June 1, 2008
Clients ages 8 to 80 enjoy salon services, but how techs handle an 8-year-old client will be different from how they handle her senior counterpart. Techs can develop a reputation for being the go-to girl among this expanding demographic by understanding the needs of an older client — and taking the time to meet those needs.
Keywords: building your clientele customer service elderly clients fungus healthy working
April 1, 2008
More spas are offering soaking services that just a few years ago most people would have only indulged in at home.
Keywords: add-on services full-service salons massage
January 1, 2008
From Skin Deep The Body Spa in Huntington Beach, Calif. comes a rejuvinating pedicure tailor-made for those cold winter months.
Keywords: foot soaks massage mint-flavored services minty pedicures natural ingredients
January 1, 2006
A properly performed foot massage provides a welcome add-on to your professional pedicure services as well as soothing your client's aching feet.
December 1, 2005
Once used mostly in massage, stones (both hot and cold) are gaining a wider audience and appearing in manicure and pedicure services. Find out why these stones can be a therapeutic experience for your clients — and for you.
Keywords: hot stones manicures massage massage products natural healing
March 1, 2004
Respect, a sympathetic ear, and human contact are among the many gifts you can offer a client with cancer. Your gentle touch and professional skill can help her to feel pretty and feminine when feeling that way may be a struggle.
Keywords: cancer clients with cancer massage natural healing
November 1, 2003
Zero-gravity recliners allow clients to have an astronaut-like experience.
Keywords: alternative services ergonomic furnishings massage pedicure spas
December 1, 2002
Pedicures serve many purposes from the therapeutic to the beautifying to the pampering. Here we show you how to customize your services to the special needs and desires of pedicure clients in need of a touch up, an overhaul, or simply an hour of luxury.
Keywords: adding new services add-on services foot soaks hair removal massage
July 1, 2002
Once viewed as “ New-age alternatives,” massage, acupuncture, and the Alexander techniques are gaining ground as conservative approaches to preventing and alleviating the painful and sometimes debilitating symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome ergonomics massage
May 1, 2002
This summer, why not treat your clients to some signature spa-like service (and make more money while you’re at it)? Besides offering the tried-and-true basic pedicure services, try mixing it up by tailoring your services to match the weather’s mood!
Keywords: deluxe manicures deluxe pedicures dessert theme services floral-scented services fruit-flavored services
November 1, 2001
Just as restaurants can’t profit simply from selling entrees, salons can’t profit simply from selling basic services. In order to make more money, you need to sell add-on services that can increase your bottom-line profits in as little as two minutes’ time.
Keywords: airbrushing anti-aging services aromatherapy body jewelry callus treatments
October 1, 1999
Hungry for more information about the massage therapy profession? Contact any or all of these industry resources to learn more about massage modalities, schools, books, and associations.
Keywords: how-to guides massage
August 1, 1999
Give a client natural-looking nails and she’ll book another appointment. Give her a melt-to-the-floor” hand or foot massage, and she’s yours forever.
Keywords: massage pregnant clients special needs clients
June 1, 1999
Research is beginning to prove what practitioners have long known. Reflexology promotes good health. Nail technicians are uniquely positioned to catch the wellness wave as reflexology rolls into its own as a salon service.
Keywords: massage reflexology
April 1, 1999
With more than 100 massage techniques performed throughout the world (not to mention the combinations thereof), there truly is a massage therapy to suit every need. Here, we provide the basics on five of the most popular.
Keywords: massage reiki