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Write This Down: Pens!

May 1, 2009  | Article

"I live 30 miles from anything and my book stays full." Her secret: Pens!

Keywords: advertising/promotions   marketing/promotions  

On My Mind: What Is Your Stimulus Package?

May 1, 2009  | Article

It might be time to offer a short term "stimulus package" to keep your clients' business in this uncertain economy.

Keywords: keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   On My Mind   sustainable business  

What’s in a [Salon] Name?

May 1, 2009  | Article

A likeable salon name can make a powerful emotional connection with your clientele, which makes it easy to remember and generates buzz, says Alexandra Watkins, chief innovation officer of Eat My Words. “The more memorable your name and the more people talk about it, the less advertising you have to do,” she says.

Keywords: marketing/promotions   opening a new salon  

Take My Polish Bottles, Please

May 1, 2009  | Article

At Recess in Los Angeles, owner Nidhi Lal pays more than just lip service to the salon’s eco-conscious reputation. She’s made an offer to clients who might otherwise dispose of their half-empty polish bottles improperly: Bring them into the salon and for every 10 bottles, they will receive a free manicure. For every 15 bottles, they earn a free pedicure.

Keywords: customer service   eco-conscious salons   marketing/promotions   product disposal  

Putting on a Smile

May 1, 2009  | Article

The first kids’ spa has arrived in New York, and owner and former model Daria Einhorn is using it to teach wee ones about caring for themselves.

Keywords: marketing/promotions   salon decor/design   salon parties   salon profiles   youth marketing  

15 Minutes of Frame

May 1, 2009  | Article

Clients of Illusions Nail Salon in Johnson City, Tenn., get an eyeful when they walk into the salon. Owners Thomasina Alexander and Wendy Allen have decorated the space with a Nail Art Wall of Fame, a framed, regularly updated assortment of 12 of their artistic creations.

Keywords: creating a portfolio   marketing/promotions   nail art   photographing nails   promoting your services  

On the Road: The Nail Bar, Hermosa Beach, Calif.

May 1, 2009  | Article

I knew I’d fallen hopelessly down the wondrous nail-salon-industry rabbit hole when my friend Claire’s birthday was approaching and my first suggestion was to throw her a pedicure party. Claire fell in love with the idea too, and, after confirming a date with one of my favorite salons, The Nail Bar in Hermosa Beach, Calif., the invitations quickly went out.

Keywords: marketing/promotions   On The Road   promoting your services   salon parties   salon profiles  

Majority Rules

April 24, 2009  | 

Your time is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. It's that simple. Quite frankly, I think my own time is worth, oh, say, $3,000 an hour plus all the latte I can drink. But

Keywords: marketing/promotions   money  

Take a Tip From ... Bio Creative Laboratories' Frania Garcia

April 1, 2009  | Article

Personal and systemic treatment can make for a better connection with customers.

Keywords: Bio Creative Labs   marketing/promotions   retail merchandising  

Clearing Out the Clutter ... From Your Life

April 1, 2009  | Article

Learn to say “no thank you” to things that don’t match your goals or you just don’t enjoy. And start saying “yes” to things that are more fun, rewarding, and interesting.

Keywords: business tools   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   promoting your services   work life balance  

Clearing Out the Clutter ... From Your Salon

April 1, 2009  | Article

Having problems getting that bottom drawer shut all the way? Do you have boxes, plastic bins, and show bags filled with unused goodies sitting in odd corners? Do you have a cupboard filled to overflowing with nail products and supplies? If so, it’s time to reorganize.

Keywords: business tools   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   organization   promoting your services  

Clearing Out the Clutter ... From Your Books

April 1, 2009  | Article

Clean up the book? Update client files? Isn’t that like cleaning out the attic — a good idea, but not something you actually get around to? It’s a matter of setting aside the time — your clients will notice and your retention rate might improve.

Keywords: business tools   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   promoting your services   work life balance  

The Place to Be

April 1, 2009  | Article

In the glitzy entertainment destination of South Beach, Fla., a former model’s salons — Lace Nail Lab and Lace Beauty Lab — become high-end neighborhood hangouts.

Keywords: celebrities   Essie   marketing/promotions   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

Home Alone

March 2, 2009  | 

What am I doing here at home in the middle of my normally scheduled work day? I always advise other techs who are trying to fill space in their schedules to stay at the salon even

Keywords: marketing/promotions  

The Nitty Gritty Guide to Marketing Your Salon

March 1, 2009  | Article

Get the lowdown on: the dos and don'ts of website design, salon-finder sites, the Yellow Pages (printed and online), designing a great business card, placing a newspaper ad, and more.

Keywords: advertising/promotions   business tools   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   Mother's Day  

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