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Working With an Assistant: It’s Like Having Two Extra Arms

June 1, 2010  | 

When Carmen Gonzalez-Banda first opened Salon 5 Estrellas in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, in 2003, she had no plans to start an assistant program. But she had two out-of-work friends and a big heart, so she offered

Keywords: business  

Attend a Virtual Trade Show on May 26-27

May 21, 2010  | 

For those of you who don’t have the time and/or the money to travel to beauty trade shows, you may want to make plans to attend the upcoming Spa Hospitality Expo (SHE) — because you can

Keywords: business   products   tradeshows  

Strategies Webinars Are Now Free

May 12, 2010  | 

The beauty industry business coaches at Strategies understand that times are still tough for many businesses. As a way of giving back to the salon and spa community and ensuring that every salon has access to

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OPI's Schaeffer Honored

May 11, 2010  | 

“The beauty industry is a gift to us.” Those generous words came from OPI CEO George Schaeffer as he reflected on being given the ISBN (International Salon/Spa Business Network) Legend Award on May 3. Schaeffer was

Keywords: business  

Be Eco-Friendly and Exchange Your Old Polish

May 10, 2010  | 

I definitely appreciate the honesty, but it’s disturbing that 36% of respondents to’s current web poll don’t dispose of salon hazardous waste items (which can include leftover nail polish) correctly, at least some of the

Keywords: business   products   salon safety  

Get, Give Help Through PBA | NCA Disaster Relief Fund

May 7, 2010  | 

Salon professionals who have been affected by the recent flooding in Tennessee or tornados in Mississippi can apply for assistance from the PBA | NCA Disaster Relief Fund by filling out the Application for Aid available

Keywords: business   health   salon safety  

Manufacturers Abuzz with Social Networking

May 1, 2010  | Article

Facebook and Twitter pages are becoming the quickest and most effective ways for manufacturers to directly communicate with customers. For nail techs, becoming an online fan or follower can help keep you informed about nail education, troubleshooters, product specials, style trends, and more.

Keywords: business   Facebook   Facebook marketing   marketing/promotions   networking  

5 Tips for Throwing a Memorable Salon Opening Party

April 28, 2010  | 

Congratulations to celebrity manicurist and new salon owner Elizabeth Ashton for opening Elizabeth Ashton Ayurvedic Nail Spa earlier this month! I attended the grand opening party for the Long Beach, Calif., salon, and I wanted to

Keywords: business   On The Road   products   salon services  

Essie Cosmetics Acquired by L’Oreal USA

April 23, 2010  | 

 Earlier this week Essie Weingarten announced the eponymous company she founded in 1981 has been acquired by L’Oreal USA. In addition to Essie’s famous nail polish line, the company also sells treatments, accessories, spa products and

Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   products  

A Scholarship Opportunity for Aspiring Nail Techs

April 15, 2010  | 

For those of you needing that last push to take the plunge into a nail tech career (or, if you’re already a nail tech but know of someone else you’d like to recruit into the field),

Keywords: business  

Free Phone Coaching Session

April 9, 2010  | 

If you call by Thursday, you can snag a free one-hour coaching session for your salon from Strategies, a firm that offers salon and spa business training, coaching, seminars, and webinars. The coaching session is available

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Attention Salon Owners: Do You Want to Be on TV?

April 1, 2010  | 

As I was canvassing the show floor last weekend at America’s Beauty Show in Chicago, I happened upon a booth for Bravo TV. The casting directors were there looking for salons for season three of “Tabatha’s

Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   tradeshows  

Free Social Media Webinar

April 1, 2010  | 

When I got to the office this morning, the following message was in my inbox: Milady’s Webinar “Jump on the Social Media Bandwagon” Tweet me! Facebook me! Become our fan on Facebook! Technology continues to advance how we

Keywords: business   Hannah Lee  

Get Educated at the Nail Tech Networking Event of the Smokies

March 22, 2010  | 

The third-annual Nail Tech Networking Event of the Smokies offers the best of both worlds, says event organizer Jill Wright. “It mixes aspects of a big show with the intimacy of private classes, and the focus

Keywords: business   tradeshows  

A Sign Designed to Steal Clients

March 22, 2010  | 

It may be nail tech Tanya Pahl’s sidewalk sign that first sells customers, but it’s her skill that seals the deal. “My sidewalk sign cost me around $150 and it has more than paid for itself

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