is funded through a $150,000 commitment by CND.

Keywords: Beauty Changes Lives   CND   scholarships  

Apply for the 2017 PBA Scruples Scholarship for New Salon Owners

May 4, 2017  | News

The Professional Beauty Association Scruples Scholarship for New Salon Owners awards a new salon owner with $1,000. Hair services must be offered at the salon to be eligible. 

Keywords: full-service salons   opening a new salon   scholarships  

Crowdsourcing: How Do You Tell Clients You Are Raising Prices?

April 27, 2017  | Article

This month we asked nail techs: How do you inform your clients you’re raising your prices? How do they generally react?

Keywords: crowdsourcing   raising prices  

Tech Pays Forfeit for Being Late

April 19, 2017  | Article

Nail tech LáShaun Brown-Glenn really pays the price when she’s running late — and that price is $15. 

Keywords: time management  

Industry Pro Shares Pricing Formula

April 19, 2017  | Article

“I created the Service Pricing Toolkit because so many beauty professionals were receiving terrible advice about pricing from fellow professionals who had never been taught the necessary math to calculate appropriate, sustainable prices,” says creator, cosmetologist and beauty industry advocate Tina Alberino.

Keywords: service pricing  

Sheet Masks: A Simple Upsell

March 29, 2017  | Article

The masks are left on the client’s face for an extended period of time — usually 10 to 30 minutes — to allow the skin to reap all the benefits.

Keywords: masks   upselling  

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