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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  

14 Things You Absolutely Must Do to Get Work-Life Balance

September 1, 2008  | Article

For more than fifteen years I have conducted research among both those who feel that their lives are balanced, and those who believe that their lives are way out of whack. I have seen that those in balance and those out of balance are not separated by education, upbringing, marital status, or even income. So, the obvious question: What separates them? Here’s the short answer: The actions they take day in and day out.

Keywords: work life balance  

A Moment of Peace — Switching Gears Between Clients

August 1, 2008  | Article

Seeing a steady stream of clients all day can be mentally and physically draining. NAILS asked readers how they take a moment to relax and switch gears between cli-ents. A surprising number found the routine they developed to prepare for their next client has become a soothing ritual.

Keywords: stress   work life balance  

How Do You Balance Your Business and Personal Lives?

August 1, 2008  | Article

NAILS asked nail care professionals how they manage the juggle of business and personal. Enjoy their practical advice.

Keywords: work life balance  

To Share or Not to Share

July 1, 2008  | Article

There’s no question workplaces have become more casual, but not all traces of professionalism have been erased. How do you maintain your professionalism when your personal life has become difficult? The challenge for techs is in knowing where to draw the line between personal and professional when the two are so closely connected.

Keywords: work life balance  

Tech Finds Rewards in Tending to Homebound Clients

June 1, 2008  | Article

These clients are especially grateful for at-home manicures by Holly Schippers, but she's the one who says they provide something very special for her.

Keywords: alternative careers   CND   elderly clients   manufacturers educators   mobile salons  

Can Doing Nails Make You Fat?

June 1, 2008  | Article

Staying active has to be a conscious effort. We can’t hold our jobs totally responsible for our weight issues, but they do play a role. I’ve seen from personal experience the effect of a sedentary job.

Keywords: As I See It   exercise   healthy working   wellness   work life balance  

Stand-up comedienne Anjelah Johnson on nail salons

May 6, 2008  | Video

In this stand-up bit, comedienne Anjelah Johnson riffs on an Asian-owned nail salon.

Keywords: work life balance  

The Wisdom to Know the Difference

January 1, 2008  | Article

Late clients, bad bosses, staffing woes — nail techs often face situations that are out of our control. Sometimes we are able to gain control; other times we need to resign ourselves to our limitations and learn from the experience. Balance comes from knowing the difference.

Keywords: business building   minimizing stress   work life balance  

Balancing Work and Home Life

July 1, 2007  | Article

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.

Keywords: health   healthy working   preventing burnout   stress   time management  

Keep the Momentum Flowing

April 1, 2006  | Article

You love being a nail tech and are happy with your career choice, but how do you keep the momentum building and avoid the proverbial rut? Knowing what motivates you, creating a positive work environment, and communicating with team member are just a few ways to ensure you don’t hit too many bumps along the way.

Keywords: business   finding a job   work life balance  

Ten Ways . . . to be Resilient in the Midst of Everything

April 1, 2006  | Article

Don't let a full day at the salon wring the life out of you. Give yourself the care you need and you'll thrive even on the most challenging of days.

Keywords: preventing burnout   professional image   time management   work life balance  

Nail Tech Writes Inspirational Book

April 1, 2006  | Article

Well-known nail industry veteran and NSI educator, Erin Snyder, has book of inspirational works published.

Keywords: book review   books   nail trends   NSI   work life balance  

Ten Ways to Keep Your Sanity During the Holiday Season

December 1, 2005  | Article

While it is a time of the year to make a lot of cash, don't neglect yourself this holiday season.

Keywords: holidays   minimizing stress   stress-free holidays   work life balance  

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