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Got Broken Stuff? Call a Nail Tech!

October 25, 2017  | Article

Whether it’s mending a broken teacup with acrylic or using polish to mark which key is which, nail products often come in handy outside the salon.

Keywords: acrylics   fiberglass   gels  

On My Mind: Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

October 13, 2017  | Article

Patience is supposedly a virtue, but these days, I feel like hardly anyone exhibits this trait. A swipe or a click is all that’s expected to connect us with what we want. I too crave the satisfaction of a quick turn-around, but my most recent manicure appointment showed me that some things are just worth waiting for.

Keywords: gel-polish   Instagram   nail art   OPI   salon fanatic tour  

Premiere Comes to Columbus and Birmingham in October

September 18, 2017  | News

Beauty professionals will be given the opportunity to network and take hands-on workshops to learn about the latest trends, techniques, and products.

Keywords: Artistic Nail Design   Backscratchers   CND   Gena   LeChat  

The Nail Hub Podcast: Your Clients Aren't Lucky To Have You

August 7, 2017  | Video

This week on The Nail Hub Podcast, Elizabeth Morris discusses how an entitled attitude can hurt your career. 

Keywords: client relationships   Elizabeth Morris   The Nail Hub  

Upselling Services With a Phone Call

July 28, 2017  | Article

Jennifer LeBlanc, marketing director for Salon Rootz in Medina, Ohio, found success in offering services to schedule clients through courtesy calls.

Keywords: client scheduling   upselling  

Independent Nail Consultant Provides Ongoing Education

June 27, 2017  | Article

The idea of independently providing continuing education arose when Amy Masters was asked to teach a nail art class. She called her state board to check license requirements and found that although she could not teach students without an instructor’s license, there are no restrictions on teaching already-licensed nail techs.

Keywords: consultants   continuing education   education  

CND Bootcamp 2017

March 30, 2017  | Photo Gallery

On January 12-18, 2017, CND kicked off its famous biannual CND Boot Camp 2017 in San Diego, Calif. with CND Education Ambassadors, selected candidates to join a long-lifetime experience-training week to become CND Education Ambassadors and special guests around the globe.

Keywords: bootcamp   Chloe Anh Tran   CND   CND Ambassador   CND education  

Nail Tech Repairs Damaged Treasures With Acrylic

February 21, 2017  | Article

Veteran nail tech Linda Champion-Orsuto discovered a way to combine her skills as a nail tech with her antiques business: She repairs damaged antiques using acrylic or gel.

Keywords: nail technician  

Should You Use Emojis in Your Marketing Emails?

January 26, 2017  | Article

Using emojis in your email subject lines seems like a simple thing — and it is, as long as you use them wisely.

Keywords: communicating with customers   email marketing  

Use Video as a Training Time-Saver

December 27, 2016  | Article

“By videotaping your trainings and passing the video on to new staff members, you can just do the training once," says business consultant Tammy Dennis.

Keywords: Business   staff training   video training  

Nail Terminology for Beginners

April 27, 2016  | Video

Naio Nails educator Kirsty Meakin goes over commonly used nail terms that she uses during her nail tutorials, such as sidewalls, smilelines, C-curves, and apex.

Keywords: C-curves   nail education   Naio Nails   smile lines  

On My Mind: Never. Stop. Learning.

October 1, 2014  | Article

NAILS editor Hannah Lee discusses the importance of continuing education and how online learning is not readily available.

Keywords: continuing education   Hannah Lee   On My Mind   online education   video training  

Roundup: What Lesson is Most Challenging for Students?

February 14, 2014  | Article

We asked nail instructors: What part of learning to do nails do you think is most challenging for your students? What are some of the ways you help them overcome their difficulties and achieve success?

Keywords: education   Marinello Schools of Beauty   teaching  

Roundup: What is Your Favorite Nail-Related Topic to Teach and Why?

December 30, 2013  | Article

From sanitation to anatomy to nail art, instructors from around the globe share the classroom lessons they most love to teach.

Keywords: education   salon sanitation  

What’s the Most Important Thing You Learned in Beauty School?

December 10, 2013  | Article

Customer service? Technique? Sanitation? We asked readers to share the most important information they took away from their beauty school days and received a variety of helpful responses.

Keywords: continuing education   cosmetology schools   customer service   education  
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