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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

Keywords: Business  

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

Keywords: Business  

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

Keywords: Business  

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

Keywords: Business  

Kick Off 2009 Right

January 12, 2009  | Blog Post

With the holidays behind us, it’s a great time to re-evaluate where you’ve been for the past year and what you want your business to look like going forward. Strategies founder Neil Ducoff offers these 10

Keywords: Business  

Are Nail Services Endangered Treatments?

January 12, 2009  | Blog Post

An article ran in the Los Angeles Times yesterday titled “Los Angeles Salons Note a Client Downturn.” In the story, the author says that bikini waxes, manicures and pedicures, and many hair services are all on

Keywords: Business   clients   Hannah Lee  

Win a Free Spa Makeover

January 7, 2009  | Blog Post

Why not start out the new year with an expert in your corner? The good folks at My Sacred Fig and Spa Enrichment Strategies are giving away a three-month spa makeover program valued at $12,000. Spa

Keywords: Business  

Have You Considered Leasing Your Equipment?

December 5, 2008  | Blog Post

Are you interested in upgrading your pedicure throne, but just don’t know how you’ll do it in the current economic crisis? What if you didn’t have to make any payments until April 2009? Continuum Footspas and Quest

Keywords: Business   Hannah Lee   products  

A Salon Blog You Can Love

December 2, 2008  | Blog Post

I have to confess, most salon blogs leave me feeling a little flat. But today I stumbled across the blog for Sènsé Nail Spa in Seattle, and I was hooked. The high energy and enthusiasm of the

Keywords: Business  

It’s a Wrap

December 1, 2008  | Article

If you sell private-label products at your salon or spa, take those environmentally friendly products one step friendlier. According to November’s Target Marketing (a trade magazine for direct marketers) a smart new marketing product is earth-friendly plastic wraps made from corn.

Keywords: Business   private labeling   retailing  

A Message From “The Manicurist”

November 25, 2008  | Blog Post

Editor’s note: If you’ve cracked open your December issue, you’ve probably seen the latest installment of questions and answers from “The Manicurist.” In her real life, this tough-talker is Bulls Gap, Tenn.-based salon owner Rebecca Seals.

Keywords: Business  

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