continuing education


Bringing Nail Eyes to Australia
  • August 20, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Holly kicks off the Australian leg of her education tour and preps for the Sydney Beauty Expo. 

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Door Prizes Offered at The Nail Platform
  • August 20, 2014

Attendees of The Nail Platform will have the chance to win some big prizes while learning how to step up their technique. 

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   education   FingerNailFixer   Flowery   Holly Schippers  
Gearing Up for Nail Camp
  • August 8, 2014

Spots for the 2014 Northwest Nail Tech  Retreat are still available. 

Read more

Keywords: competitions   continuing education   education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
The Nail Platform Gears Up for Launch
  • July 23, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

The Nail Platform is an eight-hour educational session where students will learn from some of the industry’s leading talent with no product bias. 

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Holly Announces Australian Tour
  • July 2, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Following the U.K. leg of her education tour, Holly heads to Australia in August. 

Read more

Keywords: additives   CND   CND Shellac   continuing education   education  
Catching Fire With CND
  • May 16, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Holly attended CND's Education Ambassador training and came away with some new techniques and a whole lot of fire for the industry!

Read more

Keywords: CND   continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   motivation  
Continuing Education Warms My Heart
  • May 13, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Back from training in Turks & Caicos, Holly shares her feelings on seeing nail techs expand their knowledge.

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Nail Tech Event of the Smokies
  • July 30, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Are we going to see each other in Gatlinburg, Tenn. this year? I've been counting down the days until this fun, nails-only show and getting the chance to have a great nail time with some of

Read more

Keywords: continuing education  
Using Ketchup to Explain Nail Art -- Seriously!
  • July 1, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

What is the strangest medium you’ve ever used to explain something nail related? I find myself improvising sometimes in class or in the salon when I am trying to help someone visualize what I am talking

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Doing Nails in New Zealand
  • July 1, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

This weekend finds me in Auckland, New Zealand. I’m here for the beauty expo and to do a class for the nail distributor that brought me over. I’m excited to work for Aimee (shown in the

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing  
Did You Go to the NailTech Network Orlando Social? Holly Crashed thr Party!
  • June 10, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

If you’ve met me then you know I’m generally laid back, hard-working, and pretty easy to get along with. If you’ve gotten to know me then you’ve found that occasionally I can let my inner mischievous

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing  
Holly Shares a UK Trip with Her Mom
  • June 10, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Holly (seated) presenting at a CND classOccasionally we bring up the subject of balance; it is a key component to surviving a career that you love. Sometimes to achieve balance you have to combine work and

Read more

Keywords: continuing education  
What Was Your Favorite Part of Premiere Orlando?
  • June 10, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Wow! Premiere Orlando was something else! If you were at the show, what were some of your favorite parts? What classes did you take? Something I enjoyed was participating in the live broadcast of Nail Talk

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing  
What Was Your Favorite Part of ABS Chicago?
  • March 28, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Thank you to everyone that stopped by the CND booth to say hello at ABS in Chicago! It was wonderful to see some of you again, as well as to meet some of you for the

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   social media  
Are You Going to Premiere Orlando? Come Network With Other Nail Techs!
  • March 26, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

If you are going to the Premiere Orlando this year, you can’t miss the Nail Tech Network Social! It is such a great time for networking and seeing a glimpse of what will be at the

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Feeling Honored and Loved
  • February 12, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

If you would be so kind as to indulge me, I would like to say a very honored and heartfelt thank you to the Cosmetologists and Barbers of Iowa (CBI) as well as the Iowa Cosmetology

Read more

Keywords: continuing education  
A Story About Improper Application and Removal of Gel-Polish
  • February 12, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

The repeated bashing Dr Oz gives nail services is frustrating to say the least. What he continues to fail to mention is that there is a difference in the services from one salon to another. Something

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   Gels   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Business Building: Education Event
  • February 4, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

For this week’s business building blog we get advice from Paula Knight, nail professional, as well as a bonus — information on an educational event she is hosting! With the great line up she has I

Read more

Keywords: business building   continuing education  
Plan Now for a Nail Cruise Next Fall
  • December 18, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

The New Year is approaching fast and it is time to take a look at what is to come! What education are you thinking of for next year? Are you thinking of traveling to a show,

Read more

Keywords: business building   continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing  
Holly Shows Her Love of the UK
  • October 9, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

If you will indulge me, I would like to take a blog to thank everyone who took the time to come and see me at one of my UK tour stops. It was so wonderful to

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
British Blogger Turns the Camera on Holly
  • October 9, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

 While in the UK working at the Olympia Beauty Show in London, I was honored with my first “TV” interview done by Hollie Wakeham — UK Beauty Blogging, video trending, and industry interviewer. It was pretty

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   nail art   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Shellac Carving and Layering Nail Art Video
  • September 12, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Today I have some good news for you and some bad news. Shall we have the bad news first so that it can be eclipsed by the good news? The bad news is I have a

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   Gels   nail art   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Holly Loves Body Glitter Add-ons (And Gives Some Away Too!)
  • July 26, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

I enjoyed seeing your ideas for add-ons! The add-on I wanted to share with you is body art. It is so much fun to do a fresh set of rockstar toes and then add a matching

Read more

Keywords: business building   continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing  
Vicki Peters Asks Holly Some Questions (and Another Giveaway!)
  • July 13, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Congrats to Kristine Thiessen, winner from yesterday’s blog! You will be receiving an e-mail, please be sure to reply with a mailing address. I have a few things left for giving away, but thought you might

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Take a Virtual Tour of Premiere Orlando 2012
  • June 21, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

