May 13, 2011
I think that every nail technician I know can relate to Jill’s last post. At times in my career I have been at both ends of this scale. Up until a few years ago I was
May 9, 2011
I consult with salons all over the U.S. and Canada helping to build strong successful nail departments. Many times, I see a lack of add-on services being offered. Although there are many reasons the nail techs
April 19, 2011
As service providers in the beauty industry, you have the opportunity to touch your clients' (and their familes') lives. Editor Hannah Lee shares her personal story.
April 8, 2011
What a great post, Jill. I love that you plant seeds for the services you offer for each department during your tour. And I am definitely going to use what you say about husbands and the privacy
April 4, 2011
Last week Sandy inspired me to talk about how we need to be more effective when giving a grand tour. We talked about planting seeds and letting your guest know about the services we offer. These
This week’s post from Jill makes me think of an experience that I had last year. This doesn’t involve the salon, but it did make me take an in-depth look at how I approach my first-time
March 28, 2011
Reading Sandy's last post got me thinking about a crucial part of welcoming new clients to our salon. She said "We are usually on our best behavior when we have guests in our homes, especially if
March 18, 2011
So this week’s post from Jill has me thinking about just how important these things are to the success of the service provider and to the salon. When any one of these things is out of
March 14, 2011
My hope is that you have been listening real hard to the best practices of successful nail technicians. Over the past few weeks, we have been discussing how to make a good first impression. I have
March 11, 2011
Jill, I have to thank you for posting on this topic. It is another of those things that we often assume is more of a common sense type of thought process that really isn’t. Odor is a
March 7, 2011
We only have 10 seconds to make a first impression — what will we do to make it a lasting impression? We’ve already discussed how significant it is to look like we’re a part of this
March 7, 2011
I've been thinking a lot about loyalty lately. Specifically, what makes clients loyal to certain salons or certain nail techs. Are you creating client loyalty?
February 28, 2011
My friend, colleague, and fellow NAILS contributor Kristi Valenzuela asks, “Have you ever asked what makes your salon bigger, better and different from other salons? Are you the nail tech that’s one in a million or
February 28, 2011
Turkish salon Misk keeps cleanliness and luxury at the top of its priority list as owner Ceren Ergun gears up to open a second location of her popular nail haven in Istanbul.
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