Week 11-13: Seven More Weeks!
  • May 11, 2015
  • Brittany Machelle

See what NAILS 101 student blogger Brittany Machelle has been up to for the past three weeks.

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Keywords: acrylics   student issues   Young Nails  
Week Ten: The Artist Comes Out
  • April 20, 2015
  • Brittany Machelle

We got a new student, and I am so grateful for her because she put the nail-art fire in me.

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Keywords: acrylics   nail art   schools   student issues  
Weeks Eight and Nine: The Journey Continues
  • April 13, 2015
  • Brittany Machelle

Manicures and pedicures are always highly requested, but the temperature in South Carolina is increasing and so are requests for pedicures.

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Keywords: cosmetology schools   gels   student issues  
Week Seven: Simple But Productive
  • March 24, 2015
  • Brittany Machelle

This week I have been doing more encapsulating acrylic practices. My foils made the cut.

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Keywords: French nail art   Sally Beauty   schools   student tests  
Weeks Five and Six: 150+ Hours Down!
  • March 17, 2015
  • Brittany Machelle

The last two weeks have been busy. They have been filled with many more manicures and pedicures — I honestly feel like a pro!

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Keywords: diabetic clients   French manicures   student issues  
Week Four: Time Out
  • March 3, 2015
  • Brittany Machelle

This week was really short because we missed some days due to the weather.

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Keywords: cosmetology schools   drills   student issues   student tests  
Week Three: Going For It
  • February 23, 2015
  • Brittany Machelle

This week we covered personalities in my Salon Success class. I learned that I am introvertedly intuitive and a structured thinker (I am an introvert, intuitive, structured, and thinking as opposed to sensing).

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Keywords: acrylics   cosmetology schools   polka dot nail art   student issues  
Week Two: Shapes and Sizes
  • February 18, 2015
  • Brittany Michelle

This week was all about book work and practicing with acrylics. I completed seven out of 10 chapters, and played with creating different nail shapes. I also performed a few manicures and pedicures on real clients. Yes, I’m touching people now!

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Keywords: Beauty Changes Lives   CND   cosmetology schools   scholarships   student issues  
Week One: No Time Wasted
  • February 11, 2015
  • Brittany Machelle

The first week of school went by fast. I actually feel like I’ve been here longer than a week. Everyone is so welcoming, and all of the departments — nails, esthetics, cosmetology, financial aid — mix and mingle, which is great!

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Keywords: blogs   cosmetology schools   opi products   student issues   Tammy Taylor Nails  
Meet Student Blogger Brittany Machelle
  • January 29, 2015

Hello Beautiful Beings! My name is Brittany Machelle. I was born and raised in Charleston, S.C. I have traveled away many times, but life always brings me back to my roots, so this is where I will become an amazing nail technician.

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Keywords: blogs   cosmetology schools   student issues  
Week Ten: I Made It!
  • November 17, 2014
  • Tisha Allen

Nail school happened so fast — the experiences I’ve had while obtaining my licenses have been completely amazing, but it’s been a whirlwind!

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Keywords: CND   Nail Talk Radio   Premiere Orlando   scholarships   state licensing  
Week Nine: The Homestretch
  • October 27, 2014
  • Tisha Allen

It’s so hard to say goodbye, and sadly, that is what I’ll be doing next week. I’ll be saying goodbye to nail school and hello to the nail business as a licensed technician; this is once I pass my state board, of course.

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Keywords: air filtration   Naja Rickette   student issues   Valentino Beauty Pure  
Week Eight: Beauty Changes Lives
  • October 20, 2014
  • Tisha Allen

I am so excited to say that my nail tech school tuition will be paid in full! Last week, the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation announced the CND|BCL|Tippi Hedren Nail Technology Scholarship recipients, and I was completely surprised and honored to have been chosen as one of the 10 winners.

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Keywords: 3-D nail art   Beauty Changes Lives   CND   competitions   cosmetology schools  
Week Seven: Learning from an Industry Educator
  • October 13, 2014
  • Tisha Allen

This week we watched a demonstration with the wonderful Gisela Marti, the creative director for Tammy Taylor Nails. I was so excited to finally have a formal introduction to a brand and product line that I see so many nail technicians are committed to using.

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Keywords: acrylics   salon sanitation   student issues   Tammy Taylor Nails  
Week Six: Adventures With E-Files
  • October 6, 2014
  • Tisha Allen

This week was dedicated to increasing my speed. I get frustrated with how long it takes me to complete a full set of acrylic or hard gel nails, especially if I have to first remove 3-D nail art, embellishments, and/or glitter before I can even prep the nails.

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Keywords: e-files   social media   student issues  

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