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Easy and Not So Easy Shellac Nail Art from the FingerNailFixer

November 1, 2011  | Video

NAILS' FingerNailFixer blogger Holly Schippers shows NAILStv viewers one easy nail art design with CND Shellac, plus one not-so-difficult one (that's totally worth the effort)!

Keywords: abstract nail art   advanced nail art   beginner nail art   CND   Holly Schippers  

Read My Nails

October 14, 2011  | Article

If you still get a hard copy of the newspaper, here’s a use for it you may not have thought of: newspaper nails.

Keywords: nail art  

Her Nails in Lights

October 6, 2011  | Article

Many techs dream of a career in which their nail designs are published on magazine covers and adorn the fingers and toes of the hottest celebrities. One nail tech shares her story of uprooting her quiet Midwestern life for a chance to make it as a celebrity manicurist in New York City.

Keywords: celebrities   celebrity nail techs   doing nails for photo shoots   fashion   Fashion Week  

Nail Techs Don't Let Nail Techs...

October 4, 2011  | Article

We asked nail techs to finish this sentence: Nail techs don’t let nail techs…

5 Nail Art Blogs Worth Bookmarking

September 16, 2011  | Article

We recommend For Your Nails Only, Painted Lady Fingers, Hey, Nice Nails!, Burgers and Nails, and 365 Days of Nail Art as worthy of an Internet bookmark. Find out why.

Keywords: blogs   consumer marketing   consumer press   nail art  

On My Mind: Move Over, Bloggers!

September 9, 2011  | Article

I’m getting kind of tired of all these consumer bloggers online who are just infatuated with nail polish and post endlessly about polish and doing their own nails. I mean, sure, they probably help increase the awareness of nail care and new products (mostly polish), but I think it’s time for those of us on the professional side of the nail world to take back our place in the pecking order.

Keywords: blogs   consumer concerns   consumer marketing   consumer press   consumer product brands  

6 Easy Ideas for Signature Nail Services

June 13, 2011  | Article

Specialty manicures and pedicures are a great hook to get clients into the salon. Be inspired by these six manicures and pedicures that would be great additions to your service menu.

Keywords: career handbook   CND   Keyano Aromatics   newbie   Nubar  

Great Starter Products for Newbie Nail Techs

June 7, 2011  | Article

As a newbie, you may not be familiar with all the product options available to you. Here we’ve gathered some products that may be useful as you start your career.

Keywords: Akzentz   Antoine de Paris   Backscratchers   Belava   Bellissima  

Easy Nail Art Tutorials for Newbies

June 1, 2011  | Article

Nail art is a great add-on service that brings in extra income, plus it makes your services more memorable in clients’ minds. You don’t necessarily need natural artistic talent to create eye-catching designs. Here are some easy step-by-steps to get you started.

Keywords: beginner nail art   career handbook   colored gels   gels   Light Elegance  

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  

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  

Playing Defense with Disease

March 1, 2010  | Article

Nail techs play an important role in protecting clients. The three Cs — cuticles, colors, and contours — can be early indicators of larger health problems.

Keywords: career handbook   healthy working   nail diseases   newbie   referrals  

How Do You Keep Others Motivated?

April 1, 2006  | Article

Sometimes keeping yourself motivated can be enough of a challenge. So what do you do when it comes to keeping others up and running? Do you recommend a book for them to read? Offer them words of encouragement? Instruct them how to keep going?

Keywords: crowdsourcing   nail school   NSI  

Techs get a "New Attitude"

April 1, 2006  | Article

Patti Labelle got it together in her famous song “New Attitude” and professed that, “I’ve tidied up my point of view, I’ve got a new attitude.” Unfortunately though, her song didn’t come with an instructional manual on how to change your attitude, so to help you freshen up your at-work outlook, we rounded up solutions from techs with their own tidy points of view.

 

Keywords: business building   preventing burnout  

Attracting a College Crowd

April 1, 2005  | Article

College students are a new and interesting demographic for nail salons to target. 

Keywords: expanding your services   niche marketing   profiles   salon profiles   youth marketing  

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