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My little Gelly

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  

New Year's Resolutions

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

Keywords: motivation  

For the Good of the Team

January 1, 2010  | Article

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  

My Biggest Challenge Is…

November 1, 2006  | Article

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  

A Look at the Habits of Industry Leaders

July 1, 2006  | Article

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.

Keywords: American International Industries   Backscratchers   Barbicide   Ben King   CND  

As I See It: Rejuvenation Is a State of Mind

April 1, 2006  | Article

Our theme this month: Rejuvenation. Jump-start. Refresh. New beginnings. Spring cleaning. Reinvigorate.

Keywords: As I See It   combatting burnout   motivation  

10 Ways to Bust out of a Rut

September 1, 2005  | Article

Don't let yourself lose your work energy. Try a few of these shake-things-up ideas. 

Keywords: motivation   stress   stress relief  

10 Ways to Prevent Career Burnout

April 1, 2005  | Article

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  

A Work in Progress: Keeping Your Business Fresh

February 1, 2005  | Article

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  

Confessions of a Former Flake

September 1, 2002  | Article

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  

The Healing Power of Beauty Care

March 1, 2002  | Article

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  

The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Nail Technicians

August 1, 2001  | Article

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  

As I See It: Reach Out and Touch Someone

November 1, 1999  | Article

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  

As I See It: Hooked on "Masters"

December 1, 1998  | Article

As a "subscriber" to the Masters Program, you get a monthly tape, hosted by Winn Claybaugh and Kitty Victor and delivered by some of the professional salon industry's leaders.

Keywords: As I See It   motivation  

Editor's note: Take Care of Yourself First

May 1, 1994  | Article

The latest trend in business today seems to have nothing to do with business. The latest trend is ... time off.

Keywords: As I See It   combatting burnout   motivation   work life balance  

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