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Wake Up! The Book

April 16, 2012  | Article

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.

Keywords: books   motivation  

On My Mind: What Inspires You?

June 1, 2010  | Article

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.

Keywords: Hannah Lee   motivation   Nail Art Gallery   nail art inspiration   On My Mind  

Is It Time for a Change? It's the Best Way to Stay Motivated

May 1, 2010  | Article

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.

Keywords: adding new services   customer service   keeping your business competitive   motivation  

For the Good of the Team

January 1, 2010  | Article

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?

Keywords: healthy working   motivation   reader surveys   salon atmosphere   staff management  

5 Things I Learned From.....

October 1, 2007  | Article

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.

Keywords: advice   motivation  

My Biggest Challenge Is…

November 1, 2006  | Article

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.

Keywords: allergic reactions   communicating with customers   continuing education   cosmetology schools   customer service  

A Look at the Habits of Industry Leaders

July 1, 2006  | Article

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.

Keywords: American International Industries   Backscratchers   Barbicide   CND   Debbie Doerrlamm  

A Work in Progress: Keeping Your Business Fresh

February 1, 2005  | Article

We're always trying to improve ... to make YOUR life and work easier.

Keywords: As I See It   customer service   keeping your business competitive   motivation  

Confessions of a Former Flake

September 1, 2002  | Article

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.

Keywords: Just My Opinion   Maggie Franklin   motivation  

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  

The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Nail Technicians

August 1, 2001  | Article

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.

Keywords: continuing education   Debbie Krakalovich   Diana Bonn   keeping your business competitive   motivation  

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  

As I See It: Hooked on "Masters"

December 1, 1998  | Article

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.

Keywords: As I See It   motivation  

Editor’s Note: 10 Tips For Salon Success

August 1, 1992  | Article

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. 

Keywords: motivation  

Editor's Note: Jump-Start Sagging Motivation

September 1, 1991  | Article

Ever have one of those days ... or one of those months? Here are a couple ideas to get you out of your rut.

Keywords: As I See It   combatting burnout   motivation  
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