Business - Topic : professional image

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Are Jeans and Sweats Up to Code?

June 1, 2008  | Article

Whether or not your salon has an official dress code, there are expectations that a certain standard be maintained. Just what that standard is may depend on the atmosphere, size, and location of your salon. We asked techs if there is ever a time when old jeans or sweats are appropriate attire for the salon.

Keywords: professional image   salon uniforms   staff management  

On My Mind: Can We Change the Stereotype?

April 1, 2008  | Article

I’m looking for a place I like to call a nail boutique. It would be focused primarily on natural nails, and it would have interesting and unique services (where they’d serve drinks to match the services).

Keywords: negative industry press   On My Mind   professional image  

Fresno Salon Owners Make Things Right

February 1, 2008  | News

When a beauty salon went out of business leaving hundreds of customers holding newly-purchased gift certificates, several salons in Fresno, Calif. offered to honor the certificates as a show of goodwill for the industry.

Keywords: Business   customer service   gift certificates   professional image  

Do You Think Nails Have Gained More Power in the Beauty Industry?

June 1, 2006  | Article

Nail technicians used to be treated like second-class salon citizens—but now more than ever, we’re seeing nails as the focus in the consumer press, at fashion shows, and in the salon environment. 

Keywords: Doug Smith   Patricia Yankee Williams   professional image  

10 Steps to Catapult Your Business

April 1, 2006  | Article

From revisting your goals to hiring a coach, here are 10 powerful and practical steps you can take — beginning today — to propel yourself into action and success.

Keywords: Business   business tools   customer service   networking   professional consultants  

Look in the Mirror To Find Our Industry Superstars

April 1, 2004  | Article

I think superstars are people like Shari Finger, who has been running a nails-only salon for 17 years and has probably trained a few hundred nail technicians during that same amount of time.

Keywords: Amy Becker   Maisie Dunbar   Mary Metscaviz   professional image   Renee Borowy  

Make a Wish: Nail Techs Tell Us Their Hopes for the New Year

January 1, 2004  | Article

We called nail techs and salon owners around the country to find out what’s on their wish list for the nail industry. From better education to an improved economy, here is what some nail technicians are hoping to see in 2004.

Keywords: continuing education   professional image   professionalism   state licensing  

20 Years and Counting...

March 1, 2003  | Article

Business is up. Business is down. The nail industry has had its share of stories over the last 20 years. Who better to tell them than a few veterans?

Keywords: Debbie Doerrlamm   history of nail care   professional image   professionalism   Tanis Darling  

Label Your Salon

January 1, 2003  | Article

Does your business look professional or does it seem more like Betty’s Beauty Box? 

Keywords: professional image   professionalism  

After School Activities

December 1, 2002  | Article

Graduating from cosmetology school is only the beginning of what can be a fulfilling career in the nail industry — provided you take a step in the right direction. Knowing where and how to look for the perfect job and keeping up to date with trends are only a few things you can do to be successful right from the start.

Keywords: booth rental   building your clientele   continuing education   finding a job   professional image  

A Nail Technician By Any Other Name...

March 1, 2001  | Article

Keywords: As I See It   professional image   professionalism  

Why Is Everyone Leaving the Nail Industry?

September 1, 1999  | Article

The industry’s revolving door; through which nail technicians leave as quickly as they come, is a reflection of some deeper problems that hinder the industry’s growth and damage its reputation.

Keywords: alternative careers   continuing education   professional image  

Editor's Note: First, Do Great Nails

November 1, 1995  | Article

What is the most important requirement in being successful in the nail industry?

Keywords: keeping your business competitive   professional image  

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: customer service   dress codes   massage   professional image   professionalism  

To Be Treated Like a Professional, Act Like One

November 1, 1994  | Article

Read on for Kessler’s surefire tips to increasing earnings and building your clientele.

Keywords: communicating with customers   professional image   professionalism   tips  

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