June 1, 2003
Ever since the take-it-all-off Brazilian wax was introduced stateside, waxing has become one of the most requested - and talk about - services in the salon. If you’re thinking about expanding your menu, waxing is one of the cheapest - and most profitable - services you can get into this summer.
Keywords: add-on services brazilian waxes toe waxing waxing
May 1, 2003
While not nearly as pervasive as gels or acrylics, wraps represent a lucrative niche service. Here we give you some background information to get you started, as well as some troubleshooting and application techniques to help you along the way.
Keywords: fiberglass wraps linen wraps silk wraps step-by-step wraps
October 1, 2002
Taking a cue from a recent skin care trend — microdermabrasion systems — salons prove that having smoother; youthful-looking skin applies to other parts of the body as well, including the hands. And that’s a definite plus for nail technicians looking to enhance their services and profits.
Keywords: add-on services hand care hand facials manicure add-ons microdermabrasion
July 1, 2002
Once viewed as “ New-age alternatives,” massage, acupuncture, and the Alexander techniques are gaining ground as conservative approaches to preventing and alleviating the painful and sometimes debilitating symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome ergonomics massage
May 1, 2002
Wraps are enjoying renewed popularity fueled in part by clients’ desire for a more natural look and spas seeking a lower odor alternative to acrylic. Whether silk, linen, fiberglass, or paper, wraps may be just the right fit for certain clients.
Keywords: fiberglass wraps wraps
March 1, 2002
Ear piercing: you’re curious about it, but have never really looked into offering it in your salon. This may be the perfect time to invest in this service that can mark up your net profits in as little as five minutes.
Keywords: Christine Turner ear piercing Juli Miller
March 1, 2002
Whether you can’t get enough airbrushing or you’re looking for ways to transform your airbrush from a dust-catcher to an income-generator; you’ll want to check out these six airbrush services. Try one or try all — you’ll have a blast.
Keywords: airbrushed nail art airbrushing body makeup international
January 1, 2002
Dry, rough elbows may be a problem for some of your clients year-round, but winter is particularly harsh on skin and can exacerbate existing dryness in some clients and cause uncharacteristic dryness in others. Here, we detail what causes dry, scaly skin and what services you can provide to help treat it.
Keywords: dry skin skin care skin sensitivity
January 1, 2002
When the doctor is in, client expectations go up. How will the relatively new and still-small medical spa category impact your salon or spa? Consultants prescribe advanced education, enhanced awareness, and referral relationships.
Keywords: medi-spas skin care spa treatments vichy showers working with doctors
December 1, 2001
In the booming spa industry, skin and Nail care services go hand-in-hand. Some nail techs are even going back to school to get a second license as an esthetician. And with dual licenses, you’ll be coveted by salon owners and clients alike.
Keywords: double licensing dual licensing estheticians skin care
November 1, 2001
Just as restaurants can’t profit simply from selling entrees, salons can’t profit simply from selling basic services. In order to make more money, you need to sell add-on services that can increase your bottom-line profits in as little as two minutes’ time.
Keywords: airbrushing anti-aging services aromatherapy body jewelry callus treatments
September 1, 2000
Microwaves, brain waves, ultrasonic waves Europeans are forging ahead into a brave new world of spa therapies.
Keywords: color therapy hydrotherapy new age services
August 1, 2000
Scent sells, as witnessed in the multitude of scented products currently on the market. From soap to body lotion, all which appeals to our sense of smell is happening if you haven’t tapped into this trend, you might want to consider adding some scent into your services (or salon).
May 1, 2000
For years, women (and men) have taken good cans of their faces. Now, they’re also starting to realize the importance of looking after their hands. We talked to several manufacturers and salons that are taking part in this fast-growing trend for nail care professionals.
Keywords: add-on services CND Cuccio Naturale elderly clients FPO
August 1, 1999
Give a client natural-looking nails and she’ll book another appointment. Give her a melt-to-the-floor” hand or foot massage, and she’s yours forever.
Keywords: massage pregnant clients special needs clients