Plan Now for a Nail Cruise Next Fall
  • December 18, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

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

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Keywords: business building   continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing  
Tis the Day Before Christmas...
  • December 18, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

It’s the day before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature is stirring….who am I kidding? A lot of us are running around like chickens with our heads cut off! Some taking last minute

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Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing  
Pre-Plan Now for Return Clients in 2013
  • December 18, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

With the influx of extra clients you may have right now for the holidays, what are you doing to bring them back next year? Have you gathered addresses for follow-up cards or birthdays as a reason

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Keywords: business building   tech-to-tech sharing  
Don't Forget to Take Care of Yourself
  • December 18, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

With the holiday rush upon the salon, I just wanted to extend a friendly reminder to take care of yourselves in these days of extended hours and squeezed in extras. Drink plenty of water to avoid

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Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing  
Rebalancing/Filling Acrylic Nails
  • December 14, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Part of business building is client retention. It does not do a lot of good to put out the effort to get people in the door if you can’t keep them in your chair. Something I

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Keywords: acrylics   gels   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
See the Snow with Your Nail Eyes
  • December 4, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Some of you, like myself, live in a climate where snow has either begun to flurry now and then or is imminent. Most of the time it becomes an inconvenience and I hear a lot of

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Do You Offer Black Friday and Cyber Monday Salon Specials?
  • December 4, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Business building is something on the minds of nail professionals new and old in some cases. After asking for blog suggestions on my Facebook page it was the most common request. With that in mind I

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Keywords: business building   tech-to-tech sharing  
Simple Rockstar Nail Art Videos
  • November 14, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

I have been asked to do a very simple version of Rockstar nails/toes, as well as a quick and easy way to do glitter tips. Rockstar to me simply means full-on glitter coverage — maximum bling.

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Keywords: nail art  
Randomly Rockstar Nail Art Video
  • November 14, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

I may not always be the fastest to catch on to things but I do tend to eventually get what’s going down. I have learned that when I make a video some of you are distracted

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Keywords: nail art  
Dare to Dot Nail Art Video
  • November 14, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

 As you can tell I’ve been on a bit of a video bender, having some spare hotel time has helped as well as having all my AV equipment on hand so I can light up even

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Keywords: nail art  
CND Additives Drip Technique
  • November 14, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

 I love seeing what other nail professionals are doing. Don’t you? It is so inspiring to see different ideas, techniques, and colors. When I ran across this drip technique photo done by CND Education Ambassador Melody

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Keywords: gels   nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Thumb Palette and New Fall Nail Art Video
  • November 12, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Sometimes you just run across things that make your life easier. I have recently discovered some of these things thanks to my friend Alicia Bryant-Mayes. When she called me talking about a thumb palette and some

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
UK Nail Tech Shares Nail Art Videos
  • November 8, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

When visiting the UK, one of the host locations had run a contest for a nail professional to spend some time with me getting pointers on making YouTube videos. We all know it has definitely been

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Before and After Pictures Are Good Marketing Tools
  • November 2, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Remember the blog where we talked about taking pictures of returning clients to show the wear of your services and how they held up and the nails still looked good? Another version of that is before-and-after

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Keywords: business building   tech-to-tech sharing  
Get Inspired by Autumn Beauty
  • October 29, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

I love this time of year when clients let loose some of their nail inhibitions and venture into bolder expressions of themselves on those 10 fantastic accessories they carry around daily! I hope you are having

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  

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