Polishing Tiny (or Bitten) Nails
  • April 10, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

As nail professionals we see nails in all shape, lengths, and conditions. The one several of you have been asking about lately is the dreaded bitten nail that has been cannibalized down to a little nub

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

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

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Keywords: continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
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  
"Vegas" Nail Art Video
  • April 3, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

How are things going for you? A bit busy here so it may start to feel like my blog has A.D.D. over the next couple of weeks! I have more from the trip to NAILS, but

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Teamwork Is Inspiring
  • March 28, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

How many of you have a salon Facebook page? How about a website? How much time does it take you to maintain it if you do not outsource the work? Now imagine you have nearly 100,000

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Keywords: business building   tech-to-tech sharing  
Taking the Grand Tour at NAILS
  • March 23, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Whew. It has been a crazy week and you will not believe where I am! I have come to the NAILS offices to see how things are done and where NAILS is created and the web

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Shamrock Nail Art Video
  • March 16, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Happy St Patrick’s day to all of you, hope you have a safe and fun weekend.— Holly xoxo

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Keywords: nail art  
Creating an Almond-Shaped Nail
  • March 15, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Filing nails seems like an easy enough thing to do, however there are some shapes that pose more of a challenge than others. One such shape is the almond. I’m not talking about your Grandma’s style

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Keywords: natural nail care   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Shopping With Your “Nail Eyes”
  • March 12, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

In looking over the blog at the end of last year, I realized I had mentioned I would make a video taking you shopping with your “nail eyes.” Here is a quick video popping around a

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Keywords: nail art  
Spring Has Sprung
  • March 9, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

With the weather bouncing around this winter it has been difficult to decide if winter colors or spring should be adorning the nails. With temps here hitting the 70s, even the poor geese and flowers are

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Keywords: pedicures  
Upcoming Networking at Orlando and the Smokies
  • March 8, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

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

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Keywords: continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing  
Thanks for Stopping By
  • March 7, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Did you make it to ABS in Chicago this last weekend? I did not venture much out of the CND booth as I was working, but it sounded like there were some interesting things going on!

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

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

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

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

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Keywords: continuing education   student issues  
Creative Salon Storage Ideas
  • February 23, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

It’s no secret that I love to see a salon think outside the box when it comes to décor, services, or anything industry-related. Knowing this, you can imagine how tickled I was to walk into Hair

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Keywords: salon decor/design  

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