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30 Timeless Tips for Thriving in the Nail Industry

February 20, 2013  | Article

NAILS Magazine has made it to our 30th anniversary — and we want to help you get to your 30th career anniversary too! We present 30 timeless tips, culled from our three decades of experience, to help you build your book, run your nail salon, and, dare we say it, retire.

Keywords: 30th Anniversary   adding new services   building your clientele   business building   client retention  

A Fitting Occupation

December 28, 2012  | Article

Not long ago, Clayton, N.C.-based nail tech Melodie Hand held a Bra Fit Clinic at her salon, Tickled Pink. It sold her on the service and inspired her to become a “Bra Lady” herself.

Keywords: adding new services  

The Beauty Collective: A Learning Experience

February 22, 2012  | Article

Sometimes a new service or a new tech just isn’t ready for primetime. That’s why Audra Senkus and Gabrielle Ophals developed the concept of “The Beauty Collective” at their New York City-based salon Eve.

Keywords: adding new services  

Sole Love: A Reflexology Primer

February 10, 2012  | Article

Reflexology is a massage technique that is gaining popularity in salons. It differs from traditional massage by releasing pressure points instead of rubbing muscles.   

Keywords: adding new services   add-on services   massage   reflexology  

On My Mind: Use the “Nail Polish Index” to Your Advantage

January 25, 2012  | Article

NAILS editor Hannah Lee discusses the effect of the "nail polish index" and how your salon can get in on the action.

Keywords: adding new services   Hannah Lee   On My Mind   promoting your services   retailing  

Nails and Henna Go Hand in Hand

September 23, 2011  | Article

Before she was a nail tech, Ena Rodriguez was a tarot-reading gypsy at Universal Studios Orlando. That’s where she first came across the art of henna tattooing.

Keywords: adding new services   add-on services   henna  

In with the Om: Eastern Influences on Western Salon Services

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

 Westerners are cultivating an appreciation for the ancient Eastern philosophies and practices. Here are some Eastern twists on a few salon services.

Keywords: adding new services   alternative services   natural nail care  

25 Business-Building Tips for Booth Renters

November 17, 2010  | Article

Being your own boss is a rewarding choice, but it takes commitment and perseverance. Seasoned techs offer tips to help you succeed.

Keywords: adding new services   advertising/promotions   booth rental   business   business tools  

The Next Generation of Polish

November 1, 2010  | Article

The new crop of UV-cured brush-on gel polishes has set the industry abuzz. But what exactly is the technology behind these so-called hybrids, and how can they affect your business?

Keywords: adding new services   gels   soak-off gels   trends  

Play Me a Mood

October 1, 2010  | Demo

You’ve just thought of an awesome new signature service you want to add to your spa menu. So why not go that little extra mile and make a nice music playlist to go along with it?

Keywords: adding new services   customer service   manicures   pedicure products   pedicures  

Warm Milk and Mud Pedicure

October 1, 2010  | Demo

Toronto-based Featuring...You Salon & Spa demonstrates how to perform a warm milk and mud pedicure.

Keywords: adding new services   Canada   Canadian nail techs   learning new techniques   milk-based services  

Catch the Momentum

September 1, 2010  | Article

With social networking, manufacturers’ advertising, and insider support, techs can be in the perfect position to catch the momentum when a wave of national attention sweeps over our industry. Are you poised to harness the power of the consumer press the next time there’s big news in our industry?

Keywords: adding new services   business   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   social media  

Hot Lava Pedicure

June 1, 2010  | Demo

Step-by-step by Nails by Nia Cooper at Erwin Gomez Salon & Spa, Washington D.C.

Keywords: adding new services   Aromatherapy Associates   CND   OPI products   paraffin  

On My Mind: Are You Evolving? Your Clients Are.

May 1, 2010  | Article

Whether you decide to add a new service, or completely rethink how you’ve set up your salon, commit to making at least one change in your business this year.

Keywords: adding new services   building your clientele   continuing education   expanding your services   Hannah Lee  

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  
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