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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   staff training  

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: salon decor/design   staff training  

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   finding/retaining staff   recruiting   staff training  

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.

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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: salon services   staff training  

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: salon decor/design   staff training  

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   staff training  

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: staff training  

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

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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

Keywords: Q&A   staff training  

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

Keywords: staff training  

Q & A: Termination Policy

March 19, 2007  | Blog Post

I was wondering if you could give me an example of a good termination policy. I’ve read policies before that state they reserve the right to terminate your employment for no reason. Would you consider this

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Live from ISSE

February 20, 2007  | Blog Post

Dan (co-owner), Nadine (salon M.O.M.), and I recorded an audio Podcast while we were at the International Salon & Spa Expo in Long Beach. We expand on what’s been on the blog so far, like how exactly we

Keywords: public relations   salon decor/design   staff training  

Let the Hiring Process Begin!

February 8, 2007  | Blog Post

Although we don’t think we’ll be hiring anyone until the summer, salon M.O.M. Nadine is already accepting applications and doing interviews now. If you want to be considered, e-mail in a cover letter, a resume, and

Keywords: staff training  

Q & A: Salon Manual

January 29, 2007  | Blog Post

My partner and I have been salon owners for 19 years, and we’ve finally wizened up and have been working on our salon policy, guidelines, and procedures.There seems to be so much to get through; I’m

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