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  
Introducing 3 New Nail Art Designs for ICE
  • February 21, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

The ICE (Iowa Cosmetology Educators) 2012 Design Team has finally presented the 2012 designs and I’m so excited to share some of them with you! I’ve committed to three exclusive videos ,so I while I will

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Keywords: continuing education   nail art   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  
Thank You for Everything
  • February 16, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Hello again! It has been a while since the last blog and for that I apologize. I recently found myself flying to Texas to see my Dad who was admitted to the hospital. And then I

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Tech-to-Tech: Do You Place Blame or Find Solutions?
  • January 31, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

When someone comes into the salon and has issues with their nails not wearing as they should, is your first instinct to look for blame or access the damages and hunt for solutions? So often I

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Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
It's Beauty Show Season!
  • January 26, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

How is your marketing plan for the year looking? I’m on April/May and trying to decide if I want to go the Mother’s day route, do a social media special, or somehow combine the two. What

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Keywords: business building   continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing  
Concepting New Nail Styles
  • January 20, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

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Keywords: continuing education   nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Get Clients to Bring in Polish Bottles for $1 Off
  • January 17, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

How did the marketing thoughts go over the weekend? I think I have my polish promotion put together and plan to implement it this week through February instead of a Valentine’s Day special. Nothing wrong with

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Keywords: business building   tech-to-tech sharing  
What Are Your Marketing Plans?
  • January 13, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Have you started mapping out your year for marketing yet? I’m working on mine and trying to decide if I want to do things seasonally, quarterly, or bi-monthly. I’m leaning toward bi-monthly and creating my own

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Keywords: business building   tech-to-tech sharing  
Make Your Own Nail Decals!
  • January 12, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

How is your year going so far? Got that retail area spruced up and plans for making the restroom seem like a part of the salon instead of a convenient store stop? Have you seen anything

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Keywords: gels   nail art  
Info About Nail Art Stamping Systems
  • January 10, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

There have been lots of questions about the Konad stamping system (and others). Since I do not use it and wanted to answer your questions, I sent out an SOS and got some great videos and

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Keywords: nail art  

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