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Getting Down to Business

October 1, 2005  | Article

Need a good reason to get more business education? Salon owner Millie Haynam highlights the importance of not just relying on your technical prowess. From marketing and money management to people skills and PR, business skills are vital to making your salon a success.

Keywords: continuing education   marketing/promotions   networking   owner issues   retailing  

Keep 'Em Coming Back for More

September 1, 2005  | Article

Doing a stunning new set of nail enhancements on a first-time customer does not always guarantee a full book. Try these tips, from the fingertips up, to turn a new face into a committed standing client.

Keywords: cancellation fees   client consultation   client relationships   marketing/promotions   standing appointments  

Your Personal Trainer

May 1, 2005  | Article

You could be making your first tentative steps into the beauty industry, or your book may be so filled with penciled-in names there’s no white space. Either way, if you’re uncertain what your next steps should be, it may be time to turn to a consultant.

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

Salon, Suite Salon

August 1, 2004  | Article

Faced with the prohibitive costs of starting a business mixed with a desire for independence, some nail techs are turning to salon suites. These so-called “beauty malls” offer upwardly mobile techs a stepping stone between employee and salon owner.

Keywords: alternative careers   marketing/promotions   opening a new salon   salon suites  

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  

9 Ways to Hook Holiday Clients

December 1, 2003  | Article

They walk through your doors during the holidays for a special treat and then you don't see them again for a year--or worse, ever. Holiday clients give your business a welcome boost once a year. Here we give you tips to help you turn holiday clients into regulars.

Keywords: building your clientele   client gift ideas   coupons   email marketing   gift certificates  

Keeping the College Crowd Polished

November 1, 2003  | Article

Market your services to students and turn them into loyal clients. Read on for tips from salons who've successfully brought students in--and kept them coming back. From advertising in the school paper to participating in sorority events, there's more than one way to go about it.

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

The Blue Lagoon

February 1, 2003  | Article

Brooks & Butterfield Ltd. in Northampton, Mass., is the creative brainchild of two women who wanted to create the most specialized spa in its market. With their backgrounds in the beauty industry, it was inevitable that this year-old spa would become an instant success.

Keywords: business   day spa   marketing/promotions   opening a new salon   salon profiles  

25 Simple Ways to Promote Your Retail

October 1, 2002  | Article

Discover new methods for increasing retail sales in this article packed with suggestions.

Keywords: advertising/promotions   consultants   direct mail   marketing/promotions   product displays  

What Is Your Best Marketing Strategy?

April 1, 2002  | Article

This month's Reader to Reader offers ideas as diverse as how to display products to simply learning to be a good listener. 

Keywords: client referral systems   communicating with customers   customer service   little extras   marketing/promotions  

Marketing the Right Way

June 1, 2001  | Article

It doesn’t take much to cater to — and keep — the customers you have.

Keywords: client surveys   marketing/promotions  

Cosmetics Retailing 101

February 1, 2001  | Article

Afraid of offering makeup in your salon because you aren’t sure how to sell it? Think it’s hard enough selling nail polish to your clients, let along trying to sell them lipstick and eye shadow as well? Think again. There’s more than one strategy to add to your current retail offerings – and your pocket.

Keywords: cosmetics   marketing/promotions   retailing  

How To Atrract A Man

September 1, 2000  | Article

In the 18-or-so months since The Brass Rose in Blairstown, N.J., has opened its doors, owner Rosemary Weiner has seen its male clientele increase from 5%-10% to about 25%.

Keywords: male clients   marketing/promotions   niche marketing  

Make Mother’s Day Magic With Gift Certificates

April 1, 1998  | Article

Keywords: Action Bag Company   gift certificates   holidays   marketing/promotions   Mother's Day  

Ask the Right Questions With Regular Customer Surveys

June 1, 1996  | Article

Keywords: client consultation   client surveys   marketing/promotions  

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