Update: I finished school!
  • April 28, 2014
  • Jessica

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Keywords: schools   student issues  
Guest Post: A Student's Trip Report from ABS Chicago 2014
  • April 2, 2014
  • Lucien Henderson

Nail manufacturer Lucien Henderson is attending nail school and instead of being an exhibitor at ABS Chicago, he went as a student this year.

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Keywords: Akzentz   America's Beauty Show   CND   Empower Nail Art   Essie  
Week 22: Beauty Changes Lives
  • March 31, 2014
  • Jessica

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Keywords: cosmetology schools   education   student issues  
Week 21: Are We Done Yet?
  • March 20, 2014
  • Jessica

Three weeks to go!

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Keywords: education   student issues  
Week 20: Home Stretch
  • March 10, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

Wrapping up the last of my required procedures, connecting with nail pros, and pre-filing for state board sums up my week!I am officially done with my required procedures in school, and I am so ready to

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Week 19: I Love Pedicures!
  • February 28, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

My classmates think I'm weird because I love pedicures. It’s not just about cute polish on our toes; it’s everything that we normally don't think about, like how much we neglect our feet but how important

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Keywords: pedicures  
Week 18: A Slow Valentine’s Week
  • February 19, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

Valentine's Day is behind us. We practiced so much artwork with a Valentine’s theme, gearing up for our open house and Valentine’s events and happenings, and the only request I had was for Rasta colors!— JessicaNormal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONE

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Keywords: student issues  
Week 17: Almost Finished
  • February 10, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

I'm on the home stretch in my nail program. I am ahead of schedule with required procedures — just a few pedicures left.As I'm getting close to the end, I have had more questions/concerns with my

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Keywords: pedicures   student issues  
Week 16: Busy Week!
  • February 5, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

For the last few weeks I had been feeling kind of — I don't know — out of it. Like my skill level was going backwards and I was starting to think maybe I wouldn't be

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Keywords: student issues  
Week 15: Magazine Contest Submission
  • January 21, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

I have a newfound respect for acrylic. Yes, it's true! We worked on nail art for a magazine contest with a nautical theme. I have expressed over and over again that I'm not great with nail

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Week 14: Liquid-and-Powder and I
  • January 21, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

Liquid-and-powder and I are starting to become friends...sort of. We have continued working on acrylics. I don't know why it's so frustrating for me. We have been repeating smile lines on our hands over and over.

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Keywords: student issues  
Week 13: Welcome to 2014!
  • January 10, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

We made it to 2014! I’m excited that my schedule is back to normal. Three of the girls finished the program at school, so it’s down to just three of us. Since there were no new

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Keywords: acrylics   student issues  
Week 12: Nail Art Inspiration
  • December 23, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

It was a mellow week, so we gave each other services. I applied full gel sets and gave spa pedicures to fellow classmates. The rest of the week I concentrated on my nail art. Looking through

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Week 11: Field Trips and Visitors
  • December 18, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

This week was an exciting one. One of the owners from Bellini Beauty Bar came in to talk to us about their business and upcoming plans. I actually follow them on social media and I look

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Keywords: manicures   student issues  
Week 10: Practicing For State Boards
  • December 9, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

I didn’t take many pictures since we spent the entire week going over what would be expected at our state board exam. We set up the practical portion as if we were really doing it. It

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