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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January 1, 2008
Reduce your time doing colored acrylic fills by using this "Reverse Application" method.
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August 1, 2007
Bartenders have barbacks, helping to keep glasses clean and bars well-stocked, and hair stylists have assistants, helping to clean and prep the hair for styling, so what about nail techs? Can hiring cosmetology students or new graduates as assistants help your salon make more money?
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July 1, 2007
Balancing work and home life can be a tough task in many professions, and nail techs are often susceptible to last minute appointments and closing time squeeze-ins. NAILS asked salon professionals if it is possible to maintain a healthy balance between work and personal life, and if so, how have they managed to do it.
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May 1, 2007
Develop a unique plan to make your services lean, mean, and profitable. Consider these real-life strategies to tame the clock, increase revenues, and stay on time.
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November 1, 2006
A career in the nail industry has its fair share of rewards, but with it can come issues that challenge even the most die-hard professional. From finding it difficult to retail products to being allergic to chemicals in the salon, it seems almost every nail tech has some concerns regarding her occupation.
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