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NAILS Offers New Online Channels

September 2, 2008  | 

Hello out there in the NAILS blogosphere. Hope everyone had a nice Labor Day weekend (hopefully you didn’t have to work all weekend and everyone stayed away from Hurricane Gustav). We’ve been busy over here at

Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   Nail Art   salon decor/design   salon services  

The Right Response

September 1, 2008  | Article

We can daydream all we want about what we would like to say, but finding the right response for hard-to-please clients is the better choice — and ultimately yields more satisfying results.

Keywords: business   client relationships   clients   hard-to-please clients  

A Manicurist’s Fairy Tale

September 1, 2008  | Article

A pair of sisters write their own fairy tale success story with quick-and-easy manicuring at Tootsies in Denver.

Keywords: business   salon profiles  

Avon: “It’s Easy Money”

August 27, 2008  | 

Nail techs are notoriously shy about selling retail, but not Brenda Bollard, the owner of Bren’s Nails in Conroe, Texas. According to Brenda, selling Avon products is “easy money.” She simply keeps a brochure on her

Keywords: business  

Tipping Done Right

August 20, 2008  | 

Salon consultant Neil Ducoff is no great fan of tipping. In fact, recently in his “Monday Morning Wake-Up” e-newsletter he suggested the industry get together and ban tipping altogether as of December 31, 2008.  Apparently, Ducoff

Keywords: business  

A Site For All You Autoclavers

August 13, 2008  | 

If you autoclave your instruments and practice the highest levels of salon sanitation, there’s a website that should interest you. WeSterilize.com was created by podiatrist Robert Spalding to help consumers find salons and techs they can

Keywords: business   salon safety  

Save Money by Remodeling Your Salon in 2008

August 1, 2008  | Article

If you were thinking about remodeling the salon, this might be the time to fasttrack your plans. Earlier this year, Congress approved the Economic Stimulus Act in the hopes of aiding a sputtering economy. In addition to the individual tax rebates, the Economic Stimulus Act contains a provision that offers businesses increased tax deductions on purchases they make before the end of the year.

Keywords: business   finance   recession   remodeling   taxes  

Learn the Keys to Reinventing Yourself

August 1, 2008  | Article

What do Madonna, Steve Jobs, and Vicki Peters all have in common? They continue to be at the top of their field and the top of their game by constantly reinventing themselves. What could you have in common with these movers and shakers? More than you might think!

Keywords: business   combatting burnout   marketing/promotions   preventing burnout  

Organic Peas and a Pedi

July 30, 2008  | 

I bet you never thought you’d hear someone say, “I’m going to the grocery store to get a pedicure.” But now, folks in Dallas, Texas, are saying just that. The Whole Foods Market on Preston Road

Keywords: business   Hannah Lee  

First It Was Starbucks. Now It’s Nails.

July 18, 2008  | 

For years financial advisors have counseled the cash-strapped to cut back on their daily grandé latte and instead tuck away the cash equivalent for a rainy day. But now they’ve gone too far. A recent article

Keywords: business  

Protecting Your Investment

July 11, 2008  | 

Pedicure thrones are one of the biggest investments a salon can make, yet some owners tend to neglect them once they have been installed, and soon find themselves with a chair in need of repair. I recently

Keywords: business   products  

SpaRitual Education Essentials for Spa Professionals - Part 1 of 3

July 10, 2008  | Video

SpaRitual offers progressive concepts designed to treat mind, body, hands, feet and nails.

Keywords: business   customer service   SpaRitual  

Our Own Worst Enemies: Dealing with Bad Coworkers

July 1, 2008  | Article

The coffee pot is on and dry, the retail area is dusty, and your coworker is happily filing the nails of one of your favorite clients. You are not alone. Nail techs just like you are facing the same issues in salons around the globe. Don’t let that bad coworker get your panties in a bunch. It’s time to band together and take back the salon.

Keywords: business   finding/retaining staff   staff management  

Education Leads to Retail Sales

July 1, 2008  | Article

Salon consultant Bryan Durocher of Durocher Enterprises offers a way to make opening a dialog with clients just a little bit easier.

Keywords: building your clientele   business   education   educational materials   retail merchandising  

A Winning [Brand] Combination

July 1, 2008  | Article

Becoming a household name is important for any business -- salons included. The winner and finalists in our Best Salon Brand contest prove they have what it takes to build a strong brand. From interesting logos to unique promotional materials such as pocket mirrors and brushes, these salons prove that consistency can build brand loyalty.

Keywords: business   marketing/promotions  

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