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   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  
A Slow Week and Practicing at Home
  • June 6, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I have officially reached and surpassed (by 20 hours) the halfway point of the nail program. My excitement is growing more and more each day. In just a short while I will graduate from the program,

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Keywords: student issues  
Week 3: Salon Practice and a Miracle Manicure
  • May 29, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

This week we started seeing paying clients, and I also got to work on my “freebie” and on another teacher from cosmetology. At our school, we are allowed to choose one person who can come in

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Keywords: student issues  
Pedicures, Nail Art, and Acrylic, Oh My!
  • May 21, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Pedicure season is in full swing. WooHoo!! Doing pedicures is one of my favorite services. I love when clients leave the pedicure throne and say how much better their feet feel. Between clients and classmates, I

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Keywords: acrylics   student issues  
Week 2: Manis, Pedis, and Initiation
  • May 18, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEWell my fellow nail lovers, this has been a very busy week. We learned and performed manicur

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Keywords: pedicures   student issues  
Catching Up With Starr: In The Beginning
  • May 14, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

When I started school at the end of 2011, my first day of school was nerve racking. It had been quite some time since I’d been in school and I didn’t know what to expect. Sure

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Keywords: gels   student issues  
Week 1: I Hope There's Still a Class Next Week
  • May 11, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Well this was an odd day. The first and only day of class this week and there may not even be a next week. Each class has to have a minimum of 8 students and sadly

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Keywords: student issues  
Meet Starr
  • May 11, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Hi, my name is Starr Rooks. I’m 30 years old and currently living in Charlotte, N.C. When I was 3 years old my mom took me to Woolworth to pick out my first nail polish. I

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Meet Mary
  • May 9, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Editor’s note: It’s been a few months since we had a new student blogger, but this month we’ll be introducing two new student bloggers. The first is Mary from Florida. Please join me in welcoming her

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