March 2005 Issue

Nails: Maisie Dunbar, owner of M&M Nails & Wellness in Silver Spring, Md.

Photography: Glenn Campbell

Model: Lanie Mimikahes, Body Parts Models

Polish: Creative Trophy

As I See It: Your Clients Tell Us Everything

March 1, 2005

A client survey, conducted in conjunction with Allure Magazine, has some good news for professional salons.

Survey Shows Salon Customers Satisfied with Nail Salons

March 1, 2005

First-ever survey of nail salon patrons shows that clients are not too worried about sanitation, are less loyal to individual nail technicians, and favor convenience above most other salon features. Among our other key findings is they start getting their nails done at a young age (almost half say they started manicures before they reached age 25). That's good to know for those of you cultivating teens and college students now.

Top Dollar Techs

March 1, 2005

They charge almost double the average price for a set of nails and their appointment books are so full they turn away clients. What is it that allows these techs to command such a high fee, and how can their advice impact your bottom line?

Contract Labor, Booth Renter, or Employee — What Are They Really?

March 1, 2005

If they were audited, a large percentage of the salon owners in the beauty industry today could not pass the tests determining their workers’ tax status imposed by the IRS or by their individual state, says our expert. As tax time approaches, know the facts. The financial fall-out from misclassifying your staff can be devastating.

When Will You Be Back from Maternity Leave?

March 1, 2005

Behind the Scenes: Maisie Dunbar

March 1, 2005

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