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Waiting for (a Higher?) Power

August 18, 2008  | 

We used a crane to hoist furniture onto the second floor. It took about two hours. Days later, we STILL don’t have power, and I don’t know when we will. The city ran out of electricity

Keywords: salon decor/design   staff training  

Vandalism, Seriously?!

July 9, 2008  | 

Over the weekend the salon was vandalized. Someone(s) tried to steel the electrical panel in the back. They didn’t succeed in ripping it completely out, but they opened it up and ripped out all the copper.

Keywords: salon decor/design   staff training  

So Close, Yet So Far Away

June 25, 2008  | 

All I have to say is, as you get closer to your salon opening, just hold on. This is such a tough time; just when I think I’ve got everything covered, I realize I don’t. It’s

Keywords: salon decor/design   staff training  

Tech Training Underway

June 3, 2008  | 

May 19 was our first company orientation; we had 10 new employees (we've hired several more since then; we currently have 18 employees — 11 nail techs, one nail tech/esthetician, three estheticians, one massage therapist, and

Keywords: salon services   staff training  

Almost There!

May 13, 2008  | 

There's a little bit of nerves mixed with a little bit of excitement as we're almost ready to open our doors. We got a permit to close down a lane of Ventura Boulevard on May 15

Keywords: salon decor/design   salon services   staff training  

The Home Stretch

April 18, 2008  | 

We’re in the home stretch to the salon opening. The elevator and water feature on the first floor will be fully installed next week. Almost all of the tile work is completed on the second floor,

Keywords: public relations   salon decor/design   staff training  

From the Front Lines…of Nail School

April 2, 2008  | 

The idea of me enrolling in nail school came up after I had returned from Iraq when Nadine (salon M.O.M.) and I were talking about timelines and what was going on with the project. She was my

Keywords: staff training  

ISSE 2008

February 5, 2008  | 

Dan, Nadine, and I attended ISSE in Long Beach, Calif., last weekend. The best part of the tradeshow for us? We were able to hand out our brand new (finally finished!) salon menus. Nadine had picked

Keywords: salon services   staff training  

Spa-Ing It Up

January 25, 2008  | 

Last week, we had a major design meeting to order everything that hadn’t yet been ordered. We tweaked the idea of the dividers between the manicure tables to incorporate beautiful 6-ft. high glass partitions. We’re commissioning

Keywords: salon decor/design   salon services   staff training  

Q & A: Non-Compete Agreements

January 11, 2008  | 

I’m writing my employee handbook and was wondering if I can state that when an employee has terminated his employment, he is not allowed to work 10 miles from the salon for one year. Thanks for

Keywords: Q&A   staff training  

Q & A: Employees

November 13, 2007  | 

I read that you’re hiring all your nail techs on as employees. Aren’t you afraid that, since they're not working for a commission, they won't work as hard because they’re paid an hourly rate?Anna Hi Anna, It’s true

Keywords: Q&A   staff training  

Hello, Nail School!

November 2, 2007  | 

Co-owner Dan starts nail school this week. That’s right — Lieutenant Dan will be happily taking orders from the instructors at West Valley Occupational Center in Woodland Hills. It’s the same vocational school I graduated from

Keywords: salon decor/design   staff training  

Q & A: Salon STX

September 14, 2007  | 

I’m in the process of opening a salon/spa. How will Salon STX aid me in the daily maintenance of my salon?Bontle Hi Bontle, For me, the software’s reporting capability is the biggest way that it’ll help me day-to-day.

Keywords: Q&A   staff training  

Playing Pretend

September 5, 2007  | 

We’ve set up a temporary “pretend salon” at OPI’s North Hollywood headquarters. The idea might sound kind of weird at first, but I’d actually recommend it to any aspiring salon owner. Basically, the makeshift salon will

Keywords: salon services   staff training  

Finally, the Permit!

August 23, 2007  | 

I’m sure you’re probably sick of hearing me talk about the salon’s highly anticipated building permits, like here, here, here, and here. Quite frankly, I’m sick of it, too; the waiting game was killing me. But,

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