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Underbidding the Job

October 23, 2013  | Blog Post

A few weeks ago I got a text from a potential client asking about booking an appointment and wanting to know if I could do a set “like this” and what would I charge for it. She

Keywords: clients   money   salon services  

The End of the Trademark Design

October 18, 2013  | Blog Post

I can’t believe I missed half of the October nail art season already. Yikes! (Have I mentioned that I LOVE Halloween?) I have been so excited about getting back in the salon and whipping up some

Keywords: salon services  

Little Glass Marbles

October 2, 2013  | Blog Post

You probably have some in your arsenal, or at least have seen them in pictures. They are very popular for use as flower middles on 3-D art, and sometimes as edging around a design or whatnot. What

Keywords: salon services  

Accent Toe?

September 25, 2013  | Blog Post

Right now my clients are loving the “accent nail” look — which they all seem to think of as “the new thing” even though it was SO the hotness back in the late ’80s/early ’90’s when

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Yes, It’s Returnable

September 20, 2013  | Blog Post

Close to three years ago now, I got a phone call from a sweet lady in Montana...or maybe Idaho...or possibly Wyoming. Well, I got a call from a sweet lady who lived very far away from

Keywords: clients   marketing/promotions   salon services  

My Obsession with Franken-Polish

September 20, 2013  | Blog Post

I have a small obsession with indie/franken polishes that has almost consumed what little free time I have. I haven't purchased any because I know I can make some. I do, however, love coming across different

Keywords: salon services  

I Like Big Brushes and I Cannot Lie

July 29, 2013  | Blog Post

I remember, back in my first year as a nail tech, wrestling with my product. I just couldn’t seem to find that sweet spot that allowed me to pick up a bead of acrylic that was

Keywords: salon services  

Reading the Fine Print

July 19, 2013  | Blog Post

When I decided to experiment with online booking, I was wary. Letting other people book services for me has never proven to go smoothly in the past and that was in salons with a professional receptionist,

Keywords: clients   salon services  

L.A. Hair: Episode 6 -- Naja Needs Anthony's Help Polishing Toenails

July 19, 2013  | Blog Post

Gaybonics: "GUUURRRLLLL...CHILE...YES GAWD, YES JESUS...HUNTY, FIERCE...WERK...SHADE...REEEEAAAD…" Look, I’m  always down for  a good ol' kiki (butch queens raised me, it’s in my blood), but let’s just get this fashion show done, Anthony!It’s like everything he touches

Keywords: L.A. Hair   salon services  

Giving Up My Million-Dollar Idea

July 17, 2013  | Blog Post

Almost every client I have puts her hands inside my UV lamps. That’s a lot of wiping out and disinfecting the bottoms of the lamps. Today, one of my gel-polish clients asked me what was all

Keywords: salon services  

Priced as Marked

July 12, 2013  | Blog Post

How I charge for services has become increasingly varied over the last few years. It’s not a simple matter of “how much is a full set” anymore, now it’s more like, “Well it starts at X

Keywords: clients   salon services  

L.A. Hair: Episode 5 -– Naja’s Client Has Down-to-the-Nub Nails

July 11, 2013  | Blog Post

How many times have you met a stranger and been introduced as, “This is blank ______ (Naja in my case). She does nails.” The stranger immediately pulls her hands back in a hiding position and says,

Keywords: L.A. Hair   salon safety   salon services  

Gel...Like That Stuff You Put in Your Hair

July 10, 2013  | Blog Post

Photo courtesy of Sara Khalaf/NailsbySara ( I talk about gel a lot, don’t I? Well, acrylic was the first product for building nail extensions that really took off here in the States. For a couple of decades,

Keywords: salon services  

Up For a Challenge

June 28, 2013  | Blog Post

Some days I’m all for a challenge. Bring me a photo of nails you found on Pinterest, bring me a dress you need to match, I’m all over it! The wheels get to turning and I’m

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Salon Owners Partner for All Night Nailathon

June 24, 2013  | Blog Post

Two Charlotte, N.C.-based salon owners have joined forces to form QC Nail Squad where they’ll be hosting “Nailathons” every other month. Kianna Baskerville, owner of Siditty Kitty, and Wanda Belk, owner of Zoe Nails at Ayrsley,

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