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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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

There was a post recently on the 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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  For shoppers, it’s 1, 2, 3. First, they

Keywords: Business  

Symptoms of a Bigger Problem

April 10, 2008  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

   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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  

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