September 4, 2009
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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
May 29, 2009
| Blog Post
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
February 18, 2009
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If you ever have the occasion to sit at my table during a class, don’t be surprised when I tell you to spit out your gum. In fact, why would you chew gum while you are
October 1, 2004
I saw a salon owner walking around the show with a banana clip in her wet hair and sweatpants on. She was barely dressed appropriate to pick up the newspaper, let alone roam the aisles of an industry conference.
Keywords: As I See It professional image professionalism
January 1, 2004
We called nail techs and salon owners around the country to find out what’s on their wish list for the nail industry. From better education to an improved economy, here is what some nail technicians are hoping to see in 2004.
Keywords: continuing education professional image professionalism state licensing
September 1, 2003
Here we are walking around with an excellent source of advertising and we are not all utilizing it! Ladies and gentlemen, please take a small amount of time for yourselves and fix those nails up.
Keywords: Holly Schippers professional image professionalism
March 1, 2003
Business is up. Business is down. The nail industry has had its share of stories over the last 20 years. Who better to tell them than a few veterans?
Keywords: Debbie Doerrlamm history of nail care professional image professionalism Tanis Darling
January 1, 2003
Does your business look professional or does it seem more like Betty’s Beauty Box?
Keywords: professional image professionalism
August 1, 2001
Taking a cue from Steven Covey, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective people”, the NAILS editorial team identified seven characteristics, or habits, of the highly successful nail technicians we’ve met over the past 18 years.
Keywords: continuing education Debbie Krakalovich Diana Bonn keeping your business competitive motivation
February 1, 2000
Like any other profession, the nail industry has its share of unwritten rules. We talked to 10 nail techs and got their opinions on everything from stealing to gossiping.
Keywords: professionalism salon gossip team-building
December 1, 1996
We all know a killer idea when we hear one, but how about an idea killer?
Keywords: creativity professionalism