Wednesday, October 27, 2010

NAIL FAQS BLOG: How to get a Crisp Smile-Line

NAIL FAQS BLOG: How to get a Crisp Smile-Line

Tammy Taylor Nails
"Where Nails are Always Fun and Never Feel Like Work"

When doing Pink & White
Acrylic Nails, the Pink Acrylic can run onto your White Free-Edge, causing your White Free-Edge to have a pink cast to it, and making your Smile-Line blurry instead of crisp.
Tammy Taylor - CEO, Tammy Taylor Nails Inc.  - Entrepreneur and Business Owner since 1981
Q: What is the "Secret" to eliminate a blurry Smile-Line?

A:
Surface Tension is the #1 Secret.
Also, it is important to remember: Don't Place the Pink Acrylic Ball too close to the White Free-edge, and don’t make your Pink Acrylic too thick.

Q: How do I get "
Surface Tension"?

Answer:

Tammy Taylor Pink and White Smile Line Step 1
  • "Place" the Pink Acrylic Ball on the Nail-Bed; leaving a gap between the Pink & the White.
  • Do "Not" Touch the White Free-Edge when Placing your Pink Acrylic Ball.

Tammy Taylor Pink and White Smile Line Step 2

  • "Lift" your brush & Let your Pink Acrylic Ball Flow (count 1-2-3) this develops "Surface Tension".

Tammy Taylor Pink and White Smile Line Step 3

  • "Stroke" your Pink Acrylic Ball using long strokes, stroke right over the top of the White Free-Edge.
  • The "Surface Tension". on the Pink Acrylic Ball will keep the Pink from running onto the White.
  • Finish your Pink and White Acrylic Nails by applying 2 more Pink Acrylic Balls; Place one at the Cuticle Area and Stroke it out, then Place the other one at the Stress Area and Stroke it out.
  • The Tammy Taylor Powders used: Whitest White Nail Powder on the Free-Edge and True Pink on the Nail-Bed.

Have a Great Nail Day,
Tammy Taylor


Business Blog: Improvement is "Daily" and "Continuously"

Every day, we learn and the important thing is what we do with what we learn.
Do we set aside the things we learn and continue on status quo, or do we take the things we learn and improve "Daily" and "Continuously"...

Quote:
"All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes."

Author:

Winston Churchill

When I first started my business, I was only 18 years old, and I had no experience; so I had to learn everything through "Trial and Error"; making mistakes, and then "not repeating the same mistake".

I feel that making mistakes is good for a business, and I have always kept this same philosophy even with my employees; I encourage them to make mistakes because it is one of the best ways to learn but...
I discourage making the same mistake "twice" (as this will hurt a business).

Quote:
"The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing."

Author:

John Powell

I look at creating nails and building a business as a continuous work in progress.
I feel the day we start thinking "This is good enough", and we "Stop Learning", it will be the day we start getting bored, and getting bored can ruin a business; it stifles creativity and motivation.

Even now, after 29 years of doing nails and running my own business, I am still learning and improving "Daily" and "Continuously".
And, having FUN!

With love,
Tammy Taylor

Psalms 32:8 The LORD says, "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you."

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

NAIL FAQS BLOG: Build Your Speed

NAIL FAQS BLOG: Build Your Speed

NAIL FAQS BLOG: Build Your Speed

Tammy Taylor Nails
"Where Nails are Always Fun and Never Feel Like Work"

"Perfect Product Consistency is our ultimate goal, but... sometimes it is hard to get the Perfect Ball every time so, if your Acrylic Ball is TOO BIG, or TOO DRY, or TOO LITTLE, just WIPE IT OFF!
Only use Beautiful Acrylic Balls to create your Beautiful Acrylic Nails and your Product Application will be Faster, and you will have less Filing."
Tammy Taylor - CEO, Tammy Taylor Nails Inc.  - Entrepreneur and Business Owner since 1981
IMPORTANT:
Winter is coming, and the Colder it gets the SLOWER your Nail Liquid is going to set up.
So, before you start your day, hold your closed bottle of Nail Liquid under warm water for about 30 seconds; this will warm up your Nail Liquid and get it ready to do Beautiful Nails.

WATCH YOUR BRUSH:
When you are making an Acrylic Ball, always WATCH YOUR BRUSH as you drag it across your Nail Powder; so you can see the Acrylic Ball as you are making it. Then LOOK at the Acrylic Ball before you place it on the nail; if it is TOO BIG, or TOO DRY, or TOO LITTLE, then WIPE IT OFF, (Do Not Use it, just make a New Acrylic Ball)
A Beautiful Acrylic Ball will have the Look of a "PEARL".

