Client Health Scare
  • August 6, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

This week began normally: clients, pedicures and studying. However, all of that normalcy changed when my classmate’s client became sick. Two young ladies came in to get their nails done. After getting her tips put on,

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Keywords: student issues  
Job Hunting and Client Frustration
  • August 1, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Summer break is over and after a week of studying and YouTubing myself silly, I am focused and ready to knock these last few weeks out. I have four weeks and six pedicures left, so my

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Keywords: acrylics   pedicures   student issues  
Week 12: Taking My Exams!
  • August 1, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

This week we are prepping for our written final and our practical. I am getting really nervous but also excited. Wednesday is our written and then Thursday is the practical. The beginning of an exciting career

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Keywords: student tests  
Week 11: Final Countdown
  • July 26, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Week 11 is here with only two more to go. August 1st is our written final and then August 2nd will be our practical. I’m starting to get nervous. Have I been a good enough student?

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Keywords: student issues   student tests  
Week 10: Missed Blog and Winding Down
  • July 18, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

So sorry to miss last week’s blog everyone! With the 4th taking out two days of our class time that week and then getting a new computer that I had zero clue how to use, I

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Keywords: acrylics   gels   student issues   student tests  
Summer Break=Acrylic and Gel Practice
  • July 12, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

There was no school this week because of summer break. I felt 50/50 about this break because on one hand it delays graduation a week, but on the other hand a few of my classmates have

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Keywords: acrylics   gels  
The End Is In Sight
  • July 3, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I now have under a 100 hours left to complete my program. Only 6 pedicures, 2 finals and about 4 weeks stand between me and graduation. I am so excited!We had a new group of students

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Keywords: student issues  
Week 8: More Nail Biters, A Lot of Art, and a Gel Demo
  • July 2, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

This week on Monday we had a lady come in to demo a gel brand Gelousy. She was very new to doing demos so her speaking was a bit shaky but the product was pretty cool.

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Keywords: acrylics   gels   manicures  
An Awesome, Awesome Day
  • June 26, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I don’t even know where to begin to tell you all about last week. I’m still floating on cloud nine, so before I begin rambling let me just start at the beginning. I’m a quiet person;

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Keywords: student issues  
Week 7: Misadventures in Gel
  • June 25, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

This week we learned about gel nails, overlays and extension. The only bad part is that it is new to all of us — including the teacher. LOL. So we learned it together. For the last

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Keywords: acrylics   gels   student issues  
Attitude Matters
  • June 19, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Have you ever had one those days where everything seems to go wrong? I recently had one of those days and let me tell you it was no fun.The day began normal as usual, practicing acrylic

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Keywords: acrylics   gels   student issues  
Week 6: Substitute, Overbooking and a Very Special Client
  • June 15, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

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Keywords: student issues  
Week 5: Fixing Bitten Nails with "Buttons"
  • June 11, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

This week I finished all of my training acrylic exercises and got the chance to work on a technique I have been itching to learn — buttons! One of the hardest types of nails for extensions

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Keywords: acrylics   student issues  
State Board Practice
  • June 11, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

This week was better than last. I had a few gel-polish and pedicure clients. For some reason I get assigned most of the gel-polish applications. The extra practice has definitely helped me with my time and

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Keywords: acrylics   gels   North Carolina   student issues   student tests  
Week 4: Getting in a Lot of Practice
  • June 6, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

It has been a sad week in our school — we lost two students. One was becoming a very close friend and had to withdraw for health reasons. I am going to miss her and her

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Keywords: student issues  

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