May 6, 2015
Maggie is trading in one writing genre for another.
Keywords: Maggie Franklin
March 14, 2014
It happens every year around this time — it’s still light outside when most people are getting out of work. It’s not raining. It’s not cold, but it’s not hot yet. Everything is green. People get spring fever.
Keywords: client issues clients Maggie Franklin
June 28, 2012
Editor Hannah Lee finds that the perfect nail is impossible as well as subjective, but every nail tech should still strive for the best.
Keywords: Hannah Lee Maggie Franklin On My Mind
April 1, 2012
Maggie Franklin creates blue raindrop nail art with Swarovski crystals. Here's the step-by-step.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes embellished nail art learning new techniques Maggie Franklin nail art
January 1, 2012
In a special guest column, salon owner, nail tech, and NAILS blogger Maggie Franklin urges more nail techs to share their knowledge with others.
Keywords: continuing education Maggie Franklin networking On My Mind
January 1, 2011
New salon owners, competitors, students, coaches, and a few opinionated veteran techs; we let these reader voices shine through every week online. And they have a lot to say. If you aren’t already following these blogs, bookmark them right away.
Keywords: blogs coaching competitions Maggie Franklin opening a new salon
September 1, 2007
Nail technology school tries to give techs a good foundation for a successful career, but it often falls short. We polled a few of our peers – fellow nail techs and educators – to find out what gems of misinformation they encountered as students and as trainers.
Keywords: cosmetology schools Erin Snyder Dixon Maggie Franklin Maisie Dunbar nail education
February 1, 2006
If you have hit the trade show circuit over the years, then you’ve most likely witnessed some of the changes shows have undergone.
Keywords: Larry Gaynor Maggie Franklin Nailco tradeshows Vicki Peters
August 1, 2003
Your nail station is one of your most valuable business tools. It is your office, your conference room, your classroom, your showroom, and sometimes even your lunchroom. It is where you do your work and spend much of your day –and you deserve to be comfortable. So what would change about it if you could? From self-sanitizing stations to elaborately themed decor, techs defy the laws of physics, finances, and convention to come up with some innovative solutions for their individual needs.
Keywords: JC Penney Salons Maggie Franklin salon decor/design salon furnishings Tom Bachik
July 1, 2003
Wouldn’t it be nice if such an opportunity existed? While conventional wisdom says the beauty industry is recession-proof, savvy nail techs are not content to wait for business to fall in their lap. It takes much effort, planning, and will to grow business during an economic downturn. Here we’ve asked proactive nail techs to share their secrets for filling their books and attracting new clients when everyone is in a financial pinch.
Keywords: building your clientele Holly Schippers Jill Wright Maggie Franklin marketing/promotions
September 1, 2002
I had to admit to myself that, despite feeling confident in my abilities as a nail technician, as a businesswoman I just plain fell short.
Keywords: Just My Opinion Maggie Franklin motivation
August 1, 2002
Trade shows used to seem bigger, brighter, and shinier and I wasn’t familiar with all the product lines. Every booth had something undiscovered to show me, and I couldn’t wait till the next big trade show. Where did that feeling go?
Keywords: Maggie Franklin tradeshows
December 1, 2001
Nail technicians across the globe rallied together after the September attacks on the United States. In the wake of this tragedy; the industry has pulled together and gotten on with business, but not without stopping to care.
Keywords: Debbie Doerrlamm Fourth of July nail art Maggie Franklin patriotic nail art red-white-and-blue nail art
July 1, 2001
Anyone who has ever tried to remove MMA from a new client’s nails knows the bond is tough to break. It might be more difficult to deal with clients emotional attachment to their nails.
Keywords: acrylic removal EMA Maggie Franklin MMA product removal
July 1, 1999
Her geological expeditions have included a field trip to California’s Mono Lake and to Death Valley.
Keywords: Maggie Franklin My Other Life