How far in advance do clients have to book an appointment with you?
Past Web Polls
How long of a lunch break do you take during a typical salon day?
0 — I generally work through lunch. (27.6%)
15-30 minutes (34.8%)
30-45 minutes (17.1%)
45 minutes–1 hour (12.4%)
More than an hour (8%)
Do you do your own nails?
Yes — I switch up the designs frequently (49.4%)
Yes — I always wear my signature pink and whites (10.6%)
Sometimes — When I have time (19.3%)
No — Another tech does my nails (10.7%)
No — I don’t have my nails done (10%)
How long have you been at your current salon?
Less than a year (38.6%)
1-4 years (32.5%)
5-10 years (13.8%)
More than 10 years (15%)
Were you given an employee handbook within the first few days of employment at your current salon?
Yes — And someone went over all the details with me. (14.1%)
Yes — And I was supposed to go through it myself. (13%)
No — But I have a copy now. (7.6%)
No — I don’t think my salon has a written employee handbook. (65.2%)
What type of salon ventilation do you currently use?
Built-in, salon-wide ventilation system (22.5%)
Local exhaust system (8.8%)
Vented manicure table (13.2%)
A combination of fans, keeping windows open, and other natural methods (31.3%)
I don’t have any ventilation system in place (24.2%)
How many salons (including your current salon) have you worked in?
5 or more (21.8%)
What type of clothing do you usually wear at your salon?
My salon uniform (20.3%)
Business attire (suit, pumps) (1.9%)
Business casual attire (dress pants, nice blouse, heels) (35.1%)
Casual attire (jeans, flip flops) (42.8%)
For which services do you usually use an electric file?
acrylic full-set or fill (67.6%)
other services (1.9%)
How did you find out about your current job?
Online classified ad (11.3%)
Printed classified ad (6.8%)
Walked into the salon and asked for an application (15.4%)
Word of mouth (like through a friend who worked at the salon) (27.1%)
At a tradeshow or job fair (2.3%)
After receiving your nail tech license, how long did it take you to land your first salon job?
I already had a job lined up before I got my license. (57.4%)
Less than a month (20.2%)
1 - 2 months (10.4%)
2 - 4 months (3%)
More than 4 months (8.9%)