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YBN Is Finalist for Business/Technology Award

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

Keywords: business  

The Natural Trend

May 22, 2008  | 

I just read an NBC article online reporting that natural nails are becoming increasingly popular, while artificial enhancements are being requested by fewer and fewer clients. If the trend continues, the nail salon industry will have

Keywords: business  

Mobile Salon Goes Where the Girls Are

May 21, 2008  | 

It had to happen eventually. The past several years have seen a rise in mobile spa services as well as a growth in salons catering to teens and even younger children. Now there’s Alexandria, Va.-based Sprinkles,

Keywords: business  

NAILS tv Goes Live!

May 19, 2008  | 

The latest addition to NAILS Magazine’s online empire (I kid, well sort of) is up and ready for your viewing pleasure. We bring you NAILS tv, a collection of online videos from nail techs, manufacturers, industry

Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   nail art   products   techniques  

Can Renters Use the Salon’s Credit Card Machine?

May 9, 2008  | 

There was a post recently on the BeautyTech.com Forums about whether it’s OK for a booth renter to use the salon owner’s credit card machine for her own transactions. As you know a booth renter is

Keywords: business  

On My Mind: Is the Nail Industry Really Recession-Proof?

April 21, 2008  | 

I was talking to a celebrity manicurist the other day and she mentioned she’s felt a slowdown in house calls to some of her regular celebrity clients. She said they’ve been getting their nails done at

Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   On My Mind  

Retailing: Starting the Conversation

April 16, 2008  | 

I was just reading an e-newsletter from salon consultant Bryan Durocher of Durocher Enterprises that had some interesting tips about retailing in the salon. He began with a reminder that it isn’t enough simply to invest

Keywords: business  

A Site for Last-Minute Gift-Givers

April 11, 2008  | 

I recently discovered on online spa gift certificate site that’s set up to give consumers what they want: gift certificates that are instant and customizable. It’s called SpaEmergency.com.  For shoppers, it’s 1, 2, 3. First, they

Keywords: business  

Symptoms of a Bigger Problem

April 10, 2008  | 

I recently read an article in The Sacramento Bee about 17 Sacramento beauty and nail salons being cited by The Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement for illegally classifying their workers as independent contractors.  This topic is one I

Keywords: business   legislation  

IRS and Worker Classification

April 7, 2008  | 

   With the final crunch of tax time falling upon us, many techs are rushing to finish through their final stages of tax forms. I recently found out just how complicated taxes can be in the

Keywords: business   legislation  

An Express Service for the Flying Crowd

April 2, 2008  | 

My layover at Washington’s Dulles International Airport was a success! When I got off my plane, I saw that I actually had two and a half hours before my next flight left. So I made my

Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   On the Road  

Beauty Fly-Buys

April 2, 2008  | 

Sitting on a flight across the country, reading the airline’s complimentary magazine, I ran across a short piece about Butter London, one of a handful of airport salons that have cropped up in recent years. We’ve

Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   On the Road  

Spin the Wheel! Playing the Classification Game

April 1, 2008  | Article

In the salon industry, workers most often operate in one of three ways: as employees, booth renters, or independent contractors. But for years many salons have incorrectly labeled their independent contractors and may have put themselves at risk of having the IRS reclassify their workers. Find out if you're doing things correctly or if you're just spinning the wheel and seeing where it lands.

Keywords: booth rental   business   business tools   employee issues   independent contractors  

Too Young for Pedis?

March 7, 2008  | 

Last week The New York Times published an article (“Never Too Young for That First Pedicure”) about young girls growing up too fast. Writer Camille Sweeney describes a 7-year-old’s birthday party at a Dashing Diva salon.

Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   salon services  

Style: What’s in a Name?

March 1, 2008  | Article

A name is the first impression a salon makes on a client, and every name (no matter how clever or generic) says something about that salon. Some names are spontaneous acts of inspiration, while others are mulled over for months on end between family and friends. But every owner feels some sort of bond with her own salon’s name, and each has a story about how it came about.

Keywords: business   opening a new salon  

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