September 14, 2013
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.
September 10, 2013
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
September 4, 2013
The Bodywork Insurance Program (BWI) was designed to respond to the specific needs of beauty professionals, including nail techs.
June 5, 2013
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
June 4, 2013
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
June 2, 2013
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.
May 28, 2013
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
April 18, 2013
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
April 12, 2013
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
March 18, 2013
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
March 18, 2013
Marinello Schools of Beauty raised $91,315 for the Newtown Memorial Fund, which supports victims of the tragic massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
March 15, 2013
Be on the lookout for The Event Loyalty Card to be given away at all major 2013 trade shows and placed into online orders by participating nail companies.
Keywords: loyalty programs tradeshows
March 15, 2013
Robanda International has acquired the Dissolve brand.
Keywords: cleanser Robanda International
March 13, 2013
As much as she loves doing nails, Dana Gonzalez-Kurtz, owner of Artistry of the Nail at Salon Shibumi in Portland, Ore., draws the line at doing things that eat into the profits she’s entitled to.
Keywords: service pricing
February 27, 2013
Value shoppers, time-challenged clients, and green consumers are just some of the growing phenomena noted in the 2013 Trend Report released by The Spa Association (SPAA).
Keywords: spas trends