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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  

Free Webinar from Milady

January 4, 2010  | Blog Post

Cosmetology training company Milady is offering a free 90-minute webinar called “Plan for Profits! Fill Your Pockets!” a week from today at 12 noon (EST). “Have you ever wondered what you could do to keep your

Keywords: Business  

Firefly Books Pro Nail Care: Salon Secrets of the Professionals

December 29, 2009  | Product

New from Firefly Books comes Pro Nail Care: Salon Secrets of the Professionals.

Keywords: books   Business   educational materials  

Involve Clients in Your Efforts to Go Green

December 28, 2009  | Blog Post

The best way to gets clients to notice your salon’s commitment to the environment is to get them involved, says Tamara Jercha, president of the National Association of Eco-Friendly Salons & Spas. Jercha suggests sponsoring an

Keywords: Business  

Cruise the Mediterranean and Learn

December 17, 2009  | Blog Post

Set sail with educators Vicki Peters, Elaine Watson, and Iryna Giblett aboard a commercial cruise ship for a chance-of-a-lifetime learning experience. Nail Cruise will leave Venice, Italy, May 2 and sail the beautiful Greek Isles on

Keywords: Business  

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