Topic : customer service

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Be a Better Tour Guide, Part 1

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

Keywords: customer service   Jill Wilson  

Looking for a Beauty Soul Mate

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

Keywords: customer service   Sandy Combs  

Put Clients at Ease

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

Keywords: customer service   Jill Wilson  

Put It Out, Please

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

Keywords: customer service   professionalism   Sandy Combs  

Odors Offend

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

Keywords: customer service   Jill Wilson   professionalism  

On My Mind: Creating Client Loyalty

March 7, 2011  | Article

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?

Keywords: client relationships   customer service   Hannah Lee   On My Mind  

Do Some Self-Appraisal

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

Keywords: customer service   Jill Wilson  

Turkish Delight on the High Street

February 28, 2011  | Article

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.

Keywords: autoclaves   customer service   international   nails-only salons   salon decor/design  

Shh! Relaxation in Progress

February 28, 2011  | Article

Clients of Ole Henriksen Face/Body Spa in Los Angeles won’t muss their manicures flipping through the pages of tattered old magazines. Instead they can read the latest digital editions on the spa’s iPads.

Keywords: customer service   salon decor/design  

Answering the Call

February 25, 2011  | 

We here are having a lot of fun using the promotion ideas that Jill has suggested. We have done the Business of the Week and the Gift Bag Drop, so far. We are seeing new guests from

Keywords: customer service   Sandy Combs  

First Impressions Count

February 22, 2011  | 

We should be experiencing some higher client counts from the recent field trips promoting our salon. As a result, we have some new clients in our chairs. We’ve gained access to new people, new referrals, and

Keywords: customer service   Jill Wilson  

Where Have All the Details Gone?

December 17, 2010  | Article

Keywords: customer service  

Offer Gift Wrapping, Make Friends

December 1, 2010  | Article

“While it’s not a product or service that you can make money from, offering gift-wrapping is a wonderful way to thank your loyal customers for their patronage throughout the year and to make their stress-filled holiday time just a little bit easier,” says small-business marketing expert Nanette Miner.

Keywords: business building   customer service   gift bags   holiday retailing   networking  

Just My Type: Catering to These Four Common Client Types

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Get the down low for how to cater to four common client types — the glamour girl, control freak, escapist, and eco-conscious client — with nail styles, colors, services, and more that are fine-tuned to the needs of each.

Keywords: business tools   customer service   fashion  

25 Business-Building Tips for Booth Renters

November 17, 2010  | Article

Being your own boss is a rewarding choice, but it takes commitment and perseverance. Seasoned techs offer tips to help you succeed.

Keywords: adding new services   advertising/promotions   booth rental   business   business tools  

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