April 16, 2012
Neil Ducoff’s Monday Morning Wake-Up! columns have been providing a weekly shot-in-the-arm for salon movers and shakers since 2008. His new book, titled Wake Up!, is a collection of the most powerful and inspiring Monday Morning Wake-Up.
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June 1, 2010
By definition, inspiration is a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation, or the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions.
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May 1, 2010
Veteran nail techs have seen significant changes in the nail industry, and they may fear the best years are over. However, growth is still possible when you stretch yourself and your business to meet the demands of the new customer. It’s never too late to reinvent yourself.
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January 1, 2010
Sure we love our clients and the work we do, but it’s our relationships with coworkers that can make the difference between a so-so work environment and a place we look forward to returning to day after day. NAILS asked readers: What do you do that’s special or unique at your salon to foster team spirit?
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October 1, 2007
We often profile salons and nail technicians who we believe are doing great things. We choose interesting stories within the industry in order to inspire you and get your creative juices flowing. But the salon industry isn’t the only place you should be looking for inspiration and ideas.
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November 1, 2006
A career in the nail industry has its fair share of rewards, but with it can come issues that challenge even the most die-hard professional. From finding it difficult to retail products to being allergic to chemicals in the salon, it seems almost every nail tech has some concerns regarding her occupation.
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July 1, 2006
Do you ever wonder how some of the industry’s biggest power players got their start — in life and in the beauty industry? Are you interested in how their minds work? From theme song to what car they drive, we’re letting our readers peek behind the curtain of some of the nail world’s most powerful players.
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February 1, 2005
We're always trying to improve ... to make YOUR life and work easier.
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September 1, 2002
I had to admit to myself that, despite feeling confident in my abilities as a nail technician, as a businesswoman I just plain fell short.
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March 1, 2002
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.
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August 1, 2001
Taking a cue from Steven Covey, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective people”, the NAILS editorial team identified seven characteristics, or habits, of the highly successful nail technicians we’ve met over the past 18 years.
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November 1, 1999
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.
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December 1, 1998
As a "subscriber" to the Masters Program, you get a monthly tape, hosted by Winn Claybaugh and Kitty Victor and delivered by some of the professional salon industry's leaders.
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August 1, 1992
The skills needed for suiccess in the nail business are similar to those in sales: believe in yourself, believe in your business, and be patient and tenacious.
September 1, 1991
Ever have one of those days ... or one of those months? Here are a couple ideas to get you out of your rut.
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