December 22, 2013
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
December 21, 2013
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
November 30, 2013
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
November 21, 2013
Detroit may have declared bankruptcy, but that’s not stopping talented entrepreneurs like Tamika Johnson from keeping a healthy cash flow.
Keywords: salon profiles
November 19, 2013
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
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