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Q & A: Employees

November 13, 2007  | Blog Post

I read that you’re hiring all your nail techs on as employees. Aren’t you afraid that, since they're not working for a commission, they won't work as hard because they’re paid an hourly rate?Anna Hi Anna, It’s true

Keywords: Q&A   recruiting/hiring/retaining staff  

Hello, Nail School!

November 2, 2007  | Blog Post

Co-owner Dan starts nail school this week. That’s right — Lieutenant Dan will be happily taking orders from the instructors at West Valley Occupational Center in Woodland Hills. It’s the same vocational school I graduated from

Keywords: recruiting/hiring/retaining staff   salon decor/design  

Reap the Rewards of Local Cosmetology School Involvement

November 1, 2007  | Article

Getting the "pick of the litter" of top graduates is just one of the benefits of working closely a local cosmetology school. 

Keywords: cosmetology schools   recruiting   recruiting/hiring/retaining staff  

Let the Ideas Flow

October 1, 2007  | Article

Everything grows better in fertile soil. It’s time to start enriching the salon atmosphere to get the most valuable and productive ideas yet. Whether you are the owner or an employee, there is always room for new ideas.

Keywords: recruiting/hiring/retaining staff  

10 Ideas For Handling Rapid Expansion

October 1, 2007  | Article

This is what you’ve been waiting for. You have a full book and clients waiting. So, what’s the problem? The problem is you need more space for nail tables, a way to manage a heavier workload, and capital to fund the expansion. Fortunately, solutions are near at hand.

Keywords: Business   business building   consultants   keeping your business competitive   recruiting/hiring/retaining staff  

Q & A: Salon STX

September 14, 2007  | Blog Post

I’m in the process of opening a salon/spa. How will Salon STX aid me in the daily maintenance of my salon?Bontle Hi Bontle, For me, the software’s reporting capability is the biggest way that it’ll help me day-to-day.

Keywords: Q&A   recruiting/hiring/retaining staff  

Playing Pretend

September 5, 2007  | Blog Post

We’ve set up a temporary “pretend salon” at OPI’s North Hollywood headquarters. The idea might sound kind of weird at first, but I’d actually recommend it to any aspiring salon owner. Basically, the makeshift salon will

Keywords: recruiting/hiring/retaining staff   salon services  

Finally, the Permit!

August 23, 2007  | Blog Post

I’m sure you’re probably sick of hearing me talk about the salon’s highly anticipated building permits, like here, here, here, and here. Quite frankly, I’m sick of it, too; the waiting game was killing me. But,

Keywords: recruiting/hiring/retaining staff   salon decor/design  

Q & A: Computer Software

August 10, 2007  | Blog Post

I’m in the process of opening a nail salon in Johannesburg, South Africa. (We should be opening our doors in September.) I have two questions about the computer program you mentioned, is it an American program?

Keywords: Q&A   recruiting/hiring/retaining staff  

2007 Salon of the Year: M&M Nails & Wellness Center

August 1, 2007  | Article

M&M Nails & Wellness Center wins 2007 Salon of the Year award. Owner Maisie Dunbar calls it "the pinnacle of my nail career."

Keywords: cnd   continuing education   customer service   marketing/promotions   private labeling  

Multitasking and Multiprocessing

July 13, 2007  | Blog Post

Nadine and I had our first training session for the computer software we’re going to be using in the salon. Melissa Raker of Salon STX spent six hours with us to go through the entire program.

Keywords: recruiting/hiring/retaining staff  

Q & A: Employee Training

June 15, 2007  | Blog Post

You mentioned “training” in your response to T's Start-Up Inventory question. What exactly consists of your training new employees? Won’t they know how to do nails already? Please clarify.Anna Hi Anna, Although we plan to hire experienced nail

Keywords: Q&A   recruiting/hiring/retaining staff  

Dear Shari Talks About Introducing a New Nail Tech

June 1, 2007  | Article

Veteran nail tech Shari Finger—owner of Finger’s Nail Studio in W. Dundee, III.—fields reader questions in the areas of salon management and workplace politics. 

Keywords: Dear Shari   recruiting/hiring/retaining staff   Shari Finger  

Q & A: Retail Strategy

May 1, 2007  | Blog Post

I’d appreciate it if you could elaborate on your statement about how services cover your overhead, but retail is for profit. What is your retail strategy?T Robbie, co-owner: Retail is key for us. As an OPI concept

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A Salon on a Mission

March 29, 2007  | Blog Post

Thanks to everyone who’s been e-mailing me questions. I feel like a lot of you want to know more about everything that’s salon manual related — like how to phrase a termination policy or what exactly

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