I recently received a request to do a pedicure party which I LOVE doing because I get 100% profits and typically get paid in cash - yeah baby $$$. This pedicure party was a new challenge for me since the host requested pedicures for "upwards of 20 people" yikes! At first I was thinking to … Continue reading New Waterless Pedicure
Prices and value of nail services can vary GREATLY based on location. In 2008 Troy, MI I performed $50 classic pedicures and $25 manicures before I thought it would be a good idea to booth rent in the middle of no where. I only pursued this venture for a few months before realizing it was … Continue reading Doing Nails in a Small Town
As many of you know I am a huge fan of getting supplies on Ebay and unusual places in order to save money to ultimately make more money. Here are some of my finds: Purchased the metal polish rack on Ebay for $20 Purchase all of this nail polish either clearance at The Industry Source or through … Continue reading Cheap Polish and Pedicure Mask
One fabulous way to save money on supplies is to get rid of paper towel waste. Clients love the elegance of using washcloths instead of paper towel. I purchased this cool rustic crate to hold wash clothes and lotion at Home Goods - it was in the clearance section for only $3. I often get … Continue reading Save Money On Restroom Supplies
We have all heard of offering a discount or special promotion to new clients, but what about our current clients? How do we get them to come back, time and time again? We need to build that most beloved clientele that we can count on, rely on and look forward to working on. Because at … Continue reading 5 Tips To Build Clientele Fast
In a recent poll asking clients what they hate most about salons, the number one answer was "Difficulty Scheduling Appointments." Depending on several factors, salons have different methods for scheduling. Some times the techs are independent and have to answer the phone between clients, or there may be a paid receptionist on staff. Regardless of … Continue reading Get With The Program & Get Online Scheduling For Your Salon!
This is a simple way to get your information into the client's hands. Too often, clients grab spa menus and cards only to toss them in the garbage later that day. It's like throwing money directly into the trash. The answer is simple and effective! When you present your materials like a fancy gift, they will … Continue reading Client Marketing Bags – They’ll love & you’ll make more money!
Once Shellac hit the manicuring world, nail tech's lives got easier - WAY easier! In the past, it was tough to get clients committing to weekly manicures. The only alternative was to get clients hooked on some type of artificial nail such as acrylics that required fills every two weeks. Shellac solves a lot of … Continue reading How To Make Money With Shellac in 7 easy steps!
I once had the same client go from tipping me $3 every manicure appointment to $5. It may not seem like much of an accomplishment but it meant the world to me at the time. (My typical tip for a $25 manicure was $5.) First, I didn't take it personally that she only gave me $3. She … Continue reading How To Get Fat Tips!
If you live in a seasonal state like Michigan, Clients rush to get their dry and crusted feet taken care of as soon as the the warm weather hits. Spring and summer are a nail technician's dream. But, soon after the Holidays, clients pull up their boots and their toes hibernate for the winter. First … Continue reading How To Keep Busy During Salon Slow Months