Stick a Toe in the Nail Fashion Waters
  • August 30, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

If you are intimidated by large shows, a smaller, more intimate setting could be the way to go for you. One example of this is the Nail Tech Event in Gatlinburg, Tenn. It is so much

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Keywords: nail art  
Holly Wins an Award from Nail Talk Radio!
  • August 27, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Another great Nail Tech Event of the Smokies this past weekend! I will post several blogs to give you an idea of what was hopping in the southeast. The end of the day caught me quite

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Thinking Ahead About Education
  • August 22, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

As I'm packing for the Nail Tech Event of the Smokies, I'm already thinking ahead to next year and wondering which classes to book. If you've attended the event before or are planning to attend in

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Let's Start a Book Club!
  • August 12, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

With the kids headed back to school, it has me in the mood for some further education myself. Fall always makes me want to carve out a bit of time to curl up with a good

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Empower Nail Art Demo Videos
  • August 9, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

If you've been to a show this year, you've probably heard the buzz about Empower Nail Art. I enjoy asking attendees that visit me in the CND booth what is new and cool outside my bubble.

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Keywords: nail art  
FingerNailFixer's on Vimeo!
  • August 7, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Have you ever been watching one of my YouTube videos and wished it had a higher resolution so you could see some of the details better? It has been frustrating for me to have a great

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Fashion-Inspired Nails
  • August 5, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

I spy with my nail eyes some great inspiration in the clothing of some of the New Zealand Beauty Expo attendees. What can you create using some of these patterns as inspiration? I used one shirt

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Keywords: nail art  
The First Nail Competitions at Beauty Expo New Zealand
  • August 2, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

The Beauty Expo in New Zealand offered its first nail competitions this year. How exciting it was to be included in such a great experience! There was a photo contest as well as a live completion.

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Want to drink an L&P?
  • July 31, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

While with some of the girls in New Zealand, one asked if I would like to drink an "L&P." The girls immediately began laughing at the look on my face and showed me that it was

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Nail Tech Event of the Smokies
  • July 30, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Are we going to see each other in Gatlinburg, Tenn. this year? I've been counting down the days until this fun, nails-only show and getting the chance to have a great nail time with some of

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Keywords: continuing education  
Time to Reexamine Our Customer Service
  • July 26, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

Customer service is a dying art. I have run into such poor customer service lately that it has made me reexamine my own service to make sure I haven’t let it go slack in the hustle

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Keywords: business building   client issues  
New Zealand Beauty Expo: Success!
  • July 25, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

The New Zealand Beauty Expo was a great experience! It was very similar to shows in the U.S. Aimee of Creative NZ was kind enough to give me a chance to walk the show floor and

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Using Ketchup to Explain Nail Art -- Seriously!
  • July 1, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

What is the strangest medium you’ve ever used to explain something nail related? I find myself improvising sometimes in class or in the salon when I am trying to help someone visualize what I am talking

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Keywords: continuing education   nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  
Doing Nails in New Zealand
  • July 1, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

This weekend finds me in Auckland, New Zealand. I’m here for the beauty expo and to do a class for the nail distributor that brought me over. I’m excited to work for Aimee (shown in the

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Keywords: continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing  
Use Your "Nail Eyes" for Inspiration!
  • July 1, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

How often do you think to yourself, “I spy with my nail eyes”? I hope as much as we have discussed it over the years that you think it almost every day! In case you have

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Keywords: nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  

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