September 1, 2010
Medical and beauty professionals need not be at odds with each other. Instead, techs can help create a bridge between professions, with multiple benefits to both tech and doctor.
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December 1, 2009
Complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act needn’t break the bank and may be as simple as doing what you are already good at. Take five parts hospitality, one part research, two parts active listening, and add a dash of compassion to create a salon that’s accessible to all.
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June 1, 2009
When it comes to liability issues, take the advice of an insurance professional: Both your actual sanitation practices and the appearance of cleanliness can reduce potential claims against you.
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May 1, 2009
Don’t get caught off guard by a planned or sudden staff absence. With a bit of thought and planning, extended leaves won’t negatively impact clients or salon income.
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February 1, 2009
From lack of training to sanitation lapses to treating medical conditions, it’s time for nail techs to come together and raise standards in these all-important areas. Industry chemist Doug Schoon discusses what he sees as the three greatest challenges facing our business and what we can do — as an industry — to face them.
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February 1, 2009
Have you fallen short of achieving your goals? You can move forward, create clarity, and put realistic steps in place to bridge the gaps in your life.
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December 1, 2008
As long as the sun rises in the East, they will be out there — bad days. We all have them. No, we can’t make all the bad stuff go away but we can keep it from affecting our clients. Prepare in advance to avoid passing on all that negative energy, and your next bad day may pass without any negative toll on your business.
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May 1, 2008
In response to numerous outbreaks of disease from pedicure basins, the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology requires that log books be kept for inspection.
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March 1, 2008
Everyone wants to be the master of her own time, but with clients, friends, and family all pulling in different directions, how can we? This is a call to all nail professionals to snatch your appointment book from the hands of your well-meaning (but clueless) clients, and take control.
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November 1, 2002
A rash of salon fires reminds salon owners just how much they stand to lose. Knowing the potential fire dangers that exist in your salon and taking steps to curb them, as well as determining what your business is worth and getting good insurance coverage will help prevent a fire in your salon and minimize its effects should the worst come to pass.
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October 1, 1997
It took five years and more than $100,000, but Nails Now! Owner Ira Bloom finally prevailed in his quest for the IRS to recognize his nail technicians as independent contractors.
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