October 7, 2011
What a whirlwind this job can be! I was so busy this summer that whenever I had an idea for something I wanted to do in the studio, it just got added to my to-do list.
Keywords: retailing salon services staff training
October 4, 2011
Retail can be intimidating — if you think it makes you look like a salesperson. Rather than thinking of retail as “making the sale,” consider it a way of offering your professional opinion.
September 19, 2011
It’s hard to believe I’m at the six month mark in my new location, and it has been an incredible start! This summer really exceeded my expectations for growth, especially since we didn’t get much summer
Keywords: marketing/promotions retailing
September 14, 2011
Have you ordered your holiday retail stash yet?As I’m in between clients today drooling over the fab cucumber pamper pack and limited-time Solar Oil with the special scent CND will have and trying to decide how
Keywords: retailing tech-to-tech sharing
September 14, 2011
I am reviving my old bath and body products. More than 15 years ago I started manufacturing soaps, lotions, salves, body sprays, scrubs, etc. I have studied herbal medicine and aromatherapy so will also be incorporating
August 31, 2011
This week we're following up with onsite in-salon training at your salon with me. In last week's post, we talked about custom-designing your add-on menu and getting the nail department consistent with all services. This week,
Keywords: Jill Wilson retailing
August 25, 2011
Everyone likes to see their name in print, and by selling personalized gadgets — from coffee thermals to custom handbags — you can cater to your clients’ personal and gift needs with custom, unique items.
Keywords: retail boutique items retail merchandising retailing
August 19, 2011
While the nail area of Diva A Nail Boutique in Fresno, Calif., serves as the hub of the business, the salon’s retail boutique accounts for 80% of its revenue.
Keywords: boutique nail salon retail merchandising retailing salon profiles
June 15, 2011
Action Bag is a family business, started in 1980 by my mother Marie Gebbie. I am committed to the same work ethic and values today.
Keywords: Action Bag Company retail merchandising retailing
May 24, 2011
Jill Wilson shares what she learned in a new CD set titled “Building a Nail Department, featuring the Nail Associate Program.”
Keywords: business building retailing
May 2, 2011
It has been an amazing first six weeks at the new studio! I’m pleased to say that I've been booked between 60-68% for the past three weeks (up from the 40% I started with) and exceeded
Keywords: clients retailing salon services
April 29, 2011
We have our hand-washing station set up much like Jill suggests. We have had this set up for the last few years and it works very smoothly. Most of my guests do exactly as Jill said
Keywords: retailing Sandy Combs
April 27, 2011
This week around the studio I have really been focusing on changing things up by adding some new things. I have been working on making the outside more appealing by redoing some of the flowerbeds that
Keywords: networking retailing
April 20, 2011
I've just finished my fourth week in the new studio, and it’s been going better than I ever expected! I've been so busy taking care of clients, learning new software, and handling retail that I haven’t
Keywords: clients marketing/promotions retailing salon services
April 19, 2011
The minute you walk into this organic-inspired salon in Chandler, Ariz., you feel relaxed, pampered, and surrounded by good friends.
Keywords: boutique nail salon On the Road retail boutique items retailing salon profiles