DIY Mani Cam
  • March 10, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Most of you have probably seen the mani-cam for the Oscars. How many of you have ever thought about making one for in-salon nail photography? Vicki Jensen of Contempo Salon & Day Spa in Ann Arbor,

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Who's Coming to ABS 2014?
  • March 6, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Who's going to America's Beauty Show in Chicago this year? Only a couple weeks away now and I know I'm counting down the days to some fun and education with my fellow industry peers. I have

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Join #naileyes on Facebook
  • March 6, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

   This #naileyes finding was submitted by Anna Ryder.I've talked to you about the concept of "nail eyes" for years now. After the most recent blog asking you to use a #naileyes hashtag, someone took it

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Guin's Competition Experience
  • February 24, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

It was so exciting to read Guin's guest blog before IBS. Let's see what she has to say after!— HollyHere's how my day of competitions went. The first competition was "Inspired Artistic Genius." This is a

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Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing  
Multi-Nail Art with CND Shellac
  • February 24, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Since the last couple videos have been technical, it seemed only fair to give you a break and post something fun :) Here are some tips on doing a set where the nails are different from

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Keywords: nail art  
Sealing Short Nails
  • February 18, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

After the video that addressed removal issues, a few things came up. I will do some follow-up blogs and videos to address your questions and concerns. The first one I'm going to help you with is

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Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
From the Hand Model's Perspective
  • February 11, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

The modeling gig for ISSE Long Beach was really eye-opening when it comes to competing. You have to be really diligent about following every single rule. You have to have models ready to go and a

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Keywords: nail art  
The Truth About White Spots
  • February 11, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

We commonly speculate whether white spots, strips, and areas on the nails are caused by dehydration or damage. Those of us who consider ourselves well-educated and competent have viewed the white spots on the nails from

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Keywords: client issues  
I Spy With My #naileyes
  • February 10, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

You have heard me talk or read my blogs about seeing things with your nail eyes many times. Everything in the world around us can become inspiration for great nails. What if we could share ideas

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Keywords: nail art  
Proper Prep for Tax Season
  • February 10, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

During this time of year, many of us are banging our heads against the wall trying to get taxes done so we can be bled dry as punishment for being self-employed. Ignorance of the laws and

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ISSE Long Beach 2014 Recap
  • February 7, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

How many of you made it to ISSE? The weather in Long Beach was a nice change from the below 0F that has been dominating the Midwest this winter. The show was interesting, and I enjoyed

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Keywords: nail art   troubleshooting  
Getting Ready to Hand Model at ISSE Long Beach 2014!
  • January 22, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Has competition ever interested you? It makes me curious, but I didn't think I would stand a chance competing. The first thing that throws me off are the nails themselves. They aren't in a normal salon

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Guest Post from a Competition Nail Tech
  • January 21, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

I have been harboring the idea of competing now that gel-polish has become a category and thought it would be cool to get a competitor's perspective. LaVaque and Empower Nail Art have also been magnanimous enough

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Keywords: nail art  
Another LaVaque Giveaway
  • January 21, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

You might recall the blog post in which I mentioned going to the Long Beach show for the first time! I'll be working with LaVaque and Empower. In the blog, I also mentioned the Facebook giveaway

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Keywords: social media  
Clever Ideas for V-Day in the salon
  • January 10, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

What fun and interesting things are you doing for Valentine's in the salon? Not everyone gets the warm and fuzzies at the thought of this specific holiday, so maybe doing something a little different in conjunction

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