June 1, 2008
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
April 1, 2008
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
February 1, 2008
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
June 1, 2006
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
April 1, 2006
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
April 1, 2004
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
January 1, 2004
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
March 1, 2003
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
January 1, 2003
Does your business look professional or does it seem more like Betty’s Beauty Box?
Keywords: professional image professionalism
December 1, 2002
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
September 1, 1999
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
November 1, 1995
What is the most important requirement in being successful in the nail industry?
Keywords: keeping your business competitive professional image
May 1, 1995
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
November 1, 1994
Read on for Kessler’s surefire tips to increasing earnings and building your clientele.
Keywords: communicating with customers professional image professionalism tips