Holly Schippers


My E-File Experiments Will Start Soon Via Facebook Live
  • July 14, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

I will be doing some experimenting and practice with the e-file on my own to start learning more control and how to have a gentle touch.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers  
Healthier Lifestyle Update: Seeing Improvement
  • July 12, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

There is no denying the fact that I’m feeling better and the improvement in my nails makes me happy!

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   nail technician health  
Inspiration Beats Imitation
  • July 11, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

When clients bring in a photo from Pinterest or Instagram, you can use it as an inspiration and create your own look.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   nail art inspiration  
Nail Tech Event of the Smokies Offers Education, Natural Beauty
  • July 11, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

I’m learning to appreciate the nail events themselves and the locations that host them.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   Nail Tech Event of the Smokies  
What Do You Look for in a Class — and Why Aren’t You Going?
  • June 29, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

What makes you feel that a class is worth taking?

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   nail education  
Let’s Change the Atmosphere on Our Social Media
  • June 28, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

How many nail professionals shy away from social medial for fear of being attacked, or simply to escape the negative energy it seems to be contaminated with?

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   social media  
Here’s My #Naileyes Video From Dunedin
  • June 27, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

This Facebook video includes some nail design tips, along with a demo of combining several techniques to get dimensional looks.

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Keywords: handpainted nail art   Holly Schippers  
#Naileyes Is a Hit in New Zealand
  • June 22, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

It's been a beautiful visit to New Zealand, stopping in different cities to teach nail professionals how to tap into their #naileyes and find inspiration everywhere they go.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   New Zealand  
Take a Tour of a New Zealand Salon
  • June 16, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

Elliot Cottage Salon and Spa is a beautiful little cottage — homey and inviting.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   New Zealand   salon profiles  
Remembering Debbie
  • June 12, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

Debbie Doerrlamm has left behind a legacy of selfless service to those in our industry.

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Keywords: Debbie Doerrlamm   Holly Schippers  
Catch My #naileyes Class on Facebook Live Sunday (or Monday)
  • June 9, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

How would you like to attend part of my class in Christchurch, New Zealand? I will be teaching #naileyes on Monday June 12 at 10 am local time.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   New Zealand  
What a Weekend I had at Premiere Orlando!
  • June 9, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

Here’s a quick run-through of my busy days at Premiere.

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Keywords: CND   Doug Schoon   Holly Schippers   Jan Arnold   Lauren Wireman  
I’m Going to New Zealand Right After Premier Orlando
  • June 2, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

Crazy nail geek that I am, I will be leaving right from Premiere Orlando to New Zealand.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers  
Meet Nail Geeks and Education Freaks Galore at Premiere Orlando
  • June 1, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

I am so excited to be with my nail family again in Orlando and plan to wallow in the passion for our industry that surrounds everyone.

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Keywords: Atwood Industries   CND   Holly Schippers   Kupa   Premiere Orlando  
Nails for a Cause
  • May 31, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

I have done ribbons for different cancers, angels as memorials, colors for autism, and more.

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Keywords: charity   Holly Schippers  
Vote for Your Favorite NAHA Nails Entry
  • May 23, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

I was honored to be asked to judge the nail entries in PBA’s NAHA competition this year.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   NAHA   nail competitions  
Week 12 Social Media Post: Soaking the Nails
  • May 16, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

If nails are soaked in water or acetone at the beginning of a manicure, chances are much higher that the polish will either peel or lift when the nail dries out and shrinks back to its original size.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   waterless manicures   waterless pedicures  
Making the Effort to Get Healthy
  • May 15, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

I attempted my second 5k walk on Saturday.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   nail technician health  
Thanks for Joining Me on My Nail Journey
  • May 12, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

Thank you for taking the time to read the blog — you are the reason it gets written.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers  
Week 11: Social Media Post: Don’t Buff “Ridges”
  • May 10, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

Ridges on the nails are actually grooves — and they should not be buffed away.

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Keywords: Doug Schoon   Holly Schippers   nail plate   ridge filler   ridged nails  
A Treat for Loyal Clients
  • May 9, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

I decided to thank my clients for their loyalty with a small treat.

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Keywords: customer service   Holly Schippers   Valentino Beauty Pure   Whale Spa  
Week 10 Social Media Post: No Magic Products for Healthier Nails
  • May 5, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

Clients will just have to accept the nails they were born with.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   nail myths  
Week 9 Social Media Post: UV Lamp Safety
  • April 28, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

Educate your clients on the facts regarding UV light exposure in the salon.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   UV Lamps   UV light safety  
Week 8 Social Media Post: Don’t Shave Before Pedicures
  • April 21, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

Make sure clients know not to shave their legs within 24 hours of receiving a pedicure.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   pedicure safety   pedicures  
Follow Your Dreams and Apply to NTNA!
  • April 18, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

It’s time for you to take your game to the next level, step out of your comfort zone, and apply to NAILS Next Top Nail Artist.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   NTNA  
CND Is Offering $1,000 Scholarships to Licensed Techs
  • April 17, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

CND is giving out $1,000 scholarships to licensed nail professionals for advanced education.

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Keywords: CND   continuing education   Holly Schippers   nail education  
Week 7 Social Media Post: The Truth About Nail Damage
  • April 12, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

Many salon guests and even some nail professionals are blissfully unaware that nail damage is not incurred by products.

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Keywords: damaged nails   filing techniques   Holly Schippers  
E-Filing 101: Don’t Forget to Charge the Unit
  • April 10, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

My e-file education got off to a great start at the Kupa Certification class.

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Keywords: Best Lil Nail Show   electric files   Holly Schippers   Kupa  
Learning and Laughs at the Best Lil Nail Show Texas
  • April 5, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

Here’s my report on the competitions and classes at the Best Lil Nail Show Texas.

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Keywords: Best Lil Nail Show   Holly Schippers   Kupa   Nailympia  
Week 6 Social Media Post: Nails Don’t Breathe
  • April 4, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

Holly makes the point that nails don’t breathe; instead they get nutrients and oxygen from your blood.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   matrix   nail anatomy  
Week 5 Social Media Post: Marketing Buzz Words
  • March 31, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

Urge clients to be smart about marketing claims. After all, everything is a chemical!

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Keywords: chemicals   Holly Schippers   marketing/promotions  
Hitting the Highlights of ABS Chicago
  • March 31, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

Here’s a wrap up of my time at America’s Beauty Show in Chicago last weekend.

