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How do most of your clients first hear about your nail business?
Paid advertisement (magazine, radio, etc.) (3.8%)
 
Word-of-mouth from a current client (65%)
 
Social media (Instagram, Facebook, etc.) (17.5%)
 
Walk-bys or drive-bys (7.5%)
 
Internet search for salons in the area (6.3%)
 
Live events like networking events (0%)
 
Online review website (such as Yelp or Tripadvisor) (0%)
 
If you could eliminate one task from your daily workweek routine, what would it be?
My commute (25.9%)
 
Returning client communication (emails, phone calls, etc.) (9.4%)
 
Cleaning (21.2%)
 
Salon upkeep—paying bills, ordering supplies, etc. (12.9%)
 
Nail repairs (9.4%)
 
I wouldn’t eliminate anything (21.2%)
 
What’s the most popular drink you serve in your salon?
Water (still or sparkling) (37.8%)
 
Tea or coffee (31.6%)
 
Soda (7.1%)
 
Juice (8.2%)
 
Beer, wine, or other alcoholic beverage (3.1%)
 
We don’t offer our clients drinks. (12.2%)
 
On average, how many hours of sleep do you get on a workweek night?
Less than 4 hours (2.5%)
 
4-5 hours (11.5%)
 
5-6 hours (23.8%)
 
6-7 hours (28.7%)
 
7-8 hours (27%)
 
8-9 hours (3.3%)
 
More than 9 hours (3.3%)
 
In what decade did you first start your subscription to NAILS Magazine?
1980s (3.5%)
 
1990s (12.3%)
 
2000s (14%)
 
2010s (26.3%)
 
I don’t have a subscription (43.9%)
 
Approximately how many bottles of polish are in your personal (home) stash?
None. When I’m out of the salon, I don’t think about nails. (4.6%)
 
1-50: A reasonable amount, right? (38.8%)
 
51-100: I have to have all of the latest colors. (27%)
 
101-150: Hey, it’s not my fault seasonal collections come out every, you know, season. (9.2%)
 
More than 150: Hi, I’m ___, and I’m a polish addict. (20.4%)
 
How do you handle the non-nail service-related cleaning of your salon (like taking out the trash)?
We’ve hired a cleaning crew (7.5%)
 
We do it ourselves, with a schedule for who handles which tasks (47.5%)
 
We do it ourselves, based on who has the time and is willing to pitch in (45%)
 
Do you mix and match different brands of gel/gel-polish base and top coat with different colored gels/gel-polishes?
Yes, always/most of the time. (35.1%)
 
Yes, sometimes. (37.2%)
 
No, never. (25%)
 
No, I don’t offer gels or gel-polish. (2.7%)
 
Do you mix and match different brands of acrylic liquid (monomer) and acrylic powder?
Yes, always/most of the time. (14.3%)
 
Yes, sometimes. (25.3%)
 
No, never. (47.4%)
 
No, I don’t offer acrylics. (13%)
 
Does your salon have a landline for client phone calls?
No, we only have cell phone(s). (35.7%)
 
Yes, we have a landline. (54.3%)
 
Yes, we have more than one landline. (10%)
 

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