August 1, 2003
Sometimes you have to spend money to make money. Salon owners share their salon-tested investment ideas — both big and small — that not only pay for themselves, but boost profits over time.
July 1, 2003
Look no further for low-cost, high-return, business-building ideas. Look beyond the obvious and cross-market with unlikely allies to double your exposure with minimal expense.
August 1, 2002
SWOT means you should ask yourself: What are your Strengths, Weaknesses, Oppportunities, and Threats?
January 1, 2002
A new salon owner shares her hard-earned wisdom to help make the process of striking out on your own a little easier.
April 1, 2000
Finding a good doctor is like finding a good nail technician – people want a personal referral from someone they trust. If you’re still looking for Dr. Right, here are some suggestions from physicians and nail techs who’ve made referral relationships work.
August 1, 1998
Do today's nail techs know what it takes to build a full book? If not, as a veteran you should lend a hand.
April 1, 1998
Hidden in a thick of grand old oaks and elms along a 15-mile stretch of Lake Michigan is one of the nation's best-kept secrets. Privacy and anonymity are sacrosanct in this close-knit community where the living legacies of some of the most prosperous entrepreneurs of the Industrial Revolution reside.
February 1, 1997
We polled marketing experts, nail technicians, and salon owners for their best suggestions on how to find new customers…and keep the ones you have.
December 1, 1996
July 1, 1995
A tidy workstation is this top tech's secret to success.
"Manicure table manners" are rewarded
April 1, 1995
A nail student asks a veteran nail technician for some advice on starting out.
September 1, 1994
December 1, 1988
I remain bouyantly optimistic about the nail industry, its status, and its future.
Succulent Scrubs8 photos
24 Holiday Retail Items24 photos
Containing pores or openings that will cause lower strength; polymers used in the nail industry are all classified as non-porous.
Am I losing my touch applying acrylics?
Should I have a TV in my salon?
Is perfectionism on the job a blessing or a curse?
Do I need a special permit to do medical pedicures?
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