November 28, 2011
The explosion of gel-polish means nail techs are busier than ever — and at the upscale Red Door Spas it means nail assistants are guaranteed a full day of soak-offs.
July 1, 2009
If you had all the money in the world, would you quit your job?
August 1, 2007
Bartenders have barbacks, helping to keep glasses clean and bars well-stocked, and hair stylists have assistants, helping to clean and prep the hair for styling, so what about nail techs? Can hiring cosmetology students or new graduates as assistants help your salon make more money?
October 1, 2006
January 1, 2004
Looking for a sure-fire formula to make an assistant program pay in your salon? Four salon owners prove it’s as simple as meeting everyone’s needs — yours, theirs, and the salon’s.
October 1, 1994
Start by raising prices, then follow by reducing expenses, continuing your education, and managing your time. Then watch your income grow.
September 1, 1991
This training, compensation and recruitment system promotes teamwork, enthusiasm, and the best possible service.
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On the Road with Hannah Lee34 photos
Executive vice-president and artistic director of OPI Products; co-owner (with brother in law George Schaeffer).
What’s the cause of the pinkish-red oval area on the pad of my client’s toes?
Should I have a TV in my salon?
Is perfectionism on the job a blessing or a curse?
What’s the best way to recruit techs for a new salon?
What low-cost extras do you provide that clients perceive as having a high value?
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