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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  

Don’t Leave Yourself Unprotected

September 18, 2012  | Article

Insurer Hiscox USA has expanded its professional liability and general liability policies to nail and beauty professionals.

Keywords: insurance   professional liability  

An Alternative to Commission

September 18, 2012  | Article

“Commission encourages an ‘I/me’ culture. Team-based pay encourages a ‘we/us/the team/the customer/the company’ culture,” says Neil Ducoff, founder and CEO of Strategies.

Keywords: commissions   compensation systems  

Tony Cuccio on Increasing Salon Revenue

August 15, 2012  | Video

Tony Cuccio, CEO of Star Nail, talks about the direction of the spa industry and current trends.

Keywords: Cuccio   Cuccio Naturale   Tony Cuccio  

Techs Win Federal Lawsuit Over Wage Disputes

July 26, 2012  | Article

The Chinese Staff and Workers Association and the organization Justice Will Be Served announced a jury award in April 2012 in a successful lawsuit in which six Chinese nail salon workers sued a chain of high-end nail salons for failing to pay a minimum wage and overtime compensation

Keywords: lawsuits   owner issues   salon ownership  

Ten Things Your Employees Won’t Tell You

June 28, 2012  | Article

Do you ever wish you were a fly on the wall so you could hear what your employees say? Here’s your chance to learn what they won’t tell you, but wish you knew.

Keywords: employee issues   staff management  

Acrylics are Not Dead

June 14, 2012  | Article

With the sudden rise of brush-on gel-polish bringing many new customers into salons, it seems nail techs are seeing fewer tried-and-true acrylic customers. With new products on the market, traditional acrylic users now have more options to choose from, but there is still a seat at the manicure table for them.

Keywords: CND   colored acrylics   consumer marketing   Gelish   gels  

A.I.I. Acquires Nail Tek

May 25, 2012  | Article

American International Industries (A.I.I.), a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of beauty products, recently acquired the Nail Tek (Prima Technologies, Inc.) brand, a nail treatment and polish company headquartered in Nesconset, N.Y.

Keywords: American International Industries   company sales/acquisitions   Nail Tek  

Establish a Successful Apprenticeship Program

May 25, 2012  | Article

Shear Savvy Secrets and Strategies for Successful Salon Apprenticeships is teaching salon’s across the country how to become a school of cosmetology and train apprentices right in their own salon so apprentices can become licensed in the beauty industry.

Keywords: apprentice programs   books  

Job Interview Skills from Milady

May 24, 2012  | Video

An important skill to build as you work towards your career is your ability to interview. This video helps to prepare you for that moment. Applicable to both the cosmetology student and the current professional, this video covers the situations you may experience in your interview. More videos are available on the two-disc DVD set Miladys Soft Skills: Interpersonal Skills for the Beauty Industry, which is available at http://www.milady.cengage.com/index.asp.

Keywords: interview skills   Milady  

Websites Worth Watching: Allied Health Association

May 23, 2012  | Article

The Allied Health Association, a network of spas, salons, and medi-spas,has been providing A-rated insurance to the health and beauty industry since 1991.

Keywords: insurance   professional liability  

Advertising in the Age of Information Overload

April 27, 2012  | Article

You want to market to clients but can’t figure out how to get the most bang for your buck. How do you make the most of all the advertising mediums open to you?  

Keywords: advertising/promotions   Facebook marketing   loyalty programs   marketing/promotions   web marketing  

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