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  
Event Loyalty Card for Nail Tech Event of the Smokies
  • January 14, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Last year was my first visit to the Nail Tech Event of the Smokies and I was so excited to see a large nails-only event. It is basically a small show just for nail professionals —

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Keywords: business building   tech-to-tech sharing  
Happy New Year (2013)!
  • January 10, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Hope things are off to a great start for you! Have you made any professional goals for the year? Maybe destination education, trying a new service, or having a plan to raise your prices? I’m looking

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Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing  
Thank You 2012...Looking Forward to 2013
  • December 18, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

As 2012 comes to a close, I hope that there were enough good things about your year to outweigh the bad. Now seems to me like the perfect time to say thank you for the great

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Plan Now for a Nail Cruise Next Fall
  • December 18, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

The New Year is approaching fast and it is time to take a look at what is to come! What education are you thinking of for next year? Are you thinking of traveling to a show,

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Keywords: business building   continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing  
Tis the Day Before Christmas...
  • December 18, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

It’s the day before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature is stirring….who am I kidding? A lot of us are running around like chickens with our heads cut off! Some taking last minute

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Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing  
Pre-Plan Now for Return Clients in 2013
  • December 18, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

With the influx of extra clients you may have right now for the holidays, what are you doing to bring them back next year? Have you gathered addresses for follow-up cards or birthdays as a reason

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Keywords: business building   tech-to-tech sharing  
Don't Forget to Take Care of Yourself
  • December 18, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

With the holiday rush upon the salon, I just wanted to extend a friendly reminder to take care of yourselves in these days of extended hours and squeezed in extras. Drink plenty of water to avoid

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Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing  
Rebalancing/Filling Acrylic Nails
  • December 14, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Part of business building is client retention. It does not do a lot of good to put out the effort to get people in the door if you can’t keep them in your chair. Something I

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Keywords: acrylics   gels   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
See the Snow with Your Nail Eyes
  • December 4, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Some of you, like myself, live in a climate where snow has either begun to flurry now and then or is imminent. Most of the time it becomes an inconvenience and I hear a lot of

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  

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