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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  

Fresno Salon Owners Make Things Right

February 1, 2008  | News

When a beauty salon went out of business leaving hundreds of customers holding newly-purchased gift certificates, several salons in Fresno, Calif. offered to honor the certificates as a show of goodwill for the industry.

Keywords: business   customer service   gift certificates   professional image  

Let’s Swap

February 1, 2008  | Article

Before there were dollars and cents— in fact before there was any kind of currency — there was barter. You give me this and I’ll give you that. From other professional service providers (dentists, electricians, yoga teachers) to weekend getaways, nail techs are still using this practice today.

Keywords: bartering   business   money   service pricing  

Got Space? Get Yoga

February 1, 2008  | Article

If you've got the room, why not round out your salon's offerings by introducing yoga to mix?

Keywords: adding new services   business   business building   healthy working   keeping your business competitive  

Meet Judy

January 23, 2008  | 

My name is Judy Lessin and I’ve been at NAILS for more than 13 years. (I started at NAILS when our publisher Cyndy Drummey was on maternity leave, so I keep track of my time here

Keywords: business  

Tech’s Book Shares Client-Building Secrets

November 1, 2007  | Article

Educator and nail tech, Dawn Bassett, shares her tips on successful marketing, promotions and networking.

Keywords: books   business   business building   keeping your business competitive  

Be the “Best of” Your Town

November 1, 2007  | Article

Part substance, part strategy, staking out your spot on local “best of” lists requires a game plan. NAILS attempts to demystify the process of claiming your spot on the list.

Keywords: business   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   public relations   web marketing  

The Professional Beauty Association Secures Major Victory with Small Business Administration

October 1, 2007  | News

In a major victory for the Professional Beauty Administration (PBA) and the salon industry, the Small Business Administration (SBA) recently issued a ruling that preserves the small business designation for hundreds of salon/spa businesses nationwide.

Keywords: business   Professional Beauty Association   taxes  

10 Ideas For Handling Rapid Expansion

October 1, 2007  | Article

This is what you’ve been waiting for. You have a full book and clients waiting. So, what’s the problem? The problem is you need more space for nail tables, a way to manage a heavier workload, and capital to fund the expansion. Fortunately, solutions are near at hand.

Keywords: business   business building   consultants   keeping your business competitive   staff management  

Can A Nail Tech Assistant Help Your Salon?

August 1, 2007  | Article

Bartenders have barbacks, helping to keep glasses clean and bars well-stocked, and hair stylists have assistants, helping to clean and prep the hair for styling, so what about nail techs? Can hiring cosmetology students or new graduates as assistants help your salon make more money?

Keywords: business   keeping your business competitive   money   nail tech assistants   recruiting  

Boredom Be Gone! Our A–Z Guide to Keeping Yourself Entertained in the Salon

July 1, 2007  | Article

Combat boredom in the salon by varying your routine and trying new things from time to time. Whether you’ve got a little downtime or you simply need to kick-start a new routine, there are many ways to re-energize and refresh your surroundings in order to up the entertainment factor of your job.

Keywords: adding new services   business   continuing education   minimizing stress   preventing burnout  

Med-spa Franchises: A New Frontier for Salon Owners

September 1, 2006  | Article

Salon owners seeking to expand their service offerings might want to look outside the nail care industry. Medical spas are on the rise, but the financial stakes are high and the issues complex. Franchisors offer experience and support that can smooth the way to ownership.

Keywords: business   medical pedicures   medispa services  

10 Energizing Ideas from a Business Coach

April 1, 2006  | Article

From revisiting your goals to hiring a coach, here are 10 powerful and practical steps you can take — beginning today — to propel yourself into action and success.

Keywords: business   business building   coaching   marketing/promotions   networking  

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