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Glance Around You!

I'm sitting in my office on a relatively calm Friday afternoon. Shipments are done, the phones are quiet, it's close to closing time. I take a deep breath as the calm feels pretty good. I look around my office at...

There are various ways to increase our $$$$$

Change....make or become different! This is the term I think of every time I think about what to write in my Blog. Change is inevitable, change is difficult. Many people don't like and can not adapt to change. However, when...

YOU make the Trade Shows possible!

As you read this, my team and I are just beginning to work the Premiere Birmingham trade show. It's two(2) full days of demo's, teaching, talking. Non-stop from 9am till 6pm. As I'm doing my last minute errands before I...

Holiday Gift Time!

Don't hate me...you do realize it's that time of year to order your Holiday Gifts for your clients and for what your clients can buy from you? Gifts, what is it and who thought of it anyway? By definition- A...

Influence or Influencer

My oh my oh my.  It has been several months now, I have removed myself from the constant grind of Social Media. Don't get me wrong, I still participate for the purpose of Business Building.  I answer questions i'm tagged...

Is it time to do a Customer Service check?

As we begin to leave summer behind us and enter into the fall season, the final quarter of the year…it’s customary for me to look back upon the year and reflect on where I am personally and Professionally. It’s been...

WHY WE CHOOSE THE BRANDS WE DO

All About Autoclaves

Thank You to all who participated in our survey regarding Autoclaves. We received some very interesting and some excellent questions. Your concerns are valid and i'm thrilled that so many of you understand....it isn't just about the autoclave keeping your...

My View of Nails Magazine Foot Forward Sumit

Centre for Beauty is a Distributor “All About Feet”.  So, when  Nails Magazine contacted me about exhibiting, it would have been literally stupid for me to say no. I would have welcomed the opportunity to present with my two(2) main…

The the use of single use implements can be profitable!

If you had asked me 30 years ago about using single use implements in my Foot Care service, I would have thought you were nuts. Not only would I respond with an affirmative "What....do I look like a Dr's office?",...

Specialized Foot Care

In continuance of my discussion regarding Pedicuring with Cancer clients, I continue to receive emails with comments and suggestions based on my clients personal experiences. I am reminded how we live in a world with so many immune compromised people. …

Foot Care & Cancer are NO Joke!

Foot Care is no doubt growing expeditiously year after year.  When I started my journey back in 2008 as a "Foot Care" only Distributor, I envisioned exactly what i'm seeing today. Our Diabetic clients aren't the only ones driving our...

Cancer Patients need TLC!

For a couple of years now, since the need for more Professional Foot Care has become obvious, we have focused mainly on Diabetic care. We have learned a lot and hopefully will continue to Educate ourselves.  We know we need...

Education takes Creativity

Most of you know that my Daughter has moved out of State to pursue a job opportunity.  She's a Hair Stylist and has done very well in her short time in our Industry. I credit a good part of her...

Life is Crazy!!!!

LIFE IS CRAZY ISN’T IT?  Why is it, “things” always happen in 3’s.  I’m sitting here, 4 hours away from home, at 7am at an auto Dealership i’m unfamiliar with due to a concern I am having with my vehicle....

The Truth about Foot Files!

Last weeks article we talked about legitimizing claims that Mfg's are making in regards to Foot Files. I was actually quite surprised to see the very small amount of opens on the article. My goal, my passion is to Educate....

Claims Need to be Verified!

As I get older and I reflect on what I have done with my life, I look around and realize how much I am like my Dad.  I am very proud of that, and I also understand....what he meant' Over...

If I Want to do Your job more than you… who has more Passion?

Last week I talked about club crackers and finding your Passion. When you do, it's easy to do your job, talk about your job and relay that excitement to your clients. I'm presently reading a book by Jeffrey Gittomer, The...

It Is All About The Passion

I never know where or when inspiration is going to hit me for my next article. I've been driving in the car, listening to the radio, lounging at the beach, chilling by the pool, talking with a client or in...

It’s All About the Base?

Last week we talked about "Life being an open bottle of Polish".  I received an enormous amount of positive feedback from that article.  Thank you to each and everyone who takes the time to comment. It is greatly appreciated and...

Life is an open bottle of Polish!

I never really know where or when the inspiration is going to hit me for my next article. When it does though.....I love to sit down, let my writing mind take over and share the good, bad and the ugly...

What value can you add to Earth Day?

I'm sure i've said this before (which is easy to do when you write so many articles). I truly appreciate what I learn from my clients. I truly appreciate how you challenge me with some amazing questions. Especially when it...

How many chances we have to win?

This week for many of us Golf enthusiast we have been engrossed with watching the Masters being played in Augusta, Ga. Then we have many others who are not into Golf who might think "what is so exciting about watching...

Combing Products Creates New Services

A big part of what I love about my job, is the opportunity to work with my clients and help develop Services which, will either fill a void in their already existing venue or create a whole new Service. In...

Professionalism is a Learned process

I remember when Facebook first came out. It was right around the My Space time when My Space wasn't doing so well. At it's first conception, FB was a primary gateway to reunite with friends and family. A way for...

Variety is the Spice of Life!

As I travel around and visit the Salons of my clients, i'm often reminded of my days owning a Full Service Salon. It was exhausting. LOL! However, we did some things that were so much fun and extremely creative. Every...

