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Hiring a Marketing Firm

March 16, 2011  | Blog Post

I have hired a marketing company, Proprietor's Market, to represent the salon and do outreach marketing for me. We are working together to build on the brand that I've already started with. Proprietor's Market is a

Keywords: clients   marketing/promotions   networking   staff training  

Lucy's State Board Exam

December 30, 2010  | Blog Post

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Keywords: staff training  

Extra, Extra: Read All About It

December 20, 2010  | Blog Post

I placed an ad in the local paper for January. I also have signed on with a local magazine to do an ad. My goal is to get the word out. In the ads, I offered

Keywords: marketing/promotions   retailing   staff training  

Soft Opening: Upscale Nail Bar

November 19, 2010  | Blog Post

The soft opening was this past weekend. The event started out slowly, but as the day went on the people filtered in and inquired about services. I was excited that, with very little marketing, there were

Keywords: staff training  

Catering to Kids

October 28, 2010  | Blog Post

Our first two months have been very good to us. While we still have many open appointments during the day, we are steadily increasing business. Running a nail salon is a new market area for me,

Keywords: clients   staff training  

Q & A: Non-compete Clause

October 25, 2010  | Blog Post

Should a guideline be written in a salon manual that an employee is not allowed to take client hair formulas if they are fired, laid off, and/or the employee leaves for personal reasons? Should the client

Keywords: Q&A   staff training  

Tickled Pink's First Hire

September 28, 2010  | Blog Post

The first couple of weeks since our opening have been amazing! We still don’t have our exterior building sign, since the town won’t approve it until our common complex signage is complete. But I found out

Keywords: salon services   staff training  

Q&A: Massage and Payroll

September 21, 2010  | Blog Post

I’m in the process of opening up a salon: Is it lucrative to offer massages or just keep the salon nail-focused, which is what we originally planned? Also, do you pay salary or commission?Jo Hi Jo,We stopped

Keywords: Q&A   salon services   staff training  

Q&A: Consequences of Playing Hooky

September 15, 2010  | Blog Post

What are the consequences at the salon if a staff member fails to attend work?Roxy Hi Roxy,If the employee doesn’t have a valid reason and/or doesn’t make any attempt to tell us, the first time is a

Keywords: Q&A   staff training  

ISSE Recap

February 23, 2010  | Blog Post

I took my whole staff to ISSE, and I thought it was a great show. The energy level, including for nails, was really strong, which is a good sign for the industry (especially considering that it

Keywords: salon services   staff training  

Q&A: Finding Cosmetology Classes

October 16, 2009  | Blog Post

Hi Candice, I’m thinking of going to a part-time course to study cosmetology, but I am not well informed. What would you suggest? Jennifer Hi Jennifer,I was in a similar place as you just a year and a half

Keywords: Q&A   staff training  

Growing Pains

August 25, 2009  | Blog Post

My salon is going through some growing pains, some more painful than others. I’m switching out the skin care line to Eminence Organics for use in facials and as the retail skin care line. It’s a

Keywords: salon decor/design   staff training  

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  

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  

Q & A: Economy-Induced Sacrifices

January 29, 2009  | Blog Post

Thanks for this honest post. This goes to show that no one is immune from external circumstances, no matter how big the company. I'm just curious if there would be anything you would do differently if

Keywords: Q&A   staff training  

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