Salon Ownership, Is It Right For You?
Salon Owner versus Independent Nail Artist, who will be the winner of this what-do-I-do-next battle? For many professional nail artists, living the dream means opening your own nail salon. It’s the ultimate career goal. What could be more satisfying than designing your own store, being the big boss, and having no one to answer to [...]June 10, 2019
What Do Nail Pros Need To Succeed?
What do Nail Pros need in order to succeed in the nail business? The question in and of itself is quite broad and surely lead us down many paths. Is it a fully stocked shelf of professional nail products? Is it a slice of humble pie? Together with Tracey Reierson, our Young Nails General Manager [...]June 9, 2019
Biz Talk Photoshopped Nails: Good or Bad?
What’s the deal with Photoshopped nails? Is it ok? Is it not ok? Or do you just go hardcore raw and flawed? This is a topic that gets a lot of requests for us to address. When to use Photoshop (or other similar photo editing tools) depends on what you want to convey [...]June 8, 2019
Introduction to My Full Polish Color Review: Fall Color Shots 2018
I am excited to begin this brand new segment of reviewing our Nail Polishes! We make professional nail care products including: acrylic, gel, gel polish, and pretty much everything that has to do with nails is a chance to share my unique take on each of the many shades of nail polish in our Young [...]June 7, 2019
A Game Plan for Surviving Major Chaos in Your Business
This is a special public service announcement from Young Nails. Right now, in this exact moment, it just so happens that we’re rolling up our sleeves and trying to handle a mega dose of unexpected chaos. The moment feels very big, unwieldy, and overwhelming. So rather than fall into deep panic and paralysis; I am [...]June 6, 2019
Managing Your Client Schedule: Control & Communication
As a busy professional nail artist, how you manage your client schedule is the key to making the most of your time, talent and even your quality of life. The main issues here are about control and communication: should you have full control over how your clients get booked or should you allow someone (or [...]June 5, 2019
How the Pursuit of the Perfect Nail is Ruining Your Business
We may have baited you in the past with phrases like, “Practice Makes Perfect”. We owe you an apology. We made a mistake. The saying should actually go, “Practice Makes Pretty Damn Good Progress”. The idea that every single nail you file, build, and polish must be perfect in every way possible, in [...]June 4, 2019
What It’s Really Like To Booth Rent or Work on Commission
Booth Rent vs. Commission You’re a licensed nail tech; new to the scene looking for some action. Where do you begin? How do you get your foot in the door to a thriving salon business and on your way to making that sweet stack of cash? What kind of nail business should you get yourself [...]June 3, 2019
Newbie Nail Tech’s Guide to Pricing
You’ve just completed your cosmetology training. You passed the board exam. Your license is now proudly on display in the perfect frame. Woo hoo, you’re now officially a big deal and ready to chase that big money. So where do you start and how do you determine what to charge. First, you need to be [...]June 2, 2019
The Truth About Raising Prices: Robbery or Respect?
Today we deep dive into one of the most shockingly controversial topics Tracey and I have ever covered on the YN Biz Talk Podcast. What goes through the mind of a Nail Tech when they think about raising the price of their services? For some, it triggers rage, frustration and maybe even a little fear. For [...]June 1, 2019