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Recession Tips: Add-on retail

April 3, 2009  | Blog Post

One good thing about the recession is it’s forcing businesses to come up with smarter and more creative ways of better servicing customers. On that note, I recently learned of a salon owner who uses clever

Keywords: Business  

Newsletters Keep the Conversation Going

March 30, 2009  | Blog Post

The reason newsletters are a great marketing tool, says Dar Reiss-Depp, the president of RD Management (which distributes Thalgo products in the U.S.), is that instead of soliciting random consumers, you’re reaching out and talking to

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Pink Slip Promos

March 23, 2009  | Blog Post

I got an e-mail from ROB|B, an OPI Concept Salon, this morning. The salon (which had its official grand opening party last Thursday…more on that in a future post) is offering a new promotion that I

Keywords: Business   clients   Hannah Lee   salon services  

Jan Nordstrom-Arnold Speaks at Cosmoprof Italy

March 12, 2009  | Blog Post

Jan Nordstrom-Arnold, co-founder and style director of CND, will give a special talk at Cosmoprof Italy on April 3rd, at a special seminar celebrating the successful women in the beauty industry.  The seminar is called “Unconventional

Keywords: Business   tradeshows  

When Clients Say No to Their Nails

March 11, 2009  | Blog Post

It’s always been the case that now and then an artificial nail client will ask to have her nails removed. But these days, given the economy, it seems to be happening more often. So how should

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Something Old, Something New?

March 11, 2009  | Blog Post

At a recent press event held by Tweezerman Professional the company told me about its Free Sharpening Policy & Guarantee for its salon tweezers. “We sharpen our implements that have become dull through normal use free

Keywords: Business   On The Road   products  

Branding. I Get It Now.

March 4, 2009  | Blog Post

I may use the word “branding” from time to time, but the truth is, I’d have a hard time giving you a good working definition of the term. I just read something salon consultant Bryan Durocher

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All the Right Ingredients

March 1, 2009  | Article

Julie Nguyen, owner and founder of Blu Water Day Spa, has plenty of experience in the beauty industry. Coming to the United States when she was 16 and building on the beauty training she received in Vietnam, she worked in hair, then nails and cosmetics, and was quickly able to purchase her own salon.

Keywords: add-on services   Business   charity   Maryland   natural nail care  

De-Stress Dollars Yield Big Returns

February 23, 2009  | Blog Post

In these uncertain times, who couldn’t use some de-stressing at a discount? Julie Nguyen, owner of Blu Water Day Spa in Kensington, Md., was just telling me about a very successful promotion they’ve launched via e-mail

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Pedicures to Feed an Army

February 10, 2009  | Blog Post

I ran across this piece in the Washington Post on Sunday, “On a Base in Iraq, The Pedi-Cure.” At Forward Operating Base Marez in still-volatile Mosul, some soldiers have found a place to rest their weary…feet.

Keywords: Business   Hannah Lee   salon services  

Words of Wisdom

February 5, 2009  | Blog Post

Kevin “Bao” Huynh of The Nail Superstore posted this on the BeautyTech Message Boards and I thought it was great and wanted to share it with the rest of you.  Something to think about:  When the

Keywords: Business   Hannah Lee  

Hold It

February 4, 2009  | Blog Post

I read a news story recently that proved all those retail gurus right. For years NAILS has been preaching the value of literally putting retail products in your clients’ hands. One way to do this is

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Salons Faring Well

January 27, 2009  | Blog Post

I just read an article on NPR’s website about how beauty salons are faring relatively well in this economic downturn. The thinking is that people are cutting back on more expensive indulgences, like weekend getaways and

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More Than a Commodity

January 20, 2009  | Blog Post

I was talking to a New York City-based beauty editor the other day and realized her experience of the nail salon is very different from the one I’ve come to know through the salon owners and

Keywords: Business   clients  

It’s Official: Cosmetology Is a Top Career

January 15, 2009  | Blog Post

Rankings giant U.S. News & World Report has validated what many of you have known for years. For the first-time ever, it ranked “hairstylist/cosmetologist” as one of the “30 Best Careers for 2009.” The magazine “plowed through

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