Week 1: New Beginnings
  • August 9, 2016
  • Orma Swearinger

Well, I made it through one week of nail school. Whew!  Let’s back up to see how my first week began. I spent most of my Sunday thinking about what a hectic schedule I will have from now until November. 

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Keywords: nail students   student blog  
Week 27: A Visit from Tammy Taylor Nails
  • August 5, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

This week’s highlight: a visit from a Tammy Taylor educator. She  demonstrated how to accomplish the perfect pink and white sculpt. We had some fun, we learned some things, and I ordered the student kit.

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Meet Orma Swearinger!
  • July 28, 2016
  • Orma Swearinger

Greetings to all of you in the wonderful world of nails! My name is Orma Swearinger, and in a few days, I will be starting my first day in the Nail Technology program at the Institute of Beauty Artistry in Greenville, SC.

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Week 26: Doors Are Already Opening!
  • July 27, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

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Keywords: Athena Elliott   nail school   nail students   Nail Talk Radio   student blog  
Week 25: Professionalism Is Everything
  • July 21, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

The biggest thing that happened to me this week was that I received a certificate for professionalism in the school spa.

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Keywords: nail school   student blog   student issues  
Week 23: Practicing Nail Art
  • July 14, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

Before I started this journey to becoming a licensed nail technician I was always fascinated with nail art. There are some amazing nail technicians in this industry doing some creative things with nails as their canvas. I consider myself a creative person, and this week I was put to the test.

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Keywords: glitter nail art   nail school   student blog   student issues  
Week 22: So Tired!
  • July 5, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

Exhaustion is the name of the game. I can only imagine how it is going to be as I progress in the industry as a professional. But at the end of the day, at least it will be my choice how I do it and not someone else’s.

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Keywords: nail school   student blog   student issues  
Week 21: Gel Enhancements
  • June 23, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

This week is so exciting for me because I have fallen madly in love with gel enhancements. I had the opportunity to practice with builder gel and it was such a great experience for me. I really had fun with it. My instructor said she believes I've found my niche!

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Keywords: gel enhancement   student blog   student issues  
Week 20: Following My Vision
  • June 15, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

I sat this week and really reflected on the fact that soon I will be done with school and I will be sitting before the state board to become licensed. I remember starting this program thinking that it would be the longest eight months of my life.

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Keywords: CND Additives   nail school   student blog   student issues  
Weeks 18 & 19: Excited About My New Career!
  • June 14, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

Can I just say that life has truly been a whirlwind? Things are getting busier and busier by the moment and it's exciting and scary at the same time.

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Keywords: nail school   student blog   student issues  
Week 17: Rolling With the Punches
  • May 24, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

This week was both aggravating and exciting. It started out rocky because of changes at school. I welcome change but I was aggravated because of how often and how dramatic the changes have been. Throughout this experience I have sat back and rolled with the punches, but something about this week didn't sit well with me.

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Keywords: nail school   starter kits   student blog   student issues  
Week 16: Halfway There
  • May 12, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

This week was Mother's Day weekend and we were booked solid. The ladies were rolling in to get their manicures and pedicures all day long.

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   student blog  
Week 15: Busy Weekend
  • May 3, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

There is nothing better than receiving confirmation that you are taking the right steps toward reaching your goals. So this week, I received a little recognition that may seem small to some but meant a lot to me.

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Keywords: aromatherapy   customer service   student blog  
Weeks 13 & 14: Sculpted Nails and Smooth Sailing
  • April 27, 2016
  • A'kia Warrior

I’m just moving along through the program and taking it all in, seizing every moment and learning all that I can. I am also zoning in on what my niche will be and I couldn’t be happier with the choice.

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Keywords: nail school   student issues  
Week 12: On the Floor!
  • April 13, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

It's official! I am on the clinic floor! I passed my test with a 95%, and I had my first client on Saturday for a pedicure.

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Keywords: student blog   student issues  

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