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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  

Too Much of a Good Thing?

December 16, 2008  | Blog Post

Pumpkin spice pedis. Oatmeal apricot scrubs. Food-based spa treatments have been front and center these past few years, but not everybody thinks that’s a great idea. A recent article in Newsweek discussing the financial health of high-end

Keywords: salon services  

Welcome to Blissful Lounge

December 15, 2008  | Blog Post

Every nail tech has those days of wondering: “Did I make the right choice?” No work situation is perfect, and everyone thinks that they can do better if they just open their own place, but if

Keywords: clients   salon services   team-building  

Glitter Addicts

November 25, 2008  | Blog Post

Hello, my name is Adrienne, and I am a glitter addict. There is no 12-step program for this addiction. And now that my favorite company, Young Nails, is providing classes here in North Carolina, there is

Keywords: glitter   North Carolina   salon services   techniques  

Getting Into the Groove

November 24, 2008  | Blog Post

We’re growing our clientele slowly but surely. We hosted a reader party for InStyle magazine earlier this month. It turned out really well with more than 120 people showing up. We hope to do many more events

Keywords: clients   salon services  

On the Road at The Nail Bar

November 17, 2008  | Blog Post

I’m really on a roll with finding cute, clean, shining examples of the perfect neighborhood nail salon. Last week, I visited The Nail Bar in Hermosa Beach, Calif., a natural nails-focused salon that I learned about

Keywords: On The Road   salon decor/design   salon services  

The Big Book Is Coming

November 7, 2008  | Blog Post

Hi everyone! Sorry I’ve been missing in action for the last few weeks. I’ve been buried under a stack of directory listings, all-new industry statistics, and an awesome new NAILS Cookbook chock full of service recipes!

Keywords: Business   Hannah Lee   salon services  

Time Sensitive

November 6, 2008  | Blog Post

I recently heard about the “Beautiful Bride” program that The Medical Spa at Nova in Ashburn, Va. added to its service menu. The beauty of the program is that it gives brides-to-be the ease of having

Keywords: clients   salon services  

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