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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  

Learn the Keys to Reinventing Yourself

August 1, 2008  | Article

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  

Organic Peas and a Pedi

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  

First It Was Starbucks. Now It’s Nails.

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

Keywords: business  

Protecting Your Investment

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  

SpaRitual Education Essentials for Spa Professionals - Part 1 of 3

July 10, 2008  | Video

SpaRitual offers progressive concepts designed to treat mind, body, hands, feet and nails.

Keywords: business   customer service   SpaRitual  

Our Own Worst Enemies: Dealing with Bad Coworkers

July 1, 2008  | Article

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  

Education Leads to Retail Sales

July 1, 2008  | Article

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  

A Winning [Brand] Combination

July 1, 2008  | Article

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  

Blending Old and New

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  

Is Your Business Drying Up?

June 1, 2008  | Article

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  

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  

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