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What’s the Biggest Obstacle to Your Success?

January 15, 2014  | Article

While you’re looking for the perfect tech, the perfect tech is looking for the perfect salon! Know what makes your salon great so you can set yourself apart from other spas. How do you advertise? What’s your reputation in town? Do you have a niche clientele? Do you pay for and attend networking events/shows/training classes? Do you offer staff team-building opportunities — even if it’s a casual get-together one night a month? What benefits do you offer?

Keywords: economy   keeping your business competitive   recruiting   retailing   team-building  

Nail and Wellness Salon Re-Opens With Updated Service Offerings

August 1, 2012  | Article

After overcoming recent economic challenges, Unity Nails and Skin Care moved into a bigger and better space with an improved menu this April. Salon owner Jeany Perez scheduled a grand reopening to celebrate its success. 

Keywords: economy   salon profiles  

10 Money Wasters (and how to stop the waste)

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Every day there are opportunities to save, and it’s really easy to do once you identify where the waste is happening. From buying bulk sizes to shopping for furniture at a swap meet, these little things can make a difference in your budget.

Keywords: economy   money  

On My Mind: The Recession Is Over, Sort Of

November 1, 2010  | Article

A sign that lifts my spirits is that as I write this, the September issues of all of the consumer fashion magazines just came out and they are bigger than I’ve seen them in the last few years.

Keywords: business building   consumer advertising   economy   Hannah Lee   recession  

On My Mind: I'm So Excited

August 1, 2010  | Article

I always love getting out of the office and seeing what’s going on firsthand. And after the year we had last year, it’s refreshing to see the shape of things turning around.

Keywords: Action Bag Company   BeautyTech.com   China Glaze   CND   Dashing Diva  

The Pricing Problem

March 1, 2010  | Article

Part art, part science, pricing your services is one of the most important and delicate tasks you’ll undertake in the salon. And no two salon owners approach it quite the same. We asked readers: How do you decide how much to charge for a particular service?

Keywords: add-on services   business   economy   keeping your business competitive   money  

How to Stretch a Buck in the Salon

January 1, 2010  | Article

Mobile nail tech Sherry Baro wasn’t sure how the economy would affect her target market — seniors and adults with disabilities. So two years ago she instituted several measures to keep supply costs low.

Keywords: economy   foot soaks   product costs   recession   service pricing  

On My Mind: What the World Needs Now

December 1, 2009  | Article

I'm pretty excited to be almost done with the year 2009.  It has been a rough year for magazines and the beauty business.

Keywords: economy   Hannah Lee   industry research   networking   New Year's  

How to Stretch a Buck in the Salon

October 1, 2009  | Article

Reneé Borowy of VIP Salon & Spa says renegotiating has been key to keeping costs under control.

Keywords: economy   money   recession   Renee Borowy  

When Clients Say No to Their Nails

July 1, 2009  | Article

In this economy it has become more common for a client to request that her artificial nails be removed due to the cost of upkeep.  Jill Wright, owner of Jill Wright Spa for Nails, gives advice on how to put the client at ease.

Keywords: client relationships   economy   money   removing acrylics  

Credit Cards No Longer Welcome

May 1, 2009  | Article

Credit card processing fees eat into profit.

Keywords: economy   money  

Boosting Morale In A Sagging Economy

March 1, 2009  | Article

The news is reporting layoffs, bailouts, and an unstable world market.  Clients are murmuring about tight budgets and personal cutbacks.  With the air heavy with dread, nail techs should focus on their psyche and their systems.

Keywords: economy   keeping your business competitive   reader surveys   sustainable business  

On My Mind: Are Nail Services Endangered Treatments?

March 1, 2009  | Article

Nail salon techs need to be flexible and stay positive in order to survive in today's economic climate.

Keywords: economy   keeping your business competitive   On My Mind   sustainable business  

Weather Any Financial Storm With Planning

August 1, 2008  | Article

Those feeling the pinch of these uncertain economic times may take issue with the old adage that the beauty industry is recession-proof. Being recession-proof, says Strategies’ Neil Ducoff, has nothing to do with the industry and everything to do with business planning. Here are his strategies to recession-proof your business.

Keywords: economy   money   recession   salon finances  

Is Your Business Drying Up?

June 1, 2008  | Article

With the country facing an economic slowdown of mass proportions, many in the industry are having to adjust the way they do business. But how much of our financial concerns can be blamed on the economy — and how much is simply the result of a change in the industry?

Keywords: business   economy   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   recession  
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