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New Book Eases the Way for New Techs

September 6, 2016  | Article

To help new nail techs and other beauty professional navigate their careers, Tiffani Douglas has written a guidebook called Straight Outta Beauty School — 10 Things You Need to Know and Do After You Graduate.

Keywords: books   newbie  

How to Train a Newbie Nail Tech

August 23, 2016  | Article

Every successful salon owner faces the challenge of a new hire. How do you get the technical and business skills of a newbie to match her excitement and potential?   

Keywords: apprentice programs   newbie   staff training  

Crowdsourcing: All I Really Need to Know...I Learned in My First Month in the Real World.

May 3, 2014  | Article

We asked veteran nail techs to divulge their most important newbie lessons.

Keywords: business building   newbie  

Should You Encourage a Student Who Wants to Open Her Own Salon Right After Graduation?

September 24, 2013  | Article

While school instructors all want what’s best for their students after graduation, it’s a hard call as to whether lofty initial ventures will pay off or backfire. We asked nail school instructors and owners: Should you encourage or discourage a nail student who wants to open her own salon immediately after graduation?

Keywords: newbie   opening a new salon   student issues  

Lessons from My First Year

July 11, 2013  | Article

Nail techs share the most important things they learned as newbies in the real world.

Keywords: learning new techniques   newbie  

On My Mind: What You're Really Selling: Customer Service

July 10, 2013  | Article

As you’re entering this amazing industry, remember that even if your technical skills aren’t yet 100%, you can offer 100% in customer service. And I assure you that great customer service will go much farther in gaining and keeping nail clients than anything else you can do to build your book.

Keywords: newbie   On My Mind  

Making the Grade: Elevating Nail Schools

September 11, 2012  | Article

All too often, cosmetology schools in the U.S. aren’t putting their best foot forward when it comes to educating future nail technicians. For nail schools to get all As when it comes to training students for the real salon world, we need more dedicated nail instructors, increased hours, and a commitment to more than just the state board exam.

Keywords: Backscratchers   California   CND   cosmetology schools   education  

New Nail Techs: 4 Steps to Market Yourself Successfully

April 27, 2012  | Article

Learn how to create a nail identity, build relationships, let others help you, and be selective in your marketing efforts.

Keywords: branding   building your clientele   newbie  

How to Ace Your Salon Job Interview

June 7, 2011  | Article

Here are some pieces of advice on how to put together your portfolio, what to say during your interview, what to bring and what to wear, plus where to look for salon jobs.

Keywords: career handbook   creating a portfolio   finding a job   hiring nail technicians   interview skills  

Resume Pointers

June 7, 2011  | Article

Your resume plays a big part in how potential employers view you. Even if you’re fresh out of school with no previous work experience, you can still put together a good resume. Here we show you how to create a crisp, organized resume that’ll best highlight your skills and potential.

Keywords: career handbook   finding a job   newbie  

How to Market Your Services When You're First Starting Out

June 6, 2011  | Article

You have a job. That’s a major accomplishment! Now make sure you have eye-catching promotional materials to lure clients to your table.

Keywords: business cards   career handbook   marketing/promotions   newbie   web marketing  

Money: Here Today, Still Here Tomorrow

January 13, 2011  | Article

A financial advisor teaches you how to make the most of your hard-earned dollars. Her three-step plan requires you to commit to saving, make it a habit, and allocate wisely.

Keywords: career handbook   finance   money   newbie   retirement  

Networking to Grow Your Business

January 1, 2011  | Article

Let's face it, there seems to be a nail salon on every corner and some in between.  So what's a salon owner or nail tech to do to build her business these days?  How about networking with other local businesses?

Keywords: business building   career handbook   networking   newbie  

A Guide to 2011's Big Beauty Shows

January 1, 2011  | Article

Come take a class, learn about the latest products, meet new friends, and renew your love of nails. Here's a quick preview of this year's major tradeshows.

Keywords: career handbook   continuing education   networking   newbie   tradeshows  

33 Ways to Work Smarter, not Harder

June 1, 2010  | Article

From saving money on products to developing an efficient schedule, salon coaches offer practical advice behind the cliché.

Keywords: business building   career handbook   learning new techniques   marketing/promotions   money  

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