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Premiere Orlando 2009

June 29, 2009  | Blog Post

Earlier this month, I went to the Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event; this is the first time I’ve attended this show, and I felt an energy and excitement there that I haven’t felt at any of the other beauty shows I’ve been to. I’m sharing some of my pictures here.

Keywords: Business   On The Road   products   tradeshows  

On My Mind: Nail Art Is NOT Dead

June 10, 2009  | Blog Post

NAILS ran an article in 2001 asking “Is Nail Art Dead?” At the time, nail art seemed to be on the wane and the percentage of salons offering nail art and airbrushing had dropped several points

Keywords: Business   Hannah Lee   nail art   On My Mind   salon services  

Let Them Eat Gluten-Free Organic Cake

June 3, 2009  | Blog Post

While the economy is limping along — with many sectors shrinking and others just holding their own — one area is actually growing: retail health and wellness products. According to the Natural Marketing Institute, retail sales of

Keywords: Business  

Courtesy Counts

May 6, 2009  | Blog Post

I went to a new dentist the other day and pretty much fell in love with everyone there. Not only was the office immaculate (a top priority in both a dental office and a salon), the

Keywords: Business  

What Price Beauty?

April 29, 2009  | Blog Post

Makeup, highlights, waxing, and, of course, mani/pedis, don’t come cheap. In fact, Newsweek estimates today’s beauty-conscious woman will pay $449,127 for “cosmetic maintenance” over the course of a lifetime.  And how much of that $449,127 goes

Keywords: Business  

Free Tele-Class: Learn to Thrive in Any Economy

April 7, 2009  | Blog Post

It will cost you no more than an hour of your time to participate in a free tele-class being offered by Milady in June. Called “Creating Wealth in a Down Economy,” the class is facilitated by

Keywords: Business  

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

Keywords: Business  

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

Keywords: Business  

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

Keywords: Business  

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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