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Fresno Salon Owners Make Things Right

February 1, 2008  | News

When a beauty salon went out of business leaving hundreds of customers holding newly-purchased gift certificates, several salons in Fresno, Calif. offered to honor the certificates as a show of goodwill for the industry.

Keywords: business   customer service   gift certificates   professional image  

At Your Service: It's in the Way You Display It

January 1, 2008  | Article

Presentation is key to any salon service, and it starts the instant your client sits down. Small details in how you display your products show clients they are getting a more complete service, and you may be able to increase your prices as a result. Here are some clever ways salons are displaying their service products to their guests

Keywords: customer service   salon decor/design  

Salon Swap

January 1, 2008  | Article

Two brave techs traded spaces — and clients and product lines — for one day. Here’s their account of what happened…

Keywords: business building   clients   customer service   keeping your business competitive   salon decor/design  

Twenty-Five Bright Ideas

October 1, 2007  | Article

Always trying to think of new ways to help differentiate your salon from the pack? Here’s a compilation of truly unique ideas from other salons to inspire and excite you.

Keywords: customer service   keeping your business competitive  

Are Discount Salons a Threat?

August 1, 2007  | Article

When NAILS polled its readers about their top salon challenges, competition from discount salons ranked second on the list, just behind attracting and retaining new clients. But for every tech feeling the sting of low-priced competitors popping up on nearly every street corner, there are many who have made peace with the problem; some have even used the competition to spur them to adopt higher levels of customer service and more stringent sanitation standards.

Keywords: customer service   discount salons   keeping your business competitive   service pricing  

2007 Salon of the Year: M&M Nails & Wellness Center

August 1, 2007  | Article

M&M Nails & Wellness Center wins 2007 Salon of the Year award. Owner Maisie Dunbar calls it "the pinnacle of my nail career."

Keywords: CND   continuing education   customer service   marketing/promotions   private labeling  

When the Economy Slows, Smart Salons Adapt

June 1, 2007  | Article

While the thought of an economic slowdown — or other financial challenge — can be scary, it can also be the catalyst for change. Take heart and learn from the struggles and strategies of two business owners who came out on top.

Keywords: customer service   economy   money   natural disasters   taxes  

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  

Does Your Salon Need New Man-Scaping?

April 1, 2007  | Article

The beauty industry has catered to the needs of women for years, but it’s a wise business move to update the salon to reflect the current man-scape. Keep reading to learn five areas in which you can make your salon more man-friendly.

Keywords: customer service   male clients   marketing/promotions   men's services   niche marketing  

Get Him in the Door & Keep Him Coming Back for More

April 1, 2007  | Article

The same marketing techniques and business practices that have successfully lured women to your salon can be easily adapted to attract male clients. The key is to lay a foundation that supports long-term client care and has him feeling comfortably taken care of.

Keywords: customer service   marketing/promotions   men's services   niche marketing  

My Biggest Challenge Is…

November 1, 2006  | Article

A career in the nail industry has its fair share of rewards, but with it can come issues that challenge even the most die-hard professional. From finding it difficult to retail products to being allergic to chemicals in the salon, it seems almost every nail tech has some concerns regarding her occupation.

Keywords: allergic reactions   communicating with customers   continuing education   cosmetology schools   customer service  

VIP Programs: Keep Clients Coming Back

August 1, 2006  | Article

To reward good customers and increase client loyalty, some salons are implementing VIP programs where members pay a yearly fee in exchange for special privileges. A well-implemented VIP program will increase your salon’s bottom line as well.

Keywords: customer service   loyalty programs   marketing/promotions  

Ten Ways to Keep the Client Experience Fresh

August 1, 2006  | Article

Don't let a visit to your salon feel stale. Liven it up with these 10 fresh ideas.

Keywords: customer service  

10 Steps to Catapult Your Business

April 1, 2006  | Article

From revisting your goals to hiring a coach, here are 10 powerful and practical steps you can take — beginning today — to propel yourself into action and success.

Keywords: business   business tools   customer service   networking   professional consultants  

All the News that’s Fit to E-mail

March 1, 2006  | Article

More and more salons are discovering the benefits of e-newsletters. From featuring coupons to promoting a new product or service, they’re helping salons reach out to new and loyal clients in a fun, up-to-date way. Find out how you can get your own e-newsletter in your customers’ inboxes.

Keywords: customer service   email marketing   marketing/promotions  

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