Don't Make Me Blush
  • July 1, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you recall that I am an Education Ambassador for CND? I know I never mention them so it isn’t obvious or anything. LOL. Recently an amazing honor was bestowed on me and I wondered if

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Keywords: continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing  
A Nail Tech's Final Farewell to a Beloved Client
  • June 29, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Hello all! I wonder if you might humor me today and allow me to post my last respects to a very dear client? We all have them — maybe if you are lucky you have more

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Keywords: client issues  
Refresh Your Nail Notebook (Or Start One If You're New!)
  • June 24, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Welcome to the global craft project for any and all nail professionals! Some of you may remember seeing this previously, but I wanted to post links to it again to either take up where you left

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Keywords: business building   tech-to-tech sharing  
Educate Your Clients About Quality Salons (and Give Them Something to Brag About)
  • June 17, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

If I ask what your favorite fast food restaurant is, you most likely could pop right off with one or two. If that question was followed up with are they always clean and is the service

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Keywords: business building  
UK's Hot Nail Art Styles
  • June 16, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Hello! How has your week been so far? I am checking in to let you know what I found out about nail styles while in the UK. The glitter services are definitely starting to make their

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Keywords: nail art  
True Blood SpaManicure
  • June 9, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Remember back when we talked about creating custom services? Just mixing and matching things in the product line that you already use to make something fun and interesting for the regulars or to help attract newcomers.

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Keywords: natural nail care   tech-to-tech sharing  
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  

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