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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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  
Don’t be discouraged…
  • July 23, 2010
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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
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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  
Call Me Representative Maricha
  • July 6, 2010
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July 5, 2010After a unanimous vote by my classmates Saturday, I was voted as the Nail Technician program’s representative to the Tricoci University Student Council!As the representative, I am responsible for relaying my program’s needs and

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Keywords: student issues  
The Results Are In…
  • June 29, 2010
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June 29, 2010 AND I PASSED!!! That’s right; I passed all of my tests with A’s!!! I am now able to work on the clinic floor — meaning I can now take clients at school! I am so

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Keywords: student issues   student tests  
Acrylics, Gels, and Wraps — Oh MY!
  • June 22, 2010
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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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