Do you use the manufacturer’s UV light that is recommended for the gel-polish that you use?
Past Web Polls
On a typical day, how many times do you hit the “snooze” button on your alarm clock before you get up for work?
Never — I’m so excited to create amazing nails! (19.8%)
Once — I need an extra 9 minutes. (25.6%)
Twice — Those 18 minutes are a big help. (20.9%)
Three — Almost an extra half an hour. (16.3%)
Four or More — My feet don’t hit the ground until at least 35 minutes after my alarm first goes off. (17.4%)
What’s the primary scent of your most popular pedicure?
Fruit (orange, apple, cherry, etc.) (28.6%)Send an e-mail
with your most popular scent! (6.1%)
Dessert (chocolate, sugar, cookies, etc.) (12.2%)
Peaceful (lavender, chamomile, sandalwood, etc.) (44.9%)
Nutty (almond, hazelnut, walnut, etc.) (8.2%)
Do you have a referral system with a nail doctor (such as a podiatrist) for clients that you suspect have nail diseases or disorders?
Yes, I have an agreement with a doctor to refer clients to him. (5.3%)
I tend to refer clients to a select one (or few) doctors in the area, but it’s not a formal arrangement. (26.7%)
I don’t have any referral system with a doctor in place. (68%)
How do you typically handle last-minute holes in your work schedule?
Post to social networking site like Twitter to try to fill the slot (12.8%)
Call other clients like clients from a waiting list to try to fill the slot (15.4%)
Use the time to do other business-related tasks like cleaning the salon (51.3%)
Use it as free time to run errands or other personal tasks (20.5%)
Men and nail color — yay or nay?
Yay — Men should wear whatever nail color they please. (14.7%)
Men look good in only “manly” colors (blacks, grays, etc.). (4.8%)
Men should have well-groomed nails and maybe a buff, but leave color to women. (63.4%)
Au naturale is the way to go for men’s nails. (17.1%)
How many times can a client no-show on you (no cancellation notice within 1 business day) until you “fire” her?
Only once (5.6%)
2 times (everybody gets one) (50%)
3 strikes and you’re out (36.6%)
4 or more times (I can’t risk losing clients) (7.7%)
What was your first impression of your current salon space (or booth) where you work?
Love at first sight (36.5%)
OK to start and has grown on me over time (26.9%)
OK to start but I’m liking it less and less over time (25%)
Blech at first, but with lots of TLC it’s now my home away from home (11.5%)
Do you eat breakfast?
Yes, most/all of the time (55.6%)
No, never (11.1%)
When working on a client’s nails, what hand do you predominantly use?
Right hand; I am right-handed (76.3%)
Right hand; but otherwise, I am left-handed (0.9%)
Left hand; I am left-handed (13.6%)
Left hand; but otherwise, I am right-handed (1.8%)
About both hands equally; I am ambidextrous (7.5%)
Do you answer your cell phone if it rings while you’re with a client?
Yes, always (or almost always) (3.9%)
Yes, if it’s a business call; no, if it’s personal (18.8%)
Yes, only if I suspect it’s urgent or an emergency (such as a sick child) (31.5%)
No, never (or seldom) (45.9%)