January 1, 2013
As a nail tech, salon owner, and consultant with Summit Salon Business Center, Jill Wilson often sees nail techs struggling with charging clients what they should for their time and services. She's ready to see nail techs take charge and charge what they're worth.
Keywords: coaching On My Mind reader written issue
June 28, 2012
Editor Hannah Lee explains what nail techs should practice, outside of just doing nails, that can help their careers.
Keywords: client retention client scheduling Hannah Lee marketing/promotions On My Mind
June 28, 2012
Editor Hannah Lee got to tour the City of Hope headquarters as well as CND's research and development lab and found that a lot can be learned by stepping out of the office or salon and taking time to develop professionally.
Keywords: charity CND gels Hannah Lee how products are made
June 28, 2012
Editor Hannah Lee finds that the perfect nail is impossible as well as subjective, but every nail tech should still strive for the best.
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June 20, 2012
All over the world nails bring people together. Editor Hannah Lee discovers, while in Switzerland and Germany, that nails can be a universal language.
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January 25, 2012
NAILS editor Hannah Lee discusses the effect of the "nail polish index" and how your salon can get in on the action.
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January 1, 2012
In a special guest column, salon owner, nail tech, and NAILS blogger Maggie Franklin urges more nail techs to share their knowledge with others.
Keywords: continuing education Maggie Franklin networking On My Mind
November 18, 2011
NAILS editor Hannah Lee remembers Steve Jobs and urges nail techs to take his 1997 "Think Different" ad campaign to heart.
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November 16, 2011
NAILS editor Hannah Lee lists the things she's thankful for at work.
Keywords: On My Mind work life balance
September 9, 2011
I’m getting kind of tired of all these consumer bloggers online who are just infatuated with nail polish and post endlessly about polish and doing their own nails. I mean, sure, they probably help increase the awareness of nail care and new products (mostly polish), but I think it’s time for those of us on the professional side of the nail world to take back our place in the pecking order.
Keywords: blogs consumer concerns consumer marketing consumer press consumer product brands
July 21, 2011
As a salon owner or nail technicians if you aren’t participating in some sort of social media effort, I’m afraid to say you are in danger of being left behind. Staying “linked in” online has to become part of your job as well.
Keywords: Facebook marketing On My Mind social media web marketing
June 24, 2011
Sure, human trafficking might not be a subject you expect to see in the pages of NAILS, but it is happening in some nail salons right here in the United States. And thanks to one New York-based salon owner who is shedding light on the sad situation, maybe as an industry we can take a stand and do something about it.
Keywords: nail techs doing good On My Mind working safely
May 19, 2011
We’re all pretty excited about Katie Cazorla’s new nail salon-focused reality show that’s premiering later this month (all the details are in our cover story here). After years of reality shows on everything from hoarders to bridezillas, it’s validating to finally have a reality show all of our own.
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April 19, 2011
As service providers in the beauty industry, you have the opportunity to touch your clients' (and their familes') lives. Editor Hannah Lee shares her personal story.
Keywords: cancer client health customer service Mother's Day On My Mind
March 25, 2011
It’s savvy to make the effort to cultivate relationships with your salon’s business neighbors. That can mean literally the store on the other side of the wall or it can mean the retail boutique two miles down the road that targets a similar demographic as your business.
Keywords: business building coaching marketing/promotions networking On My Mind