Topic : work life balance

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Crowdsourcing: How do you achieve a good work/life balance?

October 1, 2014  | Article

This month we asked nail techs: How do you achieve a good work/life balance?

Keywords: crowdsourcing   healthy working   work life balance  

10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Work/Life Balance

May 16, 2014  | Article

Ah, the elusive goal of balance. How do we achieve it? Instead of epic goals and aggressive life change, let’s look at what you can do now…today.     

Keywords: health   scheduling   work life balance  

What’s the Biggest Obstacle to Your Success?

January 15, 2014  | Article

While you’re looking for the perfect tech, the perfect tech is looking for the perfect salon! Know what makes your salon great so you can set yourself apart from other spas. How do you advertise? What’s your reputation in town? Do you have a niche clientele? Do you pay for and attend networking events/shows/training classes? Do you offer staff team-building opportunities — even if it’s a casual get-together one night a month? What benefits do you offer?

Keywords: economy   keeping your business competitive   recruiting   retailing   team-building  

How Flexible Should You Be with Non-Traditional Students?

March 5, 2013  | Article

Not everybody has the resources to be the perfect student despite their best intentions. That means sometimes students have to miss class when their kids’ babysitter flakes or they neglect to turn in their homework because they have to work late at their full-time job. We asked nail school instructors to tell us: How flexible should you be when accommodating non-traditional students?

Keywords: cosmetology schools   work life balance  

Our Better Half

February 1, 2012  | Article

NAILS is in the Valentine’s spirit, and so are many of our readers. As an ode to
all of the significant others out there — who help with housework and, importantly in the beauty profession, cope with crazy night and weekend schedules — here are some beauty professionals and their loved ones who make it all work.

Keywords: Valentine's Day nail art   work life balance  

On My Mind: What I'm Thankful For...

November 16, 2011  | Article

NAILS editor Hannah Lee lists the things she's thankful for at work.

Keywords: On My Mind   work life balance  

"I Would Have Done It Differently"

November 1, 2009  | Article

Current and former salon owners share their personal insights on the things they would go back and change, if only they could.

Keywords: business   commissions   hiring nail technicians   manufacturers educators   opening a new salon  

Betty Beauty Ultimate Styling Kit

August 25, 2009  | Product

Betty Beauty for the hair, down there.

Keywords: work life balance  

Clearing Out the Clutter ... From Your Life

April 1, 2009  | Article

Learn to say “no thank you” to things that don’t match your goals or you just don’t enjoy. And start saying “yes” to things that are more fun, rewarding, and interesting.

Keywords: business tools   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   promoting your services   work life balance  

Clearing Out the Clutter ... From Your Salon

April 1, 2009  | Article

Having problems getting that bottom drawer shut all the way? Do you have boxes, plastic bins, and show bags filled with unused goodies sitting in odd corners? Do you have a cupboard filled to overflowing with nail products and supplies? If so, it’s time to reorganize.

Keywords: business tools   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   organization   promoting your services  

Clearing Out the Clutter ... From Your Books

April 1, 2009  | Article

Clean up the book? Update client files? Isn’t that like cleaning out the attic — a good idea, but not something you actually get around to? It’s a matter of setting aside the time — your clients will notice and your retention rate might improve.

Keywords: business tools   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   promoting your services   work life balance  

On My Mind: Don't Forget to Breathe

December 1, 2008  | Article

Sometimes all we need to do is pause to reflect on what matters most — our health,
our loved ones, our freedom — and don’t forget to breathe.

Keywords: holidays   work life balance  

Beauty Professionals Achieve Balance at Destination Rejuvenation

December 1, 2008  | Article

As women around the world struggle to combat stress, pressure, and fears of economic uncertainty, Destination Rejuvenation provides much needed solace for beauty industry professionals.

Keywords: charity   work life balance  

How to Send Good Energy When You’re Having a Bad Day

December 1, 2008  | Article

As long as the sun rises in the East, they will be out there — bad days. We all have them. No, we can’t make all the bad stuff go away but we can keep it from affecting our clients. Prepare in advance to avoid passing on all that negative energy, and your next bad day may pass without any negative toll on your business.

Keywords: healthy working   work life balance  

10 Tips to Stay Sane This Holiday Season

December 1, 2008  | Article

Salon owner Shari Finger has survived a lot of holiday madness in her 21 years behind the nail table. Here are her top 10 tips for sailing through those hectic weeks with your sanity intact.

Keywords: healthy working   holiday products   stress-free holidays   work life balance  
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