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The Right Person for the Job

November 16, 2011  | Article

One of the most important decisions you make as a salon owner is the staff you hire. Do you have a system in place to make sure you’re hiring the right person?

Keywords: finding/retaining staff   hiring nail technicians   owner issues  

Salon Break Rooms: 5 Examples

July 18, 2011  | Photo Gallery

Break rooms offer a respite from the hustle and bustle of the salon. Here are a few great examples.

Keywords: finding/retaining staff   salon decor/design  

Do You Know Your Stats?

June 1, 2009  | Article

When was the last time you took a good look at your numbers? Take this quiz designed to shed some light on the numbers that underlie your bottom line and why you should care about them.

Keywords: building your clientele   finding/retaining staff   retailing   salon finances  

The Coaching Chronicles: Installment #3, Retail and Staff Management

January 1, 2009  | Article

Editor’s Note: In this occasional series, we follow along as -Adrienne, a mother of two who moved last year with her husband to North Carolina, works to rebuild her nail business from scratch. She’s working with Heather, a certified salon success coach, to help her succeed. If you missed the first two installments, see NAILS’ -February and June 2008 issues or visit The Coaching Chronicles blog at http://blogs.nailsmag.com/coach.

Keywords: blogs   business tools   finding/retaining staff   marketing/promotions   networking  

Our Own Worst Enemies: Dealing with Bad Coworkers

July 1, 2008  | Article

The coffee pot is on and dry, the retail area is dusty, and your coworker is happily filing the nails of one of your favorite clients. You are not alone. Nail techs just like you are facing the same issues in salons around the globe. Don’t let that bad coworker get your panties in a bunch. It’s time to band together and take back the salon.

Keywords: business   finding/retaining staff   staff management  

Heard It Through the Grapevine: Recruiting Techs

May 1, 2008  | Article

To hear salon owners tell it, recruiting new techs is no easy feat. To help, we asked techs to tell us how they learned about their current position. More often than not, the connection was made through informal networking.

Keywords: finding a job   finding/retaining staff   recruiting  

I Heard it Through the Grapevine

May 1, 2008  | Article

To hear salon owners tell it, recruiting new techs is no easy feat. To help, we asked techs to tell us how they learned about their current position, and asked salon owners what has worked for them. More often than not, connections were made through informal networking.

Keywords: finding a job   finding/retaining staff   hiring nail technicians  

50+ Places to Find New Techs

March 1, 2007  | Article

According to a NAILS’ survey, almost one in five salon owners has turned away clients because the salon lacks an adequate number of nail techs. But with a little creativity, it’s possible to reach out to candidates inside and outside the beauty industry and attract a new crop of recruits to the profession.

Keywords: finding/retaining staff   hiring nail technicians   recruiting  

Unleash The Power of Your Team

July 1, 2006  | Article

By developing and supporting the inner power of each member, salon owners can double as cheerleaders to develop an unstoppable salon team. From the moment they are hired, it’s your job to give team members the tools they need to excel and prosper.

Keywords: coaching   finding/retaining staff   owner issues   team-building  

The Frustrated Salon Owner's Guide to Hiring

September 1, 2005  | Article

No one ever said finding a good nail technician would be easy, but it’s not impossible either. Keep reading to learn about hiring strategies, incentives, and benefits that just might make you bid adieu to your frustrations.

Keywords: finding/retaining staff   hiring nail technicians   owner issues  

From Start-Up to Success [what I learned in my first two years]

April 1, 2004  | Article

Twinsburg, Ohio-based Natural Beauty Salon was established November 9, 2001. As we enter our third year of business, I celebrate, reflect, and never stop moving forward.

Keywords: finding/retaining staff   marketing/promotions   opening a new salon   salon profiles  

Open Your Books For Retail Results

January 1, 2004  | Article

In a commission-based salon or spa, technicians sometimes assume the owner is banking the other half of their commission. Opening the salon’s books will open employees’ eyes to the vital need to retail for the salon’s survival.

Keywords: finding/retaining staff   organization   retailing  

4 Assistant Programs: Four Salons Do It Their Way

January 1, 2004  | Article

Looking for a sure-fire formula to make an assistant program pay in your salon? Four salon owners prove it’s as simple as meeting everyone’s needs — yours, theirs, and the salon’s.

Keywords: customer service   finding a job   finding/retaining staff   nail tech assistants  

Tiered Pricing: Where Supply Meets Demand

October 1, 2000  | Article

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  

Walkout!

February 1, 1998  | Article

You may suspect you have a personnel problem, but when your entire staff walks out, you know it’s time to change the way you do business.

Keywords: finding/retaining staff   staff management  
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