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The Pricing Problem

March 1, 2010  | Article

Part art, part science, pricing your services is one of the most important and delicate tasks you’ll undertake in the salon. And no two salon owners approach it quite the same. We asked readers: How do you decide how much to charge for a particular service?

Keywords: add-on services   Business   economy   keeping your business competitive   money  

Cruise Control

March 1, 2009  | Demo

Your client broke a nail and has it repaired while on a cruise ship.  Now back on land she wants that nail to look like the other ones.  What's a tech to do?

Keywords: acrylics   CND   nail repairs  

Ask the Manicurist

September 1, 2008  | Article

You first met The Manicurist — aka Rebecca Seals — in our April issue and judging by your response, you enjoyed her “pull no punches” attitude. Here’s her take on free repairs, last-minute changes, long-winded excuses, and other headaches of daily salon life.

Keywords: client issues   client relationships   humor   nail repairs   service pricing  

Electric Filing Techniques: Repairing a Crack

February 1, 2003  | Demo

Cracks appear too often on acrylic nails, but with the help of an electric file they can easily be removed.

Keywords: electric files   electric filing techniques   enhancements   filing techniques   nail repairs  

Let Them Wear Sandals

January 1, 2003  | Article

Salon owner Pattie Kobe repairs damaged toenails using the same products and techniques she would for nail biter. The result is a perfect set of pink-and-white toenails

Keywords: nail repairs   toenail loss  

Troubleshooter: Protecting and Reinforcing a Split Nail

December 1, 2001  | Article

Applying a thin acrylic overlay to a vertical split on the nail can help protect it from further damage, while still allowing the client to wear her nails natural

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   nail repairs   natural nail repairs   splitting nails   Troubleshooter  

Strategies for Handling Nail Biter Clients

November 1, 2001  | Article

Nail biting clients can be the most challenging, difficult, and frustrating clients a nail technician encounters. Instead of throwing in the towel and letting them continue to chew and pick, you can help your clients to reform while creating a loyal, long-term customer in the process.

Keywords: male clients   nail biting   nail makeovers   nail repairs  

The Help Desk

March 1, 2000  | Article

Your technique questions answered by Melissa Carlini, Brooke Gilliam, Debra Marr-Leisy, and La Shaun Crown-Glenn.

Keywords: backfills   glue   male clients   nail repairs   silk wraps  

Custom Built Nails

May 1, 1998  | Article

To create the ideal nail, nail technicians should think like artists. Learn by watching the experts analyse the hands of our four clients of different ages, colors, and hand shapes.

Keywords: nail makeovers   nail repairs   natural nail care  

Going Natural

March 1, 1991  | Article

Removing extensions is a tricky procedure; but when done right you keep the nail healthy and the client loyal.

Keywords: nail repairs   removing acrylics  
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