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Tired Again

March 10, 2014  | 

It recently occurred to me — more like fell on my head like a piano in a cartoon — that I might not be able to work forever. The last few months have been busy, and

Keywords: money   nail tech issues  

How to Open a Nail Salon When…

December 21, 2013  | Article

These five tales of survival prove that timing isn’t everything. Hard work and determination
can make almost any reason for delaying the fulfillment of career goals seem like a paltry excuse. Take inspiration from these salon owners to surmount your obstacles in 2014.

Keywords: health   money   salon ownership  

It’s Gonna Take Three Hours, OK?

December 2, 2013  | 

For a long time, I bought into the “time is money” philosophy. I caved to the pressure to book on the hour and be able to perform every service on my menu in one hour or

Keywords: money   salon services  

Underbidding the Job

October 23, 2013  | 

A few weeks ago I got a text from a potential client asking about booking an appointment and wanting to know if I could do a set “like this” and what would I charge for it. She

Keywords: clients   money   salon services  

Go, But Not into Debt

September 11, 2013  | 

Last year, when I broke my wrist, I conceded that I was going to benched for the season. But the “season” runs from the Sacramento show to IBS Las Vegas. (You know, I once Tweeted about

Keywords: money   tradeshows  

On the Other Hand

June 7, 2013  | 

So I was talking about picking a niche, right? But there are a lot of people out there who are convinced that my own niche — all that clunky acrylic loaded down with glitter and artwork —

Keywords: money   nail tech issues   salon services  

It Costs What?!

May 3, 2013  | 

How often do your clients tell you how much everyone loves their nails and asks where they have them done — only to have your clients end the story with how those same people who were

Keywords: clients   money   nail tech issues  

Another Happy New Year Post

December 28, 2012  | 

So how was your year? Mine got off to a promising start and then sort of just went a little flat — and then, of course, ended up skidding to a screeching halt with this stupid

Keywords: competitions   money  


November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A compensation structure favored in the salon industry; a commission is a percentage earned of all revenue from services brought into the salon by an individual (for example, if a nail technician is paid on a 50% commission basis and she tickets services for $200, her commission is $100).

Keywords: business   employee issues   money   staff management  

The Price Is Right

October 17, 2012  | 

You know what's hard? Putting a price on my work.  Back in the beginning of my career it was tough because I knew I sucked. Well, "sucked" is a strong word, but my work was not

Keywords: clients   money   salon services  

Bad Capitalists

August 1, 2012  | 

Why is it that we — yes “we,” as in the embarrassing majority of the people who work in our industry — think that it’s reasonable to expect a break on rent if we’re only going

Keywords: money  

Am I Supposed to Haggle?

July 13, 2012  | 

For everyone who spends as much time looking at photos of nails as I do, especially if you look at a lot of domestic nail art (“domestic” for the U.S. techs, that is), you’ve probably been

Keywords: money  

$300 a Week

July 11, 2012  | 

I started my first job as a professional manicurist in 1992. The job I had previous to doing nails put about $200 into my bank account each week and that had been sufficient to cover my

Keywords: money  

Value Pricing

April 20, 2012  | 

Yeah, I'm sorta on a pricing/value kick this week.Even more important than setting the right prices is convincing customers that those prices represent a fair ratio of price to value for what they're getting.I was listening

Keywords: Art of Nailz   marketing/promotions   money  

Stuck in the Middle

April 18, 2012  | 

Setting the right pricing for services is a non-stop nightmare. If I set my prices too low, I spend all my time defending my decisions to my colleagues. If I set them too high, I spend

Keywords: clients   money  

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