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When Clients Say No to Their Nails

In this economy it has become more common for a client to request that her artificial nails be removed due to the cost of upkeep.  Jill Wright, owner of Jill Wright Spa for Nails, gives advice on how to put the client at ease.

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Credit Cards No Longer Welcome

Credit card processing fees eat into profit.

On My Mind: Are Nail Services Endangered Treatments?

Nail salon techs need to be flexible and stay positive in order to survive in today's economic climate.

Boosting Morale In A Sagging Economy

The news is reporting layoffs, bailouts, and an unstable world market.  Clients are murmuring about tight budgets and personal cutbacks.  With the air heavy with dread, nail techs should focus on their psyche and their systems.

Weather Any Financial Storm With Planning

Those feeling the pinch of these uncertain economic times may take issue with the old adage that the beauty industry is recession-proof. Being recession-proof, says Strategies’ Neil Ducoff, has nothing to do with the industry and everything to do with business planning. Here are his strategies to recession-proof your business.

Is Your Business Drying Up?

With the country facing an economic slowdown of mass proportions, many in the industry are having to adjust the way they do business. But how much of our financial concerns can be blamed on the economy — and how much is simply the result of a change in the industry?

Strategies for Weathering the Economic Storm

Neil Ducoff, CEO of Strategies, gives a little economic advice.

Is the Nail Industry Really Recession-Proof?

Whether we’re in a true recession is up to who’s doing the reporting, but what are the indicators in the salon?

When the Economy Slows, Smart Salons Adapt

While the thought of an economic slowdown — or other financial challenge — can be scary, it can also be the catalyst for change. Take heart and learn from the struggles and strategies of two business owners who came out on top.

Breaking Through the Gas Ceiling

Gas prices exploded last year. Everyone — salon owners, booth renters, manufacturers, and distributors — has been affected differently by the surge. Some of the effects, like customers cutting corners, are expected; others, like taking more time for services, are not.

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