Topic : client issues

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On My Mind: Why I'm Your Least-Favorite Client

September 1, 2010  | Article

I’m the perfect example of do as I say, not as I do. So as such a lackadaisical client, what does it take for me to come back for repeat visits?

Keywords: building your clientele   client issues   clients   customer service   Hannah Lee  

Out of Mouths of Clients

April 1, 2010  | Article

Sometimes the things clients say are music to your ears; other times they can make you cringe. We asked nail techs to tell us their favorite, and least favorite, things to hear from clients.

Keywords: client issues   clients   reader surveys   referrals  

Ask the Manicurist: December 2008

December 1, 2008  | Article

Ho ho ho. Tee hee hee. The Manicurist — aka Rebecca Seals — offers her unique take on holiday happenings at the salon.

Keywords: client issues   client relationships   client scheduling   customer service   gift certificates  

Ask the Manicurist

September 1, 2008  | Article

You first met The Manicurist — aka Rebecca Seals — in our April issue and judging by your response, you enjoyed her “pull no punches” attitude. Here’s her take on free repairs, last-minute changes, long-winded excuses, and other headaches of daily salon life.

Keywords: client issues   client relationships   humor   nail repairs   service pricing  

Ask the Manicurist: Client's Awkward Questions by Someone Who Knows!

August 1, 2008  | Article

Tired of biting your tongue where your clients’ misdeeds are concerned? Let The Manicurist tell it like it is. This beauty industry veteran doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to salon etiquette and client complaints. Share these pages with your clients — if you dare.

Keywords: client issues   humor  

Pick a Color, Pick a Stick

June 1, 2008  | Article

This clever idea for displaying polish colors allows a client to pick a color on a stick and hold it next to her skin, and the bouquet of nails makes a lovely focal point too.

Keywords: client issues   organizing supplies   polish   product displays  

Ask the Manicurist

April 1, 2008  | Article

Tired of biting your tongue where your clients’ misdeeds are concerned? Let The Manicurist tell it like it is. This beauty industry veteran doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to salon etiquette and client complaints. Share these pages with your clients — if you dare.

Keywords: client issues   customer service   humor  

Ask the Manicurist

April 1, 2008  | Article

In this installment, The Manicurist tackles cancellation fees, early clients and those nagging cell phones.

Keywords: cancellation fees   client issues   clients   customer service   humor  

Drawing the Line

May 1, 2007  | Article

There is definitely such a thing as being “too nice.” Don’t let yourself get trampled over by your clients, coworkers, or boss. Four industry consultants show you how to set healthy workplace boundaries in the salon.

Keywords: client issues   client relationships   customer service  

Ten Ways to Pacify an Angry Client

November 1, 2006  | Article

In a perfect world you would never have an unhappy client. But like it or not, some day you'll have a tough customer who needs to be handled with diplomacy and tact. These 10 steps will help you through and teach you something in the process.

Keywords: client issues   client relationships  

How to Take Time Off Successfully

October 1, 2006  | Article

The sentence that we all dread to hear: “That’s great that you’re going on vacation—it’s not on my week is it?”

Keywords: client issues  

Mama Said There'd be Days Like This

December 1, 2003  | Article

We’ve all had them and we’ll have more of them too, but we hold the power to turn a day that is spiraling out of control into a success. Before you let fists fly, take a breath and rise above.

Keywords: client issues   client scheduling   time management  

The Eleven Client Commandments

October 1, 2000  | Article

Nail techs aren’t the only ones who can benefit from sticking to a code of conduct.

Keywords: client issues   client relationships   client scheduling   clients  

Oh Those Annoying Clients

May 1, 2000  | Article

Sure, clients are a nail tech’s life source, and many times, a good friend as well. But no matter how much you love them, they can also get on your nerves—especially if they continuously   show up late for appointments. From talking incessantly on cell phones to clients who can’t  seem to relax, here are some   techs’ client pet peeves.

Keywords: client issues  

What Irks at Work

September 1, 1997  | Article

No-shows, nit-pickers, the perpetually tardy — clients can drive you nuts. Sure, we love them, need them, and can’t live without them, but annoying habits and bothersome behaviour can drive even the most well-balanced nail profession to the brink. NAILS asked the crews of two Salon-of-the-Year-award-winning establishments to share their biggest client pet peeves.

Keywords: client issues   client relationships   communicating with customers   customer service  

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