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Jeni and Mike 02-23-2005 01:50 PM

SpaminKC,

You are the first salon owner I have seen actually promote a product in their tag line other than thier own salon. Can you get paid for doing this? I would add the ITS tag to my sig for $$$$ cut me in.

Vendors please pm me I would be happy to spam for a discount or something did not know it was possible.

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[ This Message was edited by: Jeni and Mike on 2005-02-23 12:51 ]

ramcat 02-23-2005 02:04 PM

Careful...He'll say the address under my kat is the same. What he doesn't know is that that is the name of my salon too.

JeffinKC 02-23-2005 03:01 PM

The address under your Kat is not for your salon now is it? It is for a booth that you are selling for a profit...aka spam.

Jeni, I couldn't tell you if its possible to make money this way or not, I don't make a dime. Since everyone is so concerned I would like to clarify that I do not get kickbacks or discounts for promoting any company.

You see I was around in the begining when these sites were started. They were started for salon owners to come together and exchage ideas and yes product recomendations. In the last couple of years the sites, particularly this one has become an outlet for vendors to spam their products without restrictions.

I don't believe website addresses should be allowed at all but what is fair for one should be fair for another. I also do not believe these vendors should be allowed to spam at all unless they step up and support the site in question with banner advertising. This has become an all too easy and free way to sell your wares in my opinion.

You see I promote products I like and believe in and do not ask or expect anything in return I'm sorry if you have a problem with that. I have already said I have no problem removing it as soon as all others comply.

JeffinKC 02-23-2005 03:01 PM

The address under your Kat is not for your salon now is it? It is for a booth that you are selling for a profit...aka spam.

Jeni, I couldn't tell you if its possible to make money this way or not, I don't make a dime. Since everyone is so concerned I would like to clarify that I do not get kickbacks or discounts for promoting any company.

You see I was around in the begining when these sites were started. They were started for salon owners to come together and exchage ideas and yes product recomendations. In the last couple of years the sites, particularly this one has become an outlet for vendors to spam their products without restrictions.

I don't believe website addresses should be allowed at all but what is fair for one should be fair for another. I also do not believe these vendors should be allowed to spam at all unless they step up and support the site in question with banner advertising. This has become an all too easy and free way to sell your wares in my opinion.

You see I promote products I like and believe in and do not ask or expect anything in return I'm sorry if you have a problem with that. I have already said I have no problem removing it as soon as all others comply.

Jeni and Mike 02-23-2005 04:09 PM

Wow Jeff, I don't have a problem at all I just wanted to get in on the idea. So you have one of their machines I see. Still it seams unusual, have your ever done that (used a tag) for any of the tanning beds you have in your salon, or lotions you sell?

TotalEclipse 02-23-2005 04:45 PM

Hey everyone...I could be wrong, but it looks like most of you think that you have to be small to provide good customer service, to remember their names and faces, to remember they just came home from vacation, etc. I would certainly hope that is not the case. We are getting to the lower 400s in tanner count per day right now, and we are able to recognize the majority of our tanners by name/face, remember small details that they share with us, etc. I completely agree with you that a good portion of the chains/franchises do lose that personal touch, but it is not the case with all big salons. Maybe it's because we're not a franchise....don't know...just wanted to add my .02

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[ This Message was edited by: TotalEclipse on 2005-02-24 21:26 ]

dcjjp2 02-24-2005 12:28 PM

TotalEclipse, all I was saying is that the big franchises mostly offer poor customer service. You are a stand alone salon that has the size of the big chains but the service of a boutique salon. More large salons and franchises should follow your lead. Keep up the good work!

fashiontan 02-24-2005 12:55 PM

I went into a large franchise a while back and got excellent customer service--as soon as the gum chewing, lip smacking teenager behind the counter got done arguing with her boyfriend on the phone.

SunQuest91 02-24-2005 01:04 PM

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On 2005-02-23 15:45:00, TotalEclipse wrote:
Hey everyone...I could be wrong, but it looks like most of you think that you have to be small to provide good customer service, to remember their names and faces, to remember they just came home from vacation, etc. I would certainly hope that is not the case. We are getting to the lower 400s in tanner count per day right now, and we are able to recognize the majority of our tanners by name/face, remember small details that they share with us, etc. I completely agree with you that a good portion of the chains/franchises do lose that personal touch, but it is not the case with all big salons. Maybe it's because we're not a franchise....don't know...just wanted to add me .02


I wanted to apologize if I gave that impression. I truly did not mean to imply that the larger salons do not give as much as smaller salons. I was commenting that I do believe that small salons can compete and survive.

I am glad that you do so well in your salon, I don't know that I could keep up with that many people and not go crazy.....but I am willing to try : )

SunQuest91

ramcat 02-24-2005 01:33 PM

Jeff...My salon is called Celebrity Tan like I said. However, the site is for the booth, but that is all that is under my name. I don't have any statements like yours...


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