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Would You Move Your Growing Nail Business for Your Husband's Career?

November 2, 2011  | Blog Post

It’s November (OMG!), and I just realized I only did one blog post last month. I'd like to extend my deepest apologies to you all. Last month was busy and over before I realized it. So

Keywords: clients  

Fish Pedicures Unlikely to Cause Infection, says HPA

October 24, 2011  | Blog Post

The fish pedicure hasn't been in the news much lately, but it's far from forgotten. The idea of tiny fish nibbling off the dead skin of off human feet seems to spur a visceral reaction in

Keywords: clients   health   salon safety  

Making It Tough to Say No, Part 1

October 5, 2011  | Blog Post

In my last post  I showed you the math of how much money can be lost by not pre-booking just one pedicure. Hopefully the math made sense to you and you’ve started to make the pre-book

Keywords: clients   Jill Wilson   scheduling  

The Big Pitch

October 5, 2011  | Article

Many of you tell us you lead with a compliment. When you meet someone who is a potential client, what do you say in a minute or less to introduce yourself as a nail tech? In other words — what’s your elevator speech?

Keywords: business building   clients  

Read Carefully

September 21, 2011  | Blog Post

Uh oh. So I got a call the other day from a client who's looking for “Shellac.”  Well I'm sorry. Although I do now have a smattering of brand-specific “Shellac” colors, including the corresponding top and

Keywords: clients  

People Who Need People

September 20, 2011  | Blog Post

I live under a rock. Figuratively speaking, of course. Not that I wouldn't live under a rock literally if I could find a nice enough rock. But my point is, I have no idea who you're

Keywords: clients  

These Boots Ain't Made for Walking

September 9, 2011  | Blog Post

I have two clients whose toenails are wrecked. We're talking some serious messed-up-ness here.Every month I scrutinize the new damage and determine whether or not the nails are even safe to work on while I answer

Keywords: clients  

A Certain Flare

September 7, 2011  | Blog Post

I've come to a reluctant truce with flares and we've been negotiating a treaty for the last year or so — we still have some fine points to work out, but thus far, flare nails and

Keywords: clients   salon services  

Registration Please

September 6, 2011  | Blog Post

I cannot seem to talk my clients into spending 10 minutes to write a positive review for me or the salon on Yelp ... or any other peer-review site it seems. I've posted numerous requests for reviews

Keywords: clients   marketing/promotions  

Rachael’s Reaching Her Goals

September 6, 2011  | Blog Post

Regarding Jill’s last post, I remember when I was a booth renter, the retail shelves looked like someone with a bad case of multiple personality disorder had picked out the products. And with at least four

Keywords: clients   Sandy Combs  

The Power of Positive Energy

September 2, 2011  | Blog Post

I can't believe how lucky I am that August was such a busy month. I gained new clients and stayed pretty darn busy. The summer months can be so sloooow, but based on my bookkeeping, it

Keywords: clients   salon services  

Raising Clients

August 31, 2011  | Blog Post

I love teenage clients. Well, I traditionally have loved teenage clients. But the last two or three years now have increasingly highlighted the growing chasm between a 40-something Maggie and the 16- to 18-year-old girls from

Keywords: clients  

Early Birds

August 23, 2011  | Blog Post

I work by appointment. I have worked by appointment since I began doing nails 19 years ago. I went through all the standard growing pains of getting my service times down to what I felt was

Keywords: clients  

Owning People

August 17, 2011  | Blog Post

Today has not been the most fun day I've had. It all started a few posts ago when I got on a tangent about disability insurance. It's true, I still don't have it. But I have

Keywords: clients  

Sleepin’ on the Job

August 10, 2011  | Blog Post

Many years ago, in another life, before I started doing nails, I used to be a client. For a few years I worked at a small mail order company that sold ancient coins and artifacts —

Keywords: clients  


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