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. 

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Keywords: North Carolina  
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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“Springing” Forward
  • March 15, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Ah, spring! It’s such a lovely season of new beginnings and growth that features beautiful displays of color and light. Now that I’ve finished school, I get to actually sit back and enjoy the beauty around

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Keywords: student issues  
LaTia Is Ready for 2012
  • January 12, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Happy 2012!! My, what a crazy holiday season this was! Between school and the normal holiday madness, I feel like I haven’t been to sleep in ages. With the New Year comes new possibilities, and I’m

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Keywords: student issues  
Marti Graduates and Passes Pre-State
  • January 10, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Big hello to everyone! I have now graduated from the nail technician program at VOGUE dba Huntington Beauty College. I am now in the salon learning more and more and preparing for my state board exam. Time

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Keywords: student issues   student tests  
Shopping! (On a Budget)
  • December 14, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

 I have a confession... I'm a bit of a product junkie. Hair products, makeup, bath products, you name it. So, it's no real surprise that I'm a bit obsessed with nail products, as well. It's also

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Keywords: products   student issues  
Frustrated Nail Student Ahead
  • December 1, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The fact that the nail program at my school only has two students enrolled (myself and another awesome woman) should have been my first clue that I would eventually hit what I’ve affectionately termed “the wall

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Keywords: student issues  
Already Attending Continuing Education
  • November 14, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The hours are still just slowly dwindling — or should I say approaching my 450-hour mark. Lately I have been studying for the state board examination. I think, I hope, I know I have this in

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Keywords: gels  

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