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Keywords: ABS Chicago   America's Beauty Show   Beauty Changes Lives   Holly Schippers   NTNA  
Here’s What’s on Tap at the Best lil Nail Show Texas
  • March 29, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

Here’s a recap of all of the amazing things that will be going on in Houston this weekend.

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Keywords: Associated Nail Professionals   Best Lil Nail Show   CND   crystals   Holly Schippers  
How to Expand Your Career Options (and Maybe do a Magazine Editor’s Nails)
  • March 24, 2017

It takes initiative to expand your career beyond the nail table. This is the attitude that led me to do the nails of Modern Salon’s editors.

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Keywords: alternative careers   CND   Holly Schippers   Modern Salon  
Week 4 Social Media Post: Foot Files
  • March 22, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

Tell clients a foot file should have an abrasive surface, not a blade or the look of a cheese grater.

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Keywords: foot files   Holly Schippers   pedicure safety   social media  
Complimentary Class at ABS Helps Beauty Pros Spot Signs of Domestic Violence
  • March 17, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

ABS Chicago is offering complimentary classes in conjunction with Chicago Says No More on the subject of domestic violence.

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Keywords: ABS Chicago   America's Beauty Show   continuing education   Holly Schippers   Illinois  
Week 3 Social Media Post: Disinfection Liquids
  • March 15, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

My week 3 social media post alerts clients to debris in disinfection liquids.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   salon sanitation   social media  
Guest Blog: Nail Tech Lynz Parks Reports on HRTE
  • March 10, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

HRTE offers an amazing opportunity to network with other nail professionals and learn from some of the top nail techs and educators in the industry.

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Keywords: Amy Becker   Holly Schippers   HRTE   Max Estrada   Profiles Nails  
Week 2 Social Media Post: Single-Use Implements
  • March 8, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

My week 2 social media post tells clients about single-use items.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   sanitation marketing  
Will I See You in Chicago? How About Houston?
  • March 3, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

There are two industry trade shows coming up this month, one in the north and one in the south. Will you be attending?

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Keywords: ABS Chicago   Associated Nail Professionals   Best Lil Nail Show   CND   Holly Schippers  
Let’s Stand Up for Our Industry by Educating Our Clients
  • February 28, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

At the end of the day, consumer education is going to make or break us all.

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Keywords: educating clients   Holly Schippers   licensing   professionalism  
I’m Entering the Gel-Polish Competition at Nailympia in Houston
  • February 24, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

Join me in competing in the Nailympia competition at Best lil’ Nail Show Texas.

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Keywords: Best Lil Nail Show   competitions   Holly Schippers   Nailympia  
Twisted Truths and Pleas for Cash
  • February 22, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

Take a look at this parody video made by Doug Schoon and Lucien Henderson.

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Keywords: Doug Schoon   Holly Schippers  
The [Higher] Price Is Right
  • February 17, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

I’m happy to see that my pricing presentation at the NW Nail Tech Event has been a help.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   networking event   raising prices   service pricing  
#HealthyTech Recipe: Crockpot Spaghetti Squash
  • February 13, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

Here's how to make spaghetti squash while you’re at work.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   nail technician health  
Help! I Just Got My First E-File!
  • February 8, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

As a new e-file owner, I invite you along on my journey as a learn about this tool from the ground up.

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Keywords: e-files   electric files   Holly Schippers  
Featured YouTube Artist: Ann Chang
  • February 7, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

On The Nail Tips Show, educator Ann Chang offers  instructional videos and artist interviews in a combination of English and Vietnamese.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   Kupa   Vietnamese salon industry   YouTube  
Crystal Culture Unveils Its New Swarovski Class
  • February 3, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

I attended a class from Crystal Creations featuring Akzentz’s Gina Silvestro and the Crystal Ninja, Kellie DeFries.

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Keywords: Akzentz   Crystal Culture   Gina Silvestro   Holly Schippers   Swarovski  
Talking #naileyes and Social Media at ISSE
  • February 2, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

My class was about how to find inspiration and ways of executing designs with the skills and mediums that you have.

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Keywords: education   Holly Schippers   ISSE Show   online education  
Holly’s ISSE Recap
  • February 1, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

For those of you who missed the social media coverage, here’s a recap of last weekend’s ISSE show in Long Beach.

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Keywords: American International Industries   Associated Nail Professionals   Doug Schoon   Famous Names   Holly Schippers  
Follow Me Online or In Person at ISSE
  • January 25, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

Keep an eye out on Facebook Live and Instagram to see what there is to see at ISSE and ask me questions as I go.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   ISSE Show  
Let Me Be Your Spy at NAILS
  • January 25, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

Let me by your eyes when I visit NAILS’ headquarters.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers  
I’m So Proud of My Client!
  • January 20, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

It’s been five years since my client gave up chewing her nails and I feel like that deserves a very public “well done.”

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   nail biting  
Read All About the Nail Talk Radio Cruise!
  • January 17, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

I’m back from the Nail Talk Radio Nail Those Profits cruise and there’s so much fun to share with you!

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Keywords: Amy Becker   Associated Nail Professionals   Athena Elliott   Elaine Watson   Famous Names  
My Nails Tell the Story When It Comes to My Health
  • January 10, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

I challenge you to take a photo of something about yourself that is affected by your indifference to your health, whether it be your hair, nails, skin, shape, etc.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   nail technician health  
Wildflowers Nail Academy Officially Opens Today!
  • January 6, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

I’m writing from the grand opening of Lauren Wireman’s nail academy today, and it is an honor to be here and see her dream realized.

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   Lauren Wireman   Wildflowers Nails  
Here’s to a [Slightly] Healthier 2017
  • January 5, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

How would you feel about committing to make an effort to be a little healthier than last year?

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   nail technician health  
Sign Up for my #NailEyes and Social Media Class
  • January 3, 2017
  • Holly Schippers

I will be teaching my first official guest of show class at ISSE in Long Beach, January 29 and 30. The topic will be #naileyes and social media.

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Keywords: continuing education   Holly Schippers   ISSE Show   social media  
2016 Revisited: My Rollercoaster Ride of a Year
  • December 30, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

There were plenty of peaks and valleys for me this year — the highs included attending some great shows and events.

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Keywords: CND   Holly Schippers   manufacturers educators   PBA   Premiere Orlando  
Ask Your Clients What They Want From You
  • December 28, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Now’s the time to ask clients what they’d like to see you offer in the new year.

