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Parties vs. Open Houses

November 17, 2009  | Blog Post

With the holiday season swiftly approaching, it’s great timing that I received an ecstatic e-mail from a salon owner who just threw her first successful holiday theme party: the “Bewitching Bash” in honor of Halloween. “In

Keywords: Business   clients   salon decor/design   salon services  

"I Would Have Done It Differently"

November 1, 2009  | Article

Current and former salon owners share their personal insights on the things they would go back and change, if only they could.

Keywords: Business   commissions   hiring nail technicians   manufacturers educators   opening a new salon  

Get Nominated for Best of Citysearch

October 27, 2009  | Blog Post

Online reviews are a huge factor in getting new clients to visit your salon. Indeed, for the past several years, I’ve been using online reviews as a deciding factor in most of my purchases — from

Keywords: Business  

BlogTalk Radio From Milady

October 22, 2009  | Blog Post

Have you heard about Milady’s Blog Talk Radio Show? The next topic that airs on Monday, October 26th is: “What Would You Rather Do: Work More or Make More?” Here’s the description from the website:  “If you are

Keywords: Business   Hannah Lee   salon services  

Two Industry Leaders: One Educational Event

October 14, 2009  | Blog Post

If you are having trouble staying afloat in today’s economy, learn from two pros who have “been there, conquered that.” With a combined 50+ years of real-world experience, La Shaun Brown-Glenn and Millie Haynam are joining

Keywords: Business   tradeshows  

Enter to Win a Free Seat to a Salon Business Seminar

October 5, 2009  | Blog Post

Strategies, a salon-spa training firm, is giving away free seats to its “Incubator”, a four-day seminar that covers topics like: projecting sales and expenses for growth, renewing faith in the potential of your business, how to

Keywords: Business  

A Timely Promotional Technique

October 2, 2009  | Blog Post

Whenever we hear of a new way to get your name out there — for free — we like to pass it along. Kahne Witham, a national educator for Light Elegance, suggests you take advantage of

Keywords: Business  

Martinis and Manis Still Bring Them In

September 14, 2009  | Blog Post

Apparently, ladies love a night at the pub — especially when it includes free manicures. The staff of Americana Nail Co. in Columbus, Ohio, recently packed up their nail gear and took it to the RedRock

Keywords: Business  

Social Networking for Nail Techs

September 1, 2009  | Article

Like many salons, East Village Spa in Des Moines, Iowa, was fully booked for Valentine’s Day, then right before the appointment cancellation charge cut-off of 48 hours, clients “suddenly” realized they wouldn’t be able to come in. Rather than lose money on empty appointments, the salon posted the new openings on Twitter. “They were immediately snatched up by people who’d waited too long to make Valentine’s Day plans. Twitter helped us stay 100% booked,” says owner Cassie Sampson.

Keywords: advertising/promotions   Business   business tools   Facebook marketing   marketing/promotions  

Get Your Salon in (Financial) Shape

August 25, 2009  | Blog Post

Deborah Evans, a spa consultant and principal of Deborah Evans & Associates, recently taught a “financial bootcamp” at a spa summit. The session sponsor, Universal Companies, e-mailed me some of the bootcamp’s takeaway lessons, most of

Keywords: Business  

PBA and NCA Agree to Proposed Merger

August 10, 2009  | Blog Post

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and the National Cosmetology Association (NCA) just announced the two organizations have signed an agreement to effect a proposed merger. The merger will combine the best practices and leverage the complementary

Keywords: Business   tradeshows  

Performance Through Consistency Control

August 10, 2009  | Video

Doug Schoon discusses preventing service breakdown in the salon.

Keywords: Business   Doug Schoon   lifting  

Good Things Come in Pretty Packages

August 7, 2009  | Blog Post

Remember those goodie bags you got as a kid, as a thank you for attending a classmate's birthday party? Well, I just got a cute one as a thank you for my first visit to Indulgence

Keywords: Business  

Booth Rental Made Easy

August 1, 2009  | Article

There is pretty much no such thing as an independent contractor in the beauty industry.

Keywords: booth rental   Business   commissions   independent contractors   Ken Cassidy  

More Ways to Stretch a Buck

July 24, 2009  | Blog Post

Recently, in NAILS’ business section, we’ve been sharing tips from salon owners on how to make a dollar go further at the salon. Reneé Borowy, owner of VIP Salon & Spa in Riverview, Mich., is in

Keywords: Business  

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