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To Tip or Not to Tip

December 27, 2012  | Article

Here Candice Everest, owner of Panache Nail Studio in Stanwood, Wash., explains her decision to institute a no tipping policy — a decision that proved popular with clients. Jesse Bruner, owner of Jesse David Nail Design in Wilmington, Del., counters respectfully with why it wouldn’t work for him.

Keywords: tipping  

Join the Buff&Go Team

December 5, 2012  | Article

Buff&Go is expanding and it’s looking for extraordinarily talented beauty professionals to join its team.

Keywords: products for mobile techs  

Know Your Options for Finding Financing

November 30, 2012  | Article

With banks more reluctant than ever to lend to small businesses, salons must often look elsewhere for financing. There are several options available should your business fall outside the scope of traditional bank financing.  

Keywords: finance   salon finances  

Design Without Breaking the Bank

November 30, 2012  | Article

With a growing number of choices, you have to work hard to stand out from the competition and bring your salon’s brand to life. The good news is that creativity trumps dollars every time! A retail design firm shares its advice for how to adapt.

Keywords: product displays   salon decor/design  

20 Challenges, 20 Solutions

November 7, 2012  | Article

First-time author Lisa Marie Arnold has been providing business consulting services to salon and spa professionals for 20 years. In her book, Beauty Brigade, Arnold interviews 20 salon and spa owners, focusing on the owners’ biggest challenges and how they were solved through business coaching.

Keywords: books   coaching  

What’s Your Time Worth?

November 7, 2012  | Article

Candice Everest, owner of Panache Nail Studio in Stanwood, Wash., offers these four steps to determine how much to charge for a given service.

Keywords: raising prices   service pricing  

How to Sell Nail Art

November 2, 2012  | Article

I tell the client that I have something to show her, and that if she doesn’t like it, I can wipe it off.

Keywords: beginner nail art  

What You Need to Know About Health Care Reform

October 31, 2012  | Article

Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the majority of the Affordable Care Act, nail salon owners need to know how health reform may impact their business. Are they required to provide health insurance to employees? Will they face penalties if they don’t?

Keywords: insurance   medical insurance  

5 Scholarships To Tell Prospective Students About

October 3, 2012  | Article

If you’re turning prospective students away because of their inability to afford your school’s tuition, here are some scholarships you could be turning them to instead.

Keywords: cosmetology schools   OPI products   paying for school   Professional Beauty Association   Sally Beauty  

Cultivating Ideal Clients

September 22, 2012  | Article

Is it really possible to have your ideal client sitting in your chair consistently? The answer is a resounding yes. You can choose your own clients, while turning your existing clients into your ideal.     

Keywords: building your clientele   client relationships  

Five Things You Know But Are Ignoring

September 22, 2012  | Article

Do you ever know which way you’re supposed to go, but keep hoping to find an alternate — and easier — route? Learn how to stay on course from techs who have been down this road before.

Keywords: continuing education   raising prices   social media   staff management   time management  

Nail School Receives Title IV Funding

September 21, 2012  | Article

It’s not just the spa-like atmosphere at Long Island’s Nail & Skin Institute that makes the school unique. Its financial aid program allows students to receive Title IV funding through the U.S. Department of Education.

Keywords: cosmetology schools   paying for school  

Polish Is Big Money

September 21, 2012  | Article

Consumers are spending like crazy on polish — are you getting your fair share of this growing market?

Keywords: consumer product brands   nail trends  

Sally Beauty Raises Over $1.3 Million for Komen for the Cure

September 21, 2012  | Article

During the first year of its partnership with the breast cancer charity, Sally Beauty Holdings raised over $1.3 million for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Keywords: breast cancer awareness   charity   Sally Beauty  

Rules to Live By

September 21, 2012  | Article

“The five rules that I live by whether it be a day of business or a day of pleasure seem to work best when combined with a life based on human integrity,” says Lance Lehne, owner of Lucca Nail Spa in Ocean Shores, Wash., and author of The Nail Tech’s Survival Guide: The 10 Step Handbook to Becoming a Million Dollar Nail Technician.

Keywords: books  

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