Many of you may have heard me say many times, "Beautiful Balls = Beautiful Nails"; when you can create consistent Beautiful Acrylic "Balls", then you will be able to create "Fast, Beautiful Acrylic Nails".

- Just
click here to view the 3 Minute Tammy Taylor Video: How to Improve Your Product Consistency; Build Your Speed, and Create More Beautiful Nails.

Even if you have been doing nails 20 years, you can increase your speed by watching this short 3-minute video. After 29 years, I still practice on my Practice Sheet to keep up my speed and consistency.

If you would like to receive a FREE Practice Sheet just call
1(800) 93-TAMMY or (949) 250-9287.

Remember:
When your client wants Short Nails, use "Less" Nail Liquid and make "Smaller" Balls and, When your Client wants Longer Nails use "More" Nail Liquid and make "Larger" Balls.
Doing an Acrylic Nail is as Easy as
"Pat the White - Stroke the Pink, 1-2-3-4."

The Tammy Taylor 4 BALL METHOD:

#1 BALL - White Free-edge Ball / the Largest Ball; PAT this Ball into shape

#2 BALL - Pink Ball, used for upper 1/2 of the Nail Body / Smaller, Wetter Ball; STROKE this Ball like applying polish

#3 BALL - Pink Ball, used for the Cuticle Area / Smaller, Wetter Ball; STROKE this Ball like applying polish (apply this Ball 1/32nd of an inch away from the cuticle area)

#4 BALL - Pink Ball, used to build up the Stress Area / Smallest, Wettest Ball; STROKE this Ball over the entire Nail (place the #4 Ball between the #2 and #3 Balls almost at the Cuticle area)

Have a Great Nail Day,
Tammy Taylor

Romans 12:12 Be glad for all God is planning for you. Be patient in trouble, and always be prayerful.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Rollercoaster Ride Effect"

"Rollercoaster Ride Effect"

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"Rollercoaster Ride Effect"

When you can eliminate the "Rollercoaster Ride Effect" you will have the time and energy to take advantage of more opportunities to build your business.

When you have 1 "great" busy week, then 1 bad "slow" week, or 1 bad "slow month", then 1 "great busy month", and so on... this is what I call the “Rollercoaster Ride Effect".
Tammy Taylor - CEO, Tammy Taylor Nails Inc.  - Entrepreneur and Business Owner since 1981
This Rollercoaster Ride makes you tired, stressed and worried about whether you will be able to cover your bills; since you are not sure if you are going to have a high "busy" week or a low "slow" week.

This is especially the case in the Salon Business; Nail Technicians book clients every 2 weeks, so what ends up happening; 1 week is jam-packed with clients (there isn't even an appt. available for a New Client, a Walk-in or a repair) then the next week is so slow it is like a ghost town.

This cycle is not only tiring and self-defeating for you, but... it is also discouraging for clients who want to get an appointment to see you.
How often on these busy weeks have you had to turn down new clients... and you think, where were they last week when my business was slow…

Quote:
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Author: Coach Darrell Royal

2-week standing Clients need to be spread out; HALF of the 2-week Clients need to be scheduled on ONE week and the other HALF of the 2-week Clients need to be scheduled on the NEXT week.

By spreading out Clients, you will know what your guaranteed income is every week (which gets you off the Rollercoaster), and it gives you the extra time availability in your schedule every day, so you can fit in "New" Clients, Walk-ins and repairs, which is crucial in order to keep your business healthy and growing.

Quote:
I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Author: Thomas Jefferson

When we stay consistently busy, working every day, and there is energy and excitement going on, it will create more energy and more excitement; which attracts "more" business and "new" customers.

With love,
Tammy Taylor

Hebrew 11:1 What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

FABULOUS!

FABULOUS!

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FABULOUS!

"You don’t need to be fabulous every day, but what usually happens is once you show up and get everything going on, "you are" Fabulous!"
Tammy Taylor - CEO, Tammy Taylor Nails Inc.  - Entrepreneur and Business Owner since 1981
Quote:
"Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now."
Author: Jonatan Martensson

On those days when it is hard to get going, we cannot be thinking about the long list of things we need to do; instead, we need to get started on just "ONE" THING!

Remember: the Tiniest Little Bit of Energy, Creates More Energy!

"ANY" ONE THING WILL DO:

  • Get out of bed because you are needed
  • Go to work and finish one project
  • Go to the gym and ride the bike for only 10 minutes

This gets us out the door!

Then once we get started, we get involved in everything going on, and this gets us energized.

Then we start thinking, as long as I am doing this, I might as well do just a little more... and a little more...
And... before we know it, we are having a Full, Fun and Fabulous day.

With love,
Tammy Taylor

Matthew 11:28-30
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."