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Salon Coach Offers Book-Building Basics

June 1, 2005  | Article

Coach advises nail tech that to serve her primary customers, she'll have to change her hours to accommodate them. 

Keywords: business   customer service   retailing   salon coaching   service hours  

Changing Scenery

February 1, 2005  | Article

Whether it’s revamping your current location or conquering uncharted territory in a new salon, how well you prepare for the renovation could be the difference between high hopes or high stress. While the most exciting part may be seeing it all come together, the most important part is done before you ever lift a finger.

Keywords: business   keeping your business competitive   salon decor/design  

12 Things to Know About Exterior Salon Signage

February 1, 2005  | Article

Grab passers-by's attention with good graphics, a simple message, and a clear message.

Keywords: advertising/promotions   business   signage  

Note to Spa Owners: Nails Rock

July 1, 2004  | Article

There’s a perception among certain salon and spa owners that nail services are low-end, unprofitable, “unspa-like,” and just plain smelly. The reality is, if you are ignoring nail services in your establishment you are paying for it in your bottom line.

Keywords: business  

Keeping the College Crowd Polished

November 1, 2003  | Article

Market your services to students and turn them into loyal clients. Read on for tips from salons who've successfully brought students in--and kept them coming back. From advertising in the school paper to participating in sorority events, there's more than one way to go about it.

Keywords: advertising/promotions   business   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   niche marketing  

Is Your Pay Structure The Problem?

November 1, 2003  | Article

How a salon chooses to pay its staff can make all the difference in employee retention, quality of service, profitability, and your ability to compete. After payroll, salon owners are often left only with their own tip money and revenue from services they've performed. Should you abandon the traditional commission structure for a pay system that rewards behaviors that are key to the salon's overall success?

Keywords: business   keeping your business competitive   money   service pricing   staff management  

Marketers Say Selling Nail Products Is As Hard As Buying

November 1, 2003  | Article

Frustrations with nail product distribution have led to manufacturers to refocus on the "little guy."

Keywords: As I See It   business   retailing  

The Blue Lagoon

February 1, 2003  | Article

Brooks & Butterfield Ltd. in Northampton, Mass., is the creative brainchild of two women who wanted to create the most specialized spa in its market. With their backgrounds in the beauty industry, it was inevitable that this year-old spa would become an instant success.

Keywords: business   day spa   marketing/promotions   opening a new salon   salon profiles  

Darling Starts Canadian Nail Alliance

June 1, 2002  | Article

As an instructor at the Ottawa Academy & West End Academy in Gloucester, Ontario, Tanis Darling has started the Nail Tech Alliance of Canada. One of its goals is to implement a standardized nail curriculum throughout the country.

Keywords: business   canada   Canadian nail industry   certification   student tests  

Business Advice for Booth Renters

December 1, 1998  | Article

A big negative many nail technicians may fail to consider the difficulty of getting credit or financing from a commercial bank based on your standing as a business owner.

Keywords: business   equipment leasing  

A Hard Won Victory: Salon Owner Beats the IRS

October 1, 1997  | Article

It took five years and more than $100,000, but Nails Now! Owner Ira Bloom finally prevailed in his quest for the IRS to recognize his nail technicians as independent contractors.

 

Keywords: booth rental   business   business tools   employee issues   independent contractors  

You're Being Audited! One Salon Owner's Harrowing IRS Journey

June 1, 1997  | Article

If the IRS asked to examine your salon's Federal Tax returns, would you survive the audit? Read on for an account of a salon owner who thought she was doing everything "by the book."

Keywords: booth rental   business   finance   independent contractors   opening a new salon  

Beauty Systems Group Acquires F.H. Loeffler

December 1, 1996  | Article

Gary Winterhalter announced that it has acquired F.H. Loeffler Company.

Keywords: business   business purchases   company sales/acquisitions   Industry News   Sally Beauty  

How Less Time = More Money

October 1, 1996  | Article

"These meetings have created the simplest, yet greatest management changes we’ve made in years.

Keywords: business   salon ownership  

Business Cards That Make Their Mark

February 1, 1996  | Article

It may be small, but your business card speaks volumes about your salon. Get our experts advice on how this tool can make a powerful, effective statement about your business.

Keywords: business   business cards   competition   marketing   personal growth  

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