Nails Magazine

MAR 2013

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NO POINT CRYING OVER SPILT POLISH THE SIGNATURE COLLECTION RESIN BOWLS AND DISHES ARE DESIGNED TO BE LIGHTWEIGHT, PORTABLE AND MORE EFFICIENT. COME SEE THE DETAILS AND COLORS. PEDICUREBOWLS.COM INFO@NOELASMAR.COM 1 800 772 1408 NOEL ASMAR BRAND DIVISIONS: UNIFORMS. RESORT WEAR. FITNESS. ASMAR EQUESTRIAN. BOWLS AND ACCESSORIES. You can find out if mobile and home salons are permitted in your state by visiting NAILS' State Board Directory at www.nailsmag.com/stateboards. never mind it; in fact, they usually love it. But to me, that's client time, not kid time, and I see it as an issue of professionalism." Carroll notes two other issues that affect home-based techs: "I have to include my home address when I promote via the web or print, which sometimes gives me a sense of vulnerability." Additionally, selling retail items from home doesn't have the earning potential it would in a larger salon. "After three weeks, essentially my entire clientele has seen the inventory," says Carroll. "It's difficult to keep things fresh and moving." To home-based techs, the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. The relationships that build in the casual and intimate setting, the ability to get house work done during 10-minute breaks, the freedom to schedule around personal events, and the ease of the commute are all selling points that make it a good choice for techs who enjoy a quiet work environment and who prefer to have total autonomy in the workplace. Techs who enjoy the energy of the salon, an ever-changing clientele, and the interaction and support of coworkers would not see a home-based salon as the best choice. Of course, some of the points we've listed as drawbacks of having mobile and home-based businesses may appear to some techs to be the benefits of the job, and vice-versa. The perfect fit for one tech could be viewed as unimaginable to others. Whichever work environment suits you best, be sure to understand the potential drawbacks. Then develop a plan to overcome the challenges so you can make the most of the opportunity. B O W L S A N D AC C E S S O R I E S www.nailsmag.com/fifi/13171 142 | NAILS MAGAZINE | MARCH 2013 Read past articles on mobile salons at www.nailsmag.com/mobile. Find home salon stories at www.nailsmag.com/homesalons.

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