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9 Things I've Learned From Opening a Nail Salon

May 11, 2009  | Blog Post

When I first started blogging in December of 2006, I started with the hope that we could learn from each other. Now, nearly two and a half years later, my salon doors are finally open, and,

Keywords: clients   public relations   salon services   staff training  

Quick Fix for Mother’s Day Nail Art

May 4, 2009  | Blog Post

With Mother’s Day at the end of the week, your schedule is probably full of mother-daughter appointments. Why not bring in a little more revenue by upselling some themed nail art for the occasion? I found

Keywords: Nail art   products   salon services  

I Love Prom

May 1, 2009  | Blog Post

I mean, I didn't love my proms. They were abominable. Both of them. Junior and senior. Just horrid. I blame my dates on both accounts. However, since being freed from the horrors of high school and going

Keywords: clients   marketing/promotions   salon services  

I Totally Forgot …

March 27, 2009  | Blog Post

… what it was I was going to talk about. I hate when that happens! Earlier today I knew exactly what I was going to rant about and now I've gone and become all distracted! First, by

Keywords: salon services  

Pink Slip Promos

March 23, 2009  | Blog Post

I got an e-mail from ROB|B, an OPI Concept Salon, this morning. The salon (which had its official grand opening party last Thursday…more on that in a future post) is offering a new promotion that I

Keywords: Business   clients   Hannah Lee   salon services  

ISSE Report

February 20, 2009  | Blog Post

All of us at the salon carpooled to the International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) at the beginning of the month. Our employees learned about OPI’s new soak-off gels with the educators at the show. We’re

Keywords: salon services   staff training  

The History of the French Manicure

February 19, 2009  | Blog Post

Have you ever wondered how the French manicure got its name? I did a quick Internet search to see if I could find a definitive answer. It seems that the exact origins on how the classic pink-and-white-look

Keywords: salon services  

ISSE Show Coverage: Part 2

February 13, 2009  | Blog Post

There was a cool assortment of happenings — from new products to live demonstrations to plenty of friendly nail techs — at the ISSE (International Salon & Spa Expo) in Long Beach over Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. Here are some of the interesting things I saw.NailTek master educators Jan White, Saverne Smith, and Marianne Hunter chatted with me about the industry.

Keywords: On The Road   products   salon services   tradeshows  

You Know You’re Obsessed When ...

February 13, 2009  | Blog Post

Well, I’m not sure if it’s Athena Elliott’s constant posting about how great it’s been working out for her, or if my brain is just on overdrive trying to think up new ways to take the

Keywords: salon services  

Pedicures to Feed an Army

February 10, 2009  | Blog Post

I ran across this piece in the Washington Post on Sunday, “On a Base in Iraq, The Pedi-Cure.” At Forward Operating Base Marez in still-volatile Mosul, some soldiers have found a place to rest their weary…feet.

Keywords: Business   Hannah Lee   salon services  

Sole to Soul

January 22, 2009  | Blog Post

A friend forwarded me an interesting Associated Press article today about church volunteers who offer mini-pedicures (including a soak, pumice, nail trim, scrub, ointment, massage, and polish) to a city’s homeless, in order to both head

Keywords: health   salon services  

Slow Going

January 22, 2009  | Blog Post

We’ve seen some quiet days this month. The economy has affected everyone in a major way; it’s across the board. Unfortunately, we’ve had to cut hours and days for our employees (they’re salaried), which is something

Keywords: clients   salon decor/design   salon services   staff training  

Ambassadors to the Industry

January 5, 2009  | Blog Post

Look at the smile line on these nails Lois did on my client.A long time ago, before I bought my PDA, I had a three-ring binder for my appointment book. I printed out the calendar sheets

Keywords: clients   salon services  

If It Quacks Like a Duck …

December 31, 2008  | Blog Post

I remember when nails that flared were a sign of poor sculpting skills. I used to have a client who went to another tech for her nails and came to me for her nail art. She

Keywords: clients   salon services  

"No Soup for You!"

December 29, 2008  | Blog Post

This morning the BF and I were discussing various merchants and their reasons for refusing to open locations in our area, or reasons why they no longer have locations in our area. Here in Visa-ville we have

Keywords: clients   marketing/promotions   salon services  

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