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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  
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  
Another LaVaque Giveaway
  • January 21, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

You might recall the blog post in which I mentioned going to the Long Beach show for the first time! I'll be working with LaVaque and Empower. In the blog, I also mentioned the Facebook giveaway

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Keywords: social media  
Should We Make a T-Shirt?
  • July 1, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Above: Fan Cecilia in her FNF Rockstar shirt in JapanNow that the fan nickname has been decided do you feel like there should be a T-shirt?My thoughts are along the lines of a few bullet point

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Are You a FingerNailFixer Freak?
  • July 1, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

I was just recently discussing with my BFF that I still didn’t have an address to send the prize out for the fan nickname contest. So here I go this morning looking back through the blogs

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Introduce Yourself at Premiere Orlando!
  • May 30, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Are you in Orlando or getting ready to leave? I would love to see you again or meet you, this year I can be found in the CND booth #6245 so be sure to swing by

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Nail Styles With Love From England
  • May 8, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Sorry to drop of the blog for a bit! I have loads to share this week to make it up to you! One of the requests for my trip to England was to come back with

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Keywords: acrylics   gels   Nail Art   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Blog Feedback Appreciated!
  • April 19, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Today I have some questions for you all!The business-building series of blogs from guests have come to an end. Did you like them? Would you like to see more of them later in the year?I’m headed

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Name Holly's Fans by Monday, April 22
  • April 19, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Have you put your vote in for the naming contest yet? I’ve realized a decision date was left off, so I wanted to give you a heads up that it was coming to an end on

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Help Holly Name Her Followers!
  • April 11, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

You might like a bit of background story before I introduce this next contest! The story begins at ABS in Chicago during booth set-up. Fellow CND education ambassador Jennifer Harrison was asking me if my Facebook

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
For Good Karma, Offer Some Encouragement
  • April 9, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

How’s your karma quota? I don’t think we can ever put out too much good karma. I was browsing through the photos on the 365 Days of Nail Art Blog and noticing that most of the

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Keywords: Nail Art   social media   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

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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

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Keywords: continuing education   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Business Building: How to Create Freakishly Loyal Clients
  • March 15, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

In the very beginning of my salon career I met a passionate professional who at the time was running the education division for a distributor. She loves every aspect of our business (even nails) and I

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Keywords: business building   social media  
FingerNailFixer Hits 14,000 Likes on FB
  • February 21, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Hey out there to everyone in the nail universe across cyberspace! How are things going this week? I have to admit to floating about cloud nine and wanted to give a big cyber hug and thank

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Keywords: social media  
Tech-to-Tech: There's an (Nail) App for That
  • January 28, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

We are living in the digital age and as such have more resources for nails and knowledge than ever before. One of those technical advances is an app. It seems like anytime you are curious about

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Dr. Oz Attacks Gel Nails, Here's How to Refute His Claims
  • January 24, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Dr. Oz is at it again. I have been receiving lots of concerned calls, e-mails, and messages this week as once again our services fall under attack by those looking to further their own careers and

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Keywords: gels   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Thank You 2012...Looking Forward to 2013
  • December 18, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

As 2012 comes to a close, I hope that there were enough good things about your year to outweigh the bad. Now seems to me like the perfect time to say thank you for the great

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
It's Time to Be More Professional
  • October 23, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

I try to be positive on most blogs. However some days a girl just needs to take a page from Maggie’s book and have a bit of a rant! I’m still trying to find my way

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Do You Use E-Mail Groups for Your Salon Promos?
  • October 17, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

It might shock some of you to know, but organization is not one of my stronger qualities. I am ever on a quest to be more organized and find that life tends to get in the

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Keywords: business building   social media   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

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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

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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

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Keywords: continuing education   gels   Nail Art   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Politicians Are Sellling Nail Polish?
  • September 12, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

What are your thoughts on politicians using nail polish as a fundraiser? I was e-mailed this link by my BFF and just find myself unsure of what to think. On one hand it feels a little

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Keywords: retailing   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Bling Your T-Shirt Contest Question
  • August 22, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

I still need to hear from the following winners in order to send your contest winnings out: Gabriella Rodriguez and Vicki Morales (please e-mail fingernailfixer@hotmail.com so I can get your gift sent to you).Speaking of contests,

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Keywords: social media  
FingerNailFixer Shirts (and a UK Edition too)
  • August 7, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Thanks for the inquiries on how to get a FingerNailFixer shirt! I regret that you have missed having it in time for the contest but am so touched that you would want a shirt anyway! I

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Bling Out Your FingerNailFixer T-Shirts for a Chance to Win!
  • August 7, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

This must be the summer of contests for me, I promised a contest for a chance to win the CND Additives to those who got a FingerNailFixer T-Shirt and I am ready to deliver on that

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
What's Your Favorite Add-On?
  • July 20, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Congrats to Elsa Zukowski, Shirlee Ann Kerr, and Gabriella Rodriguez! (Gabriella, please e-mail editor@nailsmag.com so we can get your gift sent to you!) You have each won a bottle of Shellac! I enjoyed reading all of

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Keywords: social media   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

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Keywords: continuing education   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Congrats to the Winners and More Show Giveaways
  • July 12, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Congrats to the winners of the IBD Just Gel Polish — Vicki Morales and Cecilia Bustamante! You should be getting an e-mail from myself or one of the NAILS team today so watch for it as

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
IBD Giveaway
  • July 6, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

You always hear about how beneficial it is to attend a show, and we all know the networking can be amazing. However the reality is we all can't make it to a show every year for

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
I Need a Square-Like Device for My Blackberry!
  • July 3, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

If you will indulge me I need to channel my inner Maggie today and ask for help! I’m sure by now lots of you have heard about the Square. I have blogged about it, had my