As a new nail professional I had hopes of someday attending a big show. Hopefully everyone has that hope — for the networking, the atmosphere, and the chance to see what’s going on outside your own

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Practice, Practice, Practice
  • April 18, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Sometimes it feels like you will never do a great nail, especially when you are in school and all anyone ever does is tell you to practice — and then practice some more. Getting discouraged can

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Flashback to CND Education Ambassador Training
  • April 18, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Let’s hop back in time a few weeks to my CND training where I got to learn some new tricks to share and see same fabulous nails. All of the education ambassadors are asked to come

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
E-File Q&A With Vicki Peters
  • April 6, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

When visiting NAILS a couple weeks ago, I was lucky enough to cross paths with Vicki Peters. I can remember reading advice she would post on BeautyTech when I was a newbie and absorbing her knowledge

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Upcoming Networking at Orlando and the Smokies
  • March 8, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Coming off the high of being at ABS has me ready to make plans for Premiere in Orlando. I just bought my ticket to the BeautyTech BBQ! If you ever go to the Orlando show, the

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing  
See Holly (and NAILS) at ABS Chicago This Weekend
  • February 29, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Are any of you headed to the ABS Show in Chicago this weekend? Last year was a lot of fun; I really enjoyed chatting with some of you at the NAILS booth! What are you looking

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing  
The Circle of (Nail) Life
  • February 24, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Sometimes in life there are things that happen that really bring to mind the circle of life. This is evident in every aspect, from watching our babies grow up, seeing our careers evolve, and observing the

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   student issues  
Introducing 3 New Nail Art Designs for ICE
  • February 21, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

The ICE (Iowa Cosmetology Educators) 2012 Design Team has finally presented the 2012 designs and I’m so excited to share some of them with you! I’ve committed to three exclusive videos ,so I while I will

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
It's Beauty Show Season!
  • January 26, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

How is your marketing plan for the year looking? I’m on April/May and trying to decide if I want to go the Mother’s day route, do a social media special, or somehow combine the two. What

Read more

Keywords: business building   continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing  
Concepting New Nail Styles
  • January 20, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

800x600Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4/* Style Definitions */table.MsoNormalTable{mso-sty

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Strive for Constant Improvement Through Learning
  • October 17, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

How are you feeling about your nail skills? Hopefully not too bad, but we all could use improvement and striving for constant improvement is what keeps us fresh and ever changing. Taking classes is such an

Read more

Keywords: acrylics   continuing education  
Are You Networking?
  • October 14, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

How important is networking? There are so many opportunities to be in involved in the nail community outside the bubble around your table! I was so impressed with the power of industry networking last week in

Read more

Keywords: business building   continuing education   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
I Love Doing Nails!
  • September 28, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

How much do you love doing nails? I love feeling the energy of other people who love doing nails. Doing demos this past weekend nail after nail, I remembered how the excitement with each crowd of

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing  
Job Interview Tips
  • August 5, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you recall last week’s request for advice? I wanted to be sure and thank you all for your words of wisdom and encouragement! It seemed like a good idea to share one of the replies

Read more

Keywords: business building   continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing  
CND Grand Master Class in Hawaii
  • July 28, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Are some of you CND techs? If so I wondered if you would be interested in joining me in Hawaii for three days of CND Master Classes with the opportunity to earn your Grand Master. The

Read more

Keywords: acrylics   continuing education   Gels  
Do You Ever Get Nervous?
  • July 28, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you ever get nervous? Maybe a job interview or trying something new? I find myself a bit nervous today as I will be trying out something new this weekend. It is kind of a job

Read more

Keywords: continuing education  
Don't Make Me Blush
  • July 1, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you recall that I am an Education Ambassador for CND? I know I never mention them so it isn’t obvious or anything. LOL. Recently an amazing honor was bestowed on me and I wondered if

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing  
A Few Things to Remember Before Premiere Orlando
  • June 1, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

How many of you are gearing up for the Premiere show in Orlando this weekend? I hope you made sure to get tickets to the Nail Tech BBQ! What else will you be checking out? Having

Read more

Keywords: business building   continuing education  
Step Out of the Box for Continuing Education
  • April 22, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you ever feel like if you like one product you shouldn’t acknowledge other products? Or are you a big fan of closet chemistry mixing-and-matching whatever suits you? Sometimes nail professionals feel pulled in different directions

Read more

Keywords: business building   continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
America's Beauty Show Recap
  • March 16, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Wow! This past weekend at ABS was amazing and so much fun! It was a pleasure to meet so many dedicated NAILS readers and an honor to introduce NAILS to new readers. Thanks to those that

Read more

Keywords: continuing education  
Headed to Chicago for ABS!
  • March 9, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

I’m getting a little excited about going to America’s Beauty Show in Chicago this weekend to the point of drawing a total blank as to what to blog about! I have a fabulous roomie lined up,

Read more

Keywords: business building   continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing  
Passion Leads to Talent
  • February 17, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE

Read more

Keywords: continuing education   student issues  
Caring for (and Understanding) the Cuticle
  • January 5, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

To start in on fulfilling your requests for help with preventing lifting, a good place to begin is the cuticle. Most likely we all go through the steps of cuticle work and everyone uses different tools,

Read more

Keywords: acrylics   continuing education   Gels   natural nail care   student issues  
PREV1234NEXT

Archives

Other NAILS Blogs

Subscribe to NAILS & SAVE!

Get a free preview issue and a Free Gift
Subscribe Today!

Please sign in or register to .    Close
Loading...
 
Subscribe Today
Subscribe Today