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  
Week Five: Pedicures and Publicity
  • September 29, 2014
  • Tisha Allen

This week I received my very first pedicure in class, did my instructor's nails, and got to be a star for a day!

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Keywords: Athena Elliott   CND   Nail Talk Radio   pedicures   student issues  
Week Four: One Month In!
  • September 22, 2014
  • Tisha Allen

An entire month of nail school already finished! I have completed 94 hours of my 240-hour course. In Florida you have to complete a minimum of 240 hours to qualify for the state board so you can obtain your nail technician license. Within this time, I have also managed to complete 40 of my 90 required nail services.

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Keywords: acrylic   CND   gels   Hand & Nail Harmony   Odyssey  
Week Three: Settling In
  • September 16, 2014
  • Tisha Allen

Slowly, I’m settling in and school is beginning to feel like home. Earlier in the week I was pleasantly surprised with a visit from my 4-year-old daughter, Demi.

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Keywords: children's services   cuticle care   cuticles   Doug Schoon   student issues  
Week Two: A Rough Start
  • September 8, 2014
  • Tisha Allen

The second week of school got off to a rough start. I spent most of my week finalizing my submission video for the Beauty Changes Lives /CND /Tippi Hedren Nail Technology Scholarship. The scholarship is for nail tech students, giving them the opportunity to win the full cost of their nail technology tuition to an accredited school.

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Keywords: acrylics   Beauty Changes Lives   CND   cosmetology schools   scholarships  
Week 1: An Exciting Introduction!
  • September 2, 2014

Where do I begin?  I really have so much to talk about, and I am so excited! I never imagined that my first week would have been so packed with information on several different nail enhancement products and services, nor did I ever think that I would perform an actual manicure my second day of class — yikes!

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Keywords: CND   cosmetology schools   Essie   OPI products   pink-and-whites  
Meet Student Blogger Tisha Allen
  • August 21, 2014
  • Tisha Allen

Hi, I’m Tisha Allen, an aspiring nail technician who has vivid goals of taking the nail care industry by storm!

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Keywords: cosmetology schools   schools   student issues  
Week Three: Going the Extra Mile
  • July 21, 2014
  • Harriet Gibson

This week I have been doing some extra training aside from nails.  Here in the U.K., it’s expected that nail salons provide beauty and tanning services too. You’ve got to be a triple threat!

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Keywords: acrylics   clients   eyelash   schools   student issues  
Week Two: Real Live Humans!
  • July 14, 2014
  • Harriet Gibson

You may recall that I was worrying about working on clients last week. Well, it turns out that real, live clients caused me a couple of headaches in week two.

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Keywords: client issues   schools   student issues  
Week One: Hectic but Fun!
  • July 7, 2014
  • Harriet Gibson

My first week has been a hectic one, and my mind is well and truly boggled.

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Keywords: cosmetology schools   EZ Flow   nail art   student issues  
Meet Harriet
  • June 25, 2014
  • Tracy Rubert

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Keywords: cosmetology schools   newbie   schools   student issues  

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