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Keywords: customer service   Holly Schippers  
Wondering About Those White Patches on Your Client’s Nails?
  • December 27, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Here’s an excerpt from Doug Schoon’s “Face to Face, Volume 2” discussing WSO — white superficial onychomycosis.

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Keywords: books   Doug Schoon   fungal infections   Holly Schippers   onychomycosis  
Educating the Discount Hunters
  • December 14, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

I love this funny video from NTNA Season 4 finalist Tracey Lee about clients who attempt to negotiate prices.

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Keywords: client issues   educating clients   Holly Schippers   NTNA  
Yes, You Are Creative!
  • December 9, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

I love these inspiring words about true creativity from CND Education Ambassador Mary Chhea.

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Keywords: CND   creativity   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   manufacturers educators  
Cruise the Caribbean While You Immerse Yourself in Nail Education
  • December 5, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

There are still spaces left on the Nail Talk Radio cruise in January.

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Nail Talk Radio   Nail Those Profits Cruise  
So How’d That Price Increase Go Over?
  • November 30, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

How did your clients react when you raised your prices?

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   raising prices  
Show Us Your Decorated Restrooms
  • November 21, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Is your salon's restroom decked out and decorated? Share photos using #looswithstyle. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   holiday decorating   Holly Schippers   salon decor/design  
Are You Using Too Many Hashtags on Facebook?
  • November 11, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Find out if you're using Facebook to promote yourself and your business effectively. 

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Keywords: continuing education   facebook   FingerNailFixer   hashtags   Holly Schippers  
Science, Facts About Nails
  • November 9, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Doug Schoon’s newest book is officially out!

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Keywords: Doug Schoon   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail anatomy  
How to Tell Your Clients You’re Raising Your Prices
  • October 31, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Try one of these three letters to communicate with your clients that you're charging your worth. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   money   raising prices   salon services  
Soaking Nails in a Bowl of Water is an Outdated Technique
  • October 26, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

In short, the nail plate absorbs water like a sponge and can compromise the color coating. 

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Keywords: Doug Schoon   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail anatomy   natural nail care  
What I Learned About Service Pricing After Getting My Nails Done by Someone Else
  • October 24, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Let's just say it was an eye opening experience. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   manicures   salon services   service pricing  
When Is the Last Time You Raised Your Service Prices?
  • October 21, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

There is no excuse sufficient enough to devalue your time. 

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Keywords: business building   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   service pricing  
The NW Nail Tech Retreat 2016
  • October 20, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Business building, continuing education, and creating lifelong friendships is what happens at nail camp.

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
How To Win a Semi-Private Class with the FingerNailFixer
  • October 5, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

If you're attending Premiere Birmingham, Alabama tradeshow, Holly wants to see you! 

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   tradeshows  
Are You Confused About Nail Anatomy?
  • October 4, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Doug Schoon explains the structure of the nail and answers some of your important questions. 

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Keywords: cuticle care   Doug Schoon   eponychium   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Are You Sure That Is Cuticle?
  • October 3, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Make sure you know the difference as a professional and educate your clients. 

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Keywords: cuticle cutting   cuticles   eponychium   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Webinar: Challenges Facing Nail Professionals
  • September 19, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Sign up for a free webinar with Doug Schoon as he offers information to help provide better and safer services. 

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Keywords: continuing education   Doug Schoon   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Instagram Challenge to Help You Market Your Business
  • September 14, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Find out how you can market yourself in a creative way on Instagram.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Instagram   marketing/promotions   social media  
Get Ready to Have Fun on Instagram Again
  • September 12, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Let’s try this social media challenge together and see if it gets the word out about quality salons!

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Keywords: business building   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   social media  
FingerNailFixer’s Featured YouTuber: Melissa Pechey
  • September 9, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Meet Melissa Pechey, we went to boot camp together and it has been a joy to watch her grow and shine these past 12 years.

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Keywords: acrylics   brush care   CND   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Words of Wisdom with Beauties Talking Business
  • September 8, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

I got the chance to talk nails, business, and education with the vloggers behind Beauties Talking Business.

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Keywords: Business   business building   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Do We Need An Instagram Plan?
  • August 25, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Would you follow a social media program if it meant it could up your online presence?

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Instagram   social media  
Nailympia is Coming to the States
  • August 17, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Huge congrats to the Best Lil Nail Show Texas for having gone global in its second year of being on the show calendar!

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Keywords: Best Lil Nail Show   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail competitions  
Teaching Students the Power of Social Media
  • August 15, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

When asked to give a presentation on social media at a college in Dallas, Texas, I jumped at the chance!

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   retailing   social media  
It’s Never Too Early for Prep for the Holiday Season
  • August 8, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Your future self will thank you for planning ahead this early.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   holiday retailing   Holly Schippers   service pricing  
Great News for Lecenté Glitter Fans!
  • July 28, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

It's like Christmas in July, thanks to Lecenté's distribution update. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   pigments  
Things to Consider When Setting Your Service Prices
  • July 21, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Remember your time has value! 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   pedicures   service pricing  
Summer Nail Art Contests You Should Know About
  • July 20, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

While checking my email, it looks like there are a couple going at the moment!

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Keywords: CND   Holly Schippers   Light Elegance   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  
Does My Client Really Need a New Set Or a Rebalance?
  • July 19, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Holly shares troubleshooting tips on how to prep for a fill. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   natural nail care   natural nails  
Why Nail Techs Should Mind Their Manners on Live Stream Apps
  • July 6, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

The advantages of live streaming education are endless but it also poses a risk of making our industry look unprofessional if not used appropriately.

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Keywords: facebook   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Periscope   social media  
Have You Ever Recommended Your Client to Someone Else?
  • July 5, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Did it go as well as you’d hope?

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   international  
Turtle Shell Nail Art Using Top Coat Drip Technique
  • July 1, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Find out how this nail tech used top coat to create a cool turtle shell effect. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail art   nail art techniques   Nail Art Tutorial  
Holly Schippers Joins Global Team CND
  • June 30, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Big nail news from the FingerNailFixer! 

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Keywords: CND   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
PBA Announces 2016 Scholarship Recipients, Opens 2017 Scholarship Applications
  • June 15, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Congrats to the scholarship winners for 2016 and learn how to enter for a shot at it next year!

