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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?
1 (25.9%)
2 (24.7%)
3 (17.6%)
4 (10%)
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?
manicures (7.5%)
pedicures (5.1%)
acrylic full-set or fill (67.6%)
gels (16.6%)
wraps (1.4%)
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%)
Other (37.1%)
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%)
What are on your own nails right now?
Acrylics (38.5%)
Gels (18.4%)
Wraps (0.8%)
Polish on natural nails (17.9%)
Nothing (24.3%)
What is your top professional resolution for 2007? To grow your…
Business skills (23.5%)
Technical abilities (31.9%)
Product knowledge (8.2%)
Artistic skills (26.6%)
Experience educating others (9.8%)
What is your average tip (as a percentage of the service price)?
I don’t accept tips. (10.2%)
5% (17.2%)
10% (22.2%)
15% (16.6%)
20% (17.8%)
25% (5.5%)
More than 25% (10.5%)
Should the salon owner do nails herself?
Yes — this goes without saying. (61%)
She should have a license to do nails, but should only perform services in case of emergency. (29.1%)
No — she has too many other management priorities and it doesn’t matter if she has a nail license. (9.9%)

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