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Straight Talk for Salon Professionals

July 8, 2015  | Article

Popular blogger Tina Alberino (“This Ugly Beauty Business” and “Nail Tech Reality Check”) has written the ultimate guide to navigating our industry.

Keywords: books   building your clientele   marketing/promotions   salon finances   work life balance  

Crowdsourcing: How do you achieve a good work/life balance?

October 1, 2014  | Article

This month we asked nail techs: How do you achieve a good work/life balance?

Keywords: crowdsourcing   healthy working   work life balance  

What’s the Biggest Obstacle to Your Success?

January 15, 2014  | Article

While you’re looking for the perfect tech, the perfect tech is looking for the perfect salon! Know what makes your salon great so you can set yourself apart from other spas. How do you advertise? What’s your reputation in town? Do you have a niche clientele? Do you pay for and attend networking events/shows/training classes? Do you offer staff team-building opportunities — even if it’s a casual get-together one night a month? What benefits do you offer?

Keywords: economy   keeping your business competitive   recruiting   retailing   team-building  

Our Better Half

February 1, 2012  | Article

NAILS is in the Valentine’s spirit, and so are many of our readers. As an ode to
all of the significant others out there — who help with housework and, importantly in the beauty profession, cope with crazy night and weekend schedules — here are some beauty professionals and their loved ones who make it all work.

Keywords: Valentine's Day nail art   work life balance  

On My Mind: What I'm Thankful For...

November 16, 2011  | Article

NAILS editor Hannah Lee lists the things she's thankful for at work.

Keywords: On My Mind   work life balance  

"I Would Have Done It Differently"

November 1, 2009  | Article

Current and former salon owners share their personal insights on the things they would go back and change, if only they could.

Keywords: Business   commissions   hiring nail technicians   manufacturers educators   opening a new salon  

Clearing Out the Clutter ... From Your Life

April 1, 2009  | Article

Learn to say “no thank you” to things that don’t match your goals or you just don’t enjoy. And start saying “yes” to things that are more fun, rewarding, and interesting.

Keywords: business tools   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   promoting your services   work life balance  

Clearing Out the Clutter ... From Your Salon

April 1, 2009  | Article

Having problems getting that bottom drawer shut all the way? Do you have boxes, plastic bins, and show bags filled with unused goodies sitting in odd corners? Do you have a cupboard filled to overflowing with nail products and supplies? If so, it’s time to reorganize.

Keywords: business tools   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   organization   promoting your services  

Clearing Out the Clutter ... From Your Books

April 1, 2009  | Article

Clean up the book? Update client files? Isn’t that like cleaning out the attic — a good idea, but not something you actually get around to? It’s a matter of setting aside the time — your clients will notice and your retention rate might improve.

Keywords: business tools   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   promoting your services   work life balance  

On My Mind: Don't Forget to Breathe

December 1, 2008  | Article

Sometimes all we need to do is pause to reflect on what matters most — our health,
our loved ones, our freedom — and don’t forget to breathe.

Keywords: holidays   work life balance  

To Share or Not to Share

July 1, 2008  | Article

There’s no question workplaces have become more casual, but not all traces of professionalism have been erased. How do you maintain your professionalism when your personal life has become difficult? The challenge for techs is in knowing where to draw the line between personal and professional when the two are so closely connected.

Keywords: work life balance  

Tech Finds Rewards in Tending to Homebound Clients

June 1, 2008  | Article

These clients are especially grateful for at-home manicures by Holly Schippers, but she's the one who says they provide something very special for her.

Keywords: alternative careers   CND   elderly clients   manufacturers educators   mobile salons  

Can Doing Nails Make You Fat?

June 1, 2008  | Article

Staying active has to be a conscious effort. We can’t hold our jobs totally responsible for our weight issues, but they do play a role. I’ve seen from personal experience the effect of a sedentary job.

Keywords: As I See It   exercise   healthy working   wellness   work life balance  

The Wisdom to Know the Difference

January 1, 2008  | Article

Late clients, bad bosses, staffing woes — nail techs often face situations that are out of our control. Sometimes we are able to gain control; other times we need to resign ourselves to our limitations and learn from the experience. Balance comes from knowing the difference.

Keywords: business building   minimizing stress   work life balance  

Keep the Momentum Flowing

April 1, 2006  | Article

You love being a nail tech and are happy with your career choice, but how do you keep the momentum building and avoid the proverbial rut? Knowing what motivates you, creating a positive work environment, and communicating with team member are just a few ways to ensure you don’t hit too many bumps along the way.

Keywords: Business   finding a job   work life balance  
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