Week 4: Infection Control and Anatomy
  • January 27, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

This week has been more of a classroom week. Now that I have started working on the floor, it has been hard to sit still in a classroom. The good thing is I was on the

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Keywords: nail anatomy  
Week 14: Study, Study, Study!
  • January 27, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

This last week has been exceptionally busy, but I am in heaven. I have been studying, dog sitting, and working of course. I had another round of baby boards this week, which were a breeze. I

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Weel 3: Manicures and Pedicures
  • January 21, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

This week has been fast-paced because of missing some school last week due to my wedding. But now that the dust has settled, I am a full-time student. I have posted a lot of photos and

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Keywords: manicures   pedicures   student issues  
Week 13: Post Graduation...Two Weeks Until State Boards
  • January 20, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

In the past two weeks I have become obsessed with buying nail polish. What is even is worse is that my husband is condoning this habit. I have been compulsively going to Sally’s, Salon Centric and

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Week 2: Short Week But I Got My Nail Kit!
  • January 14, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

This week was a short one because I had to miss school for a few days to get the details of my wedding for this weekend set, pack, hotel, future-in-laws, etc. Starting next week, I will

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Week 12: Graduation Week!
  • January 13, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Without a doubt this was my easiest week yet. Despite the fact that I had to take an exam with 220+ questions on it and get all my ducks in a row to graduate, the week

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Keywords: student issues   student tests  
Week 1: Nervous and Excited About Starting School
  • January 11, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

My first week was something I was not in for. Let me back up and tell you when I enrolled. I was given a set of rules to go by. I thought, “I can’t do this.”

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Keywords: Minnesota   student issues  
Meet Susan
  • January 5, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Editor’s Note: Karyn will continue to blog while she waits to take her state board exam. Since we planned for this blog to have more than one student blogger at a time, we’re happy to introduce

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Keywords: Minnesota   student issues  
Week 11: Prepping for California State Boards
  • January 4, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

This past week was probably my busiest week yet at school. We had two mornings of running through the practical exam for state board, studied the bones and muscles and other basic anatomy in theory, plus

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Keywords: student issues   student tests  
Week 10: Still Busy and Still Waiting for My Test Date
  • December 28, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

This past week was absolutely crazy. Between the people who wanted to get in at school and all my clients I took care of outside of that, I worked my butt off. Even after I got

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Keywords: manicures   pedicures   student issues   student tests  
Week 9: Staying Busy for the Holidays
  • December 20, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

This past week was fun. It was busy! Everyone is getting ready for the holidays and starting vacations so they all want to look their best. We stayed busy Thursday, Friday and Saturday with clients. I

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Keywords: student issues   student tests  
Week 8: Celebrating My Birthday and My Hard Work
  • December 14, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I have officially pre-applied to take my state boards. One can only hope that despite how slow the Board of Cosmetology has been at getting dates back to students, I will end up with a date

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Keywords: student issues   student tests  
Week 7: Moving on Out
  • December 6, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I am going to pick this week up where I left off with last week. I made the decision to move my business and I am already happier about my job then I have been in

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Keywords: manicures   student issues  
Update from Maricha: What to do while you are waiting…
  • December 1, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

December 1, 2010 Although I completed my nail technology program in September, I have elected to take my state boards in late January. Here are some things you can do while waiting to take your exam: Study, then

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Keywords: student tests  
Week 6: Thankful for Family (and Frustrated with Business)
  • November 29, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The absolute best part of this week was that I got a much-needed five days off. I literally only had one client between Thursday and Sunday and was so happy to get time to clean my

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Keywords: student issues  

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