Buisiness Building: Treat Your Clients Well, But Be Firm
  • March 25, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Jennifer Halfon is an educator for Young Nails. We have met online and I had the privilege of taking one of her art classes when she was in Des Moines. She is a talented and passionate

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Keywords: business building   client issues   tech-to-tech sharing  
10 Common Nail Myths Refuted by Doug Schoon
  • March 21, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Don’t you have a little chuckle to yourself when someone sits down in your chair and starts talking about breathing nails? What other myths have you heard over the years? Doug Schoon addresses common nail myths

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Keywords: acrylics   gels  
What Is Nail Patella Syndrome?
  • March 15, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Sara is a professional I met online who had such an amazing story that I have asked her to share it with you. She is a wonderful inspiration. — Holly As a child, I dreamed of growing

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Keywords: client issues   healthy working  
Business Building: How to Create Freakishly Loyal Clients
  • March 15, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

In the very beginning of my salon career I met a passionate professional who at the time was running the education division for a distributor. She loves every aspect of our business (even nails) and I

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Keywords: business building   social media  
Do You Know What the True Cuticle Is?
  • March 6, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

What and where is cuticle? How sure are you about that? Some are taught in school what real cuticle is and some are not. Then you throw in another group of people who are given inaccurate

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Keywords: natural nail care   troubleshooting  
Get the FingerNailFixer Combo from LaVaque
  • February 28, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

This week’s business building blog is an invitation to step outside your box. Setting limits on what you think you can do, sets limits on your business. Barry LaVaque found that his business specialty could encompass

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Keywords: business building   nail art   retailing   tech-to-tech sharing  
FingerNailFixer Hits 14,000 Likes on FB
  • February 21, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Hey out there to everyone in the nail universe across cyberspace! How are things going this week? I have to admit to floating about cloud nine and wanted to give a big cyber hug and thank

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Keywords: social media  
Business-Building: 6 Retail Tips for Your Salon
  • February 12, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Are you ready for another business-building blog? This one comes to you from Herman Paez, a sales director at OPI. He touches on retail and includes info he has gathered in his experiences to offer you

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Keywords: business building   retailing  
Feeling Honored and Loved
  • February 12, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

If you would be so kind as to indulge me, I would like to say a very honored and heartfelt thank you to the Cosmetologists and Barbers of Iowa (CBI) as well as the Iowa Cosmetology

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Keywords: continuing education  
A Story About Improper Application and Removal of Gel-Polish
  • February 12, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

The repeated bashing Dr Oz gives nail services is frustrating to say the least. What he continues to fail to mention is that there is a difference in the services from one salon to another. Something

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Keywords: continuing education   gels   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Business Building: Education Event
  • February 4, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

For this week’s business building blog we get advice from Paula Knight, nail professional, as well as a bonus — information on an educational event she is hosting! With the great line up she has I

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Keywords: business building   continuing education  
Tech-to-Tech: There's an (Nail) App for That
  • January 28, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

We are living in the digital age and as such have more resources for nails and knowledge than ever before. One of those technical advances is an app. It seems like anytime you are curious about

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Business Building: Self-Marketing
  • January 25, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

When asking on Facebook for blog subject requests, the most frequent answer was business-building tips. Instead of only offering my own opinions it seemed like a better deal for all of you for me to gather

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Keywords: business building  
Dr. Oz Attacks Gel Nails, Here's How to Refute His Claims
  • January 24, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Dr. Oz is at it again. I have been receiving lots of concerned calls, e-mails, and messages this week as once again our services fall under attack by those looking to further their own careers and

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Keywords: gels   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Have You Watched Nailgasm Yet?
  • January 15, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Every now and then I have some time to kill — crazy, I know. I like to look back through other blogs, dink a bit on Pinterest, try catching up on email, etc. A blog NAILS

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  

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