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Bridging the Gap: Getting Where You Want to Go

February 1, 2009  | Article

Have you fallen short of achieving your goals? You can move forward, create clarity, and put realistic steps in place to bridge the gaps in your life.

Keywords: business tools   preventing burnout   professional image  

On My Mind: Great Expectations

January 1, 2009  | Article

This month's editor's note is written by 2008's #1 competitor, Lynn Lammers of Redlands, Calif.

Keywords: competitions   continuing education   Lynn Lammers   professional image  

Eight Steps to Building a Successful Brand

December 1, 2008  | Article

Help your business flourish with these must-do tips for instilling your brand in the market place.

Keywords: branding   coaching   marketing/promotions   professional image  

How to Send Good Energy When You’re Having a Bad Day

December 1, 2008  | Article

As long as the sun rises in the East, they will be out there — bad days. We all have them. No, we can’t make all the bad stuff go away but we can keep it from affecting our clients. Prepare in advance to avoid passing on all that negative energy, and your next bad day may pass without any negative toll on your business.

Keywords: business tools   customer service   preventing burnout   professional image  

Your Salon Can Make a Difference This Holiday Season

December 1, 2008  | Article

’Tis the season for giving. Use your salon’s clout and expertise to give back to the community with these easy ideas.

Keywords: business tools   charity   marketing/promotions   professional image  

On My Mind: Practice, Practice, Practice

October 1, 2008  | Article

Whether your aim is to compete professionally, or simply provide confident, skilled services, you must commit to practicing your craft.

Keywords: continuing education   keeping your business competitive   professional image  

Are Jeans and Sweats Up to Code?

June 1, 2008  | Article

Whether or not your salon has an official dress code, there are expectations that a certain standard be maintained. Just what that standard is may depend on the atmosphere, size, and location of your salon. We asked techs if there is ever a time when old jeans or sweats are appropriate attire for the salon.

Keywords: professional image   salon uniforms   staff management  

On My Mind: Can We Change the Stereotype?

April 1, 2008  | Article

I’m looking for a place I like to call a nail boutique. It would be focused primarily on natural nails, and it would have interesting and unique services (where they’d serve drinks to match the services).

Keywords: negative industry press   On My Mind   professional image  

What's In a Name?

March 1, 2008  | Article

A name is the first impression a salon makes on a client, and every name (no matter how clever or generic) says something about that salon. Some names are spontaneous acts of inspiration, while others are mulled over for months on end between family and friends. But every owner feels some sort of bond with her own salon’s name, and each has a story about how it came about.

Keywords: business tools   opening a new salon   professional image  

Fresno Salon Owners Make Things Right

February 1, 2008  | News

When a beauty salon went out of business leaving hundreds of customers holding newly-purchased gift certificates, several salons in Fresno, Calif. offered to honor the certificates as a show of goodwill for the industry.

Keywords: business   customer service   gift certificates   professional image  

10 Steps to Catapult Your Business

April 1, 2006  | Article

From revisting your goals to hiring a coach, here are 10 powerful and practical steps you can take — beginning today — to propel yourself into action and success.

Keywords: business   business tools   customer service   networking   professional consultants  

Ten Ways . . . to be Resilient in the Midst of Everything

April 1, 2006  | Article

Don't let a full day at the salon wring the life out of you. Give yourself the care you need and you'll thrive even on the most challenging of days.

Keywords: preventing burnout   professional image   time management   work life balance  

After School Activities

December 1, 2002  | Article

Graduating from cosmetology school is only the beginning of what can be a fulfilling career in the nail industry — provided you take a step in the right direction. Knowing where and how to look for the perfect job and keeping up to date with trends are only a few things you can do to be successful right from the start.

Keywords: booth rental   building your clientele   continuing education   finding a job   professional image  

A Nail Technician By Any Other Name...

March 1, 2001  | Article

Keywords: As I See It   professional image   professionalism  

Why Is Everyone Leaving the Nail Industry?

September 1, 1999  | Article

The industry’s revolving door; through which nail technicians leave as quickly as they come, is a reflection of some deeper problems that hinder the industry’s growth and damage its reputation.

Keywords: alternative careers   continuing education   professional image  

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