Use Your Nail Eyes to Create Ritual Trays
  • April 26, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

We have talked about seeing things with your “nail eyes” before and so many of you have learned to find new inspirations for nail designs, colors, or even textures. Today I would like you to think

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Keywords: salon decor/design   tech-to-tech sharing  
NAILS Loves Bling
  • April 18, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Funny thing about visiting the NAILS offices is that if you have some spare time and would rather do NAILS than jump into the 5 pm rush hour traffic on a Friday afternoon (in LA!), there

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Keywords: nail art  
Practice, Practice, Practice
  • April 18, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

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

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

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

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Keywords: continuing education   nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
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  

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