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My Final Week: I graduated! Reflecting Back and Looking Forward
  • February 7, 2018
  • Joliessa Seguin

Let’s continue to shine, continue to spread light, joy and love to all around us! We’ll make a difference one smile, one hug, one nail service at a time! 

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 30: Mock Interviews and the Final Countdown
  • February 1, 2018
  • Joliessa Seguin

It’s been such a long journey, from being excited and feeling unstoppable to being tired and exhausted and feeling like I couldn’t do it anymore. Now, every day that passes and I get closer to my graduation date I get more and more energy. 

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 29: I passed my State Board Practical Exam!
  • January 24, 2018
  • Joliessa Seguin

It was a really exciting week for me, and I'm starting to see the finish line as I continue to progres.

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   student blog   student tests  
Week 28: Improving on Giving Myself Acrylics
  • January 11, 2018
  • Joliessa Seguin

It was a slow week after the holidays.

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 27: Holiday Traffic at Nail School
  • December 29, 2017
  • Joliessa Seguin

My chair was booked all week! I also got to do some nail art for my daughter.

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Keywords: holidays   nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 26: Feeling Torn By My Encroaching Graduation
  • December 21, 2017
  • Joliessa Seguin

On one hand I’m so excited to approach the end of this difficult journey, but on the other hand I'm like, "What am I going to do with myself once I'm done?"

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 25: Setting and Accomplishing Goals
  • December 14, 2017
  • Joliessa Seguin

From giving my cosmo classmate a super long sculpted nail with custom art to repairing a nail biter's nails with acyrlics, this week was very successful.

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Keywords: nail biting   nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 24: Am I Ready for the State Board?
  • December 7, 2017
  • Joliessa Seguin

I'm sharpening my skills, building clientelle, and prepping for the big day!

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 23: Thankful for Nails
  • November 30, 2017
  • Joliessa Seguin

Even though the week was short due to Thanksgiving, I managed to fit in a sculpted set for a nail biter, and turn around a pedicure that started on a awkward note.

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 22: My First Week as a Senior
  • November 22, 2017
  • Joliessa Seguin

One of my coworkers just started her journey as a nail student, and I'm appraching the end.

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 21: We're Seniors!
  • November 16, 2017
  • Joliessa Seguin

As we're approaching graduation, I'm learning that client bonds are one of my favorite parts of doing nails.

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 20: The Best Lil' Nail Show and Expressing Gratitude
  • November 9, 2017
  • Joliessa Seguin

We started the week off on a motivating note, attending a local trade show. The next day, I painted my daughter's nails to match her Halloween costume!

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 19: Allowing Myself to Recharge
  • November 2, 2017
  • Joliessa Seguin

I felt exhausted, and I was in much need of a day spent with family.

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 18: Finding My Inspiration
  • October 26, 2017
  • Joliessa Seguin

I didn't have any ideas for fantasy nail art, until my classmate asked what inspires me on a daily basis. Immediately, it clicked!

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 17: Fantasy Nail Art and Client Bonding
  • October 19, 2017
  • Joliessa Seguin

I passed my test, tried out fantasy nails, and bonded with a client while listening to her stories. It was a great week!

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 16: Prevailing Through Ups and Downs
  • October 12, 2017
  • Joliessa Seguin

My first client of the week didn't show up, but I chose to take advantage of my newfound freetime instead of dwelling on the mishap.

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Keywords: client issues   nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 15: Halloween Nail Art
  • October 5, 2017
  • Joliessa Seguin

For the first time, I was able to transfer the image in my head to the actual nail. 

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 14: Blending Acrylics and Fantasy Art
  • September 27, 2017
  • Joliessa Seguin

She loved them. I'm getting better with quality, and I love seeing my progress, but I still need to work on the length of my services.

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 13: The Dip System and Client Appreciation
  • September 21, 2017
  • Joliessa Seguin

Although I started the week feeling exhauseted, everything turned around when I realized what a strong support system I have. 

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 12: Hard Gels, 3-D Art, and Another Client
  • September 12, 2017
  • Joliessa Seguin

We came back from our extended weekend on Wednesday and aced our first test of the new module. After the test, our instructor did a demo on 3-D art.

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Keywords: learning new techniques   nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 11: Taking Our First Clients on the Floor
  • September 7, 2017
  • Joliessa Seguin

Our first assignment as juniors to complete is called the "Five Client Project,"  but I wasn't sure how that would work for me since I'm not from the area and don't know too many people. 

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Keywords: joliessa seguin   nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 10: Two-Week Fills and Pink-and-Whites on a Nail Biter
  • August 31, 2017
  • Joliessa Seguin

My goal is to reduce my spent on pink-and-whites since they're are a very popular service.

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 9: Live Models and My First Attempt at 3-D Art
  • August 24, 2017
  • Joliessa Seguin

This week was busy: we worked on live models, tried 3-D art for the first time, and got a new instructor. 

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Keywords: learning new techniques   nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 8: Sculpted Nails
  • August 17, 2017
  • Joliessa Seguin

This week we started out with my favorite service, sculpted nails.  

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 7: The Acrylic Journey Continues (With Encapsulations)!
  • August 11, 2017
  • Joliessa Seguin

For the second half of the week, we learned how to do encapsulated nails, which was much harder than I anticipated.

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 6: Finals and an Acrylics Lesson
  • August 3, 2017
  • Joliessa Seguin

My goodness, everyone was excited to learn acrylics. This is what we have been waiting for.

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 5: Our Last Week of Module One
  • July 27, 2017
  • Joleissa Seguin

We're already two days away from finishing the first module and it feels like we just started. 

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 4: My First Attempt at Nail Art
  • July 20, 2017
  • Joliessa Seguin

I kind of hit a mental road block in regards to what nail art to paint. I was so excited to start and as soon as I had my material in front of me, I went blank.

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 17: Preparing to Be a Licensed Nail Technician
  • February 22, 2017
  • Tiffany Williams

I hope I pass my State Board exams and don't have to keep retaking them. I would go crazy stressing myself out! I can't wait to start doing nails in a salon and creating all kinds of nail designs and nail art.

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Keywords: nail students   student issues   student tests  
Weeks 7 and 8: Notecards and Gels
  • October 6, 2016
  • Orma Swearinger

Can I be honest for a minute? I do not want to see another notecard after I’m done with school. Please, I beg of you, keep all notecards away from me!

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Keywords: gel-polish   nail students   student blog   student tests  
Week 1: New Beginnings
  • August 9, 2016
  • Orma Swearinger

Well, I made it through one week of nail school. Whew!  Let’s back up to see how my first week began. I spent most of my Sunday thinking about what a hectic schedule I will have from now until November. 

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Keywords: nail students   student blog  
Week 26: Doors Are Already Opening!
  • July 27, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

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Keywords: Athena Elliott   nail school   nail students   Nail Talk Radio   student blog  
Week 16: Halfway There
  • May 12, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

This week was Mother's Day weekend and we were booked solid. The ladies were rolling in to get their manicures and pedicures all day long.

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 7: It’s All About the Big Picture
  • March 8, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

I have to start off by recognizing all those who have perfected the art of acrylic! I’ve completed two weeks of acrylic work and it’s definitely an art and a skill. I never thought it would be easy but the ratio for that bead is serious work!

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Keywords: acrylics   China Glaze   CND   Cuccio   duri  
Week Seven and Eight: #NailSchoolChronicles
  • August 21, 2015
  • Sigourney Nuñez

I’ve been doing a very good job at documenting my experience in real time via my nail-focused Instagram page. 

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Keywords: acrylics   nail school   nail students  
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