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   PBA   Professional Beauty Association  
Congrats to the 2016 Scratch Stars!
  • June 14, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

The Scratch Stars Awards is a contest open to professionals in the UK that have a little extra shine that comes through in their passion for education, safety, and service.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
VietSALON Nail Artistry Competition Sponsored by CND Brings Nail Industry Together
  • June 9, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Please join me in reaching out to our entire industry so that we can all elevate our standing together as an educated, united force!

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Vietnamese salon industry   VietSALON   VietSALON Nail Artistry Competition  
This Is Why You Cannot Miss the Nail Tech Networking Event
  • June 9, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

It’s an amazing way to kick off the show and fire up your passion.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Premiere Orlando  
Premiere Orlando 2016: Working the Classroom
  • June 8, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

I learned you can break rules in the name of creativity but first, you must know the rules in order to break them safely.

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Keywords: CND   continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Premiere Orlando  
Do You Really Know What the Eponychium Is?
  • June 7, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Watch this video to find out if what you know about nail anatomy is accurate. 

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Keywords: cuticles   Doug Schoon   eponychium   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Show Off Your Show Nails
  • June 2, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Do your nails for the coming week as if you were going to the tradeshow and use #myshownails on social media to share your nail looks.

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail art   tradeshows  
Motivation Monday: Try and Try Again
  • May 16, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Try not to get too down on yourself as you learn something new or even if you are new to nails in general.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   motivation  
Will KFC's Edible Nail Polish Spawn New Nail Biters?
  • May 11, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Finger lickin' good?

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail polish  
Sharing Your Voice on Nail Industry Issues
  • May 2, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

ANP’s Tech Talk event during the Best Lil Nail Show in Texas inspired a real conversation about issues that nail techs face today.

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Keywords: Best Lil Nail Show   continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
See You at The Best Lil Nail Show in Texas!
  • April 21, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

The tradeshow will make its debut with a seriously impressive lineup of companies, professionals, and things to do.

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Keywords: Best Lil Nail Show   continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   tradeshows  
Salon Hack: Label Finger Placement on Your LED Lamps
  • April 19, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Do you have a life hack that makes your life in the salon a little easier? We want to know! 

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Keywords: curing   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   LED lamp  
Damage to the Nail Plate is Not Caused by Products
  • April 18, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

For far too long products have been the scape goat for what is actually lack of education or care on the part of the nail professional.

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Keywords: damaged nails   Doug Schoon   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Lessons Learned from Hunting for Nail Salon Job
  • April 8, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

What I am gaining from the experience is a broader perspective on the industry that becomes empathy for situations I had not previously understood.

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Keywords: finding a job   FingerNailFixer   hiring nail technicians   Holly Schippers   job choices  
How to Handle the UV Lamp Controversy
  • April 7, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Here is what you can say to ease client concerns about UV lamps.  

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Keywords: Doug Schoon   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   UV Lamps   UV light safety  
FingerNailFixer’s Featured YouTuber: Robin Moses
  • April 1, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

She has been making videos for years and has over a thousand of them posted.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail art   Robin Moses   YouTube  
A Unique Perspective on Bloggers, Licensed Nail Techs
  • March 24, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

This blog post is important to share for the unique perspective on bloggers and licensed nail professionals.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Discover Your #NailEyes with FingerNailFixer
  • March 23, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Join Holly and the Associated Nail Professionals for an educational webinar. 

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   social media  
Guest Post: What I Saw at America’s Beauty Show 2016 in Chicago
  • March 18, 2016
  • Braden Jahr

Guest contributor, Braden Jahr recaps his weekend at America’s Beauty Show in Chicago.

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Keywords: ABS Chicago   CND   Famous Names   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Tech Talks: An Open Forum
  • March 17, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Tech Talk events are open forums with round table discussions among industry leaders and nail professionals. 

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Nails Done Right
  • March 10, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Let’s show the world our pride as educated nail professionals and flood social media with healthy nails!

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   natural nail care   product removal  
The Frustrating Truth About Job Hunting
  • March 9, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

I am finding out how difficult it is to find a salon willing to give me a shot and wondering how people without any experience are doing it!?

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   hiring nail technicians   Holly Schippers  
Congrats to the Colorpops Contest Winner!
  • March 4, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Celebrity judges and FingerNailFixer fans chose the best nail tip display.

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Keywords: Colorpops   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail art displays  
First Look: Doug Schoon's Newest Book for Nail Techs
  • February 29, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Read an excerpt from the industry scientist’s newest book.

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Keywords: Doug Schoon   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   LED lamp   LED lights  
Inside Wildflower’s Inspiring Nail Art Bootcamp
  • February 26, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

This amazing experience is two days of inspirational instruction that is helpful for anyone from a beginner to a veteran.

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Lauren Wireman   nail art  
You Can Help Judge the Colorpop Display Contest
  • February 25, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Holly wants your help to decide who will win $200 worth of Colorpop products!

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail art displays  
Last Call for Colorpop Contest Entries
  • February 18, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Just dropping a reminder that the Colorpops contest deadline is tomorrow!

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Keywords: Colorpops   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail art displays  
21 Troubleshooting Tips from ISSELB16
  • February 5, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

I walked the show floor and asked, "What's your best troubleshooting tip for nail techs?"

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Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   FingerNailFixer   gel troubleshooting   Holly Schippers   ISSE Show  
Nail Display Contest Questions Answered
  • February 5, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Have fun creating and don’t forget the grand prize will have a $200 retail value!

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Keywords: Colorpops   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail art displays  
FingerNailFixer’s Nail Display Contest
  • January 22, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

If things are a bit slow in the salon right now, use your time wisely to make a seasonal nail tip display. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail art displays  
What’s It’s Like Keeping Up with NAILS' Walking Challenge
  • January 19, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Truth be told, it hasn't been easy. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   health   Holly Schippers   nail technician health   NAILS10kaDay  
Joining NAILS’ Walking Challenge
  • January 14, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Better late than never!

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   health   healthy working   Holly Schippers  
Doug Schoon to Release New Book
  • January 13, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Industry scientist Doug Schoon is in the early edit stages of his new book.

