Topic : customer service

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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  

The Healing Power of Beauty Care

March 1, 2002  | Article

I asked my mother to bring my makeup bag to the hospital. Hearing my request, my doctor said, "She'll be out of here in a week," knowing that when a woman is ready to look her best she's on the road to recovery.

Keywords: As I See It   customer service   motivation  

Keep Asking Clients What They Want

February 1, 2002  | Article

Even though it may seem like a client doesn't ever want to change, she usually likes to know that you haven't given up on her.

Keywords: As I See It   customer service  

Reader to Reader: How do you make your services special?

January 1, 2002  | Article

Give them your full attention and never neglect "the little extras."

Keywords: customer service   little extras  

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