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Valentine’s Day Nail Tech, Lash tech, Brow Artist, Waxer, Esthetician Shirts, Tanks, Hoodies

Valentine's Day Nail Tech, Lash tech, Brow Artist, Waxer, Esthetician Shirts, Tanks, Hoodies and more

Valentine’s Day Nail Tech, Lash tech, Brow Artist, Waxer, Esthetician Shirts, Tanks, Hoodies and more Spoil your favourite beauty professional (or yourself) with one of these fantastic gifts.   It’s difficult to find beauty artist or technician shirts. It’s a unique career and a fun one!   These are some of the favourite designs we … Read more

Spa insurance for estheticans, nail techs, and other small businesses

SPA INSURANCE Quick links: Insurance for Beauticians Professional Business Insurance Salon Insurance Small Business Insurance Massage Insurance Esthetician Insurance Yoga Insurance Spa insurance Barber Insurance Having business insurance is vital for the safety of your business. Many people who work in a spa or own a spa may not realize that having insurance is essential … Read more

Designing a spa or salon website

Designing a spa or salon website   These are a quick few notes about setting up your website. A few people were looking for contacts and ideas, so I thought I’d put this handy list together, and I’ll come back to it and do a dive deep into it. Hopefully, these resources work for you. … Read more

Loyalty programs for spas

Build a loyalty program

Loyalty programs and cards for spas When I first started my business ten years ago, I was struggling with filling my books. I didn’t want to heavily discount my services to try to “win “clients. I wanted high-quality clients, not discount shoppers.   After just a short time, I discovered a trick to building my … Read more

Free graphics program

Free graphic training course for Canva Are you struggling with social media designs and business graphics?   I get it.  I have no professional training yet I am able to create hundreds of designs for my business for next to nothing.  Do you want to know my secret?   CANVA! When I first wrote this … Read more

About me

Tania Rice

About me Thirteen years ago, as a newly single mom, I was crazy enough to apply for student loans, go back to school and start a new career.   While I was in school, I studied during my lunch hours so that I didn’t have to worry about losing precious time with my young son. … Read more

Bloodborne Pathogens Training

Bloodborne Pathogens Training for estheticians, nail techs, waxers and more If you have a reasonably anticipated risk of exposure to blood and bodily fluids at work, you need this course. Everyone who works in the spa and bea Posts uty industry should take a Blood Borne Pathogens training course.    BBP Course Requirements Depending on the … Read more

Seasonal specials for salons and spas

Seasonal specials for salons and spas   Bookmark this page because we will be updating it with each season! Coming up with unique seasonal specials for your salon or spa can be overwhelming. If you are a new business, you probably have a lot on your plate already. If you are an existing business, chances … Read more

Spa supplies

Wholesale Spa Supplies Several years ago, an esthetician veteran gave me here secret to fining wholesale spa and salon products. I have saved a ton of money ordering cheap salon supplies. If you are looking for nail salon supplies, hair salon supplies, facial supplies, day spa supplies, and more, read this post. Do you ever … Read more

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This website may contain links to third-party websites, advertisers, services, special offers, or other events or activities that are not owned or controlled by smartstartconsulting.ca. The website does not endorse or assume any responsibility for any such third-party sites, information, materials, products, or services. Additionally, your dealings with or participation in promotions of advertisers found … Read more

The best online course I buy every year.

The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit 2020 People raved about last year’s Toolkit, and I personally think the 2020 version is even better!   But since this is a really unique concept and not everyone understands what a “bundle” is, I wanted to answer some of the great questions I’ve been asked about this bundle and how … Read more

Esthetician and Nail Tech Gift Guide

Esthetician & Nail tech gift guide Any of these gifts make a great present for any esthetician or nail tech in your life.  Click on each picture to see more. Just a note though.  Before purchasing a gift, do a little investigating.  Ask your nail tech’s friends, family or coworkers what they think they would … Read more

Esthetician Nail Tech Colouring Sheets

<-Homepage Share these with your little ones! Just print! Since I have been home with my daughter we have been pretty cooped up.  We have been talking a lot about my job and what my day to day life used to look like.  (Before COVID-19. She has been asking for colouring sheets on a variety … Read more

Keeping busy at the spa or salon during downtime

  What do you do when you have to close your salon or spa temporarily   In the last week, I have gone from being booked solid with a waitlist to shutting my doors.     This is so surreal.  I’m having a hard time processing what to do next.  I, like many others in our … Read more

Esthetician Gifts Resource Library

  A special thank you to Smart Start Consulting for hosting our resource library! This is a place for us to share resources to help grow our businesses   🎀Scroll to the bottom for Mother’s Day Gifts🎀   Angie Gensler’s Social Media Content Calendar     Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Follow … Read more

Guest bloggers wanted

I would like to expand the blog and am looking for a few industry professionals who are interested in sharing their stories or advice with other industry professionals and newbies. You don’t need any experience in blogging to apply. Just send me an email with a little intro about yourself and the blog topic you’d … Read more


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