October 1, 1996
With services prices flat for the sixth straight year, salon owners hesitate to raise their prices, even in the face of the rising costs of doing business. Are you sure it's clients' unwillingness, and not fear, that's holding your prices down?
August 1, 1996
Before your business gets “burned” by a tragic fire, salon owners advise double-checking your insurance coverage and maintaining secure records off-site.
July 1, 1996
Nail technicians' earning power is up 17%. Perhaps the staff shortages the industry is facing is having an impact on the salaries and prices that skilled nail techs can demand. Our biannual compensation studies will help you understand how your earnings compare to the industry and provide some simple ways to increase your earning potential.
Keywords: booth rental income industry research salary survey
April 1, 1996
Painting a perfect Mickey Mouse might earn you first place in a nail art competition, but it could also land you in legal hot water. Your nail art could be a copyright infringement.
Keywords: legal issues nail art
September 1, 1995
Salon owners can reduce costs by limiting the number of product lines and distributors they use. Smart inventory controls also boost your bottom line.
October 1, 1994
Start by raising prices, then follow by reducing expenses, continuing your education, and managing your time. Then watch your income grow.
Keywords: budgeting continuing education cost cutting nail tech assistants no-shows
September 1, 1994
Keywords: finding/retaining staff recruiting
June 1, 1994
There’s good news and bad news in this year’s income study: nail technicians’ average weekly income from services dropped by $15, but retail commissions and employment benefits are on the rise.
Keywords: booth rental employee issues income salary survey service pricing
June 1, 1994
On one hand, we are excited to finally have these detailed industry statistics, which include the employment benefits nail technicians receive, how much they spend on supplies, and what they earn in tips, among many other factors. On the other hand, it was discouraging to see that the average weekly income of professional nail technicians has dropped.
Keywords: As I See It income service pricing
January 1, 1994
In a special focus group, NAILS talked to booth renters and salon owners about how well booth rental works in their salons and how to head off conflict over setting prices, maintaining quality standards, and paying for advertising.
Keywords: booth rental compensation systems