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Site Offers Personalized E-Mail Marketing

October 1, 2008  | Article

Through its website, SignatureB Communications works with salon and spa owners to create customized, branded stationery that serves as the basis for a wide variety of marketing activities, including client newsletters.

Keywords: communicating with customers   marketing/promotions   web marketing  

Tech Has a Gift for Graphic Design

October 1, 2008  | Article

When Colleen VanDurme designed business cards for her own nail business, another venture designing salon marketing materials for others took off.

Keywords: advertising/promotions   business cards   business tools   marketing/promotions  

Graphic Design 101

October 1, 2008  | Article

Graphic design can make or break the image of a nail salon. Whether or not you have a consciously crafted image, your nail salon’s brand is expressed through the look of your salon materials.

Keywords: building your clientele   business tools   keeping your business competitive   logo   marketing/promotions  

Beyond Polish [Selling Boutique Items Successfully]

October 1, 2008  | Article

We know that selling retail can increase our bottom line, but for so many of us, selling retail — particularly non-nail items — is a foreboding hurdle. The question to ask is not should I sell retail, but how do I sell retail.

Keywords: customer service   marketing/promotions   professional consultants   retail boutique items   retailing  

Getting Involved for the Right Reasons

September 26, 2008  | 

This weekend was our local “Relay for Life,” a 24-hour walk-a-thon put on by the American Cancer Society to raise money for cancer research.  One of my clients is heavily involved with the event and this

Keywords: marketing/promotions  

Tech Talks to Town

September 14, 2008  | News

Birmingham, Ala.-based tech Arnisha “Phyne’sse” Morrow was featured in the Birmingham News for her nail expertise.

Keywords: marketing/promotions  

Help Wanted? Put It in a Postcard

September 1, 2008  | Article

“The award-winning M&M Nails and Wellness Center is currently holding auditions for a dream team member,” reads salon owner Maisie Dunbar’s recruitment postcard. “I send it out to schools as well as names I get from beauty business search engines,” she says.

Keywords: hiring nail technicians   Maisie Dunbar   marketing/promotions   recruiting  

Press Release Yields Big Bookings

September 1, 2008  | Article

To announce her new neighborhood salon, owner found that a newspaper article that included pictures of her "older" staff was the best advertising!

Keywords: advertising/promotions   marketing/promotions   opening a new salon  

Learn the Keys to Reinventing Yourself

August 1, 2008  | Article

What do Madonna, Steve Jobs, and Vicki Peters all have in common? They continue to be at the top of their field and the top of their game by constantly reinventing themselves. What could you have in common with these movers and shakers? More than you might think!

Keywords: business   combatting burnout   marketing/promotions   preventing burnout  

17 Ways to Knock the Socks Off Your Winter Pedicure Clients [Literally]

July 1, 2008  | Article

Salon owners from some of the coldest parts of the U.S. and Canada offer their advice on how to coax those feet back out to enjoy satisfying winter pedicures.

Keywords: cold weather promotions   customer service   marketing/promotions   seasonal services   Signature Services  

A Winning [Brand] Combination

July 1, 2008  | Article

Becoming a household name is important for any business -- salons included. The winner and finalists in our Best Salon Brand contest prove they have what it takes to build a strong brand. From interesting logos to unique promotional materials such as pocket mirrors and brushes, these salons prove that consistency can build brand loyalty.

Keywords: business   marketing/promotions  

Group Mailings Make Sense

June 1, 2008  | Article

Gathering  with like-minded or neighboring businesses to mail your fliers together is just one of the ideas from "101 Media & Marketing Tips For Salon Owners, Stylists and Managers."

Keywords: advertising/promotions   business building   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions  

Let’s Do Lunch

June 1, 2008  | Article

The lunch hour presents a unique time slot for you to draw in new customers who can try your salon “with no strings attached.” It’s also a time for regulars to pop in for a quick treat between their regularly scheduled appointments. Here are some great service ideas that’ll tempt clients.

Keywords: adding new services   alternative services   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   promoting your services  

Is Your Business Drying Up?

June 1, 2008  | Article

With the country facing an economic slowdown of mass proportions, many in the industry are having to adjust the way they do business. But how much of our financial concerns can be blamed on the economy — and how much is simply the result of a change in the industry?

Keywords: business   economy   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   recession  

The Coaching Chronicles: Installment #2, Add-on Services and Referrals

June 1, 2008  | Article

In this occasional series, we follow along as Adrienne, a mother of two who just moved 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 installment, see NAILS February issue or visit The Coaching Chronicles blog (updated twice weekly) at http://blogs.nailsmag.com/coach.

Keywords: add-on services   blogs   building your clientele   marketing/promotions   networking  

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