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Get Educated at the Nail Tech Networking Event of the Smokies

March 22, 2010  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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

Keywords: Business  

Soft Skills Demo

March 15, 2010  | Video

Milady’s Softskills: Interpersonal Skills for the Beauty Industry is the must-have employee orientation tool! Learn how to improve communication and customer service skills. Running time is approx. 180 mins. www.milady.cengage.com

Keywords: Business   customer service   Milady  

A Gift Certificate in the Best of Taste

March 8, 2010  | Blog Post

A full-time nail tech and a part-time chocolatier, Melodie Hand has no problem finding synergy between the two careers. The corporate clients of her chocolate business have made her Gift Certificate Chocolate Bars a big seller,

Keywords: Business  

Volunteers, Clients Step Up for Haiti Relief

March 1, 2010  | Blog Post

How do you make $4,300 in six hours? Have a worthy cause and a compassionate clientele. That was the total amount raised at a recent fundraiser at Charles Morris Salon in New Lenox, Ill., to help Haiti

Keywords: Business  

The Pricing Problem

March 1, 2010  | Article

Part art, part science, pricing your services is one of the most important and delicate tasks you’ll undertake in the salon. And no two salon owners approach it quite the same. We asked readers: How do you decide how much to charge for a particular service?

Keywords: add-on services   Business   economy   keeping your business competitive   money  

Prepare for the Worst

March 1, 2010  | Article

Conservative wisdom reminds us to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. Create a plan now that prepares you and your staff for the day when a minor disaster strikes.

Keywords: Business   natural disasters  

Black History Marketplace & Spa Day

February 24, 2010  | Blog Post

The Glamour Spot co-owner Debra “DJ” Jessie (right) and esthetician Michelle Rhem-Collins pose by a “Celebrate Black History Month” contest board set up for the salon’s Black History Marketplace & Spa Day. The board asked clients

Keywords: Business   clients   On The Road   salon services  

On My Mind: Fresh Start, Spring Cleaning

February 23, 2010  | Blog Post

As we’re putting this issue together it’s January and I’m moving into a new office. Nothing major; I’m just moving into the office next door. We’re reorganizing where the NAILS team fits (and sits) in the

Keywords: Business   Hannah Lee   On My Mind   salon decor/design  

Ladies’ Night Mixes Minx and Drinks

February 22, 2010  | Blog Post

At Gibb’s Lounge in Cleveland, Ohio, salon owner Stephanie Saddler and nail tech Brittany Foster have started a successful Ladies’ Night nail tradition. The Minx, Matte & Moscato Ladies’ Night, which takes place the second and

Keywords: Business  

Texas Licensing Scam Warning

February 18, 2010  | Blog Post

As if the California licensing scam wasn’t bad enough, there are now reports of a similar scam taking place in Texas. Here’s the notice I received from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR): TDLR is warning all

Keywords: Business   legislation   salon safety  

ISSE Breaks Attendance Records

February 4, 2010  | Blog Post

From Jan. 30 through Feb. 1, 40,000 beauty professionals attended ISSE, up 21% from 2009 and breaking the show’s all-time attendance records. The show featured 397 exhibitors, which is up 3% from 2009. Attendees shop the OPI

Keywords: Business   tradeshows  

Happy Anniversary, Entity!

February 3, 2010  | Blog Post

The anniversary cake, a blend of vanilla and mousse-like chocolate, was stunningly pretty.As a Long Beach resident, I’ve been to Cohiba Nightclub & Cigar Lounge before, but I’ve never been there when it’s private nail party

Keywords: Business   On The Road   products   tradeshows  

Give the Government Less of Your Money

January 27, 2010  | Blog Post

Are you missing opportunities to lessen your tax burden? A premier CPA firm specializing in salons and spas, Kopsa Otte is offering a fabulous deal to recipients of NAILS’ Magazine: a review of your financial statements

Keywords: Business  

Retailing Begins With an Appeal to the Senses

January 11, 2010  | Blog Post

A great retail space is designed around the senses, says salon consultant Bryan Durocher. Ramp up your retailing effort for 2010 with an appeal to clients’ sense of touch, sound, smell, and sight. “If you implement

Keywords: Business  

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