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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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  

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