November 12, 2013
Marinello Schools of Beauty is now offering a scholarship program for all direct family members of active military.
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September 19, 2013
In the market for a new cuticle nipper or curette? We explain what to look for in six of the most common metal implements.
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September 16, 2013
Design your own private training class with Amy Becker of Masterworks by Amy Becker and learn in the comfort of your own home.
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August 15, 2013
No two days are ever the same at Atlantis Alternative High School in Flint,
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Mich., where Carrie Schaaf has taught English and art for the past five years.
August 9, 2013
When it comes to service breakdown, a handful of common slip-ups and mistakes are often at the root of the problem. Clients can share the blame too, by abusing their own nails and causing damage, but NAILS compiled a list of 10 common application mishaps to help you
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keep your enhancement applications flawless.
July 11, 2013
Nail techs share the most important things they learned as newbies in the real world.
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April 24, 2013
Just one citation from your state board could have you floundering for cash (and turning red in the face from the humiliation of signing the violation form). NAILS contacted the U.S. states with the largest numbers of nail salons to find out what the most common violations are — and how you can make sure your salon is in the clear.
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December 18, 2012
Nancy Dodd sent us an e-mail — subject line “awesome nail tech” — a few months ago, singing the praises of S. Maria Chheo-Shen, who has influenced her life via YouTube tutorials and Facebook nail giveaways.
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August 1, 2012
It’s intimidating enough to have to confront another employee for breaking the salon rules, but what do you do when it’s the owner who’s the culprit? We give you some simple strategies and scripts for a constructive talk, plus expert advice on when it’s time to move on to a different salon.
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August 1, 2012
Once you start working with clients regularly, you may run into minor mishaps that will challenge you. To help you out when they do, keep this chart handy for pointers on fixing some of the most common problems.
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March 31, 2012
View snipets from a Backscratchers training seminar and hear from attendees about their use of Backscratchers systems.
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February 8, 2012
Auckland, New Zealand-based nail tech Leah Light is an international nail correspondant for Perez Hilton's blog. Here, she shows viewers how to make their own sugar scrub. View more of her videos at http://cocoperez.com/category/leah-light.
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January 30, 2012
Autry Technology Center Cosmetology student Courtney McGinnis recently placed first in nail care at the Oklahoma SkillsUSA competition.
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November 29, 2011
Maja Rokov of Arty Nails Croatia uses Kinetics products to create this happy floral nail art design.
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November 10, 2011
Alexandra Mansoor, AKA Algae Veronica, is a cosmetologist from Madison Heights, Mich. In this video, she shows newbies how to do a basic manicure, all topped off with an easy floral nail art design. See more of her nail art at http://lotsafingerpaints.tumblr.com.
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