Do You Know Doug Schoon's Brain?
  • June 8, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

I know I have mentioned Doug Schoon’s Brain on here before, but I think it is worth mentioning over and over until every person on the planet has seen it! Did you know that he would

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Keywords: social media  
Where Are You From And What Is the Current Nail Trend?
  • June 1, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

As you are reading this I am either running around like a crazy person trying to make sure I am not forgetting to take or do anything, driving to the airport, or flying off to London.

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
A Few Things to Remember Before Premiere Orlando
  • June 1, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

How many of you are gearing up for the Premiere show in Orlando this weekend? I hope you made sure to get tickets to the Nail Tech BBQ! What else will you be checking out? Having

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Keywords: business building   continuing education  
Tech-to-Tech: How Did You Improve Your Service Times?
  • May 31, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

It seems that a lot of you did consider yourself slow! If you feel like you have the technique down, what can you possibly do to speed up? I’m sure you are tired of hearing it,

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Keywords: client issues   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Are You Slow or Just Meticulous?
  • May 25, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

I frequently hear in class that nail professionals think they are slow. What really defines slow? Does this mean someone else in the salon works faster, are you comparing to the industry average time, or a

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Keywords: troubleshooting  
True or False? Find Out if These Nail Myths Are Real
  • May 20, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

I’ve enjoyed reading your messages and have some answers for your myth questions that you can share with clients! Gel nails are better for your nails then liquid and powder.False. To quote Greg Salo from Young Nails,

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Keywords: acrylics   gels   troubleshooting  
What Do You Do When You're Having a Bad Day?
  • May 18, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Ever had a bad day? Not a wimpy bad day like you ran out of Fruit Loops and had to eat Cheerios bad day, but the kind where the alarm goes off in the middle of

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Keywords: client issues   healthy working   tech-to-tech sharing  
What's Your Favorite Nail Myth?
  • May 13, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

We have all heard them, the informative tips that people have for stronger nails, longer nails, and how to let your nails breathe. I nearly hurt myself laughing this morning reading a post on Nail Tips,

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Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Response to Wiggly Clients
  • May 11, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

The response to the problem client blog was great!  I would like to carry it over into another blog to address something that so many of you commented on having — wiggly clients! I put it

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Keywords: client issues   tech-to-tech sharing  
Before You Write That Problem Client Off …
  • May 6, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you have problem clients? I bet a face or two just popped into your mind’s eye! What do you consider a problem client? Some issues that we run into are not necessarily that the person

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Keywords: business building   client issues   tech-to-tech sharing  
Don't Ever Give Up on Your Dream (Nails)
  • May 3, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you have a dream nail design you want to wear someday? Maybe someone else will do it, maybe something you intend to design, but something that just calls to you as the ultimate nail experience?

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Keywords: nail art  
Acrylic: Understanding Mix Ratio
  • April 29, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

We have covered great cuticle work as an option to help prevent lifting. If you work with liquid-and-powder products another culprit can be the mix ratio. The mix ratio can vary from company to company, so

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Keywords: acrylics   troubleshooting  
Tips for Working with Gel
  • April 28, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

 I’ve had some requests for help with gels. One of the most difficult things is getting the hang of working with it, especially if you are used to working with liquid and powder. It is a

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Keywords: gels   troubleshooting  
Perfecting Your Acrylic Smile Lines
  • April 26, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do liquid-and-powder smile lines elude you? Does it feel like a jigsaw puzzle and someone is playing a joke on you by withholding some of the pieces? Smile lines have always been a struggle for me

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Keywords: acrylics   troubleshooting  
Step Out of the Box for Continuing Education
  • April 22, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you ever feel like if you like one product you shouldn’t acknowledge other products? Or are you a big fan of closet chemistry mixing-and-matching whatever suits you? Sometimes nail professionals feel pulled in different directions

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Keywords: business building   continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  

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