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
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
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
September 1, 2008
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
September 1, 2008
A pair of sisters write their own fairy tale success story with quick-and-easy manicuring at Tootsies in Denver.
Keywords: business salon profiles
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