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Claim Your Specialty: Become a Foot Fixer

Claim Your Specialty: Become a Foot Fixer

We polled women ages 18-59 to find out what foot conditions gave them the most aggravation. Read their answers to learn how you can position yourself as a solution to these common foot frustrations.

The Problem With Perfectionism

The Problem With Perfectionism

Creating a perfect experience for your clients is an admirable goal, but it could be a liability if taken to an extreme. Is perfectionism preventing you from profits?

10 Dreaded Phrases Every Nail Tech Hates to Hear

10 Dreaded Phrases Every Nail Tech Hates to Hear

In an industry where customer service is king, nail techs don’t always have the luxury of speaking their minds. But that doesn’t stop us from imagining the response we’d like to give!  

25 Time Wasters to Stop Doing Immediately

25 Time Wasters to Stop Doing Immediately

If time is money, think of saving it as giving yourself a raise. Examining your routine to see if you’re guilty of any of these common technical time-wasters and business inefficiencies could help de-stress your day and add to your bottom line.  

On the Road: Paintbar Nails

On the Road: Paintbar Nails

The owners of Raleigh, N.C.’s Paintbar Nails credit their immediate popularity to the support of local magazines and bloggers who were eager to spread the good news of two local girls opening a beauty hotspot.

How to Train a Newbie Nail Tech

How to Train a Newbie Nail Tech

Every successful salon owner faces the challenge of a new hire. How do you get the technical and business skills of a newbie to match her excitement and potential?

Downsizing: When Less Is More

Downsizing: When Less Is More

Growing your business typically means an increase: in space, in product, or in staff. But some techs have learned a narrow focus sometimes brings the greatest success. We asked five nail techs to tell about their “small solutions” in their own words.

Dealing With Difficult  Clients

Dealing With Difficult Clients

Everyone has that one client who is demanding, rude, disrespectful, or perpetually late. We’ll give you four techniques to soothe the situation rather than seethe on the inside.

Something to Talk About: Refusing Service

Something to Talk About: Refusing Service

Sometimes being a professional means making the difficult choice to refuse to perform a service on a client. Knowing when to make that call is the sign of an educated and courageous tech.

Don’t Mess With the IRS

Don’t Mess With the IRS

We typically break down our working status into three categories: employee, booth renter, and independent contractor. It’s a wise business owner who understands how the IRS determines exactly which is which in their eyes.

Organizing Tips: Everything in Its Place

Organizing Tips: Everything in Its Place

Everyone appreciates a well-organized space, but not everyone has the ability to maintain one. We asked an organizing guru to let us in on some of her trade secrets.

Is It Time to Tweak Your Service Menu

Is It Time to Tweak Your Service Menu

Your service menu is often a client’s first impression of your salon. Does yours give an accurate picture of who you are or is it time to tweak this powerful marketing tool?

Making the Most of Mother’s Day

Making the Most of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just a flip of the calendar away, and what mom couldn’t use a little TLC for her special day? We contacted a few spas to see how they plan to pamper moms.

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