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  1. Jen889

    Alternative to eating loads of sweets?

    Hi everyone, I've been on a weight loss journey for a few months now. I've got my portions down and what foods to eat/what not to eat, I exercise 5-6 days a week. My only down fall..... SWEETS! At night after dinner I constantly feel the need to eat something sweet. Ive tried the 100 calorie...
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    Ideas on making spa more visible

    Hi everyone, I was wondering you I could pick your brains for ideas on making my spa more visible from the street. I'm on a second floor, the front door is facing the street. Due to by laws in the area I'm not allowed to put any signs on the building, no awnings and no permanent street signs. I...
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    Male receptionist?

    Hi everyone, I wanted to know how you would feel, as a client, if you called a spa or walked in and the receptionist was male? Would it put you off, make you uncomfortable etc? I'm very busy on Saturdays now and I need to hire a receptionist but my boyfriend (who's very personable and outgoing)...
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    Second wedding, is cream color OK for a guest?

    Hi everyone, I'm in need of some second opinions. My mother in law (boyfriends mother) is getting married (second marriage) in a few months. I got hit with some rather large bills for my business this month so rather then go out and buy a new dress, i would like to use something from my closet...
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    Feeling a bit deflated

    Hi everyone, More of a rant, I guess, then anything. I'm feeling so deflated lately with my spa. One employee left two weeks ago for another job, massage therapist just told me she's leaving to go out on her own. All this and its been abnormally quiet at work, just when I finally booked myself...
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    Has anyone done a fair with positive results?

    Hi everyone, I have been approached by a local mommy group to attend their fun fair in October this year. It's mainly for families and the kids, the price for a booth (they supply a table, table coverings and chairs.) is £140. It's a very large fair with over 1,000 people that attended last...
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    Task list for when spa/salon is quiet

    HI Everyone, I had a simple question, what kind of task list to you have for employees to do when the salon/spa is quiet? I have one employee, i'm a small spa, and although she does a great job she just sits around when the spa is quiet. I feel like she would be more productive with a task...
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    Thalgo skincare worth it for anti aging?

    Hi everyone, I'm still on the hunt for a results driven secondary facial line. I currently use eve Taylor and although I love the line its not delivering the "instant effect" for my more mature ladies. They (and I) would like to see a glowing, lifted skin from the first facial. I have come...
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    Scotland trip, 2016

    Hi everyone Well after years of planning and canceling we just officially booked our trio to Scotland for September next year. Although far away I'm hoping to meet a geek or two as I'd love to get my nails done or a facial. Those of you in Edinburgh, could you let me know who you are so I can...
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    How popular is paraffin with your clients?

    Hi everyone one, I'm thinking of reintroducing paraffin in my spa. I had it before but it just wasn't popular so got rid of the warmer. Its been VERY cold where I live and I am now toying with the idea of bringing back paraffin as a luxury manicure and pedicure. I am just trying to see if it is...
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    Gel separating jar?

    Hi everyone, Always thought I knew everything about nails :p but I'm not sure if my CND brisa (hard not lite) is still good. Ive had the jars about 5-6months, always stored out of sun in my dark desk drawer, normal temperature in the room. I opened my pink and white jars today and they both...
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    What are you business resolutions?

    Hi everyone, Maybe a bit late but what are your resolutions for your business this year? Mine is to spend more money on advertising (I'm a hidden location so need too) and stop spending money on useless things, mostly what I see on here and say I need it! When really I don't. I'd love to hear...
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    Work experience, would you do promotions?

    Hi everyone, I'm taking on a beauty therapist for their work experience. They will be with me for two weeks full time. This is my first time having someone on work experience, since its "free labour" would you put out special promotions to ensure she's busy? This is what I am thinking of doing...
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    Paying an employee on vacation, do you?

    Hi everyone, I recently took on an employee, hourly rate. I'm leaving on vacation soon for a week and she will not be working while I'm gone (she's still in school, legally not allowed to stay alone). I'm torn on the decision of still paying her even though were closed as an incentive and not...
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    Holiday stocking stuffers-brainstorming

    Hi everyone, I searched but havent found much, I'm looking to step up my retail stock for this holiday season and i'm looking for some ideas on Stocking Stuffers for my spa, under £10 would be ideal. Right now i have glitter nail files, mini hand creams, mini dadi oils and that's about it. My...
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    Bornprettystore (nail art) having huge sale

    Hi everyone, For those nail stamping, or just nail art in general, http://www.bornprettystore.com is having a huge sale. Starts now select stamping plates for only $0.01 USD. I just bought two plates and got free shipping. Make sure to check back every day as there's more coming. I'm soooo...
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    Things that happen with certain clients

    Hi everyone, I would like to know if these weird things happen to other therapists. I have three clients that, for some reason, something always happens the day of their appointments causing me to reschedule. Like today, I had one of these clients booked in and I had to reschedule due to a...
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    Give a little thanks thread

    Hi Everyone, I thought it might be nice to have a thread about what we are thankful to SalonGeek for. In light of all the negativity around here nowadays towards this site, i thought this would be a great way to let the newbies (and to remind ourselves) know how helpful and amazing this site...
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    How did you know it was time to upgrade?

    Hi everyone, Just wondering how you knew it was time to get a larger space for your salon or spa? I'm currently in a medium sized room, open concept as I don't have enough space for a closed treatment room. A new larger space has just become available down the hall from me. Much larger! I'd be...
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    Share your weight-loss story!

    Hi fellow geeks, I have just gotten back on the health/gym wagon and thought it would be nice to have a thread where we can share our stories. Whether it's a new start, restarting or you just need to vent about a fall off the wagon, this is the thread :) Here's my story: I'm 26yrs old and i...
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