February 14, 2012
Are tattoos more accepted in today’s workplace? As members of the beauty industry, do you think it’s more accepted than in corporate America? We asked nail techs what they thought about visible tattoos at work and most of you told us it should be no big deal, but there seems to still be some stereotyping that comes along with that skin ink.
Keywords: employee issues salon uniforms
November 18, 2011
Congratulations, it’s your salon. So how do you lead your little slice of heaven? Take our quiz to see how you stack up when there is a wrinkle in the plan.
Keywords: employee issues quiz salon ownership staff management
November 16, 2011
To celebrate Thanksgiving and get in the holiday spirit, NAILS asked nail techs on our Facebook page (www.faceboook.com/nailsmag): What, in your professional lives, are you thankful for? Your responses ranged from your boss to your clients to the flexibility and creativity that come with being a nail tech. We, at NAILS, are thankful for all of you who are dedicated to the industry.
Keywords: client relationships employee issues healthy working
August 19, 2011
Team building is essential for a salon’s success and not as difficult as you think. Daily communication creates clear objectives and promotes participation by all.
Keywords: business tools employee issues team-building
January 31, 2011
Tamara Jercha offers the following tips to help improve employer/employee relations, increase productivity, and decrease employee turnover.
Keywords: employee issues staff management
April 1, 2008
In the salon industry, workers most often operate in one of three ways: as employees, booth renters, or independent contractors. But for years many salons have incorrectly labeled their independent contractors and may have put themselves at risk of having the IRS reclassify their workers. Find out if you're doing things correctly or if you're just spinning the wheel and seeing where it lands.
Keywords: booth rental business business tools employee issues independent contractors
August 1, 2006
No one wants to believe they will fall victim to an accident or illness that prevents them from earning an income for a long period of time, but statistics show it will happen to three in 10 of us. Disability insurance protects your most valuable asset — your ability to earn an income and provide for yourself and your family.
Keywords: employee issues insurance owner issues
February 1, 2006
If you are paying your salon employees a commission of more than 50%, chances are you are losing money. Learn how to modify your commission structure to motivate employees and ensure a profitable business.
Keywords: commissions employee issues independent contractors salon finances
March 1, 2005
If they were audited, a large percentage of the salon owners in the beauty industry today could not pass the tests determining their workers’ tax status imposed by the IRS or by their individual state, says our expert. As tax time approaches, know the facts. The financial fall-out from misclassifying your staff can be devastating.
Keywords: booth rental employee issues independent contractors IRS taxes
February 1, 2005
Uncovering a candidate’s skills, strengths, and weaknesses during an interview is a tricky business. Figuring out if she is a good match for your salon is even harder. But by asking the right questions, you can get the critical information you need to hire smart.
Keywords: employee issues
December 1, 2003
Shari Finger, veteran salon owner, details different types of incentive programs to keep employees' spirits up during the holidays.
Keywords: compensation systems employee issues holidays incentive structures Shari Finger
September 1, 2003
If your salon team isn't performing as well as you'd like, it could be because of your leadership. Study the systems that will assist each employee in achieving her best: mission statement, employee evaluations, staff meetings, coaching for individuality, and rewards.
Keywords: employee issues staff management
August 1, 2002
Investing in a security system for your salon can deter theft, provide protection for staff members and lower your insurance premiums.
Keywords: employee issues insurance owner issues shoplifting
October 1, 2000
Is multi-level pricing a solution for keeping the best nail technicians satisfied and motivated in their jobs? Some salons say yes, indeed.
Keywords: customer service employee issues finding/retaining staff service pricing
June 1, 2000
Finding (and keeping) hard-working qualified nail technicians is one of the most pressing issues facing the beauty industry today. When the nail business is at an all-time high, we find ourselves asking what factors are contributing to this industry dilemma. It is time for us to stop asking, “Why?” and start asking, “What can we do to solve this problem?”
Keywords: employee issues hiring nail technicians recruiting working with schools