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Learn What Retail Clients Really Want

August 1, 2002  | Article

"The Retail Help Kit" produced by The Spa Association includes this valuable resource for identifying and satisfying your most challenging retail clients.

Keywords: building your clientele   customer service   keeping your business competitive   retailing  

The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Nail Technicians

August 1, 2001  | Article

Taking a cue from Steven Covey, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective people”, the NAILS editorial team identified seven characteristics, or habits, of the highly successful nail technicians we’ve met over the past 18 years.

Keywords: continuing education   Debbie Krakalovich   Diana Bonn   keeping your business competitive   motivation  

As I See It: Do Your Own Thing and Do It Well.

March 1, 2000  | Article

Keywords: As I See It   keeping your business competitive   Larry Gaynor  

Lessons From the Discount Salon Front

January 1, 1999  | Article

There are a couple of practices found in most discount salons that I think all nail salons could learn from.

Keywords: As I See It   discount salons   keeping your business competitive  

When Your Competition Comes Calling

October 1, 1998  | Article

As a salon owner for more than 10 years, I have found myself in some uncomfortable situations—from confronting an employee with poor workmanship to taking a customer to small claims court to recover money form a bad check. But nothing unnerves me more than when a competitor walks through my salon door.

Keywords: keeping your business competitive  

Editor's note: 1997: A Year of Controversy

December 1, 1997  | Article

his year, state boards took a beating, especially in California. Several other states scrutinized whether they even need licensing at all.

Keywords: California state regulations   EMA   keeping your business competitive   licensing   MMA  

Asian Influence: Building A Bridge

April 1, 1997  | Article

As competition increases, the gap between Asian salons and the rest of the industry is actually getting smaller. To keep their English-speaking clientele, Asian nail technicians are making efforts to learn the language and expand their salon services, while non-Asian salons are discovering the value of quick service and client convenience.

Keywords: discount salons   international   keeping your business competitive   licensing   marketing/promotions  

We Aim to Serve You Better

September 1, 1996  | Article

Try as we might, the staff of NAILS does not know everything there is to know about nails. The daily ins and outs of the business are something only professionals working in the field can really know. That’s why NAILS invited a prestigious group of individuals-salon owners, nail technicians, and educators-to act as our Editorial Advisory Board. Members of the board will suggest article ideas, provide expert counsel, and keep us up-to-date on trends, salons, and people worth noticing. By way of introducing them to you, we’ve asked them to share their own professional achievements and their thoughts on the biggest challenges facing the industry.

 

Keywords: customer service   keeping your business competitive  

Day Spa Or Discount Salon? There's Lots Of Room In Between

May 1, 1996  | Article

Keywords: As I See It   discount salons   keeping your business competitive  

Sharing Is Succeeding

April 1, 1996  | Article

Networking with other salons at a tradeshow, or even at an informal breakfast meeting can make many good ideas go a long way.

 

Keywords: Debbie Doerrlamm   finding/retaining staff   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   Paula Gilmore  

The Salon of Choice

March 1, 1996  | Article

Whether you take Pucci Salon and Day Spa’s slogan, “The Salon of Choice,” to mean a salon with many choices, or the salon to choose, you’d be right. Between the salon’s full menu of services and owner Debra Capaldi’s unflagging dedication, Pucci is the place.

Keywords: keeping your business competitive   profiles   salon management   salon profiles  

Editor's Note: First, Do Great Nails

November 1, 1995  | Article

What is the most important requirement in being successful in the nail industry?

Keywords: keeping your business competitive   professional image  

Aliens Land On Earth And Other New Year's Predictions

January 1, 1995  | Article

Get ready! Predictions on where the nail industry is headed!

Keywords: As I See It   customer service   keeping your business competitive   staff management  

Business Advice From The Pros

December 1, 1993  | Article

Ten seasoned salon professionals offer their best advice for making it in the nail industry today.

Keywords: keeping your business competitive  

Editor's note: Ignore Discount Salons and Do What You Do Best

December 1, 1993  | Article

Nail technicians and salon owners must stop fretting over the low price salons and either appeal to the bargain hunters or ignore them.

Keywords: discount salons   keeping your business competitive  

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