Some have found the Missing Piece!

Great team and they all shared such great information! I'm going to redo my entire Foot Care menu! I'm going to raise my prices! Lot's of information to obsorb! I will recommend this class to everyone I know! Thank you...

Be All You Can Be Do All You Can Do!

I am so grateful to all of you who participate in our monthly survey's. Your answers help me to help YOU! There were many similarities in the concerns when it comes to Disinfection. However, the greatest concern of all was...

Is your staff following proper disinfection protocol?

“Is your staff following proper disinfection protocol” was the #1 concern we received from our survey regarding Disinfection. As it should be. We so often find in many Salons where one or maybe two people are on the same page…

How effective is your Disinfection?

When we posted our January survey “What is your #1 concern when it comes to Disinfection in your Salon”, I was not at all surprised by the comments from those who participated. Thank you, BTW, for your participation The concerns…

7 Ways to Perform a Waterless Pedicure

My final blog pertaining to our survey asking “your #1 question about Pedicures” pertains to Waterless Pedicures. I am asked this question on a regular basis which to me is very enlightening because it is an indication that us as…

Pedicuring Cancer Patients

One of the most appreciated questions I received in my December survey was in regards to Pedicuring Cancer patients. This is such a great question because it involves a wide scope of areas within our Foot Care arena that we…

What Wikipedia can’t tell you about using the right products

Going down my list of questions from our December survey “again”, the questions of knowing what products to use in our Foot Care room came up more then once, in many different faces; Getting the right products Effective products Removing…

7 causes of Thick Toenails in our History?

The question of managing thick toenails came up several times in our December survey. This is a great question and a very serious topic we all need to talk about. Not only because we see this quite often in our…

Getting clients to care for their Feet can keep you out of trouble!

Wow!!!!! its 2018? It always seems like a year is such a long time away, until about the 4th quarter. When October comes, the rest of the year just seems to blow by and we look back and say “what…

The other side of the mirror!

There is another side? The longer we are sitting behind the chair, you forget what it was like being on the other side. After all, we have all been a client at a Resort, Spa or Salon. The longer you…

It’s all in the thinking?

As we enter into this week of Thanksgiving, its always a great time to give thanks and gratitude for all that has happened during the year. For me personally, I give thanks every night as I’m getting ready for bed. I…

It’s Time to Plant the Seeds?

  These past 12 months have been a very eventful year for Centre for Beauty. We expanded our product lines, we moved into a new facility with more space, we entered the Trade Show circuit branding the name Centre for…

Holiday’s are Coming?

It may only be August, but if you blink…..the Holiday season will be here.  In 23 years of owning my Salon you can imagine, i’ve learned a few things.  Things change from year to year, trends happen and clients wants…

IT DOES NO GOOD, IF YOU DON’T MARKET

When I teach my classes through the Country, I am in front of hundreds of Technicians eager and willing to learn.  Unfortunately however, it saddens me to know at least 50{41aa4bb89c477f1e334505d76149b7c47b1e52c0a22817e445c0fb4c76e652bd} (if not more) of those I teach, will never…

How to find a referral Dr.

These past couple of weeks, I have been sharing pictures with you in regards to conditions of the Nails and Skin on the Feet.  I hope they have helped you recognize the need to familiarize yourself with what you may…

What to do or NOT

  In focusing on staying within the Limits of our License, I want to focus on how to handle a situation with a client of whom you may not be able to service.   It’s not that difficult but it…

Knowing What To Look For Can Help You Decide?

Do you ever feel like…..ARRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH?  Helping all of you with what to do and not to do in the Pedicure chair is really challenging.  As Technicians we can’t diagnose, yet….in many cases, we are the First Responders.  Yet, one wrong…

Think like a BUSINESS !

  I know I have spoken before on Professionalism when it comes to our posting on FB.  But, I just read something on FB which caused me to stahl the article I was writing, and completely change what I was…

LCN Foot Cream RE-INVENTED

  LCN’S newly re-invented Foot Creams have taken the World by storm.  Why?  Because they are luxurious with an amazing feel of relief for tired, swollen and heavy feeling legs. How would you market this?  Firstly, you have to use…

I’m Feeling Compelled?

  I’m not one for confrontation and I typically prefer to stay behind the scenes of most anything.  However, what I have witnessed lately coming across many  of the FB pages I participate in, has compelled me to write this…

Show Season is Here!

Centre for Beauty is crazy exited to be offering so much to our clients at the Premier Beauty Show 2017, Orlando Florida.  Booth # 4852 But, before we get into all our happenings, let’s take a look at what show…

Hawaii seeks Domestic Abuse training

Senate Bill 518 and companion House Bill 680 would mandate all licensed Beauty Professionals complete a one-time, three-hour training program on intimate partner violence awareness and education. Licensed Professionals would include Cosmetologists, Estheticians, Nails Technicians, instructors and barbers.  Hawaii State…

Follow up on Auto Clave and Sterilization

  When I wrote my article a couple of weeks ago about an Auto Clave and Sterilization, I truly expected a ton of push back. Although I didn’t get the challenge I expected, I heard from 2 of the most…

There IS a difference in files we choose to use in our Salons?

In my early years of Foot Care at my Salon, all I knew from what I learned, is that my job was to make people feel pretty. We weren’t trying to solve problems or identify skin conditions of the feet….