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 4: School + Work = Overload + Sick
  • November 15, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I have to say that week four was highly uneventful. It started with a Tuesday that was so slow in the clinic all the students were basically practicing on one another. This isn’t a bad thing,

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Keywords: student issues  
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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Keywords: acrylics   student issues  
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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Keywords: acrylics   manicures   student issues   student tests  
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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Keywords: acrylics   manicures   student issues  
Meet Karyn
  • October 21, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Editor's Note: Now that Maricha has graduated, she will continue to blog while she starts her new job and prepares for her state board exam. Our plan for this blog is to have more than one student

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Keywords: student issues  
Meet Karyn
  • October 21, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

For the last six and a half years I have been working in and around the Sacramento, Calif., area as an esthetician and certified massage therapist. I have loved my job since day one! I have

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What Now?
  • October 20, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

10/20/2010 It has almost been a month since I graduated from Tricoci University for Nail Technology. The school prepared me for everything except my nerves! I have applied to a few nail salons/spas and was offered a position

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It’s OVER!
  • September 21, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

September 21, 2010I can’t believe that only a few short months ago (four to be exact) I began my journey to become a licensed nail technician. This is a bittersweet moment for me. I am excited

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Keywords: student issues  
My Floor Plan!
  • September 8, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

September 8, 2010Here is a mock floor plan I included in my business plan final project. Just thought I would share!— Maricha

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Keywords: student issues  
These last weeks of school…
  • September 8, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

September 8, 2010Man, have these last weeks of school been tough! I passed the chemistry/anatomy test (call me Dr. Stallworth), participated in three Nail Idol competitions, created a business plan as my final project and am

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Keywords: student issues   student tests  
The Man, the Myth, the legend… Mr. Mario Tricocci
  • August 24, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

August 24, 2010Last week, I had the honor and the privilege to hear and meet Mr. Mario Tricocci. For those of you who don’t know, Mr. Tricocci is the world-renowned hairstylist who hails from Italy. He

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Keywords: student issues  
Art imitates life — I think…
  • August 24, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

August 18, 2010As my program winds down, my instructor has found a great way to keep us using our skills that we have learned and shift our thinking to something TOTALLY different — nail art. She

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Keywords: student issues  
Am I a Doctor or a Nail Tech?
  • August 17, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

August 10, 2010So my blog postings have been sporadic at best these last two weeks. Why, you ask? Because I have been studying like I am in medical school. I’ve been studying carpals, phalanges, the digestive

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Keywords: nail anatomy   student tests  
Practice Makes Money
  • August 17, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

August 3, 2010What is one of the things I will add to my services offered: MINX! In case you don’t know what Minx is, it is a heat-applied nail design that is all the rage in

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Keywords: manicures  

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