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Terminating a Nail Technician Is Never Easy

Discharging an associate, particularly one who has been with you for some time, will always be stressful for both you and her. Be certain to go about it methodically and with forethought.

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Why a Professional Portfolio Matters (And How to Create One)

Nail tech Kimberly Martin impressed interviewers with a book that showed off her skill range. Now she uses it to show clients what she can do.

Nail Tech Turns Employment Specialist

Amy Davis recently founded NEMCEA, the Nails, Esthetics, Massage & Cosmetology Employment Agency.

Interview Rule #1: Don’t Stink

Simple mistakes can cost you a new job, according to Patricia D. Sadar, a 20-year veteran of human resources management and author of Congratulations…You Aced the Interview and Congratulations…You’re Hired. Here are some tips from Sadar to acing your interview.

The Right Person for the Job

One of the most important decisions you make as a salon owner is the staff you hire. Do you have a system in place to make sure you’re hiring the right person?

Q&A: Alisha Rimando Botero

You might recognize the name Alisha Rimando from her many years on the competition circuit and as a much-sought-after international educator. Well now she’s married and working at Red Door Spas as the national training director of nail services. And she’s looking for more than a few good techs to join her.

On The Road: DC-MD-VA

When visiting the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, we couldn’t just stop at just one salon since we don’t get over that way too often. Follow along as we discover unique salons in D.C., central Maryland, and northern Virginia.

How to Ace Your Salon Job Interview

Here are some pieces of advice on how to put together your portfolio, what to say during your interview, what to bring and what to wear, plus where to look for salon jobs.

"I Would Have Done It Differently"

Current and former salon owners share their personal insights on the things they would go back and change, if only they could.

Help Wanted? Put It in a Postcard

“The award-winning M&M Nails and Wellness Center is currently holding auditions for a dream team member,” reads salon owner Maisie Dunbar’s recruitment postcard. “I send it out to schools as well as names I get from beauty business search engines,” she says.