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
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
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
August 1, 2008
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
August 1, 2008
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
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
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
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
July 10, 2008
SpaRitual offers progressive concepts designed to treat mind, body, hands, feet and nails.
Keywords: business customer service SpaRitual
July 1, 2008
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
July 1, 2008
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
July 1, 2008
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
June 9, 2008
While we were in Orlando last weekend for the Premiere show, NAILS publisher Cyndy Drummey and I went to visit a salon in Winter Park, Fla. It was called Bonjour Day Spa & Nail Salon. It’s
Keywords: business Hannah Lee On the Road salon decor/design
June 1, 2008
With the country facing an economic slowdown of mass proportions, many in the industry are having to adjust the way they do business. But how much of our financial concerns can be blamed on the economy — and how much is simply the result of a change in the industry?
Keywords: business economy keeping your business competitive marketing/promotions recession
May 28, 2008
We usually think of the beauty industry as a field that’s big on heart and technical artistry, but hardly a leader when it comes to technology. That’s why we were surprised to learn that industry consultant