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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Week 9: A Short Week of Practice
  • December 3, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

The holidays are here! Last week was short and sweet. We only had a handful of clients so it gave us time to get our own nails done. My classmate Sarah gave me an acrylic full

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Keywords: student issues  
How Can They Not Teach About Sanitation?
  • December 3, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Last week was very short for us at school, with Thanksgiving and all. We were working on waxing and models. All I have to say is it was very frustrating. My teacher was out the whole

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Keywords: Arizona   Colorado   student issues  
Week 8: Pedicures, Shellac, and Nail Art
  • November 26, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

This week wasn’t any different from last week. We wrapped up all the styles of pedicures. We had a slow week — it rained in San Diego, which is our idea of a snowstorm and most

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Keywords: student issues  
Catching Up With Stacelyn: It Was All Worth It
  • November 26, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

I know that it has been awhile since the last time I wrote an update but life has not stood still since I graduated from The Academy of Nail Technology and Esthetics and because of that

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Kendra Is Frustrated With Nail School
  • November 26, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Editor’s Note: Kendra’s been busy over the last few weeks, but she’s here to check in with us before the holidays.Sorry I haven’t written in a few weeks. Last week we had seven chapters to get

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Keywords: acrylics   Arizona   Colorado   education   student issues  
Week 7: Pedis and Some Advice From a Beauty Veteran
  • November 18, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

I never thought I would say this but I could go without a pedicure for a few weeks…just a few!We went over pedicures from basic to every version of a spa-style pedi. We took turns performing

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Keywords: manicures   pedicures   student issues  
Week 6: Relaxing With Manicures and Pedicures
  • November 14, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Sorry for the small amount of pictures, I was getting massaged! Last week was all about manicures and pedicures and a ton of ways to massage your client.We went over the hot stone manicure, reflexology, and

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Keywords: pedicures   student issues  

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