March 1, 2010
Here are 10 simple but powerful tools to get off to a good start and build on a positive first impression.
Keywords: business tools client relationships clients customer service first impressions
January 1, 2010
Since January is your issue, written by you and for you, we asked nail technicians to give us their “rules to live by” in the salon. Here are 10 that we couldn’t agree with more!
Keywords: client relationships client scheduling customer service educating clients On My Mind
December 1, 2009
Four easy opportunities to show clients that you care and also attract back clients who have not returned recently.
Keywords: client relationships marketing/promotions
July 1, 2009
In this economy it has become more common for a client to request that her artificial nails be removed due to the cost of upkeep. Jill Wright, owner of Jill Wright Spa for Nails, gives advice on how to put the client at ease.
Keywords: client relationships economy money removing acrylics
December 1, 2008
Ho ho ho. Tee hee hee. The Manicurist — aka Rebecca Seals — offers her unique take on holiday happenings at the salon.
Keywords: Ask the Manicurist client issues client relationships client scheduling customer service
November 1, 2008
Salon owner Shari Finger answers your questions on building a clientele, regaining the trust of a discount salon-goer, listening to clients’ personal issues, and clients who mistreat their nails.
Keywords: business building client relationships client retention Dear Shari discount salons
September 1, 2008
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
September 1, 2008
We can daydream all we want about what we would like to say, but finding the right response for hard-to-please clients is the better choice — and ultimately yields more satisfying results.
Keywords: business client relationships clients hard-to-please clients
July 1, 2008
After 18 years in the Human Relations field, June Sierra decided to become a nail tech.
Keywords: client relationships colored gels Light Elegance manufacturers educators
May 1, 2007
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
January 1, 2007
Never underestimate the importance of building client relationships. Ultimately, it separates us from the guys down the street — which is critical in today's nail industry.
Keywords: building your clientele business building client relationships
November 1, 2006
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
February 1, 2006
While it’s always important to find new clients, don’t forget the ones you’ve lost along the way. If you can discover why they left, you can determine the best technique to woo them back.
Keywords: building your clientele client relationships client retention customer service
September 1, 2005
Doing a stunning new set of nail enhancements on a first-time customer does not always guarantee a full book. Try these tips, from the fingertips up, to turn a new face into a committed standing client.
Keywords: cancellation fees client consultation client relationships marketing/promotions standing appointments
August 1, 2004
Do you ever look across the table and feel the urge to ask your clients, “Do you like me? Do you really, really like me?” Of course you do. And it’s only natural. We all need some positive feedback from time to time. So we conducted a little survey to find out what attracts clients to your salon and why they love you
Keywords: client relationships clients customer service