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Tiered Pricing: Where Supply Meets Demand

October 1, 2000  | Article

Is multi-level pricing a solution for keeping the best nail technicians satisfied and motivated in their jobs? Some salons say yes, indeed.

Keywords: customer service   employee issues   finding/retaining staff   service pricing  

Reader to Reader

May 1, 2000  | Article

Where you send in the questions, and your fellow readers supply their answers. This month, you asked: Do you charge for nail repairs during fills?

Keywords: customer service   fills   Reader to Reader   service pricing  

It’s the Best Time to Be in the Beauty Biz

January 1, 2000  | Article

Take advantage of these stressful times and cultivate your salon as the one place where technology does not invade, where being the fasters doesn’t necessarily mean being the best, and where clients can take a quick breather before getting back into the rat race.

Keywords: customer service  

As I See It: Reach Out and Touch Someone

November 1, 1999  | Article

Leave it to the first female president of the BBSI to get to the real heart of our industry and put forth a call to action that was simply about being a little nicer to people and putting the human touch back into our business dealings.

Keywords: communicating with customers   customer service   motivation  

Your Former Clients Tell Why They Left You

July 1, 1999  | Article

Have you ever wondered as you review old appointment books or clean out your client card file, where some of these people disappeared to? Or, better yet, why they left?

Keywords: client relationships   client retention   customer service  

When Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Doing Client Surveys

May 1, 1999  | Article

When you want to know what’s hot and what’s not with your clients, ask them!

Keywords: client surveys   customer service  

Five Ways to Achieve (Almost Instant) Success

December 1, 1998  | Article

Great technical skills will only take you so fan but success is within reach if you follow these sometimes not-so-simple steps.

Keywords: customer service   Just My Opinion  

Chicago’s Finest - A Look at Salon Millennium

April 1, 1998  | Article

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.

Keywords: business building   client retention   customer service   Illinois  

Reader to Reader: What Type of Music Do You Play in Your Salon?

April 1, 1997  | Article

Readers' tastes run from classical to techno to Enya. 

Keywords: customer service   music in the salon   Reader to Reader  

201 Ways to Build Your Business

February 1, 1997  | Article

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.

Keywords: building your clientele   business building   customer service   organization   techniques  

Tip of the Month: Creating a Client Care Bag

June 1, 1996  | Article

Janice Reams provides each of her clients with her own “personal care bag” — a bag containing her private butlers and files.

Keywords: customer service  

Ask The Right Questions

June 1, 1996  | Article

Customer surveys are a road map for change. The progressive salon owner and her staff should give out these quick and easy questionnaires at least once a year to find out what’s going wrong — and right.

Keywords: client surveys   communicating with customers   customer service   Paula Gilmore  

Tip of the Month: Using an Undercover Client

December 1, 1995  | Article

Find out if your customer service is as good as you want it to be.

Keywords: customer service  

Strengthen Your Business With Good Problem-Solving Skills

July 1, 1995  | Article

One of the most important responsibilities of the salon owner or manager is to field complaints from unhappy customers. The tricky job is to handle an unsatisfied customer and the techni­cian who provided the service without losing either.

Keywords: communicating with customers   customer service  

Subtlety Signals Sophistication

May 1, 1995  | Article

Champagne and caviar are sophisticated; corned beef and cabbage are not. What else is sophisticated and what isn't?

Keywords: beverages in the salon   customer service   dress codes   massage   professional image  

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