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Sure It’s Bribery, But It Works

November 5, 2008  | 

I was reading the monthly client e-newsletter put out by Priti Organic Spa in New York City. They’ve discovered a creative way to expand their presence on the Web and encourage word-of-mouth advertising. Priti manager Catherine

Keywords: business  

Tipping Done Right

November 1, 2008  | Article

First and foremost keep your tipping policy client-friendly and report the tips as income.

Keywords: business   taxes   tipping  

Spa Helps Get Out the Vote — You Can Too!

October 29, 2008  | 

The owners of Body Bar Spa in Silverlake, Calif., are doing their civic duty and then some. On Election Day, the spa will be thanking all of its clients who step up and vote with a

Keywords: business  

Hippies, Hibernation, and Hellish Weather — Oh My!

October 1, 2008  | Article

Location breeds a handful of challenges and rewards for Island Girl Nails in Clinton, Wash.

Keywords: business   salon profiles   Washington  

Christmas Is Coming! Oy Vey.

September 29, 2008  | 

There are just 87 days and counting until St. Nick puts in his annual appearance. The key to making this a joyous time of year — rather than the usual frenzy — can be summed up

Keywords: business  

The Right Way to Write

September 22, 2008  | 

My post on website do’s and don’ts a little while back, got me to thinking about more of my pet peeves when it comes to communicating your message professionally. Over the years, I’ve come to spot

Keywords: business  

Before You Partner Up, Ask Questions

September 16, 2008  | 

If you want to read about business partnerships gone wrong, check out “Me and You — So Happy Together?” in NAILS’ October 2008 issue. In it, Michelle Pratt interviews two techs who had bad experiences with

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Salon Websites: What Not to Do

September 10, 2008  | 

I like the clean design of this upscale spa’s homepage.I was recently on a salon website (I don’t want to embarrass the owner by saying which one) and it had me squinting to the point that

Keywords: business  

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

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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  

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