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4 Assistant Programs: Four Salons Do It Their Way

January 1, 2004  | Article

Looking for a sure-fire formula to make an assistant program pay in your salon? Four salon owners prove it’s as simple as meeting everyone’s needs — yours, theirs, and the salon’s.

Keywords: customer service   finding a job   finding/retaining staff   nail tech assistants  

Grab a Partner and Cross-Market Your Services

July 1, 2003  | Article

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.

Keywords: bartering   business building   customer service   keeping your business competitive  

When Customers Complain

July 1, 2003  | Article

No one likes to hear complaints from clients, but they go hand in hand with working in a salon. Thankfully, there’s a way to deal with customer dissatisfaction that will keep both you and your client content.

Keywords: client complaints   communicating with customers   customer service  

Any Excuse for a Party

February 1, 2003  | Article

Even a serious subject can spawn a festive event. For a recent breast cancer “fun-raiser," Christine Turner, owner of Body & Sol in New Westminster, British Columbia, decorated the salon inside and out with bras.

Keywords: Christine Turner   customer service   fundraising   salon parties  

Dear Donna, Come Back

September 1, 2002  | Article

A letter from an old friend causes me to reflect on what's changed ... and what hasn't.

Keywords: As I See It   customer service  

Learn What Retail Clients Really Want

August 1, 2002  | Article

"The Retail Help Kit" produced by The Spa Association includes this valuable resource for identifying and satisfying your most challenging retail clients.

Keywords: building your clientele   customer service   keeping your business competitive   retailing  

What Is Your Best Marketing Strategy?

April 1, 2002  | Article

This month's Reader to Reader offers ideas as diverse as how to display products to simply learning to be a good listener. 

Keywords: client referral systems   communicating with customers   customer service   little extras   marketing/promotions  

Open for Business: Doing an Open House Right

April 1, 2002  | Article

Borrow a page from real estate marketers to increase your business’s exposure and capture the interest of many new “buyers” by holding an open house.

Keywords: customer service   opening a new salon   salon parties  

Specialize or Diversify?

April 1, 2002  | Article

Can nail salons remain successful if they only offer nails?

Keywords: As I See It   customer service   nails-only salons  

You Can Fire Your Clients

March 1, 2002  | Article

Dealing with a nightmare client isn’t a nail tech’s favorite part of the job, but it can be done in a quick and relatively painless manner. From writing letter to being Straightforward with her from the start, you can Straight that chronic complainer out or clump her for good.

Keywords: annoying clients   communicating with customers   customer service   firing staff  

The Healing Power of Beauty Care

March 1, 2002  | Article

I asked my mother to bring my makeup bag to the hospital. Hearing my request, my doctor said, "She'll be out of here in a week," knowing that when a woman is ready to look her best she's on the road to recovery.

Keywords: As I See It   customer service   motivation  

Reader to Reader: How do you greet clients when they enter the salon?

February 1, 2002  | Article

One nail tech actually introduces clients to each other while they wait.

Keywords: customer service  

Keep Asking Clients What They Want

February 1, 2002  | Article

Even though it may seem like a client doesn't ever want to change, she usually likes to know that you haven't given up on her.

Keywords: As I See It   customer service  

Reader to Reader: How do you make your services special?

January 1, 2002  | Article

Give them your full attention and never neglect "the little extras."

Keywords: customer service   little extras  

How to Handle Customer Complaints

November 1, 2001  | Article

We hope these tips on soothing angry clients may help.

Keywords: client complaints   communicating with customers   customer service  

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