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Keywords: Doug Schoon   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   industry research  
Nail Tech Helps the Homeless
  • January 8, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Nail tech Nikki Kaur collected gifts from clients to give back to her community. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
UberChic Beauty Mat Winners Announced
  • January 7, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Congratulations to the winners who will receive a stamping mat from Holly! 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   new products   stamping  
Own Your Personal Journey Like You Own Your Career
  • January 5, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

Holly reminds us that we all have our own paths to walk. So let’s focus on embracing it instead of ignoring it.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   health   Holly Schippers   nail technician health  
Happy New Year from FingerNailFixer!
  • January 4, 2016
  • Holly Schippers

There's so much to be thankful for in 2015 and even more to look forward to in 2016!

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
12 Days of Quick Tips Day 12: Acknowledge Yourself
  • December 24, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

It's okay to be proud of what you've done!

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   stress-free holidays  
12 Days of Quick Tips Day 11: You Can Say No Sometimes
  • December 23, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Because you too deserve time off. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   stress-free holidays  
12 Days of Quick Tip 10: Let’s Take a Nailfie
  • December 22, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

The holidays are busy, but don't forget to take photos of your work. You can even ask clients for help!

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   photographing nails  
12 Days of Quick Tips Day 9: Host a Food Drive or Gift Collection
  • December 21, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

In lieu of accepting gifts from clients, you can set up a food drive to pay it forward. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   holiday promotions   Holly Schippers  
12 Days of Quick Tips Day 8: Keep Your Nails Hydrated
  • December 18, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Show your poor nails some love by lathering them with cuticle oil. 

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Keywords: cuticle oil   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
12 Days of Quick Tips Day 7: Invest in New Products
  • December 17, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Save a little bit of your extra holiday cash to treat yourself to new nail goodies!

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   stamping  
12 Days of Quick Tips Day 6: Practice Patience
  • December 16, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Keep in mind that your client is also under pressure for the holidays and try to be patient.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   stress-free holidays  
12 Days of Quick Tips Day 5: Double Check Your Materials
  • December 15, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

You’ll want to make sure your materials are fully stocked to get you through the end of the year.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
12 Days of Quick Tips Day 4: Invest Extra Holiday Cash in Education
  • December 14, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Planning now while you have a little more to spend can make it easier to afford.

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Nail Those Profits Cruise  
12 Days of Quick Tips Day 3: Make a Seasonal Nail Art Menu
  • December 11, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Offer your clients holiday-themed nail art for an easy add on service. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   holiday promotions   Holly Schippers   winter nail art  
12 Days of Quick Tips Day 2: Don’t Skip Lunch
  • December 10, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Something to keep in mind during a busy holiday schedule. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   healthy working   Holly Schippers  
FingerNail Fixer Kicks Off 12 Days of Quick Tips
  • December 9, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

To help with the seasonal madness, Holly wil share a helpful tip for the next 12 days. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   healthy working   Holly Schippers  
Doug Schoon on the Ingredient TPHP
  • November 30, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

A new study says TPHP is a toxic chemical found that can be in nail polish. Holly turns to industry Doug Schoon for facts.

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Keywords: chemical safety   Doug Schoon   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail polish  
FingerNail Fixer’s Featured YouTuber: Divine by Design’s Natasha Lee
  • November 20, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Holly puts the spotlight on nail tech and YouTuber Natasha Lee of Divine by Design. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   YouTube  
Thank the Vets
  • November 11, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

We should be thankful for the sacrifices our veterans and their families make everyday.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Continuing Education: The Science Side of Nails
  • November 6, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Holly discusses an affordable and convenient way to continue your education. 

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Keywords: continuing education   Doug Schoon   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
7 Things Guys Should Know Before Dating a Nail Tech
  • November 2, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

This post is so clever and insightful, I had to share it! 

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Keywords: blogs   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Embossed Nail Design with Empower Nail Art
  • October 26, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Holly demonstrates how to use Empower Nail Art and gel-polish to create an embossed look. 

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Keywords: embossing   Empower Nail Art   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
NAILS NTNA: Inspiring Nail Techs, Mind-Bending Designs
  • October 21, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

If you haven’t been following, go vote, and if you’ve been voting catch a few videos, they’re mind bending!

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  
Fingernail Fixer Networking Challenge Winners Announced
  • October 19, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   networking  
Marketing Idea: Make Your Clients Insta-Famous
  • October 16, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

A fun way to market your services, consider creating an Instagram frame your clients can take pictures with and share on social.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Instagram   marketing/promotions  
Start Preparing for the Holiday Season Now
  • October 9, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Winter season is around the corner. Holly recommends you start getting ready for the rush now. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   holiday products   holiday retailing   Holly Schippers  
How-To: Adding Glitter, Additives to Nail Polish
  • October 5, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Holly demonstrates how to add glitter and additives over Vinylux. 

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Keywords: additives   FingerNailFixer   glitter nail art   Holly Schippers   nail art how to  
Ocean Nails Inspired by the Caribbean
  • September 28, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail art how to   shellac  
The Benefits of Joining the Associated Nail Professionals
  • September 18, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Holly gets honest about why you should consider joining the Associated Nail Professionals. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   insurance  
Empower Nail Art Tutorials from the Long Island Networking Event
  • September 18, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Holly recaps her weekend at the Long Island Networking Event and shares two Empower Nail Art tutorials. 

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Keywords: Empower Nail Art   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Holly Heads to the Long Island Networking Event
  • September 11, 2015
  • Sigourney Nuñez

This is the 13th year for the event that pioneered networking as we know it.

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Keywords: Empower Nail Art   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   networking  
Fall-Inspired Nail Art with Additives
  • September 10, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Check out the video below for a tutorial on an easy-to-do, autumn-inspired look.

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Keywords: fall nail art   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   tutorials  
What Kind of Continuing Education Are You Looking For?
  • September 9, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Companies are planning their 2016 educational classes now. Here's your chance to make your voices heard. 

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Tutorial: Blended French Using Acylic
  • August 28, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Holly shows you how to create a gradient using liquid and powder. 

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Keywords: acrylics   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Nail Art Tutorial   ombre nail art  
The Benefits to Charging for Nail Art Services
  • August 26, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Looks like there is not a situation in which charging for your time and work is a bad thing. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail art  
How To Use Mylar with Gel, Gel-Polish
  • August 20, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Holly shows you how to incorporate mylar in gel and gel-polish designs. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   mylar   shellac  
31 Crockpot Freezer Meals for the Busy Nail Tech
  • August 19, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

A little something different for you today. It’s not exactly nail related, yet if you have people at home to feed it is relevant!

