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  
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  
Call Me Representative Maricha
  • July 6, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

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
  • 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  
Back to the Future
  • June 17, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

June 17, 2010 So here I am. Thinking about what I am going to do after September 18th (graduation date). While I have no definite plans, I do have short-term and long-term goals.  Here are some short-term

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Keywords: student issues  

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