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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 13: Welcome to 2014!
  • January 10, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

We made it to 2014! I’m excited that my schedule is back to normal. Three of the girls finished the program at school, so it’s down to just three of us. Since there were no new

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Kendra Is Frustrated With Nail School
  • November 26, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Editor’s Note: Kendra’s been busy over the last few weeks, but she’s here to check in with us before the holidays.Sorry I haven’t written in a few weeks. Last week we had seven chapters to get

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Week 5: Halloween Party and New Students
  • November 4, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Happy Halloween and hello to November. October went by way too fast! This week was not a typical one. We had two new students join us and a Halloween celebration at school. We worked on state

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Week 4: It's Already Been a Month!
  • October 29, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Wow! This week marks a month in the nail program. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun! Over the weekend I was reflecting on life... where I've been, where I'm headed. I am someone that

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Week 3: Information Overload — But I Love It!
  • October 21, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

We went over so many things this week. We went into more detail about Vinylux and the class got in some new fall colors. I love them all! Our instructor was attending some CND training all

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Team Gels or Team Acrylic?
  • September 6, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

If you would have asked me that question a few weeks ago I would definitely have said “Team Gels,” but finally after practice, practice, practice I think I have managed to get the liquid-to-powder ratio just

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Racking Up on Services
  • July 1, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Hello lovelies! Let me try to quickly get you up to speed on what’s been going on in my world as a nail tech student. In one word…everything. I’ll start off by saying that we had another OPI

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Brushes, Brushes, Brushes
  • May 20, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

We really didn't do anything new in class last week. I practiced my overlays, sculpted nails, and nail art some more. I performed a few more manicures and pedicures; the good news is that I only

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Old School Nail Art Video...and Lots of Flowers
  • May 8, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

I have to honestly say that it was very hard to get up and get to class on time today. When I woke up I wasn't really feeling that well — headache, queasy stomach, and tired.

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First Day Jitters
  • April 24, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Let me describe my first day of class in one word...awesome! Most of the girls there have already been there for a few days; I was the only one who was brand spanking new. Some would

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Getting Caught Up With Nikki
  • November 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I have missed another week of posting to the blog. I am so sorry. I have been so swamped — but in a good way! School, kids, life, baseball, cheer… I could go on and on.

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Weeks 6 & 7: Getting in Plenty of Practice
  • October 16, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I’ve been so busy— in addition to school, kids, life and everything else, I just started working on the Board of Directors for our children’s Little League. I love it. (Like I had spare time, right?)

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Week 5: Feeling Inspired
  • October 2, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Last week one of the girls in my class graduated. She was awesome and my go-to person. If I had a question, she was the person I asked. I drilled her on gels, 3D art and

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Week 4: Rough Week with a Silver Lining
  • September 27, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Well, along with the good comes the bad right? I have openly expressed how much I am enjoying school and I love all of the new things I am learning. I am also learning in this

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Week 2: First Full Set and a Fantasy Competition!
  • September 14, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

This was an exciting week, to say the least. My school held a school-wide competition, between ALL the departments. The theme was fantasy. It was up to each person to decide if they wanted to be a

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Job Hunting and Client Frustration
  • August 1, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Summer break is over and after a week of studying and YouTubing myself silly, I am focused and ready to knock these last few weeks out. I have four weeks and six pedicures left, so my

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Week 10: Missed Blog and Winding Down
  • July 18, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

So sorry to miss last week’s blog everyone! With the 4th taking out two days of our class time that week and then getting a new computer that I had zero clue how to use, I

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Summer Break=Acrylic and Gel Practice
  • July 12, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

There was no school this week because of summer break. I felt 50/50 about this break because on one hand it delays graduation a week, but on the other hand a few of my classmates have

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Week 8: More Nail Biters, A Lot of Art, and a Gel Demo
  • July 2, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

This week on Monday we had a lady come in to demo a gel brand Gelousy. She was very new to doing demos so her speaking was a bit shaky but the product was pretty cool.

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Week 7: Misadventures in Gel
  • June 25, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

This week we learned about gel nails, overlays and extension. The only bad part is that it is new to all of us — including the teacher. LOL. So we learned it together. For the last

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Attitude Matters
  • June 19, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Have you ever had one those days where everything seems to go wrong? I recently had one of those days and let me tell you it was no fun.The day began normal as usual, practicing acrylic

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Week 5: Fixing Bitten Nails with "Buttons"
  • June 11, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

This week I finished all of my training acrylic exercises and got the chance to work on a technique I have been itching to learn — buttons! One of the hardest types of nails for extensions

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State Board Practice
  • June 11, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

This week was better than last. I had a few gel-polish and pedicure clients. For some reason I get assigned most of the gel-polish applications. The extra practice has definitely helped me with my time and

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Pedicures, Nail Art, and Acrylic, Oh My!
  • May 21, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Pedicure season is in full swing. WooHoo!! Doing pedicures is one of my favorite services. I love when clients leave the pedicure throne and say how much better their feet feel. Between clients and classmates, I

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The First Few Weeks of School
  • October 17, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

These first couple weeks of school have been such an adventure! In terms of theory, we’ve talked about having a professional image, manicuring, infection control (eeeww!), and some of the history of the profession. In the

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Poison Ivy Means No School, But More Practice
  • August 16, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

This week I had a lot of time on my hands. I experimented with CND acrylics and Shellac. I arrived at school on Tuesday and had my theory class over Chapter 9: Nail Diseases and Disorders.

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Lots of Pedicures and Some Retail Too!
  • August 5, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I am the queen bee of the perfect pedicure — in my own mind of course! I haven’t tested lately. I only have six tests left and this is symphony to my ears. It means the

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Keywords: acrylics   gels   manicures   pedicures   student issues  
Week 5: Acrylic World
  • February 4, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

This week I could feel the pressure of taking on more and more work. I now have theory plus the three services a day, and I’m also now taking acrylics. Monday was a day of sitting

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Week 5: Showing Progress
  • November 22, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Wow, this was an easy week. Even though I had long days every day due to my self-inflicted work schedule after school and an emergency run to the AT&T store to replace a non-functioning cell phone,

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Keywords: acrylics   manicures   nail diseases   student issues   student tests  
Week 3: Salon Practice and Sanitation Lessons
  • November 8, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

My first full week of working on clients in the school was a welcome change form the pace of the week before. We were finally working on clients and were out on the main floor of

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Week 2: Preparing to Work on Real Clients
  • November 1, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The start of week two immediately began with changes. Our teacher was called away on a family emergency and we were going to have someone new help us finish out the week before our “Freshman Final”.

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First Week of School
  • October 25, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Walking in the doors of the beauty college as a student for the first time in nearly seven years was so odd. It smelled the same, it looked basically the same and the girls were exactly

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Extra Credit…
  • July 13, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

July 13, 2010Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend a class at the Halsted Tan & Spa Salon here in Chicago as a model for an OPI class. The class was on the Axxium Soak-Off Gels

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Acrylics, Gels, and Wraps — Oh MY!
  • June 22, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

June 21, 2010So for the last week and a half, we have been learning about theory and working on acrylics, gels and wraps. Before we began, I was sooo nervous. It sounded like the three of

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