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Troubleshooting: Stamping Plates
  • August 17, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Holly shares stamping tips that will hopefully give you the easy results you should expect. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   stamping  
The Real Reason You Should Raise Your Service Prices
  • August 14, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

In a hypothetical numbers game, Holly gets real about why you should start charging your worth.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   raising prices   salon services  
How-To: Sparkling Sky Nail Art with CND Additives
  • July 31, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Brace yourself: FingerNail Fixer is about to release a lot of helpful tutorials. 

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Keywords: CND Additives   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   tutorials  
Protect Your Eyes in Style
  • July 21, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Nail Spex are clever, hand-designed safety glasses that trendy and fun. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   healthy working   Holly Schippers  
How-To: Stamping Plate with Powdered Pigments
  • July 17, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Try this stamping technique if you're having problems with polish. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   stamping  
Reporting Back from New Zealand
  • July 17, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Find out what’s trending in nails in New Zealand.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   tradeshows  
Definite Proof Why Should Attend Nail Tech Event of the Smokies
  • July 15, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

If you didn't attend, you are missing out on one of the industry’s most awesome events!

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Nail Tech Event of the Smokies  
I Heart CND Event Perks
  • July 9, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

This is why you should make an effort to attend one in your area.

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Keywords: CND   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   networking  
Sharing My Love for L.A. FingerNailFixer Style
  • June 30, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

My time there was so profound so I wanted to really put it out there in massive appreciation. 

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
FingerNailFixer Networking Challenge
  • June 26, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

All you have to do is post a photo with the right hashtag. Good luck! 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   networking  
Recap of the Orlando Nail Tech Network Event
  • June 18, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

So may familiar faces were there that I felt so special to see!

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Premiere Orlando  
Will I See You at the Nail Tech Event of the Smokies?
  • June 17, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

It is by far one of my very favorite industry events and a great time to connect with other nail professionals that inspire you. 

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Nail Tech Event of the Smokies  
Why You, Your Peers Should Show Off Your Pampered Toes
  • June 16, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Making sure everyone in the salon is representing a service is a really valuable marketing move that costs very little. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   pedicures   summer services   toenail art  
Going Back to the New Zealand Beauty Expo
  • June 11, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

I’m so honored and excited to be headed back over there in a couple weeks to participate. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   tradeshows  
Join the Beaches BFF Girls Getaway Twitter Party
  • June 5, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Beaches will be hosting a Twitter party on 6/11 for a chance to win attendance to the BFF event.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Don’t Miss the Chance to Educate Clients
  • May 28, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Show clients the positive side of the salon industry which consists of clean, quality services. 

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Keywords: educating clients   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Imaginative, Innovative Marketing
  • May 21, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

What have you thought of that you never did do? What's your next big and crazy idea? 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Get Inspired by Jen Planck
  • May 7, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Holly gets inspired by a motivational speaker at CND's World Summit. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
A Look at Training for CND Education Ambassadors
  • May 6, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

You may be curious to know what all goes on at an update training event for CND Education Ambassadors. Get details here. 

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Keywords: CND   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Artists Connect at CND World Summit
  • April 28, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

At CND's World Summit, the Education Ambassadors met graffiti artist Erik Wahl. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Take Your Nail Eyes on a Trip and Just Chill
  • April 27, 2015
  • Sigourney Nuñez

While in California recently, Holly took a break from nails to go whale watching. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Meet Tipsy Zine’s EIC
  • April 24, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

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Keywords: ABS Chicago   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Nails Get Represented at Beauty Changes Lives Event
  • April 23, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

That’s right folks, we were represented in a major way by not just one, but three nail pros.

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Keywords: ABS Chicago   Beauty Changes Lives   CND   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Recap from ABS Chicago
  • April 22, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

The next big tradeshow on my calendar is Orlando, where will you be next?

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Keywords: ABS Chicago   CND   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   tradeshows  
How to Remove Nail Coatings with ProTipClips
  • April 21, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

This method that gives a professional presentation and the planet a break.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Pro Tip Clips   product removal  
New Laptop Means More Blogs to Come
  • April 20, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Now that I’m fully functional with a laptop again, let’s play catch up with blogs!!

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
How to Use Your Nail Eyes
  • March 24, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Here are a couple of the most recent nail eye requests and how you could break them down to make the designs possible.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Notes from Texas Networking Event
  • March 19, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

There were several classes to choose from with additional private classes offered the day after through the individual educators or companies.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   networking event  
This Is Why Should Master Color Theory
  • March 10, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Knowledge and practical application of both set your nail services apart from the rest. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   skin care  
Don’t Sell Yourself Short, Apply for NAILS NTNA
  • March 9, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

NAILS Next Top Nail Artist is taking entries again! 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  
Sell CND Retail Through Loxa Beauty
  • March 2, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

CNDreaffirms its commitment to the nail professional by partnering with Loxa Beauty. 

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Keywords: CND   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   retailing  
Holy Ring Thing!
  • February 26, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

The Ring Thing came about while brainstorming a series of tools that were made by nail techs for nail techs. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
IBX Wins Doug Schoon Innovative Ideas Award
  • February 25, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Doug Schoon created a new industry award for industry innovation. 

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Keywords: Doug Schoon   Famous Names   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   IBX  
Why You Should Consider an All Nails Cruise
  • February 18, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Holly attended the Nail Those Profits cruise. If these photos don't temp you to sign up for the next one, I don't know what will. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Nail Those Profits Cruise  
Nail Education, Fun on a Boat
  • February 12, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Holly shares about all the fun and infomative sessions that took place at the Nail Those Profit cruise. 

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Nail Those Profits Cruise  
The Nail Hub Podcast
  • February 10, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Nail tech Elizabeth Morris is founder of a podacast dedicated to sharing industry news and education. 

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Keywords: Akzentz   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   ISSE Show  
A Day of Demos at ISSELB15
  • February 9, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

While at ISSELB15, Holly got to see Jessica's new long-lasting polish and ONS's hygro gel. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   ISSE Show   long-lasting nail polish  
Holly Recaps the NAILS NTNA Party Fun
  • February 6, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Holly dishes on the fun at the NAILS NTNA Party. 

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Keywords: CND   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   ISSE Show   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  
Day One at Nail Those Profit Cruise
  • February 5, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Get a first hand look at day one of the Nail Those Profits cruise. 

