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independent contractor

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A self-employed worker, who is not subject to the same rules and regulations as an employee, and who has different rights or privileges than an employee; an independent contractor generally makes her own hours, pays her own taxes, and handles client payment directly (among other factors); the IRS determines whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor.

Keywords: booth rental   Business   employee issues   staff management   taxes  


November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A franchise is an agreement between a firm and another party in which the firm provides the other party with the right to use the firm’s name and to sell or rent its products for either a percentage of revenue or other type of fee; selling franchise rights is a method of expanding a business quickly with a minimum of capital.

Keywords: Business   business tools   franchise   opening a new salon   staff management  


November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The practice of reselling (or “diverting”) products intended for sale to salon professionals only to other outlets, such as open-to-the-public beauty distributors, grocery stores, or drugstores.

Keywords: Business   distribution  

deal sheet

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A sales flyer (usually bimonthly) put out by distributors with specials and discounts being offered to salon professionals.

Keywords: Business   business tools  


November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A compensation structure favored in the salon industry; a commission is a percentage earned of all revenue from services brought into the salon by an individual (for example, if a nail technician is paid on a 50% commission basis and she tickets services for $200, her commission is $100).

Keywords: Business   employee issues   money   staff management  

CVS Launches New NailHQ in More than 2,000 Stores

November 8, 2012  | Blog Post

We told you about when Walgreens upped its ante on nails, and today we found out that pharmacy chain CVS is also striving to be a nail destination.CVS/pharmacy today announced the launch of the new Nail

Keywords: Business  

Equinox Spa Tones Up Its Nail Opportunities

October 30, 2012  | Blog Post

As more and more established chains in related industries (fitness, beauty retail) want in on the growing popularity of nail care, I’m noticing a positive trend for nail techs: jobs, nay, make that career paths even,

Keywords: Business   On The Road  

Would You Like to Buy an Insurance Rider with that Polish?

September 21, 2012  | Blog Post

I’ve been noticing an interesting trend in my inbox these past few weeks. It seems that the pent-up longing from our recessionista lifestyles may finally be reaching the breaking point — for fall, it is all

Keywords: Business   Nail art   products  

Nail Segment Experiences Largest Growth of Prestige Makeup Products, says The NPD Group

September 12, 2012  | Blog Post

Prestige makeup sales within U.S. department stores grew 8% to $1.8 billion for the first half of 2012, according to The NPD Group.While nail products continue to be the smallest segment, it experienced the largest growth

Keywords: Business   products  

Hand & Nail Harmony Is Looking for US Educators

September 12, 2012  | Blog Post

Need a little Harmony in your life? Hand & Nail Harmony is looking for U.S.-based educators. What: Join the US Harmony family. Where: Brea, California When: Nov 2-5, 2012 Send resumes to

Keywords: Business   California   Hannah Lee   products  

Male market segment to grow, predicts IBISWorld

August 29, 2012  | Blog Post

A market segment within the U.S. day spa and nail salon industry likely to experience growth in the next five years is the male consumer, according to a recent report by market research firm IBISWorld. The

Keywords: Business   clients   salon services  

Minxy Mondays

August 3, 2012  | Blog Post

Minx Nails now offers a weekly live web broadcast available for nail technicians worldwide to support you as you learn and perfect your Minx applications.  The Minxy Mondays broadcast takes place at most Monday mornings

Keywords: Business   techniques  

Nail Salon Visits and DIY Nail Products Complement Each Other, Packaged Facts Report Finds

August 3, 2012  | Blog Post

As I’m sure we’ve all noticed, there’s been a huge uptick in DIY nail product sales from crackle nail polish to nail decals to at-home gel-polish kits; indeed, for the 52 weeks ending on April 15,

Keywords: Business  

Are Beauty Vending Machines the Future?

July 22, 2012  | Blog Post

Vending machines have gone beyond trail mix and candy for a while -- you may have noticed Apple iPod vending machines at your local airport, something I always thought was a bit odd but figured that

Keywords: Business   On The Road   tradeshows  

Special Effects Like Magnetic Polish Up Consumer Nail Product Sales by 30%

July 16, 2012  | Blog Post

The consumer nail polishes category had a tremendous year in 2011, up almost 30% from 2010, partly caused by the emergence of new trends, including bold colors and special effects that attracted women of all demographics,

Keywords: Business   products  

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