September 6, 2016
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
August 23, 2016
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
May 3, 2014
We asked veteran nail techs to divulge their most important newbie lessons.
Keywords: business building newbie
September 24, 2013
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
July 11, 2013
Nail techs share the most important things they learned as newbies in the real world.
Keywords: learning new techniques newbie
July 10, 2013
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
September 11, 2012
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
April 27, 2012
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
June 7, 2011
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
June 7, 2011
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
June 6, 2011
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
January 13, 2011
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
January 1, 2011
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
January 1, 2011
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
June 1, 2010
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