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The Pricing Problem

March 1, 2010  | Article

Part art, part science, pricing your services is one of the most important and delicate tasks you’ll undertake in the salon. And no two salon owners approach it quite the same. We asked readers: How do you decide how much to charge for a particular service?

Keywords: add-on services   business   economy   keeping your business competitive   money  

Prepare for the Worst

March 1, 2010  | Article

Conservative wisdom reminds us to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. Create a plan now that prepares you and your staff for the day when a minor disaster strikes.

Keywords: business   natural disasters  

Rules to Live By

January 1, 2010  | Article

Since this is your issue, written by you and for you, we asked nail technicians to give us their “rules to live by” in the salon. Here are 10 that we couldn’t agree with more!

Keywords: business   On My Mind   professionalism  

Firefly Books Pro Nail Care: Salon Secrets of the Professionals

December 29, 2009  | Product

New from Firefly Books comes Pro Nail Care: Salon Secrets of the Professionals.

Keywords: books   business   educational materials  

"I Would Have Done It Differently"

November 1, 2009  | Article

Current and former salon owners share their personal insights on the things they would go back and change, if only they could.

Keywords: business   commissions   hiring nail technicians   manufacturers educators   opening a new salon  

Social Networking for Nail Techs

September 1, 2009  | Article

Like many salons, East Village Spa in Des Moines, Iowa, was fully booked for Valentine’s Day, then right before the appointment cancellation charge cut-off of 48 hours, clients “suddenly” realized they wouldn’t be able to come in. Rather than lose money on empty appointments, the salon posted the new openings on Twitter. “They were immediately snatched up by people who’d waited too long to make Valentine’s Day plans. Twitter helped us stay 100% booked,” says owner Cassie Sampson.

Keywords: advertising/promotions   business   business tools   Facebook marketing   marketing/promotions  

Performance Through Consistency Control

August 10, 2009  | Video

Doug Schoon discusses preventing service breakdown in the salon.

Keywords: business   Doug Schoon   lifting  

Booth Rental Made Easy

August 1, 2009  | Article

There is pretty much no such thing as an independent contractor in the beauty industry.

Keywords: booth rental   business   commissions   independent contractors   Ken Cassidy  

All the Right Ingredients

March 1, 2009  | Article

Julie Nguyen, owner and founder of Blu Water Day Spa, has plenty of experience in the beauty industry. Coming to the United States when she was 16 and building on the beauty training she received in Vietnam, she worked in hair, then nails and cosmetics, and was quickly able to purchase her own salon.

Keywords: add-on services   business   charity   natural nail care   opening a new salon  

Tipping Done Right

November 1, 2008  | Article

First and foremost keep your tipping policy client-friendly and report the tips as income.

Keywords: business   taxes   tipping  

Hippies, Hibernation, and Hellish Weather — Oh My!

October 1, 2008  | Article

Location breeds a handful of challenges and rewards for Island Girl Nails in Clinton, Wash.

Keywords: business   salon profiles  

Young Nails Play Ethics

September 19, 2008  | Video

Young Nails

Keywords: business   tradeshows   Young Nails  

The Right Response

September 1, 2008  | Article

We can daydream all we want about what we would like to say, but finding the right response for hard-to-please clients is the better choice — and ultimately yields more satisfying results.

Keywords: business   client relationships   clients   hard-to-please clients  

A Manicurist’s Fairy Tale

September 1, 2008  | Article

A pair of sisters write their own fairy tale success story with quick-and-easy manicuring at Tootsies in Denver.

Keywords: business   salon profiles  

Save Money by Remodeling Your Salon in 2008

August 1, 2008  | Article

If you were thinking about remodeling the salon, this might be the time to fasttrack your plans. Earlier this year, Congress approved the Economic Stimulus Act in the hopes of aiding a sputtering economy. In addition to the individual tax rebates, the Economic Stimulus Act contains a provision that offers businesses increased tax deductions on purchases they make before the end of the year.

Keywords: business   finance   recession   remodeling   taxes  

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The U.S. Vietnamese salon industry represents more than half of all salons. VietSALON serves this market with a bi-monthly Vietnamese language print magazine and a community-oriented website.

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