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Give Every Service Ticket a Boost

February 16, 1993  | Article

As the price of a basic manicure drops, so goes your income. Here are sure-fire ways to combat income decline and move into the ranks of the technician who’s not just surviving, but thriving.

How to Land a Job at a High-End Salon

September 1, 1992  | Article

There’s more to getting the best jobs than just having great technique. Personality and presentation count for a lot with high-end salon owners.

Keywords: finding a job   hiring nail technicians  

Preventing Bad Checks

July 1, 1992  | Article

Gathering adequate information helps you spot bad checks – and recover funds when checks bounce.

The Big Payoff

June 1, 1992  | Article

An incentive-based compensation program that’s tied to pricing motivates nail technicians while increasing the salon’s bottom line. It’s a win/win situation for everyone.

Keywords: compensation systems   service pricing  

1992 Nail Technician Compensation Survey

June 1, 1992  | Article

You can earn more money in the nail business by continuing your education, offering a variety of services, and by simply sticking with it.

Keywords: compensation systems   salary survey  

Profit Sharing Means Income Up Down Under

February 1, 1992  | Article

Salon owner Lynette Kirsten offers her technicians an opportunity to share in the success of her salon by sharing the profits.

Keywords: incentive structures   international   profitablity  

They’re No Longer Just Product Middlemen

February 1, 1992  | Article

Education, business planning, product knowledge, technical support, and tradeshows are just a few of the business-building programs full-service distributors offer their salon “partners.”

Keywords: distribution  

Editor’s Note: Independent Contractors, Beware

January 1, 1992  | Article

I suspect that many nail technicians who classify themselves as “independent contractors” may not be at all. I urge salon owners and booth renters to take a closer look at their situation before the IRS decides to take a closer look.

Keywords: booth rental   booth rental vs employee debate   independent contractors  

How to Raise Your Prices

December 1, 1991  | Article

All you have to sell are your time and your service. Have the confidence to raise your prices, back them with education, and know you’re worth it.

Keywords: service pricing  

Awards and Incentives Produce Top Employees

October 1, 1991  | Article

Keeping staff happy, satisfied, and fulfilled can be the biggest challenge salon owners face. Yet, somehow, many salon owners and managers retain employees long-term and manage to keep them happy. What innovative programs are salon owners implementing? What do employees really want?

Keywords: incentive structures   staff retention  

The Distribution Debate: Does It Matter Where You Buy Supplies?

September 1, 1991  | Article

Does it matter where you buy nail care supplies? And what’s at stake when products designed for professional use are available to the general public?

Keywords: distribution  

Editor's note: Give Technicians a Reason to Sell

May 1, 1991  | Article

If a nail technician splits with the salon owner the profits on any retail she sells (just as she splits the cost of her services) the nail tech would have a tremendous incentive to sell more.

Keywords: As I See It   commissions   retailing  

Got the Uncle Sam Blues?

April 1, 1991  | Article

Better budgeting now will help you avoid the blues

Keywords: finance   money   money-savings ideas   salon finances   taxes  

A Salon Professional’s Guide to Health Insurance

April 1, 1991  | Article

Sky-high premiums, unfair restrictions – it’s enough to make anyone sick.

Keywords: insurance  

Independent Contractor or Employee?

February 1, 1991  | Article

The first thing you should know about the difference between being an employee and being an independent contractor is that the choice may not be up to you. Stay on the right side of the law ... and the IRS.

Keywords: booth rental   independent contractors   IRS   taxes  

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