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Nail Those Profits Cruise  
ISSELB15: Holly's Day One Recap
  • February 4, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

So much to do and so little time, Holly prowled the ISSE show floor with intention to see all she could. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   ISSE Show  
Vicki Peters’ Nail Those Profits Cruise
  • January 29, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Sunday was Vicki’s birthday; attendees wore Team Vicki shirts and celebrated with a small memorial on the back of the boat.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Vicki Peters  
Underwhelming Nail Spot at ISSELB15
  • January 28, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

After attending ISSELB15, Holly was disappointed by the lack of options for nail techs.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   ISSE Show  
Gearing Up for ISSE Long Beach
  • January 20, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Holly already downloaded the ISSE app, have you?

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   ISSE Show   smartphone apps   tradeshows  
How Do You Pick a Laptop for Work?
  • January 9, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Holly is in the market for a new laptop and reaches out for advice. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   technology  
Giving Thanks, Looking Ahead
  • January 8, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Holly looks back at a year of highs and lows acknowledging there’s plenty to look forward to.

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Keywords: CND   continuing education   Empower Nail Art   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
How to Make Pinterest Work for You
  • January 7, 2015
  • Holly Schippers

Ever have a client request nail art seen on Pinterest? Here's how Holly handles it. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail art   Pinterest  
Scenes from the Caribbean
  • December 31, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Holly shares are some scenery shots from her Caribbean tour.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Nailing the Carribbean
  • December 30, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Holly shares nail photos from her education classes in the Carribbean. 

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
FingerNailFixer on Buzzfeed
  • December 15, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Holly shares nail insight on the popular site, Buzzfeed.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   shellac  
MediNail Advanced Nail Technician Course
  • December 12, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

After some serious consideration, Holly decided not to further pursue it into the Medical Nail Tech course. 

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail education  
Nail Camp Giveaway Winners Announced
  • December 11, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Congrats to Starr and Ingris for winning an assortment of prizes! 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Giveaway   Holly Schippers  
Close Up on Improvements
  • December 2, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

How have you spotted improvements in your own work? Did you share them with clients or fellow professionals?

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Keywords: continuing education   cover techs   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
The Canadian Nail Tech Connection
  • December 1, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

The Canadian Nail Tech Connection (CNTC) is an annual networking day in London, Ontario, Canada. The event this year was held on Sunday, November 9, (next year it will be held on Sunday, November 8).

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Keywords: Canadian nail techs   Empower Nail Art   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Snowflake Nail Art Tutorial with Lecenté
  • November 21, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Holly creates a winter-inspired nail art design using Lecenté and shows you to how to recreate it.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   glitter nail art   Holly Schippers   nail art  
Nail Camp Goodies Giveaway
  • November 20, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Holly is giving away nail goodies collected at nail camp. 

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
How to Add Bling to Services
  • November 14, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Holly conducts her first Crystal Culture class to show nail techs how to bling out clients.  

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Swarovski  
Nailing Education in Paradise
  • November 5, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Taking a trip to the Caribbean can turn into an educational opportunity.  

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
IBX Bootcamp at Nail Camp Day 3
  • November 4, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

During the third day at nail camp, Holly took a bootcamp course on IBX. 

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   IBX   natural nail repairs  
Nail Camp Day Two
  • November 3, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Day two at Nail Camp consisted of lots of workshop options and a birthday surprise. 

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Keywords: continuing education   Empower Nail Art   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Vicki Peters  
A First Glance at Nail Camp
  • October 30, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

To do the weekend at Nail Camp justice, Holly will break it down into a few blogs for you. 

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   learning new techniques   nail shapes  
Holly Empowers the November Cover of NAILS
  • October 27, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Shout out and love to Lucien and Empower Nail Art for bringing a game changing medium to the professional palette

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Keywords: Behind the Scenes   Empower Nail Art   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Hit a Technique Plateau? Consider Taking a Class
  • October 17, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

If you are not seeing improvement and the work stays the same for several years, it’s time to consider a class.

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   smile lines  
4 Reasons to Keep Up with NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Competition
  • October 16, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

If you love nail competitions, here are four reasons to check out NAILS Next Top Nail Artist showdown happening right now.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail art   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  
Nail Techs Portrayal in the Media
  • October 9, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

After watching a reality tv show featuring nail techs, Holly was dissapointed to see folks in the industry portrayed as a stereotype. 

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   professionalism  
Tried and True: My Thoughts on IBX
  • October 6, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

After the testing the product on clients for several month, Holly gives her opinion on IBX.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   IBX   natural nail care  
Recap: Science, Skills, and Social Media with Doug Schoon
  • September 30, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Holly and industry scientist, Doug Schoon led a class on salon safety, light, gel, and more.

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Keywords: continuing education   Doug Schoon   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
The Nail Platform’s Successful Debut
  • September 26, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

From hands-on segments to tips on business building, The Nail Platform kicked off to a good start in California. 

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
A Family Affair
  • September 25, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Some of you know Holly works in a salon twice a week, now meet the owner of the location! 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Wedding Ready Services
  • September 24, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

While out in California, Holly got to pamper family members and create wedding-ready nails. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail art  
Behind the Scenes: Fifth Cover Photoshoot
  • September 22, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

This recent trip to California marked my second visit to the Bobit Business Media offices and fifth cover.

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Keywords: Behind the Scenes   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
How to Apply Empower Nail Art
  • September 19, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Find out how to create a geometric and abstract design using Empower Nail Art films. 

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Keywords: Empower Nail Art   Holly Schippers   nail art   tutorials  
International Traveling Tips
  • September 15, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Hopefully if some of you travel, being aware of this process will make your lives a little easier.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
The So Cal Pedi Treatment
  • September 5, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Holly pays a visit to Vicki Peter's salon while out in Southern California. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   pedicures   Vicki Peters  
Men Get Polished for a Cause
  • September 3, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Men fight violence against children with nail polish.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   fundraising   Holly Schippers   nail polish  
What Are Nails Eyes?
  • August 27, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Check out these photos of some nail art created using nail eyes to replicate the patterns, colors, or textures on shirts or fabrics to inspire a design. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail art  
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. 

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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. 

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Keywords: continuing education   education   FingerNailFixer   Flowery   Holly Schippers  
Sculpting Stiletto
  • August 19, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Holly demonstrates how to sculpt a stiletto nail using gel over a form. 

