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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 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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Keywords: acrylics   gels   products   student issues  
Week 2: My Support Systems Means Everything
  • October 14, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

So last week was my first week and my boys were on fall break. It was nice to be able to start the night program without worrying about homework, dinner, and all the other mom duties.But

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Keywords: gels   student issues  
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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Keywords: acrylics   gels   student issues  
It's Raining OPI!
  • August 1, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Wow what a month July was! A lot has happened in which I must remind myself that this has been a short month for me. The school was closed the entire week for the Fourth of

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Keywords: gels  
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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Keywords: acrylics   gels   student issues  
Getting Caught Up...Being a Nail Student Is Busy!
  • June 7, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Hello lovelies! Sorry I've been M.I.A. from the scene lately but I've been super busy. I've learned so much in such a short period that I feel my head spinning at times. I'll do my best

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Keywords: gels   student issues  
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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Keywords: acrylics   gels   student issues  
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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Keywords: acrylics   gels   student issues  
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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Keywords: acrylics   gels   student issues  
Getting Ready
  • August 8, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I finished my last three pedicures and took (and passed) my last final! All that is left now is counting down the hours and then GRADUATION!! Now that I’m almost finished, most of the services go

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Keywords: gels   student issues  
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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Keywords: acrylics   gels   student issues   student tests  
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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Keywords: acrylics   gels  
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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Keywords: acrylics   gels   manicures  
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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Keywords: acrylics   gels   student issues  
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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Keywords: acrylics   gels   student issues  
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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Keywords: acrylics   gels   North Carolina   student issues   student tests  
Catching Up With Starr: In The Beginning
  • May 14, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

When I started school at the end of 2011, my first day of school was nerve racking. It had been quite some time since I’d been in school and I didn’t know what to expect. Sure

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Keywords: gels   student issues  
Already Attending Continuing Education
  • November 14, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The hours are still just slowly dwindling — or should I say approaching my 450-hour mark. Lately I have been studying for the state board examination. I think, I hope, I know I have this in

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Keywords: gels  
Working with Gels
  • November 10, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Recently, I've been practicing more with gels. I think it's a beautiful medium, and one that I would really love to master. But I must admit, I find it to have a steeper learning curve than

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Keywords: gels   student issues  
Finished the Textbook
  • October 11, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Hello my fellow readers and nail lovers, I hope the past week has been as rewarding to all of you as it has to me. The salon was slow once again. It seems like the only

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Keywords: gels   student issues   student tests  
Helping My Mom Grow Strong Natural Nails
  • October 3, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m so elated that my end is near but I’m also a little sad to be done with this blog. Congratulations to LaTia, the new girl on the block, I hope you love nails because you

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Keywords: gels   manicures  
Wedding…Funeral…Exams
  • September 16, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

My end in the nail technology program is weeks away from completion. Due to missing four days last week, I am doubling up on exams so I can get done quickly. We covered chapter 10 (chemistry),

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Keywords: gels   student issues   student tests  
100% and a Snakeskin Pedi!
  • August 23, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I raise my glass to this past week. It was the best week at school thus far. One, I took my test over Chapter 9: Diseases and Disorders and received 100%. Two, I obtained some snakeskin

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Keywords: gels   pedicures   student issues   student tests  
I Have a Drive Attitude
  • August 9, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Hello Nail World, It’s me — that girl ready to get out of school and start working. This week I was tested on nail structure, nail anatomy, and nail growth. I received 100% and feel confident

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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  
Ready to Paint the Town Red
  • July 21, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Last week I was tested on deep anatomy of the skin, skin health, aging, disorders, and prevention of skin problems in the salon. I passed with 100%. A good instructor (Miss Bethany) really makes a world

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Keywords: gels   nail anatomy   student issues   student tests  
Week 7: Gels and Fiberglass
  • February 18, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

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Don’t be discouraged…
  • July 23, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

July 19, 2010Recently, I did a full-set of gels with French tips on a client at school who was going on vacation to Hawaii. She loved her nails and I loved my work. (See below.)So you

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Keywords: gels  
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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Keywords: acrylics   gels  
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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Keywords: acrylics   gels   student issues   student tests  
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