This time of year we often get to thinking about those things we’d like to be doing that we’re not doing. We asked our readers: Is there a business-related New Year’s resolution you find yourself making every year?
My New Year’s resolution is to carry retail products to offer customers better service, to stay state-board-ready at all times, and to offer our clients more for their money.
Effess Full Service Salon, Clovis, Calif.
My salon New Year’s resolution is to keep up to date with products, techniques, and customer service. We can always improve somewhere!
Salon Bellamy, Derry, N.H.
I’m always spending money to improve the salon’s interior, products, and training. My New Year’s resolution is to continue to do this but more within a set budget as I just keep piling all my profit back in with a lot of overspending. Oops (but it looks pretty and we stock the best!).
Polish Nail and Beauty, Aberdeen, Scotland
My resolution is to get my new website up and to expand my nail services to add a gel that can extend the nail for those who really want that. I specialize in natural nails, so I do not offer that right now but have been looking for a product to add. Also, I really, really want to work for CND and am applying to do so. Maybe 2013 will be the year!
Shirlee Ann Kerr
Salon Blush, San Dimas, Calif.
Every year one of my business-related resolutions is that I will not tolerate last-minute appointments — appointments should be made 24 hours in advance — yet I always do try my best to fit them in somehow. I’m such a sucker!
Nail Artistry by Tricia, Miami
My New Year’s resolution is to start retailing products, focus on my salon image, make sure to compete in nail competitions, and lastly to open a second Summa Nails.
Christine Hinds Davis
Summa Nails, Christ Church, Barbados
My New Year’s resolution is to post a photo of my nails once a week on Facebook to keep clients interested in my newest designs and products.
Hello Gorgeous Salon and Boutique, Aurora, Neb.
I’d like to be on top of my bookkeeping every month and not wait till the end of the year. I start the first few months off really well, but I always get super busy and put it in the box to deal with later.
Spoiled Spa & Salon, Vancouver, Wash.
I try to confirm my clients to help reduce the risk of no-shows and wrong appointment times or any confusion, plus use client profile cards for health issues and keeping track of colors used. I’m usually good for a while and then slip back into the habit of not doing this as I should to help things run smoother.
Jenny at The Blonde Salon and Spa, O’Fallon, Ill.