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2017: A Look at The Nail Industry
Last year we saw many “new” things hit the nail industry. The year was full of new techniques and some that were reinvented. Overall most of the new releases were focused on ease of use, service simplicity, and making the difficult easy for all skill levels. This new trend of quick-and-easy not only applied to the professional space. Some DIY trends even brought some interesting work-arounds like cornstarch and flour nails in place of professional dip systems. Although not exactly safe or recommended, these cheap nail solutions are a solution to a drive to find quick and inexpensive ways to provide perfect nails even when the nail tech has limited skills. This theme has spread throughout our industry, but it is yet to be determined how long it will stay.
A New Experience of Flavor
Coffee tastes have changed so much that I remember around 2012, introducing a much more acidic coffee into our blend thinking we were going to lead customers into a new experience of flavour, only to be dismayed on day one with customer’s dissatisfaction with a fruitier and more flavourful coffee. Coffee is after all the seed of a fruit. From then on, we began to work at a gradual pace, turning up the brightness a little, season after season. Today we can proudly craft a coffee with notes of lemon meringue, strawberry or passionfruit and find people on all sides of the counter are learning and developing their pallets.
how to sell your nail salon
One of the things I always preach is "take the emotion out of your business." I want you to remember this statement while reading this post.There will come a time in a lot of your careers when you will say, "I want to sell my business." Whether you are selling because you're hoping to turn a profit or you're selling because you're fed up with being a business owner, that decision is a very involved process. It's also important to know when to sell. Most nail techs would only think about selling their business if there was a problem (i.e. they couldn't run it anymore or it started to turn sour). Only thinking about selling when things are negative is not the best approach.
Sharing our knowledge
In addition to emphasizing education, we also strive to share all the things we've learned about the nail industry and all its ups and downs. And as we learn more, we want to continue to pass the knowledge onto others. We are committed not only to bringing you important topics but also the best information about ways to get the most out of your nail career.