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Heard It Through the Grapevine: Recruiting Techs

To hear salon owners tell it, recruiting new techs is no easy feat. To help, we asked techs to tell us how they learned about their current position. More often than not, the connection was made through informal networking.

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Reap the Rewards of Local Cosmetology School Involvement

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

Can A Nail Tech Assistant Help Your Salon?

Bartenders have barbacks, helping to keep glasses clean and bars well-stocked, and hair stylists have assistants, helping to clean and prep the hair for styling, so what about nail techs? Can hiring cosmetology students or new graduates as assistants help your salon make more money?

I Want You …. for My Salon: 50 Places to Find New Nail Techs

According to a NAILS’ survey, almost one in five salon owners has turned away clients because the salon lacks an adequate number of nail techs. But with a little creativity, it’s possible to reach out to candidates inside and outside the beauty industry and attract a new crop of recruits to the profession.

50+ Places to Find New Techs

According to a NAILS’ survey, almost one in five salon owners has turned away clients because the salon lacks an adequate number of nail techs. But with a little creativity, it’s possible to reach out to candidates inside and outside the beauty industry and attract a new crop of recruits to the profession.

9 Ways to Keep Techs Happy

Prevent employee turnover from turning your salon upside-down by providing a work environment that attracts and retains your business’s most valuable asset. (Hint: Money isn’t all that matters.)

WANTED: A Few Good Techs (Ideas on Attracting New Talent)

Finding (and keeping) hard-working qualified nail technicians is one of the most pressing issues facing the beauty industry today. When the nail business is at an all-time high, we find ourselves asking what factors are contributing to this industry dilemma. It is time for us to stop asking, “Why?” and start asking, “What can we do to solve this problem?”

Salon Owners Question Government Study

A recent government study recommended that Title IV funding be cut for cosmetology and other proprietary schools because there was a “surprise of trained workers” in those fields.

Salons Seek Staff

In 1996, 490,000 employees left jobs in salons.

Teach Your Children Well

This New Jersey salon owner works with middle-schoolers to show them not only the nail business, but what working is all about.