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Oncology Care in your Salon!

I am soon to embark on a new adventure. 2020 marks the year, I will be independently teaching “Oncology Care in the Pedicure room” I’ve taken 2 classes, one of which I hosted. I’m about ready to host a 2nd…

Worth repeating!

I’ve always said, there are 2 types of service providers in the Pedicure arena. You have the Technicians that go through the motion of “performing the pedicure” and you have the Technician who “performs a service”. The difference between the…

Are you leading your Team?

Doing the amount of travel I have in these past few weeks, has afforded me the opportunity to get back into a bit of reading. I’ve missed it. I feel reading feeds the mind, feeds the soul and I know it for…

Are you ready in case of an emergency?

It’s crazy. Inspiration can come from anywhere. When talking with my husband regarding the topic of my next blog, I was stuck. Everything that was going through my mind related back to my last article. I didn’t want to write…

Are you ready to “Up your game”?

I am humbled again by a couple of referrals I received this week for potential new clients. It doesn’t seem like a job to me when I’m able to help people grow personally and professionally. To think I’m trusted as a mentor…

Why choosing the right tools is important!

It’s always mind boggling to me when our Technicians don’t take the time to not only choose the right tools, but care for their tools properly.   After all, tools we use in our service(s) ARE our life. When we…

Are you Accommodating?

Is there a difference between Customer Service and Accommodating?   Customer Service; The assistance and advice provided by a company to those people who buy or use its products or services. Accommodating; Those who are easy to get along with…

Does your attitude have Zing?

Are you glad the heat of the summer is almost over?  It’s crazy how this time of year we look back and wonder “how did the year go by so fast”? Well, it has and we are approaching the madness…

Is your Salon ready for “Back to School?”

Whether you are a student a parent or a teacher, going back to school can be exciting, it can be fun and it can be down right exhausting. School is like having Company. Glad to see them come, happy to…

WHAT IS IQS?

In 1987 when I suddenly found myself the owner of a Nail Salon, I truly did not know what I was getting myself into.  My background is Business.  Sitting behind the chair is not really what I anticipated when I…

Learning Can Come from Anywhere

Inspiration can come at the least suspecting times in the least suspecting places.. I’ve gotten ideas for my articles sitting in an airport, hanging by the pool, talking to clients, from a commercial on TV or the radio, from my dogs…..the…

The difference between the SSE & WRE?

We are always looking for ways to set us apart from the average. If you look at the basics, every salon does the very same thing in their pedicure service. We soak, manicure, perform callus work and massage. What we…

A Personal Story with a Lesson!

Many of you know the health scare my family has had with my Dad over the past couple of years. You’ve prayed for us, you’ve sent words of encouragement and you continue to inquire of his well being. I thank…

10 Things you should know about an Ultrasonic cleaner

Going on just about a year now, Centre For Beauty introduced Ultrasonic cleaners to our Trade Show venues. It happened out of necessity at the time, however we soon realized how little our Beauty Community really knew about the benefit…

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…

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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…