What’s the most requested nail shape at your salon?
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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%)
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%)