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Keywords: demo   Empower Nail Art   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   stiletto nails  
Benefits to Wearing Your Work
  • August 18, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

It feels great to have nails nicely done and if you wear it, clients will come. 

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Keywords: clients   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail art  
Gearing Up for Nail Camp
  • August 8, 2014

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

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Keywords: competitions   continuing education   education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
The New Nail Art App
  • August 6, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

The NAILS Nail Art Gallery app is the perfect way to see nail fashion and show off your own as well. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail art   Nail Art Gallery   Nail Art Gallery Magazine  
An Egg-cellent Filing Technique
  • August 1, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

This exercise can help improve your service speed. 

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Keywords: filing techniques   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
14 Nail Techs Show Admirable Dedication to Education, Salon Careers
  • July 31, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Despite busy schedules, these ladies took time to further their education. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Iowa  
Save the Nails with the Nail Snorkel
  • July 25, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Ever been told you need to let nails breathe? We've figured out the perfect solution. 

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Keywords: 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. 

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Keywords: continuing education   education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Dismissing the Dry Pedicure Prejudice
  • July 18, 2014

I'm not saying everyone should switch to a waterless pedicure, I’m simply asking that the prejudice against the service be dismissed in favor of education. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   pedicure products   pedicures  
Fingernail Fixer Shirts Now Available
  • July 10, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Advertise your #FNFfreak standards to your clients with a shirt. 

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Keywords: 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. 

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Keywords: additives   CND   CND Shellac   continuing education   education  
Placing Second in Gatlinburg
  • July 1, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Holly’s overall score in the soak off gel competition improved with experience.  

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Keywords: CND   competitions   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   soak-off gels  
Prepping for the Next Nail Competition
  • June 27, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

After participating in her first nail competition, Holly is ready for the next one. 

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Keywords: CND   competitions   FingerNailFixer   gels   Holly Schippers  
Nail Art How To: Sugar Skulls
  • June 26, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

After getting multiple tutorial requests, Holly and friends created a sugar skull nail art how-to video. 

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Keywords: demo   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail art   Premiere Orlando  
Holly's Europe Tour Ends on a High Note
  • June 23, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

After touring Europe, Holly learned nail techs around the world share the same values to see the industry rise above stereotypes. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Recap: UK Nail Tech Blogs About My Tour
  • June 19, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

 I tend to be the one blogging about other people, places, and things; so imagine my surprise to find myself the subject of a blog! 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Takeaways from My First Gel Polish Competition
  • June 16, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Check out these tips from competition director, Carla Collier. 

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Keywords: CND   competitions   FingerNailFixer   gels   Holly Schippers  
Pay It Forward: Holly Presents Aaamazing Nail Tech Award
  • June 13, 2014

Thanks to Nail Talk Radio, Holly had the pleasure of honoring one of her industry hereos. 

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Nail Talk Radio   nail technician  
The Nail Tech That Changed Holly’s Nail Journey
  • June 12, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

When Holly met nail tech, Geneva Summers Holcomb at Premiere Orlando 2013, her nail journey changed forever. 

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Keywords: Empower Nail Art   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Nail Talk Radio   nail technician  
Pro Tip Clips at Premiere Orlando
  • June 9, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Pro Tip Clips   product removal   removal products  
Holly Gets "Empowered"
  • May 19, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Holly has some exciting news to share.

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Keywords: CND   Empower Nail Art   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Premiere Orlando  
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!

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Keywords: CND   continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   motivation  
Are Gel Lamps Safe?
  • May 15, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Holly Schippers (The FingerNailFixer) offers her take on the actual scientific facts about gel manicures.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   gels   Holly Schippers   UV light safety  
Have You Been Using Your Nail Eyes?
  • May 14, 2014

Holly's excited about the Nail Eyes Facebook page and the hashtag #naileyes.

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Keywords: FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail art inspiration  
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.

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Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Connect with Holly This Summer
  • May 2, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Whether it's at Premiere Orlando, the Nail Tech Event of the Smokies, or at CND master classes, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with Holly this summer!

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Keywords: CND   education   Empower Nail Art   Holly Schippers   networking  
Competition Practice Has Begun!
  • April 30, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

For her first practice round, Holly was just over the 30 minute mark for the French manicure. With practice, she hopes to get the time down pat! 

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Keywords: competitions   French manicures   Holly Schippers   time management  
Protect Yourself with a Logo
  • April 24, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Holly can finally share with you that FingerNailFixer is officially a registered trademark! Find out more about how she protects her business with a logo. 

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Keywords: branding   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  
Competition Prep for Premiere Orlando 2014
  • April 23, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Join Holly as she recaps what it was like finding a hand model and a sponsor for the gel-polish competition at Premiere Orlando 2014.

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Keywords: CND   competitions   Holly Schippers   Premiere Orlando  
Flowery Files Winners Announced
  • April 14, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Without further ado, the winners of the Flowery Files are...

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Keywords: contests   Flowery   Holly Schippers  
Damage vs. Dehydration
  • April 10, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Holly explains the difference between nail damage and nail dehydration.

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Keywords: damaged nails   Doug Schoon   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail dehydration  
Win an Intro Pack of Flowery Files
  • April 4, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Get ready for another FingerNailFixer giveaway challenge! Follow the guidelines and check back on Thursday April 10 for results.

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Keywords: files   Flowery   Holly Schippers   nail files  
Holly's Competing!
  • April 2, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Holly's finally dipping a toe in the competition water at Premiere Orlando.

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Keywords: competitions   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Premiere Orlando  
FingerNailFixer T-shirt for 2014
  • March 31, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Holly doesn't want to reveal the shirt's design just yet; however, it emphasizes that your salon is educated, clean, and much more.

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Keywords: advertising/promotions   FingerNailFixer   hashtags   Holly Schippers   marketing/promotions  
My Take on IBX
  • March 28, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

America’s Beauty Show in Chicago this year was hoppin'...and so was Famous Names' new product!

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Keywords: Famous Names   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   nail treatments  
Show Floor Layouts are Important
  • March 26, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

America's Beauty Show in Chicago this past weekend was a blast! The only thing that really had me bummed was the floor layout...

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Keywords: America's Beauty Show   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   tradeshows  
Go to ABS with Holly...Virtually!
  • March 19, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

America's Beauty Show (ABS) in Chicago is finally this weekend! I'm so ready to see nail friends from all over and learn some new things.

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Keywords: America's Beauty Show   Holly Schippers   smartphone apps