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Q & A: Manicure and Pedicure Areas

September 26, 2008  | 

Shouldn’t the pedicure stations be close to where the manicures are being done (so the person doesn’t have to walk all the way across the room)?Neha Hi Neha, The blueprint you were looking at may have been a

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Q & A: Preparing for Bank Meetings

July 2, 2008  | 

Regarding going to banks for financing, how do you go about your presentation if you are not experienced in that type of thing?Trudy Hi Trudy, The first step is putting together a basic business plan. It needs to

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Rising to the Top

June 3, 2008  | 

I got a chance to talk to Entity’s Lynn Lammers this past weekend at the Premier Beauty Event in Florida, and I asked Lynn, (who is currently the number one ranked competitor by both NAILS Magazine and NailPro),

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Q&A: Computer Software Options

February 27, 2008  | 

Why did you choose Salon STX compared to other salon software programs? I know there are many out there, and you probably did the research on all of them.Nneka Hi Nneka, We choose Salon STX because it’s built

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Q & A: Finding a Coach

February 21, 2008  | 

How do we locate a coach, and how much do you charge to jump start a novice nail tech who is just beginning?Pat Heather: Locating a coach is easy! Finding the right one for your needs is

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Q&A: Finding an Architect

February 12, 2008  | 

I’m looking for an architect to design my nail salon in a mall. How do I find one?Tristan Hi Tristan, In my experience with mall locations (we looked into these types of properties before deciding on our standalone

Keywords: Q&A   salon decor/design  

Q&A: Help for a Newbie

February 5, 2008  | 

I’m also a newbie and scared to death. I really haven’t pushed myself trying to get clients because I don’t feel I’m the best I can be. Being a Virgo is a big setback for me.

Keywords: Heather Goodwin   Q&A  

Q & A: Non-Compete Agreements

January 11, 2008  | 

I’m writing my employee handbook and was wondering if I can state that when an employee has terminated his employment, he is not allowed to work 10 miles from the salon for one year. Thanks for

Keywords: Q&A   staff training  

Q & A: Employees

November 13, 2007  | 

I read that you’re hiring all your nail techs on as employees. Aren’t you afraid that, since they're not working for a commission, they won't work as hard because they’re paid an hourly rate?Anna Hi Anna, It’s true

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Q & A: Sound-proofing

October 19, 2007  | 

What products are you using to sound-proof the rooms upstairs?Teresa Hi Teresa, There will be “insulation batts,” which are sort of like sound-absorbing blankets, enclosed inside the walls of the VIP rooms. There is also R-30 roof insulation

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Q & A: Furniture Leasing

October 12, 2007  | 

I live in San Diego, where I work as a nail tech. I've networked with a group of gals in my area to start a Wellness Spa (offering manicures, pedicures, massages, gel enhancements, and possibly acupuncture.)

Keywords: Q&A   salon decor/design  

Q & A: Salon STX

September 14, 2007  | 

I’m in the process of opening a salon/spa. How will Salon STX aid me in the daily maintenance of my salon?Bontle Hi Bontle, For me, the software’s reporting capability is the biggest way that it’ll help me day-to-day.

Keywords: Q&A   staff training  

Q & A: Computer Software

August 10, 2007  | 

I’m in the process of opening a nail salon in Johannesburg, South Africa. (We should be opening our doors in September.) I have two questions about the computer program you mentioned, is it an American program?

Keywords: Q&A   staff training  

Q & A: Ventilation System

July 26, 2007  | 

What kind of venting system are you using? Are they right over each station or throughout the nail salon? Do you have any preference for these systems?Rebecca Hi Rebecca, The ventilation systems aren’t at each nail station; we’re

Keywords: Q&A   salon decor/design  

Q & A: Equipment Supplier

July 19, 2007  | 

Who are you using for your equipment supplier?Antonio Hi Antonio, We’re using Salon Equipment International. The company is a distributor of salon equipment and furniture, in addition to manufacturing its own furniture. I’ve been meeting with John Pohlen at

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