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Misclassification: The Ultimate Nightmare

December 22, 2013  | Article

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.

Keywords: booth rental   employee issues   independent contractors   IRS   Ken Cassidy  

Quiz: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

December 21, 2013  | Article

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.   

Keywords: changing salons   morale   quiz  

Is a No-Tipping Policy Right for You?

November 30, 2013  | Article

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.

Keywords: client issues   clients   tipping   tips  

Nails by Temika

November 21, 2013  | Article

Detroit may have declared bankruptcy, but that’s not stopping talented entrepreneurs like Tamika Johnson from keeping a healthy cash flow.

Keywords: salon profiles  

Cuccio Colour Class Offered in Brazil

November 19, 2013  | Article

More than 60 beauty professionals recently attended two days of training in Brazil to indulge their love for Cuccio’s polish and Veneer lines. 

Keywords: Cuccio   schools  

Customer Convenience

September 14, 2013  | Article

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.

I’m Not Cheap, I’m Thrifty

September 10, 2013  | Article

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.

Keywords: energy efficient products   green business  

Protection Money

September 4, 2013  | Article

The Bodywork Insurance Program (BWI) was designed to respond to the specific needs of beauty professionals, including nail techs.

Keywords: insurance  

Why They Skip the Salon

June 5, 2013  | Article

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.

Keywords: industry research  

Richard Hurter Acquires Kupa Inc.

June 4, 2013  | Article

Richard Hurter, who has been the driving force behind Kupa Inc. for the last 20 years, was a partner and has now acquired the entire company.

Keywords: company sales/acquisitions   Kupa  

Is Merchant Cash Advance Right For You?

June 2, 2013  | Article

Merchant cash advances are easier to get than traditional bank loans. Advantages include quick funding and a repayment schedule that is tied to the salon’s cash flow. 

Square Credit Card Reader Offers “Business in a Box”

May 28, 2013  | Article

Square offers “Business in a Box,” which contains all the hardware to run a business in one convenient and affordable package.

Keywords: credit cards   smartphone apps  

Bring a Polish, Take a Polish

April 18, 2013  | Article

The polish exchange at Hey, Nice Nails! in Long Beach, Calif., is just what is sounds like — clients are free to drop off a polish they no longer care for and pick up one that sparks their fancy.

Keywords: customer service   polish  

Don’t Sweat the Paperwork

April 12, 2013  | Article

DOT — Data. Organizing. Tracking. That’s the acronym behind the Dot Organizer created by nail tech Colleen VanDurme of Premiere Salon in Dansville, N.Y.

Keywords: nail tech inventions   organization   organizing supplies  

6 Last-Minute Tax Tips

March 18, 2013  | Article

It’s almost time to pay the taxman. If you haven’t filed your returns, don’t fret. These tips can help ease the pain. 

Keywords: income   taxes  

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