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The Invisible Nail Tech

December 22, 2010  | 

Look, all I'm sayin' is that you cannot build a business without promoting it. Yes, lots of people are shy — that's all well and fine — get your Mom to promote you then. Or your

Keywords: marketing/promotions   professionalism  

If Only There Was a Test

November 12, 2010  | 

There's a little newspaper-style publication that gets sent out to salons in California called California Stylist. Apparently they have them in other states too, and I have a series of thoughts concerning the publication itself, but

Keywords: Art of Nailz   clients   nail tech issues   professionalism  

Those Who Can't

November 5, 2010  | 

You want to know one thing that I absolutely do have a solid opinion on? Because I know I come off as opinionated, but, when you really get to talking to me, I think it's obvious

Keywords: professionalism  

Stop Faking

October 8, 2010  | 

Recently I found myself talking with another nail tech who I know has specialized in natural nail manicures for a while now. I didn't realize, however, that when she tells me that she "only does manicures"

Keywords: nail tech issues   professionalism  

Hospitality Counts

September 29, 2010  | 

Many a year ago I closed my shop, packed my belongings, and headed to the big city. But before I did, I made sure to find another tech in town to refer my clients to.  I

Keywords: clients   professionalism  

Stiffing My Stylist

September 17, 2010  | 

My current hairstylist is a former client. I did her nails all through her high school days, then she bailed home-town Visalia for the sunny shores of San Diego, where she did some college, found a

Keywords: money   professionalism  

I'd Have Baked a Cake!

June 18, 2010  | 

You may recall the BF and I recently became homeowners. And, seeing as how we are nearing the end of the moving process, it looks like we may also survive to live "happily ever after" after

Keywords: clients   nail tech issues   professionalism  

Mood Swing

May 10, 2010  | 

My day started off fair enough. I'm writing this on Wednesday, which is my day off. Well, "off" is subjective. Generally speaking I don't take appointments on Wednesdays. I spend the day trying to catch up

Keywords: professionalism  

Simple Math

March 26, 2010  | 

I'm sure to re-address the subject of tipping several times over the life of this blog. For one thing, it's a perennial favorite subject for discussion and there are so many sides to the issue —

Keywords: professionalism  

How to Meet and Greet

March 1, 2010  | Article

Here are 10 simple but powerful tools to get off to a good start and build on a positive first impression.

Keywords: business tools   client relationships   clients   customer service   first impressions  

How to Have a Meeting

February 1, 2010  | Article

A regular team meeting is essential for running a successful business.

Keywords: business tools   professionalism   team-building  

On My Mind: Rules to Live By

January 1, 2010  | Article

Since January is your issue, written by you and for you, we asked nail technicians to give us their “rules to live by” in the salon. Here are 10 that we couldn’t agree with more!

Keywords: client relationships   client scheduling   customer service   educating clients   On My Mind  

I've Always Wanted to Incite a Riot

December 11, 2009  | 

So, I got a message via Facebook yesterday regarding all my ranting about the Dr. Oz fiasco. She wanted to know what I thought the answer was. Of course I sat down and wrote back. And,

Keywords:   clients   nail tech issues   professionalism  

That Makes No Sense!

September 4, 2009  | 

Yet another hair salon has opened up in my town. Not a full-service salon — a hair salon. Not another walk-in, Supercuts-style hair salon — a nice salon. An upscale, young, trendy, hip salon. In our

Keywords: nail tech issues   professionalism  

Just Say You Don't Want To

May 29, 2009  | 

I keep thinking I'm going to buy an autoclave.  For years I've been on the side of the argument that sterilization of implements shouldn't be necessary in our industry. I use a new file, buffer, and

Keywords: professionalism  

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