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How do you keep track of your clients’ personal preferences (like polish colors, beverage choice, and nail shape preferences)?
By memory (31.6%)
Manually writing it down on a client card (48.4%)
In a file or software program on my computer (11.6%)
I don’t keep track of this information (8.4%)
Who designed the interior look and feel of your salon?
We designed the salon ourselves. (81.3%)
We worked with professional designers. (6.3%)
We worked with non-professionals who have a grasp of interior design. (12.5%)
About how many different magazines (for client entertainment) does your salon keep in its waiting or service areas?
None (2.3%)
1-4 (30.1%)
5-8 (28.6%)
9-12 (18%)
12-15 (8.3%)
More than 15 (12.8%)
What social networking site do you use the most?
MySpace (15.3%)
Facebook (67.4%)
Twitter (1.9%)
LinkedIn (0%)
YouTube (13.4%)
Blogger (1.9%)
How do you typically handle an unexpected absence (such as an illness or emergency)?
I reschedule the affected clients to a different day on my schedule. (63.5%)
I reschedule the affected clients with another tech at my salon. (21.2%)
I reschedule the affected clients with another tech at a different salon. (0.6%)
I haven’t had an unexpected absence at my current job. (14.7%)
About how often does your salon have staff meetings?
Once a week (14.6%)
A few times a month (5.6%)
Once a month (20.2%)
Once a quarter (7.9%)
Once a year (2.2%)
We don’t have regular staff meetings (49.4%)
What kind of music do you usually have playing in your salon?
Adult Contemporary/Soft Rock (18.2%)
Top 40/Pop Music (26.3%)
Hip Hop/Rap (13.9%)
Country/Folk (7.3%)
Classical (8.8%)
Ambient/Lounge (19%)
None (6.6%)
How do you handle children in the salon?
Children are welcomed in our salon. (54%)
Children are not welcome in our services area, but we provide waiting or other supervised areas for children to stay while waiting. (26.7%)
We have a no-children-allowed policy, but rarely/never enforce it. (8%)
We have a clear no-children-allowed policy and consistently enforce it. (11.3%)
What’s the most common nail shape your clients wear?
oval (7.6%)
square (52.3%)
squoval (36%)
round (2.3%)
pointed (1.8%)
What kind of Smart Phone do you use?
iPhone (19%)
Blackberry (27.6%)
Palm Pilot (7.5%)
Other brand (17.8%)
I don’t use a smart phone. (28.2%)

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