Thursday, November 8, 2007

Dangers in Nail Salons...

Have you ever had a new potential client call the salon or come in and say, “I cannot believe you charge $65.00 for a full set?”

………….If this has ever happened, be sure to make a copy of this letter and give a copy to all of your clients so they can tell their friends about MMA and give a copy to everyone working in the salon. This will make it easier to explain to potential clients why they need to go to you to get their nails done. You only use Government and FDA approved products that are much more expensive than the illegal MMA. You are licensed and have been fully trained and educated how to properly do nails without causing damage.

Dangers of MMA:

When you are looking for a professional nail salon or nail technician, you need to be aware of some serious dangers in the nail industry. Now keep in mind, you don’t have to worry about these dangers when you go to a licensed nail salon with Tammy Taylor professional nail technicians using all Tammy Taylor products.

A huge danger is MMA, an illegal acrylic product that can cause permanent loss and damage of the natural nail, as well as numbness in the fingers. After prolonged usage, this dangerous chemical deemed poisonous by the FDA can cause miscarriages, lesions on the kidneys, liver problems and respiratory problems.

You can tell a salon is using this product by the following:

  1. The salon prices are usually very discounted.
  2. There is an unusually strong odor.
  3. It takes a long time to soak off the MMA acrylic, so they usually have to pick it off and/or drill if off.
  4. Excessive use of drills because the MMA acrylic is very hard and rigid.
  5. They won’t tell you the product they are using and the containers are smeared or old, which means they are probably filling illegal product into a reputable companies’ containers.
MMA has been BANNED in the nail industry for over 20 years but is still being used because it is cheap! You, as the consumer, must look for all these warning signs and ask to speak to a manager before having a service done. Also, have them show and explain to you what products are being used in their salon. If they cannot do this, do not have your nails done there or you could have very serious consequences.

If you do not presently go to a Tammy Taylor Nail Technician and you would like to find a licensed Tammy Taylor Professional, please go to Click on “A Salon Near You” on the left side of the homepage.

Imagine a restaurant that never washed its dishes!

Today I want you to visualize this: Imagine a restaurant that put all of its dirty dishes, pots and pans on the counter when they close up at night. When they come in the next day for business, they just wash the dishes as people order. “YUK!”

Do you think the Health Department would let them continue doing business? “No! Of course not”; SO AT THE END OF YOUR WORKDAY, BE SURE TO CLEAN YOUR STATION!

Make a little list of what you need to do before you go home. This will only take 5-10 minutes and it will also make it nicer for you to come to work the next day:
  1. Make sure all dirty files are in the dirty file container (ready to be disinfected), or use Tammy Taylor Disposable File Strips. Then you can use a clean new file on every client.
  2. Take everything off your table.
  3. Clean the polish and acrylic off your table and your dishes. (Caution: You may use the Tammy Taylor “acetone” only if your table is acetone resistant.)
  4. Spray your table with Tammy Taylor Disinfect-Disinfect-Disinfect or Tammy Taylor First Choice and wipe it off with clean disposable towels.
  5. Spray all of your bottles with Tammy Taylor First Choice or Tammy Taylor Disinfect-Disinfect-Disinfect and wipe them off with clean disposable towels.
  6. Remove all implements, tools and everything out of your wet sanitizer and wrap them in a clean paper towel over night.
  7. Make sure your disinfectant in your wet sanitizer is clean (Tammy Taylor First Choice lasts about 2 weeks unless it becomes cloudy and dirty).
  8. After everything has been properly cleaned, put it all back on your table.
  9. Wash all of your files using soap, water and a plastic manicure brush. Lay them out on paper towels and spray both sides with Tammy Taylor Disinfect-Disinfect-Disinfect. Then put them in your clean file container, mark them disinfected and they are ready for tomorrow or use Tammy Taylor Disposable File Strips System. Now you can start your day, fresh and clean.

(See: State board regulations on disinfecting files and implements.)

Tammy Taylor Nail Tip:

“Remember: Your client chose you, so let her know how important she is to you!”

Make your day happier and less stressful by being early and ready. If you know you have to stop somewhere on the way to work or you might run into a little traffic, leave 30 minutes earlier. Do not run in at the last minute. There is nothing worse than your client arriving to the salon before you are there. Your client will feel like you did not care enough about her or her appointment to be on time. This also gives your client the idea she can be late. This will start your day off wrong and remember; your client chose you so let her know how important she is to you!

Get into the salon early, have everything ready when she arrives and this will not only make her happy but it will start your day off GREAT!

“They Might Put Up With You, Because They Love You, But Not Enough To Send You Referrals.”

What image are you projecting to your clients and potential clients? Do you look professional every day or only when you feel good?

Since most of your clients are probably your friends and co-workers, it is easy to become lax since you know they will love you no matter what. But, this could be a sure way to lose new clients who do not know you.

“First impressions last forever, so you need to make a Great Impression on every client.”

Here is your "To Do" List:

  1. Fix your hair every day by either pulling it back in a cute clip or getting a cute, short to medium, haircut that is easy even when you are in a hurry.
  2. Put your make up on every day, even if it’s just a little lipstick and mascara.
  3. Wear clean, wrinkle-free clothes every day. If you don’t have a lot of time, wear black and white with a smock apron, as this always looks very professional.
  4. Always smell good because we are very close to our clients.
  5. Last and “Most Important” is to make sure your nails are beautiful every day. I know this is the most difficult, but you can do it! Many nail techs are wearing Tammy Taylor Color Acrylic Prizma because it is always perfect, easy to maintain and so easy to do yourself. Just buff your nails with Tammy Taylor Cuticle oil and Tammy Taylor Clean Finish Buffer, at the end of the day, and add another coat of Tammy Taylor Super Dry Top Coat.

You will be amazed how these simple suggestions, that are no additional cost to you, are going to make you feel better and make you more motivated! Just imagine: Are your clients embarrassed to send their friends to you because of your bad impression? Just remember: They might put up with you, because they love you, but not enough to give you referrals. Your clients want to be proud of you, so do everything necessary to make them and you very proud. You will not only leave a great impression, but you will feel better everyday, have more quality clients and make more MONEY!