Topic : Art of Nailz

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Minions — I Need More Minions!

March 12, 2014  | Blog Post

Like many career nail techs who are already halfway (or more) through their career, I have experienced my share of work scenarios: booth renter, employee, nails-only salon, full-service salon, big salon, little salon, etc., and have

Keywords: Art of Nailz  

A Little off the Top, Please

January 29, 2014  | Blog Post

The other day, I was walking down the hallway to my salon just as the massage therapist next door was coming out of her room. She informed me that one of our other neighbors — an

Keywords: Art of Nailz   clients  

I’m Not a Babysitter

January 22, 2014  | Blog Post

I’ve always refused to make reminder calls. In part, because it’s a time-consuming pain in the patootie. Especially for a night owl like me who’s already fighting to survive in a diurnal society. Most people expect

Keywords: Art of Nailz   clients  

Move Over Gel-Polish

March 22, 2013  | Blog Post

When gel-polish hit the market a few years ago, I jumped on it. Invested an embarrassing amount of money into the stuff and have continued to do so because it really is the first major technical

Keywords: Art of Nailz   salon services  

Breathing Easy

March 15, 2013  | Blog Post

When I met with the leasing agent for the space where I currently call my salon, I was very clear about my intentions to blow the landlords’ preconceptions of “nail salon” to smithereens.  Since I was

Keywords: Art of Nailz  

What Is It With People?

January 15, 2013  | Blog Post

Another post title that could go just about anywhere! But today, as I’m doing a gel-polish change on a set of toes, it occurs to me that this is the second person who has refused to

Keywords: Art of Nailz   clients  

Never Send a Massage Therapist to Do a Nail Technician’s Job

September 21, 2012  | Blog Post

The massage therapist next door is half Korean. In 40 years, she had never had a chance to meet her mother’s side of the family, so she recently took an actual vacation (she works 24/7) to

Keywords: Art of Nailz  

Instagram Insistence

September 7, 2012  | Blog Post

For several months now, I would say, I’ve been seeing my Facebook friends’ posts through my newsfeed every time someone uploads pictures using “Instagram.”Mostly, it made me crazy. I’d see photos uploaded and when I’d open

Keywords: Art of Nailz  

Viva Las Vegas

June 4, 2012  | Blog Post

Do I name my blog post that every year around this time?Well, if so, it should serve as a reminder that the IBS Las Vegas tradeshow is looming before us like the gaping maw of a

Keywords: Art of Nailz   tradeshows  

12 Gallons Of Glitter

June 1, 2012  | Blog Post

I can't find anything. The whole place is torn up and I'm working out of buckets now. Who's stupid idea was it to remodel this place?Primarily, I just want those world-famous polish/glitter racks back up on

Keywords: Art of Nailz  

Whose Idea Was This?

May 18, 2012  | Blog Post

For the entirety of the 2 1/2 years that I have been working in my current location, I have eyed the wall to my right that separates my salon from the office suite next door with

Keywords: Art of Nailz  

Value Pricing

April 20, 2012  | Blog Post

Yeah, I'm sorta on a pricing/value kick this week.Even more important than setting the right prices is convincing customers that those prices represent a fair ratio of price to value for what they're getting.I was listening

Keywords: Art of Nailz   marketing/promotions   money management  

Time for New

February 8, 2012  | Blog Post

Have you ever gone to a salon and the first time you walk in you look around at the decor and you're all like, "WOW! This place is so beautiful!"? And you go to that salon,

Keywords: Art of Nailz  

Something Better ... But Not Too Much Better

October 12, 2011  | Blog Post

I was late to the Internet. Or so I thought. When Compuserve was the gateway to "online" and AOL was still mailing 3,000 CDs to your house each week, I was living in southern California. Everyone

Keywords: Art of Nailz  

It's a Good Thing, Really

August 12, 2011  | Blog Post

So I finally decided it was time to seriously consider my options for a service that would allow clients to schedule their own appointments via my website. Deciding on the right service was a long and

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