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
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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
  • 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
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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  
Back to the Future
  • June 17, 2010
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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  
Educating your client is KEY
  • June 15, 2010
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June 9, 2010One thing that my instructor tells us every day is that your clients will keep coming to you if you educate them on what you are doing, why you are doing it, and how

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Agony of De “Feet”
  • June 15, 2010
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June 4, 2010This week in school we learned about pedicures. Pedicures deal with the feet. Yes, the feet (don’t cringe, it will be OK).We began with the theory portion of the lesson. Theory is when we

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Keywords: pedicures   student issues  
Manicure Anyone?
  • June 2, 2010
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Saturday, May 29, 2010Today started with a test… AND I PASSED!!! Well, I did more than pass — I got a 100%!So after the test, my instructor told us it was time for a practical on

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Keywords: manicures   student issues   student tests  
The Big Day
  • June 1, 2010
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Today was my first day at Tricoci University as a nail tech student. To say that I was nervous was an understatement. Never mind that I have been in school since 1987 (kindergarten

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Keywords: manicures   student issues   student tests  

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