January 12, 2010
With the addition of the “Mirror Image” event and the sculptured gel nails at Sacramento, I’ve really got some gels to do this year. With this in mind, I started to think about my old gel
Keywords: gels motivation
January 5, 2010
I resolve to renew all my old resolves, and add a few that are new. I resolve to keep them as long as I can, what more can a poor girl do? Wikipedia describes resolutions as follows: “A
January 1, 2010
Sure we love our clients and the work we do, but it’s our relationships with coworkers that can make the difference between a so-so work environment and a place we look forward to returning to day after day. NAILS asked readers: What do you do that’s special or unique at your salon to foster team spirit?
Keywords: healthy working motivation reader surveys salon atmosphere staff management
October 1, 2007
We often profile salons and nail technicians who we believe are doing great things. We choose interesting stories within the industry in order to inspire you and get your creative juices flowing. But the salon industry isn’t the only place you should be looking for inspiration and ideas.
Keywords: advice learning life advice lists motivation
November 1, 2006
A career in the nail industry has its fair share of rewards, but with it can come issues that challenge even the most die-hard professional. From finding it difficult to retail products to being allergic to chemicals in the salon, it seems almost every nail tech has some concerns regarding her occupation.
Keywords: allergic reactions communicating with customers continuing education cosmetology schools customer service
July 1, 2006
Do you ever wonder how some of the industry’s biggest power players got their start — in life and in the beauty industry? Are you interested in how their minds work? From theme song to what car they drive, we’re letting our readers peek behind the curtain of some of the nail world’s most powerful players.
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April 1, 2006
Our theme this month: Rejuvenation. Jump-start. Refresh. New beginnings. Spring cleaning. Reinvigorate.
Keywords: As I See It combatting burnout motivation
January 1, 2006
Cindy Stamper has worked for Premier Salons for most of her career ... and she's still learning new things every day.
Keywords: combatting burnout keeping your business competitive motivation
September 1, 2005
Don't let yourself lose your work energy. Try a few of these shake-things-up ideas.
Keywords: motivation stress stress relief
April 1, 2005
Giving back, taking time for yourself, and learning something new are all ways to reinvigorate your career ... and your spirit.
Keywords: combatting burnout continuing education mentoring motivation
February 1, 2005
We're always trying to improve ... to make YOUR life and work easier.
Keywords: As I See It customer service keeping your business competitive motivation
September 1, 2002
I had to admit to myself that, despite feeling confident in my abilities as a nail technician, as a businesswoman I just plain fell short.
Keywords: Just My Opinion Maggie Franklin motivation
March 1, 2002
I asked my mother to bring my makeup bag to the hospital. Hearing my request, my doctor said, "She'll be out of here in a week," knowing that when a woman is ready to look her best she's on the road to recovery.
Keywords: As I See It customer service motivation
August 1, 2001
Taking a cue from Steven Covey, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective people”, the NAILS editorial team identified seven characteristics, or habits, of the highly successful nail technicians we’ve met over the past 18 years.
Keywords: continuing education Debbie Krakalovich Diana Bonn industry activism keeping your business competitive
November 1, 1999
Leave it to the first female president of the BBSI to get to the real heart of our industry and put forth a call to action that was simply about being a little nicer to people and putting the human touch back into our business dealings.
Keywords: communicating with customers customer service motivation