August 1, 2004
Faced with the prohibitive costs of starting a business mixed with a desire for independence, some nail techs are turning to salon suites. These so-called “beauty malls” offer upwardly mobile techs a stepping stone between employee and salon owner.
Keywords: alternative careers marketing/promotions opening a new salon opening your own salon
May 1, 2004
Creating a salon training manual may be just what you need to reorganize your business and elevate your team to a new level of professionalism. Although creating and implementing a service manual takes time and energy, the end results are well worth the effort.
Keywords: customer service opening a new salon opening your own salon salon manual staff management
April 1, 2004
Twinsburg, Ohio-based Natural Beauty Salon was established November 9, 2001. As we enter our third year of business, I celebrate, reflect, and never stop moving forward.
Keywords: finding/retaining staff marketing/promotions opening a new salon opening your own salon salon profiles
February 1, 2003
Brooks & Butterfield Ltd. in Northampton, Mass., is the creative brainchild of two women who wanted to create the most specialized spa in its market. With their backgrounds in the beauty industry, it was inevitable that this year-old spa would become an instant success.
Keywords: business day spa marketing/promotions opening a new salon salon profiles
February 1, 2003
Caught between high-volume discount salons and high-end mega-spas? Rather than try to win by their rules, write your own rules geared to a more narrow and tailored clientele and create your own niche.
Keywords: boutique nail salon elderly clients men's services natural nail care opening a new salon
April 1, 2002
Borrow a page from real estate marketers to increase your business’s exposure and capture the interest of many new “buyers” by holding an open house.
Keywords: customer service open house opening a new salon opening your own salon salon parties
September 1, 2000
Thinking of retiring to that Greek island some time this year? Before you pack up your equipment, stop to consider how much hard work has gone into building you reputation and your clientele. You may not realize it, but you are sitting on a small gold mine.
Keywords: opening a new salon retirement selling your business
June 1, 1997
If the IRS asked to examine your salon's Federal Tax returns, would you survive the audit? Read on for an account of a salon owner who thought she was doing everything "by the book."
Keywords: booth rental business finance independent contractors opening a new salon
June 1, 1993
Working at home has its advantages – time with your kids and being your own boss – but there is still a price to pay-client calls at midnight and never really being able to leave the “office”.
Keywords: home salons opening a new salon preventing burnout