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The Secret Lives of Nail Techs

January 1, 2005  | Article

Life outside the salon is the norm for a number of techs who enjoy a variety of alternative careers in nails. A few of them share what their life is like working on photo shoots, on luxury cruise liners, in hospital-based spas, at resorts, and as manufacturer’s educators.

Keywords: alternative careers  

Salon, Suite Salon

August 1, 2004  | Article

Faced with the prohibitive costs of starting a business mixed with a desire for independence, some nail techs are turning to salon suites. These so-called “beauty malls” offer upwardly mobile techs a stepping stone between employee and salon owner.

Keywords: alternative careers   marketing/promotions   opening a new salon   salon suites  

Chicago Cop Embraces Nail Tech Roots

July 1, 2004  | Article

A patrolman on Chicago's West Side, where she grew up, Leatrice Woody is also the inventor of the Buff & Go portable workstation for mobile nail techs. 

Keywords: alternative careers   Chicago   Illinois   manicure tables   pedicure equipment  

Educating the Nail Tech Masses

February 1, 2004  | Article

Do you long to take that next step in your career and make extra money but aren’t quite sure how? Become a manufacturer’s educator. Not only will you get a chance to teach, you’ll have fun, meet new people, and increase your own knowledge along the way — all while bringing in more cash.

Keywords: alternative careers   manufacturers educators  

The Second Time Around

November 1, 2000  | Article

Some nail techs have known from the start that doing nails was their calling. 

Keywords: alternative careers   Diana Bonn   My Other Life   Rosemary Weiner   Terri Taricco  

Why Is Everyone Leaving the Nail Industry?

September 1, 1999  | Article

The industry’s revolving door; through which nail technicians leave as quickly as they come, is a reflection of some deeper problems that hinder the industry’s growth and damage its reputation.

Keywords: alternative careers   continuing education   professional image  

Up the Ladder: What’s After Nail Tech?

October 1, 1998  | Article

From a career as a part-time manufacturer's educator to a full-time industry consultant, the nail industry presents myriad opportunities.

Keywords: alternative careers   Florida   manufacturers educators  

A Nail Tech Takes to the Skies

September 1, 1998  | Article

Before carving out a lofty career at Virgin Atlantic Airlines, Jane Breeden worked in a salon in England where she did manicures and performed other services such as massage therapy.

Keywords: alternative careers  

Auto Tech by Day, Nail Tech by Night

January 1, 1998  | Article

Bill Fogg muses on his unusual dual occupation.

Keywords: alternative careers   male nail techs   personal profiles  

Is Desairology for You?

December 1, 1997  | Article

Desairology is an aspect of cosmetology that takes maturity, courage, and a lot of loving care. For nail technicians who have these special qualities, caring for the nails of the deceased can be a meaningful part of their career.

Keywords: alternative careers   finding a job  

What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up? How Nail Techs Got Their Starts

September 1, 1995  | Article

From construction engineer to florist, eight salon owners and nail technicians recount what they did before discovering their niche in nails.

Keywords: alternative careers  

Cover Tech: Lack of Products Prompted Kimberly Patterson to Open Her Own Nail Supply

April 1, 1995  | Article

An "addiction" to beauty trade shows inspires nail technician to start a new business.

Keywords: alternative careers   Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots   Kim Patterson  

Taking Your Talent to the Screen

February 1, 1995  | Article

Do you have what it takes to star in a technical video? If you're a highly skilled professional and are unflappable under pressure, you probably do.

Keywords: alternative careers   doing nails for photo shoots  

Nail Technician With A Nurse's Touch

February 1, 1995  | Article

Janeice Spicer, a licensed vocational nurse, went back to school two years ago to pursue a career that she thought would better utilize her natural born talents.

Keywords: alternative careers   customer service  

Nail Careers That Are Anything But Ordinary

February 1, 1994  | Article

From clear blue skies to deep blue seas, nail technicians are doing nails in the strangest places!

Keywords: alternative careers  

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