August 1, 2009
Philadelphia nail tech Lisa Bautista-Sellers penned this touching letter to honor her first salon -— with its wonderful clients and caring coworkers.
NAILS graphic artist and VietSALON associate editor Kim Pham visits Victoria Nails & Spa in Orange, Calif.
July 1, 2009
With the combination of cuticle nippers, chemicals, and customers, there is always the risk of an accident — and a lawsuit. The best defense is to hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
May 1, 2009
It’s easier and less costly than you think to offer clients Internet access at your salon.
Don’t get caught off guard by a planned or sudden staff absence. With a bit of thought and planning, extended leaves won’t negatively impact clients or salon income.
Sometimes we feel so much pressure to be more and do more for clients we overlook the elementary principles of customer service. But instead of fretting about what to do next, try going back to the basics.
At Recess in Los Angeles, owner Nidhi Lal pays more than just lip service to the salon’s eco-conscious reputation. She’s made an offer to clients who might otherwise dispose of their half-empty polish bottles improperly: Bring them into the salon and for every 10 bottles, they will receive a free manicure. For every 15 bottles, they earn a free pedicure.
April 1, 2009
For those rare occasions when one of your clients has to remove her acrylics on her own, outside of the salon, make sure she is prepared and does it correctly so she does not damage her nails. Here’s a tear-out do-it-yourself sheet for your clients and some tips from fellow nail techs on how to handle this subject with your clients.
March 1, 2009
Book details 10 commandments to provide a world-class customer service experience.
February 1, 2009
Clients make a choice every time they open their wallets and spend their hard-earned money in your salon. Make that choice easier with value-added services that cost you little or nothing for the client to enjoy.
January 27, 2009
The history behind the nail art tootsing concept. www.tootsing.com
January 1, 2009
History has proved that even during economic downturns, people will continue to pay for a little bit of “feel good.” Here are some ideas to make sure your salon can maintain a thriving clientele even in tough times.
December 12, 2008
Care and Colour to Cultivate Beautiful Nails
December 1, 2008
SalonBuilder.com can help you have a fully functioning website running in no time.
Ho ho ho. Tee hee hee. The Manicurist — aka Rebecca Seals — offers her unique take on holiday happenings at the salon.
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