Topic : customer service

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Clients Tell us What They Love About You

August 1, 2004  | Article

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  

The Wedding Party

June 1, 2004  | Article

Every spring and summer a tide of overwrought brides makes a mad dash to salons and spas looking for some much-needed relaxation, pampering, and primping. Some savvy salons have already made a healthy business of catering to their needs and princess fantasies. Here we show you what they are doing and how you can make your salon a destination spot for the marrying kind.

Keywords: bridal nail art   customer service   salon parties   seasonal services   youth marketing  

Spell It Out:Developing Your Salon Training Manual

May 1, 2004  | Article

Creating a salon training manual may be just what you need to reorganize your business and elevate your team to a new level of professionalism. Although creating and implementing a service manual takes time and energy, the end results are well worth the effort.

Keywords: customer service   opening a new salon   staff management  

Who Owns the Client?

April 1, 2004  | Article

The question of who “owns” the client — the nail tech or the salon owner — is a tricky and emotional one, and in some cases, a legal question. Issues such as access to client records, who pays for advertising, and non-compete clauses only complicate matters further.

Keywords: booth rental   customer service   independent contractors  

Honey… I’ve Brought the Kids

March 1, 2004  | Article

When clients walk through the door with their children in tow, do you cringe with disappointment or welcome them with open arms? Depending on your salon’s policy on children and the mood of your business, they can be a blessing… or a nightmare.

Keywords: children in the salon   customer service   policies and procedures  

4 Assistant Programs: Four Salons Do It Their Way

January 1, 2004  | Article

Looking for a sure-fire formula to make an assistant program pay in your salon? Four salon owners prove it’s as simple as meeting everyone’s needs — yours, theirs, and the salon’s.

Keywords: customer service   finding a job   finding/retaining staff   nail tech assistants  

Grab a Partner and Cross-Market Your Services

July 1, 2003  | Article

Look no further for low-cost, high-return, business-building ideas. Look beyond the obvious and cross-market with unlikely allies to double your exposure with minimal expense.

Keywords: bartering   business building   cross-marketing   customer service   keeping your business competitive  

When Customers Complain

July 1, 2003  | Article

No one likes to hear complaints from clients, but they go hand in hand with working in a salon. Thankfully, there’s a way to deal with customer dissatisfaction that will keep both you and your client content.

Keywords: client complaints   communicating with customers   customer service  

Any Excuse for a Party

February 1, 2003  | Article

Even a serious subject can spawn a festive event. For a recent breast cancer “fun-raiser," Christine Turner, owner of Body & Sol in New Westminster, British Columbia, decorated the salon inside and out with bras.

Keywords: Christine Turner   customer service   fundraising   salon parties  

Dear Donna, Come Back

September 1, 2002  | Article

A letter from an old friend causes me to reflect on what's changed ... and what hasn't.

Keywords: As I See It   customer service  

Learn What Retail Clients Really Want

August 1, 2002  | Article

"The Retail Help Kit" produced by The Spa Association includes this valuable resource for identifying and satisfying your most challenging retail clients.

Keywords: building your clientele   customer service   keeping your business competitive   retailing  

What Is Your Best Marketing Strategy?

April 1, 2002  | Article

This month's Reader to Reader offers ideas as diverse as how to display products to simply learning to be a good listener. 

Keywords: client referral systems   communicating with customers   customer service   little extras   marketing/promotions  

Open for Business: Doing an Open House Right

April 1, 2002  | Article

Borrow a page from real estate marketers to increase your business’s exposure and capture the interest of many new “buyers” by holding an open house.

Keywords: customer service   open house   opening a new salon   salon parties  

Specialize or Diversify?

April 1, 2002  | Article

Can nail salons remain successful if they only offer nails?

Keywords: As I See It   customer service   nails-only salons  

You Can Fire Your Clients

March 1, 2002  | Article

Dealing with a nightmare client isn’t a nail tech’s favorite part of the job, but it can be done in a quick and relatively painless manner. From writing letter to being Straightforward with her from the start, you can Straight that chronic complainer out or clump her for good.

Keywords: annoying clients   bad clients   communicating with customers   customer service  

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