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Keywords: business building   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Watch Our Roundtable from the Smokies Event
  • July 2, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

This past weekend in Gatilinburg, Tenn., I had the honor of attending an amazing event — Nail Tech Networking Event of the Smokies. It was an amazing day of fun and learning preceded by a party

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Behind the Scenes for the July Cover
  • June 26, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

How on earth do you top doing your first cover? Doing your second cover on the same day, but getting to create and select the colors and design of course! For the July cover of NAILS,

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Keywords: Nail Art   pedicures   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

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Keywords: continuing education   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Backstage at CND Shellac Couture Show
  • June 11, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Whew! Was Premiere Orlando a crazy ride or what? It was an exciting show for me as I applied for and received my very first press pass! So exciting to attend and represent the industry as

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Keywords: Nail Art   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Sneaker Nail Art Tutorial
  • May 24, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

After posting the blog about Pinterest inspired art that included a photo of the Shellac sneakers I had done, there were requests coming in from everywhere for a video how to on doing them! Since you

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Keywords: Nail Art   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
For Those About to Rockstar, We Salute You
  • May 7, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Occasionally upon checking into the salon page via Facebook when about to begin a busy day I comment: “For those about to Rockstar, we salute you.” The phrase just struck me one day having listened to

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Pinterest-Inspired Nail Art
  • May 2, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Some time has passed since I finally succumbed to getting a Pinterest account. I've even now had clients bring in photos for inspiration and nail professionals asking for step-by-steps of things they've seen. This week I've

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Keywords: Nail Art   social media  
Meet Hannah
  • April 18, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Remember when I told you the blog might hop around a bit for a month or so? Here we go back to California at the NAILS offices to get to know NAILS editor and associate publisher

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Keywords: Nail Art   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Meet Tim
  • April 5, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Let’s face it — in an industry full of women, you need to be a pretty good sport if you’re going to survive it as a guy. One such guy is Tim Crowley at NAILS Magazine.

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Are Nail Salons on Pinterest?
  • February 16, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

How many of you have discovered Pinterest? I have had lots of people telling me about it for what seems like months and recently find myself bombarded with requests to put some of my work up.

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Keywords: Nail Art   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
The Latest Social Media Tool: The QR Code
  • December 22, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Have you noticed we live in a digital age? People want to do everything from their smart phones and they want to do it now. Enter stage left the QR code. A QR code is a

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Keywords: business building   social media  
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

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Keywords: business building   continuing education   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Is Facebook Useful or a Distraction?
  • October 3, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you listen to Nail Talk Radio? I try to tune in when I am in the position to do so, my favorite is when I can listen AND be in the chat room :o) This

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Do You Want to Do the Cover Nails for a Book?
  • September 29, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Ever think about doing the nails, design, or imaging for a book cover? Here is a chance for you! Trish Rock is an award-winning nail artist who works with the nail industry by mentoring nail technicians

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Keywords: business building   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
You Might Be a Nail Geek If...
  • July 20, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Nail professionals tend to be either treading water holding down a job, or constantly swimming upstream looking for new challenges to keep the passion for a career they love burning brightly. I like to think of

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Do You Know Doug Schoon's Brain?
  • June 8, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

I know I have mentioned Doug Schoon’s Brain on here before, but I think it is worth mentioning over and over until every person on the planet has seen it! Did you know that he would

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Keywords: social media  
Where Are You From And What Is the Current Nail Trend?
  • June 1, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

As you are reading this I am either running around like a crazy person trying to make sure I am not forgetting to take or do anything, driving to the airport, or flying off to London.

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Tech-to-Tech: Building Your Clientele
  • April 15, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Getting started in the nail business can be intimidating. What prices do you charge? Are your services good enough? Can you survive on salon income? So many questions race through your mind. Once you get started,

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Keywords: business building   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
A Little Help From My Nail Friends
  • April 8, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Hello out there in nail land. How are things going this week? For the blog this time I would like to get some feedback on a few things I have on my blog to-do list so

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Would You Be OK If Your Phone or Computer Crashed?
  • April 1, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

How much of a tech junkie are you? Could you live without your laptop? Is your cell phone nearly a lifeline? To that end what would happen if one or both of them crashed, were stolen, or

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Keywords: client issues   social media   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Delving Deeper Into Facebook Lists With Rhonda Kibuk
  • February 25, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

If you do much online networking, or even networking at shows, you have probably run into Rhonda Kibuk from The Purple Pinkie. She is knowledgeable, fun, and willing to share. I am constantly in awe of

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Keywords: business building   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Accessible Nail Tech Networking
  • February 18, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

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Keywords: business building   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
More on Facebook: Vanity URLs and Linking to Your Website
  • January 20, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Creating a Vanity URL Back into Facebook page territory we go! The first thing to touch on is how to make your Facebook page address more simple to share. This is called a vanity URL (meaning you

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Keywords: business building   social media  
Setting Up a Facebook Page (Part 2)
  • January 13, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

How is your salon Facebook page coming along? Have you loaded some photos? Have you picked up some fans? Are you waiting for more detail from me?  I want to clarify some things from the last

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Keywords: business building   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Setting Up a Facebook Page for Your Salon (Part 1)
  • January 11, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you have a Facebook page for your salon? If the answer is no, could I ask why not? Facebook is a free resource that could be an interactive tool that brings clients into the salon.

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Keywords: business building   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Welcome to the FingerNailFixer
  • December 15, 2010
  • Holly Schippers

Hello and welcome! It is so wonderful to “see” you here. My name is Holly L. Schippers (pronounced skippers, think school). I have been a nail technician since the beginning of 1999. I became an Education

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
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