May 15, 2014
Before the ribbon cutting, before the first appointment is booked, and before the lights get turned on, you’ve got to find the financial muscle to make this dream come true.
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April 16, 2014
Want to open a salon with a family member or bestie? Great! But first make sure you are fully prepared, from both legal and emotional standpoints.
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April 15, 2014
Nail art pricing should be easy for both you and your clients to understand. Charge what your designs are worth with the help of these tips from successful techs.
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March 12, 2014
Don’t be left shaking your head and emptying your bank account. Learn from these techs as they share their stories of red flags they saw — and ignored.
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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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