Understanding Your Clients' True Needs
  • September 8, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Note from Holly: Here’s a guest blog from Tanya Sisson. Tanya is an experienced professional in the nail industry. Licensed since 1989, she has been involved in education from the start of her career. Tanya enjoyed

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Keywords: client issues   gels   pedicures   tech-to-tech sharing  
Creating Custom Bridal Toes
  • September 2, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Have you taken the “Who Are You” quiz at cnd.com yet? While it gives you an idea on a nail coating that suits you, it is also a useful tool to help you start the thought

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Keywords: nail art   pedicures  
Do You Have A Nail Friend?
  • September 1, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you have a “nail friend”? You know the one person who gets the “industry stuff”? I am fortunate enough to have lots of nail friends, but one whom also happens to be one of my

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Being Proactive: Where Do You Start?
  • August 23, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Hi! How are things going this week? After the blog about being proactive, there were some comments asking for help on figuring out where to start. How about we make a game plan together? The first

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Keywords: business building   tech-to-tech sharing  
Do You Read the Directions?
  • August 19, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you ever read the directions on nail products? Maybe a glimpse to be sure you’re using it properly or just full steam ahead because how hard could it really be anyway? Sometimes you can get

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Keywords: client issues   healthy working   troubleshooting  
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  

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