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  
Tech-to-Tech: Building Your Clientele
  • April 15, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Getting started in the nail business can be intimidating. What prices do you charge? Are your services good enough? Can you survive on salon income? So many questions race through your mind. Once you get started,

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Keywords: business building   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  
Just in Time for Summer: New Rockstar Technique
  • April 13, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

 Summer is just around the corner and toes are peeking out of sandals more and more everyday! An easy add on for pedis is glitter work — you can even add it to manicures using the

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Keywords: Gels   nail art   pedicures   troubleshooting  
A Little Help From My Nail Friends
  • April 8, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Hello out there in nail land. How are things going this week? For the blog this time I would like to get some feedback on a few things I have on my blog to-do list so

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Tech-to-Tech Sharing: What Are Your Favorite Resources?
  • April 5, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Have you ever heard the tip debates asking if we prefer to be thought of as a waitress or as a doctor-type person? I’m not touching the whole tipping debate with a 10-foot pole today, but

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Keywords: client issues   healthy working   tech-to-tech sharing  
Would You Be OK If Your Phone or Computer Crashed?
  • April 1, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

How much of a tech junkie are you? Could you live without your laptop? Is your cell phone nearly a lifeline? To that end what would happen if one or both of them crashed, were stolen, or

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Keywords: client issues   social media   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Have You Seen Doug Schoon's Brain?
  • March 28, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Have you been in Doug Schoon’s brain yet? If you have you know what an incredible learning opportunity it is. If not, what have you been waiting for? An engraved invitation? Here it is — your

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Keywords: natural nail care  
Q&A About the Square Credit Card Reader
  • March 23, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Are you doing nails as a one man show, or in a small salon, or maybe booth rent? If you take your own form of payment, you may have noticed that clients are increasingly wishing to

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Keywords: business building   retailing   tech-to-tech sharing  
All Acetone is Not Equal
  • March 21, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

With acetone prices jumping at distributors everywhere in a response to growing demand, some salons are opting to purchase acetone from hardware or lumberyard type stores instead. Pure acetone is pure acetone, right?Not exactly. To find

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Keywords: troubleshooting  
CND Shellac and Fashion Fusion Video
  • March 18, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Did you make it to the ABS show in Chicago this last weekend? Wasn’t the Shellac and Fashion Fusion Runway show amazing!?! For those that could not make it, thinking of the fans on Facebook, I

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Keywords: nail art  
America's Beauty Show Recap
  • March 16, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Wow! This past weekend at ABS was amazing and so much fun! It was a pleasure to meet so many dedicated NAILS readers and an honor to introduce NAILS to new readers. Thanks to those that

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Keywords: continuing education  
Headed to Chicago for ABS!
  • March 9, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

I’m getting a little excited about going to America’s Beauty Show in Chicago this weekend to the point of drawing a total blank as to what to blog about! I have a fabulous roomie lined up,

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Keywords: business building   continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing  
Tech-to-Tech: Home Advice For Clients
  • March 4, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you offer any home care advice above and beyond the usual? Maybe something fun, functional, or just plain creative to help clients take better care of their hands between visits? Wouldn’t it be nice to

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Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing  

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