February 20, 2013
NAILS Magazine has made it to our 30th anniversary — and we want to help you get to your 30th career anniversary too! We present 30 timeless tips, culled from our three decades of experience, to help you build your book, run your nail salon, and, dare we say it, retire.
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February 1, 2013
Nobody has any time anymore. That’s the simple premise behind Fix Beauty Bar, which opened last September in New York City and has been growing rapidly ever since.
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September 22, 2012
Do you ever know which way you’re supposed to go, but keep hoping to find an alternate — and easier — route? Learn how to stay on course from techs who have been down this road before.
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July 19, 2011
You’ve paid your dues, you’ve built your clientele, and your book is so packed with standing appointments it’s hard to take new clients. So how do you promote your business when you’re filled to capacity?
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November 22, 2010
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ManiPediCutie! (MPC) in Hermosa Beach, Calif., shares its timeline for hosting a successful mani-pedi party. (MPC should know — they host about 10 parties a month!)
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September 1, 2010
Salon owners love online booking because it cuts down on no shows, increases revenue, and eliminates phone tag. Clients love it because it makes the salon seem more professional and it accommodates their busy lifestyles. "And don’t worry, with MindBody you decide what appointments can be booked online. You can even use overlapping and double-booking features to maximize your efficiency," says Meg McCall, director of marketing for MindBody Salon Management Software.
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January 1, 2010
Since January is your issue, written by you and for you, we asked nail technicians to give us their “rules to live by” in the salon. Here are 10 that we couldn’t agree with more!
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December 1, 2009
If you’re already feeling stressed about the holidays, try this simple trick: Schedule one thing per day from your to-do list into your appointment book now. Once it’s written down, you can stop worrying about it because you know you’ve scheduled time to get it done. You can make your own salon to-do list for the month of December or use ours. We’ve included 31 tasks to pencil into each day that will help make celebrating easier this year.
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November 1, 2009
Tips on how to survive and prosper this holiday season and end the year with a bang.
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September 21, 2009
Don’t let downtime bring down your morale. Use the lull to accomplish projects that help you reach your long-term goals. Here are seven great ways to fill the space in your schedule:
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August 1, 2009
Fill empty slots in your next day's schedule by using broadcast e-mail or a telephone call-in line.
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January 26, 2009
Once you've switched to a computerized system of scheduling clients, tracking sales and managing inventory, there's no going back to a manual system.
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September 1, 2008
For the client whose main concern is ‘how long,’ and not ‘how much,’ Belvedere USA offers a 3-in-1 chair (mani, pedi and facial) to provide multiple services in the most efficient way.
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June 1, 2008
Want a fresh new take on color choices for your nail clients? With colored acrylics, your only limit is your imagination.
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May 1, 2008
The job of nail tech poses a few special challenges when it comes to your health. The good news is, little changes go a big way toward ensuring a long and healthy career.
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