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Upselling: Not an Option but a Must

December 27, 2012  | Article

As a nail professional, my goal is to get the guest to come back — over and over again. How do I do that, you ask?  My strategy is simple: service, experience, and education.

Keywords: communicating with customers   retailing  

Pretty Crafty

December 17, 2012  | Article

Have you ever accidentally washed and dried a wool sweater and been astounded at the results? Well, nail tech and salon owner Kathy Dent of Salon Glow in Reno, Nev., shrinks 100% wool sweaters and skirts on purpose to make adorable purses and hats she sells in her salon’s retail section.

Keywords: retailing  

Retail Boutique: Calendars

November 30, 2012  | Article

Mark your calendars — 2013 is just around the corner. Kick off the New Year by offering clients a handy (and stylish) way to keep track of the time and stay organized. Maybe you’ll even avoid last-minute cancellations too!

Keywords: recycled materials   retail boutique items   retail merchandising   retailing  

Hydration Services for the Holidays

November 13, 2012  | 

Ahhh, November is here! I always look forward to this time of year because the weather is getting colder, the air is crisp, the leaves are changing colors, and the holiday season has finally started. I

Keywords: retailing   salon services  

Retail Boutique: Purse Essentials

November 5, 2012  | Article

If we could carry the world in our purses, we would. But since we can’t, here’s an assortment of bag-friendly products — from mini mints to compact mirrors — that clients won’t be able to resist.

Keywords: retail boutique items   retail merchandising   retailing  

Retail Boutique: Halloween Accessories

October 8, 2012  | Article

Reserve a corner of your boutique for a few fashionable, spooky, or just plain charming Halloween items in celebration of the autumn season. Or better yet, adorn your salon with these festive decorations, and let customers know they’re for sale. Don’t forget to leave them out for Thanksgiving, too!

Keywords: Halloween nail art   retail boutique items   retailing  

Minx Retail Kit Will Wow Clients

September 18, 2012  | Article

Minx has created a collection of six designs that can be applied by consumers at home and is offering them only to trained beauty professionals to sell in their salons.

Keywords: full-coverage nail coatings   Minx   retail merchandising   retailing  

Politicians Are Sellling Nail Polish?

September 12, 2012  | 

What are your thoughts on politicians using nail polish as a fundraiser? I was e-mailed this link by my BFF and just find myself unsure of what to think. On one hand it feels a little

Keywords: retailing   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  

Retail Boutique: Bath and Shower Accessories

August 1, 2012  | Article

Whether it’s an efficient shower caddy, a soap-preserving dish, or a shower cap that actually works, there are many new bathroom accessories that make daily grooming more convenient. Introduce these progressive products into your salon boutique and help clients clean up their hygiene routine.

Keywords: retail boutique items   retail merchandising   retailing  

On My Mind: Practice Makes Perfect

June 28, 2012  | Article

Editor Hannah Lee explains what nail techs should practice, outside of just doing nails, that can help their careers.

Keywords: client retention   client scheduling   Hannah Lee   marketing/promotions   On My Mind  

Retail Boutique: Cosmetic Bags

May 26, 2012  | Article

Get creative! A handy cosmetic bag doesn’t have to be for makeup only. Help your clients establish a regular nail grooming routine, and then give them a way to carry their beauty products with them wherever they go. A small travel clutch is the perfect size for a handful of polishes.

Keywords: retail boutique items   retail merchandising   retailing  

Callus Cream Works in 28 Days (or Less)

May 18, 2012  | Article

A one-month treatment, Gehwol Med Callus Cream guarantees the rapid and gentle removal of excess calluses on the feet.

Keywords: callus   foot care   Gehwol   retailing  

Retail Boutique: Music Accessories

April 27, 2012  | Article

As iPods, iPhones, mp3 players, and other music-listening devices have become such a vast part of our culture, they aren’t just machines anymore, but accessories as well. Give clients an excuse to jazz up their electronic style with eclectic earbuds, hand-sewn iPod armbands, and more.

Keywords: retail boutique items   retail merchandising   retailing  

Candice: Husband's Help is Key to 1-Year Anniversary (And Retail Source Revealed)

April 12, 2012  | 

Editor's Note: Congratulations to Candice for successfully making it through her first year as a new salon owner! You can read all of Candice's posts by clicking on the Candice tag at the left column of

Keywords: retailing   salon decor/design  

Pedi Station Construction Complete!

February 24, 2012  | 

For over a year I've been trying to come up with a better pedicure station. The platforms worked great for getting my clients feet up higher for me to work on, but not everyone had an

Keywords: retailing   salon decor/design   salon services  

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