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  
Floral French How-To Video
  • June 25, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

I continue to find myself being asked to create things seen on Pinterest. Once I create and photograph them, I find myself getting video requests. Here is another Pinterest-inspired design with an idea on a simple

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Keywords: nail art   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  
Nail Art Inspired by Stained Glass
  • May 29, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Hopefully at this point of having heard me say look at things through your nail eyes you understand what I mean. How is the translation of what you see going from your imagination to the nails

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Keywords: nail art   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  
My First NAILS Cover
  • May 21, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Meet my very first cover model, Ariel. Isn’t she beautiful? I had the privilege of checking an item off my “Bucket List” this past March while in California when I did nails for my first NAILS

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
NAILS New Troubleshooter Video Series
  • May 16, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

One cat is officially out of the bag! Part of my March trip to the NAILS offices in California was to help start off the new NAILS TV Troubleshooter series designed to help techs no matter

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Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
The Beauty of Prom Nails
  • May 9, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Does the word prom make you tingle with anticipation or dread? I don’t think there is much middle ground — techs either love it or dread it, the same as stylists. How do you personally feel

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Keywords: nail art   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  
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  

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