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What You Should Know about the Nellie Kit!

Perfection, Amazing, Beautiful, Artistic…these are just a few of the words to describe the finished product we have seen of the work which Nellie Neal performs on his clients. When I first met Nellie Neal, several years back at an…

Why you should choose your tools wisely! Introducing GERMANIKURE!

I know this isn’t the first time you have heard me say this, and I promise you….it won’t be the last.  How would you feel if your hairstylist took out a pair of plastic, paper cutting shears to cut your…

3 Money Making Ideas for your Nail/Pedicure room

I would first like to give a shout out to all our customers who came by our booth at the Premiere Orlando Show.  It is always a pleasure to either see you again or put a name to a face….

5 Helpful Trade show Hints

Trade show season is upon us and many of you will be attending one or another or maybe even multiple. We have Premiere Orlando, Nail Tech Event of the Smokies, Foot Forward Summit and Premiere Birmingham….all before the fall season….

The Importance of being YOU?

Can you imagine? We all eat the same food, dress the same way, buy the same cars? We do this because we see and/or hear this is what the majority of people do and we are followers. Inheriently, we follow what others do. …

The Pedicure Re-Invented

My 2019 goal which, I am in the process of developing is an on-line infection control class.  I have a nephew who is a Nurse Practitioner who studied Infection Control and actually got published in the Medical Journal for one…

Are you working Smarter not Harder?

I have many conversations with clients regarding specific services they wish to add in their Foot Care room. Everyone is different. Some like the relaxation aspect, some like the results aspect. And, some truly just don’t know what they want to…

The details of PodoSafe in the Pedicure room

I had the absolute pleasure of spending a day with Suely, the owner/founder of PodoSafe. PodoSafe is a callus solution product used in the Pedicure room for safe reduction of stubborn calluses. It is safe for anyone with immune compromised…

Are We Being Hypocritical in our Salons?

As always, my friends and clients circumstances encourages ideas for my Blogs. This week I had a couple of messages regarding products being found on the internet and/or amazon.   These are products we sell in our Salons. Products our…

Nike says “Just do It” I say “Do it Now”!

I was talking with a girlfriend the other day. She was sharing with me the loss of a client, whom she calls a friend. At the young age of 62 she went out of town on a Business trip. She…

3 Ways to perform a Waterless Pedicure?

There was a time in my Salon career when I wanted to build a “Foot Care Only” Salon. I had 2000 Sq Ft filled with Nails, Hair, Skin Care, Massage, Tanning and Retail. However, as with all of you, the…

It may be time to reboot?

Spring forward Fall back Such a simple reminder of what to do with our clocks during the Spring and Fall seasons. It works for me. I have to repeat it in my head as time comes around, for me to…

Money is in the Retail

Unknowingly a couple of weeks ago, I hit a hot spot for many of you when I brought up some pointers on retail. Seems like such a simple concept yet, a good majority of you aren’t selling retail at all….

What constitutes “Sub Standard”?

I was sitting here in my office, looking at the various amount of notes I have written down regarding thoughts about what I want to write about. Sometimes having too much isn’t a good thing. It’s difficult to decide what…

Why being 1/2 assed can be dangerous!

This past week I was blessed to travel with my husband and friends to Colorado for some skiing. The weather was a gorgeous 30-40 degrees, with light snow flurry’s in the evening. I’m not an expert skier by all means, but…

Are You Motivated?

As I was scrolling through SM this past week, I’m overwhelmed with all the brands, the products, the options we have available to us as Nail Technicians. Every day there is a new polish line a new gel line, a…

The Importance of the Why?

If there is ever a moment when you realize going through the motions just isn’t enough. Contact me personally for information on our next OSS (Oncology Spa Solutions)-in the Pedicure room More often than not, we as licensed Nail Technicians…

Are You Going Through The Process, But don’t really understand the why?

I just love you all. Always and forever giving me ideas of what might next blog can be. In speaking with a client this week, we were talking about Education and her frustration with the lack of Education being available…

Learning & Teaching are forever moments?

I had to pivot. Yup, we have to do that every once in a while during our lifetime. For me, this was one of those times. You see, I was so excited about what I wanted to blog and share…

It’s a Stark Reality!

This week I had the pleasure of representing two of my brands at an open house of a new client of mine. A full service Salon & Spa along with a Med Spa facility in the same building. Very beautifully…

Are you really Listening?

I remember when I was writing a monthly article for Cosmoprof for their Nail section……years ago. The director in charge told me the first one is the easiest. The more you write, the more difficult it becomes to think about topics…

3 Customized Services for Callus Care!

We had such a great response to our Blog of last week, with a request to be more specific about how to use any of our callus products in the Pedicure room. The idea that anyone even reads my Blogs…

Our top 3 Callus Softening products!

Welcome to our 2019 Have You Heard Blog. My goal is to continue to provide you with educational, informative information in an effort to help you grow your Foot Care Business. Over the years we have all been introduced to…

Six (6) values for Success?

I have some very special people in my life. Most of whom I met through this Industry. Either through my years of Educating or my years of holding their hands and feet across the table. One couple in particular came…

What you are not cleaning CAN kill you!

Many of you know, I just finished a 3 day course on Oncology Spa Solutions. I took this course because i’m offering this class in February and of course, i’m not going to offer something to my clients, I haven’t…

5 things you SHOULD do in the Pedicure room

Last week we spoke about the what not to do in the Pedicure room. Thank you to all of you, for your comments We so often get bogged down with the process, we forget about the journey. “Journey” an act…

5 Things You Should NOT Do In the Pedicure Room!

Typically during this time of year, I’m working my Business Plan for the upcoming year and catching up on reading materials I’ve stored in folders on my desktop. It’s kinda fun, yet it’s kinda aggravating. I read Marketing blogs, Trade…

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…