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
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
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,
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
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
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