June 20, 2012
All over the world nails bring people together. Editor Hannah Lee discovers, while in Switzerland and Germany, that nails can be a universal language.
Keywords: German nail industry Hannah Lee international On My Mind Swiss nail industry
April 3, 2012
Published now by Bobit Business Media, NAILS was founded as a response to a burgeoning new market of nail salons popping up in Southern California. The first issue published in February 1983 and was distributed at the Long Beach Hairdressers Guild Show to about 5,000 nail techs.
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January 25, 2012
NAILS editor Hannah Lee discusses the effect of the "nail polish index" and how your salon can get in on the action.
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November 18, 2011
In the small town of Redmond, Ore., this cozy salon in a converted house makes you feel like a neighbor just popping in to chat over some coffee.
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November 18, 2011
NAILS editor Hannah Lee remembers Steve Jobs and urges nail techs to take his 1997 "Think Different" ad campaign to heart.
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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?
Keywords: client relationships customer service Hannah Lee On My Mind
November 1, 2010
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
October 1, 2010
Some states, like North Carolina, require salons to post their inspection scores where consumers can see them. While I’m not necessarily a proponent of more rules and regulations for the nail industry, I do believe that since most salons are already being inspected, why not post the grade?
Keywords: discount salons Hannah Lee salon inspections sanitation state boards
September 1, 2010
I’m the perfect example of do as I say, not as I do. So as such a lackadaisical client, what does it take for me to come back for repeat visits?
Keywords: building your clientele client issues clients customer service Hannah Lee
August 1, 2010
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.
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July 1, 2010
It’s been a while since the nail industry had something truly new to capture our imagination. But over the course of the last several years, several professional manufacturers have been fine-tuning gel technologies and the product developments are truly something to get excited about.
Keywords: gel polish gels Hannah Lee On My Mind pink-and-whites
June 1, 2010
By definition, inspiration is a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation, or the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions.
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May 1, 2010
Whether you decide to add a new service, or completely rethink how you’ve set up your salon, commit to making at least one change in your business this year.
Keywords: adding new services building your clientele continuing education expanding your services Hannah Lee
April 1, 2010
Today, more than ever, your clients use the Internet as extensions of their everyday lives.
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April 1, 2010
The Painted Nail — a cozy, shabby chic-style space with white-washed wood floors, big comfy white armchairs, vintage-inspired chandeliers, and pretty purple walls. Clients (including many celebrities) come in to get their nails done, but stay for the camaraderie.
Keywords: boutique nail salon Hannah Lee On the Road salon decor/design salon profiles