February 28, 2014
Since disasters can strike at any time, Dixon recommends getting in the habit of backing up on-site, in the cloud, and on personal disk drives to prevent long down-times in case of fire, water, or smoke damage.
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February 25, 2014
Editor Hannah Lee challenges you to look at your nail art pricing structure to determine whether you're selling yourself short.
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February 5, 2014
The Nail Superstore has introduced a new way to thank its customers for being loyal: the Refer-A-Friend Program.
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February 1, 2014
Proper documentation and procedures are essential in case a patron brings a lawsuit against your salon, according to Sean Brownyard, executive program manager for SASSI, the Salon and Spa Specialty Insurance program at Brownyard Group.
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January 31, 2014
New York-based salon software firm Digital Right Brain (DRB) has released SalonPOS for free.
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December 23, 2013
Associated Hair Professionals (AHP), an association for hairstylists and barbers, has launched membership and resources designed specifically for nail professionals.
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December 22, 2013
It is a true, life-changing story that can easily happen to anyone who is not classifying salon personnel correctly in the eyes of the government. You probably think you know the rules about employment classifications, but you’re probably wrong.
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December 21, 2013
Things aren’t ideal at your current salon. Should you stick it out or pack your sculpting brushes and make a clean break? Take our purely unscientific quiz to reveal the clues.
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November 30, 2013
If tomorrow morning you posted a sign that said “no tips please,” what do you think would be the impact? No-tipping policies in salons, spas, and waxing studios are slowly but surely changing the way clients not only pay, but view their nail service professionals.
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November 21, 2013
Detroit may have declared bankruptcy, but that’s not stopping talented entrepreneurs like Tamika Johnson from keeping a healthy cash flow.
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November 19, 2013
More than 60 beauty professionals recently attended two days of training in Brazil to indulge their love for Cuccio’s polish and Veneer lines.
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September 14, 2013
At Va-Va Varnish in San Diego, Calif., if you don’t have change for the parking meter, the staff will cheerfully fill your meter and charge the amount to your credit card.
September 10, 2013
It never hurts to pinch a few pennies. We asked salon owners and nail techs for some of their best money-saving tips and added a few of our own.
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September 4, 2013
The Bodywork Insurance Program (BWI) was designed to respond to the specific needs of beauty professionals, including nail techs.
June 5, 2013
A study by market intelligence firm Mintel found that expense plays a large role in why women do their nails at home, but it is not the only issue.
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