What best describes your lunchtime?
Past Web Polls
How old were you when you enrolled in beauty school (for nails)?
Younger than 20 (31.6%)
Over 50 (2.2%)
What sort of make-good do you give a client if you’re running more than a few minutes late for her appointment?
I give her a percentage off of her service price for today’s service (20.5%)
I give her a free upgrade during her appointment today (28.8%)
I give her a coupon for a future service (5.8%)
I give her a free retail item or sample (10.9%)
I offer a make-good, but it’s not one of the choices listed above (10.9%)
I don’t offer anything (23.1%)
Do you accept credit cards for payment of nail services?
Yes, for the service cost and for the tip (52.6%)
Yes, for the service cost but not for the tip (12.8%)
What’s been the medium of your most successful paid ad campaign?
Printed newspaper or magazine (13%)
Online website (not including group coupon websites), including online newspapers or magazines (26%)
Group coupon (such as Groupon or Living Social) (7.8%)
Event sponsorship (1.3%)
Printed phone directory (1.3%)
Other medium not listed above (9.1%)
I don’t pay for ads (39%)
Where do you get your business cards printed?
Online-based printing service (like vistaprint.com) (56.1%)
A local professional printer (19.7%)
My own at-home or at-work printer (10.2%)
I don’t have business cards (11.5%)
How long is your commute (each way) to your salon?
Less than 15 minutes each way (56.9%)
Between 16-30 minutes each way (29.2%)
Between 31-45 minutes each way (6.5%)
Between 46-60 minutes each way (4.6%)
More than 60 minutes each way (2.8%)
During your standard manicure or pedicure, how many coats of nail polish do you typically apply to each nail?
More than 3 (12%)
I don’t offer polish manicures or pedicures (0.6%)
When it comes to nail color, should fingernails and toenails match?
Yes — they look best when they sport identical looks (20.8%)
Somewhat — they should have a cohesive, complementary look, but not exactly match (41.5%)
Ehh — they shouldn’t clash with each other, but they shouldn’t match either (20.4%)
No — fingernails and toenails should have independent looks (17.4%)
When you apply nail polish on clients, do you purposely leave a small gap between each side of the nail plate and the skin (lateral nail fold)?
I don't apply traditional polish (2.3%)
What was your primary source of money for your nail school tuition?
My own savings account (43.3%)
By working part-time while going to nail school (6%)
By working full-time while going to nail school (14.9%)
By borrowing money from family/friends (11.9%)
Monetary gifts from family/friends and/or scholarships (23.9%)