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 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 142 | NAILS MAGAZINE | MARCH 2013 Read past articles on mobile salons at Find home salon stories at

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