Be Proactive About Your Business
  • August 17, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you offer any fun sideline services in the salon? Mine is body art. Since I offer the service, I also read the newsletter from Amerikan Body Art, which is the company I use. This month’s

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Keywords: business building  
I Got To Do My Daughter's Nails!
  • August 16, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you have daughters? Do you do their nails? One of the most common questions I get when people find out I have a daughter is “do you do her nails all the time”? While this

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Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing  
Do You Barter Your Services?
  • August 10, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you ever trade services? You know “I will do your nails if you groom my dog.” Or “How about if we do each other’s toes?” If not, why? It can be a mutually beneficial way

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Keywords: business building   tech-to-tech sharing  
Job Interview Tips
  • August 5, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you recall last week’s request for advice? I wanted to be sure and thank you all for your words of wisdom and encouragement! It seemed like a good idea to share one of the replies

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Keywords: business building   continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing  
CND Grand Master Class in Hawaii
  • July 28, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Are some of you CND techs? If so I wondered if you would be interested in joining me in Hawaii for three days of CND Master Classes with the opportunity to earn your Grand Master. The

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Keywords: acrylics   continuing education   gels  
Do You Ever Get Nervous?
  • July 28, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you ever get nervous? Maybe a job interview or trying something new? I find myself a bit nervous today as I will be trying out something new this weekend. It is kind of a job

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Keywords: continuing education  
Embedding in Rockstar Toes
  • July 28, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Thanks so much to all who answered the call for help on embedding things in enhancements! Your comments and video links were so helpful and much appreciated. Some of us tend to shy away from embedding

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Keywords: gels   Nail Art   pedicures   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Be Your Own Cheerleader -- For an Entire Month
  • July 27, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

What makes you special? Why should someone come to you for services? What are some of your best qualities as a person? As a professional? All too often I hear techs getting down on themselves for

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Keywords: healthy working   tech-to-tech sharing  
Holly Accepts Our Nail Eyes Challenge
  • July 26, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Did you catch at the end of the most recent blog about nail eyes that NAILS Magazine issues us a challenge? I don’t know about you, but I’m always up for a challenge. Here is a

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Keywords: acrylics   gels   Nail Art   tech-to-tech sharing  
You Might Be a Nail Geek If...
  • July 20, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Nail professionals tend to be either treading water holding down a job, or constantly swimming upstream looking for new challenges to keep the passion for a career they love burning brightly. I like to think of

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
In Search Of Embedding Techniques
  • July 18, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you admit your shortcomings as a professional or are you basically good at everything? I like to think I can do everything decently, but am smart enough to know that my niche is in natural

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Keywords: acrylics   gels   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
A Summertime Nail Experiment
  • July 14, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you ever test things out that your clients complain about? There have been some mentions about water, chlorine, and generally common summer vacation activities causing challenges with nail coverings. It is not every day that

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Keywords: client issues   gels   troubleshooting  
What Is Your Product Passion?
  • July 12, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

What is your product passion? Every nail tech has a product that they love beyond reason — OK maybe two or three products. Think back over all the time you’ve done nails — whether that time

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Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing  
Are You Using Your Nail Eyes?
  • July 8, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Remember when we talked about looking at the world with your nail eyes? How is that going for you? Are you finding your inner creativity or are you still letting your eyes hold you back? For

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Keywords: Nail Art  
Tech-to-Tech: How Do You Balance It All?
  • July 6, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

If we are all honest, there comes a time when you have so much going on that something has to give. When you get there, what gives? Do you take time out of family time? Cut

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Keywords: healthy working   tech-to-tech sharing  

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