Planning Ahead in 2014
  • January 10, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

January tends to be a time when the salon life slows down just a smidge, at least when compared to the insanity of December. This makes it the perfect time for you to put together a

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New Year's Resolutions for 2014
  • January 10, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Are you a New Year resolution type of person? It tends to vary for me from year to year. Sometimes I will set some goals and other years, I'll let the chips fall where they may.

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To the Techs Who Made It Possible
  • January 10, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

Did it feel like 2013 just flew by for you? It seems that each year goes by a little faster than the one before. Every year brings happiness and heartache, not always in equal measures. I

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My Newest Gig
  • December 18, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Would you mind if I shared something new and exciting with you? Alex Fox has asked me to become a monthly columnist for Scratch Magazine! I'm honored and excited to contribute to the UK-based magazine and

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See you at ISSE Long Beach 2014!
  • December 13, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Would you believe there are still some professional beauty shows I have never attended? One such show is the upcoming ISSE in Long Beach, Calif. I have seen the chatter about it online and wondered how

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Welcome Holly to iPhone Nation
  • December 13, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Most of the time I prefer to march to a different drummer than the average person. This has been most noticeable in recent years with my fervent clinging to the keyboard of my BlackBerry in lieu

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is the book club working for you?
  • December 6, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEI noticed that there aren't many replies to the book club blogs. Are you all reading along and just not up to posting or would you like me to postpone the book club until January when

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Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing  
Competition on the NTP Cruise
  • December 6, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

One last blog about the NTP Cruise. The final class day was a nail competition in which we were challenged to do sculpted gel enhancements using the product of our choice. This is a little tricky

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Yoga for Nail Techs
  • December 6, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Another great offering at the Beaches BFF Event was meditation, yoga, and information on Ayurveda. The seaside morning meditation was simply bliss. One of my favorite places to relax and let things go is with the

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Keywords: healthy working  
FingerNailFixer on the 2013 NTP Cruise!
  • November 25, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

There was a FingerNailFixer class on the NTP Cruise this year taught by yours truly. I went over all kinds of fun things that could be done with CND Shellac, as well as some helpful tips

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Incorporating Wine into Your Service
  • November 22, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

One of the interesting people I met at the BFF Event Beaches Turks and Caicos was Kate from Be Winery. She hosted tastings at several of the BFF events, like the jewelry party in Columbian Emeralds

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Keywords: business building   pedicures  
Risqué Polish names Causin' trouble!
  • November 18, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Have you ever taken a look at one of the nail notes or lists you write to yourself and thought about how it would look to someone that did not do nails? Just take one company

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Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing  
What's on your Bucket List?
  • November 18, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Do you have a professional bucket list? I have one and something on it is to do some nails for Lzzy Hale of Halestorm. I love her look and the band's sound is just beyond fab!

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Book 1, Chapter 3
  • November 13, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

It's so interesting to get a different point of view on each piece we read. Chapter three has sure been interesting. It not only gave me anatomy information helpful for working on clients, but it also

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E-filing with Vicki Peters
  • November 13, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONE Jumping back to the “Nail Those Profits” cruise, day three brought us an e-file class courtesy of Vicki Peters. You may recall a blog a little while back with advice on selecting an e-file!

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