What’s the most requested nail shape at your salon?
Past Web Polls
How often do you change your service menu?
Once a month (6.7%)
Bimonthly (every other month) (3.2%)
Every season (four times a year) (13.5%)
Twice a year (7.3%)
Once a year (17%)
I don't change my menu, but I do have changing promotional services. (37.7%)
What do you like best about doing pedicures?
Massaging my clients' legs and feet. (6.3%)
Seeing how relaxed my clients get during the service. (28.5%)
Using all the different products during the service, such as a mask and lotion. (8.5%)
Seeing how great my clients' feet look after the service. (43.3%)
I don’t like giving pedicures. (10.3%)
How long does it take you to do a full set of acrylics?
Less than 1 hour (34.5%)
1-2 hours (53.8%)
2-3 hours (9.6%)
More than 3 hours (2%)
What polish shades do your clients prefer?
Traditional reds, burgundies (29%)
Bright, trendy colors (such as greens and blues) (8.7%)
Soft, nude shades (27.4%)
Pinks, peaches (28.2%)
None of the above (6.6%)
How many pedicure thrones are in your salon?
We use portable foot baths. (26.7%)
We have custom-made, built-in pedicure areas. (7.4%)
How do you thank your clients during the holidays?
I give them small gifts, such as mini bottles of polish. (52.3%)
I offer discounts on services or retail products. (17.8%)
I offer them complimentary services. (8.6%)
I don’t give my clients anything during the holidays. (11.7%)
Why did you choose your acrylic system?
I like the way it works. (46%)
It’s the system everyone uses in my salon. (3.8%)
I trust the brand and have been using their products for years. (23.8%)
I’ve been using it since I was in school. (11.9%)
The price is better compared to other brands. (6.8%)
How is vacation handled in your salon?
I let my clients know ahead of time so they can schedule their appointments before or after my vacation. (78.1%)
I reschedule my clients with other nail techs in the salon. (8.8%)
I’m usually too busy to take a vacation. (9.9%)
How do you keep track of your appointments?
I use a computer software program (22.3%)
I use a standard appointment book (68.6%)
I use client cards that I update each time a person comes in (5.5%)
How does your salon primarily recruit new nail techs?
We visit local cosmetology schools (17.1%)
We place ads in newspapers and other publications (9.8%)
We network with nail techs at trade shows and other events and let them know we’re hiring (9.8%)
Through staff and client referrals (24.4%)
All of the above (26.8%)