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They’re All on Drugs

March 5, 2014  | Blog Post

Something that has changed during the time I’ve been doing nails is the proliferation of antidepressants available and the number of people they’re being prescribed to.I’ve put some effort into understanding selective serotonin reuptake

Keywords: clients  

Am I in the Twilight Zone?

February 26, 2014  | Blog Post

It started with a simple inquiry from a prospective client who e-mailed to say that she wanted to book an appointment with me, but first she wanted to know if I did “full acrylic and not

Keywords: clients   marketing/promotions   salon services  

Lifters Gonna Lift

February 14, 2014  | Blog Post

I have been on the great quest for the Perfect Product [insert sound of angels singing] but, alas [dramatic sigh], I fear there is none.Part of the problem comes from looking at techs posting pictures to

Keywords: clients   salon services  

Unexpected Guests

February 12, 2014  | Blog Post

I know I’ve mentioned in the past that I have never had so many “walk-ins” since I moved to a private office on the fourth floor of a semi-secure office building. I blame the Internet —

Keywords: clients  

A Little off the Top, Please

January 29, 2014  | Blog Post

The other day, I was walking down the hallway to my salon just as the massage therapist next door was coming out of her room. She informed me that one of our other neighbors — an

Keywords: Art of Nailz   clients  

I’m Not a Babysitter

January 22, 2014  | Blog Post

I’ve always refused to make reminder calls. In part, because it’s a time-consuming pain in the patootie. Especially for a night owl like me who’s already fighting to survive in a diurnal society. Most people expect

Keywords: Art of Nailz   clients  

Give ’Em an Inch and They’ll Bring a Kid

January 10, 2014  | Blog Post

This morning I was waiting on a client when she texted to give me a heads up that she was “running 10 late.” I usually mark off a little extra time for this particular client to

Keywords: clients  

Ya Dun [Messed] Up, That’s Why!

January 8, 2014  | Blog Post

I am working on a “professionally” worded e-mail template to “politely” explain my reasons for deactivating the self-booking feature on my online booking system for certain clients — or would-be clients, or wannabe clients, or whatever

Keywords: clients  

And I’ll Be Checking It Twice, Too!

December 27, 2013  | Blog Post

For years I have tried to come up with a plan for some sort of end-of-year reward/punishment — yes, punishment — program for my clients based on their behavior throughout the year.Lots of business do this

Keywords: clients  

Window Shopping

December 18, 2013  | Blog Post

It’s been a year since I implemented online booking. For the most part, it has been a great addition to the way I do business. It saves me time, it ended most of the phone tag,

Keywords: clients  

I’m Not Psychic

December 12, 2013  | Blog Post

So a new client comes in the other day for a full set. She tells me that she’s been stalking me online for a while and loves my work. But she has a regular nail tech,

Keywords: clients  

At Least I Can Make Their Nails Look Good

December 11, 2013  | Blog Post

Every time I see an ad or an article or some industry quip about ways to keep busy during the “winter slump” my eyes bug out of my head and I catch my breath. What “winter

Keywords: clients  

Ergonomics

December 4, 2013  | Blog Post

I have worked very hard to set up my workstation in a manner that is ergonomic for me. I put thought into it when I designed my desk. I thought about it when I bought my

Keywords: clients   nail tech issues  

The Skinny on Skin Tones

December 3, 2013  | Article

It’s no mystery why certain shades can make skin appear dull while others boost vibrancy — selecting the right shade for your client’s skin tone is as much a science as it is an art. Learn the philosophy behind it before making your next color recommendation and your clients will be sure to give you a very colorful thanks.

Keywords: clients  

Is a No-Tipping Policy Right for You?

November 30, 2013  | Article

If tomorrow morning you posted a sign that said “no tips please,” what do you think would be the impact? No-tipping policies in salons, spas, and waxing studios are slowly but surely changing the way clients not only pay, but view their nail service professionals.

Keywords: client issues   clients   tipping   tips  

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