April 1, 2006
You love being a nail tech and are happy with your career choice, but how do you keep the momentum building and avoid the proverbial rut? Knowing what motivates you, creating a positive work environment, and communicating with team member are just a few ways to ensure you don’t hit too many bumps along the way.
Keywords: Business finding a job work life balance
March 1, 2006
As a salon owner or manager you may struggle with one question daily: Where does all the money go? You generate plenty of income in services and retail sales, yet there is little left to show for it at the end of the month. To regain control of your profitability, learn about the six profit points that make or break a salon.
Keywords: Business marketing/promotions service pricing
February 1, 2006
Gas prices exploded last year. Everyone — salon owners, booth renters, manufacturers, and distributors — has been affected differently by the surge. Some of the effects, like customers cutting corners, are expected; others, like taking more time for services, are not.
February 1, 2006
If you are paying your salon employees a commission of more than 50%, chances are you are losing money. Learn how to modify your commission structure to motivate employees and ensure a profitable business.
Keywords: commissions employee issues independent contractors salon finances
October 1, 2005
In a few states, continuing education is the law, and I believe that continuing education is the key to staying abreast of the trends. And, being on top of the trends translates into profits!
Keywords: continuing education nail technician earnings
July 1, 2005
Many of you are concerned that when an increase is implemented, clients will leave, and in some instances, this may be true. But you must not forget future goals, and you must keep pace with increases in supply costs, education expenses, and other overhead cost expenses.
Keywords: raising prices service pricing
June 1, 2005
Coach advises nail tech that to serve her primary customers, she'll have to change her hours to accommodate them.
Keywords: Business customer service retailing salon coaching service hours
April 1, 2005
You can give yourself and your clients a new outlook by giving your salon or work area a makeover without breaking the bank.
Keywords: decorating on a budget economical salon decor salon decor/design
March 1, 2005
They charge almost double the average price for a set of nails and their appointment books are so full they turn away clients. What is it that allows these techs to command such a high fee, and how can their advice impact your bottom line?
Keywords: service pricing
March 1, 2005
If they were audited, a large percentage of the salon owners in the beauty industry today could not pass the tests determining their workers’ tax status imposed by the IRS or by their individual state, says our expert. As tax time approaches, know the facts. The financial fall-out from misclassifying your staff can be devastating.
Keywords: booth rental employee issues independent contractors IRS taxes
November 1, 2004
What do you do when you’ve got 70 essays to read, all written by children in need of a computer? If you’re OPI president and CEO George Schaeffer, you’ll make sure every child gets one.
Keywords: charity George Schaeffer OPI Products
October 1, 2004
Where do you buy your products and supplies and why? We posed this question to salon owners, employees, and booth renters to get a feel for the buying habits of nail professionals.
Keywords: product buying salon management
September 1, 2004
Nail tech Holly Schippers came up with a pricing plan that helps clients take better care of their nails and allows her to charge the right price for the right service time.
Keywords: Holly Schippers nail salon service pricing service pricing tiered pricing
July 1, 2004
Some techs have horror stories about taking product onto airplanes. Others have great luck. But if you do your homework, you don't have to leave the safety of your tool kit to chance.
Keywords: INM OPI Products traveling with nail products