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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  

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 days in beauty school and received a variety of helpful responses.

Keywords: continuing education   cosmetology schools   education  

Marinello Launches Military Scholarship Program

November 12, 2013  | Article

Marinello Schools of Beauty is now offering a scholarship program for all direct family members of active military.

Keywords: cosmetology schools   Marinello Schools of Beauty   military nail techs   scholarships  

Tricks for Tool Buying

September 19, 2013  | Article

In the market for a new cuticle nipper or curette? We explain what to look for in six of the most common metal implements.

Keywords: Antoine de Paris   implements   Kupa   Mehaz   Star Nail Products  

The Skype’s the Limit

September 16, 2013  | Article

Design your own private training class with Amy Becker of Masterworks by Amy Becker and learn in the comfort of your own home.

Keywords: Masterworks   nail technician   video training  

My Other Life: Teaching Teens

August 15, 2013  | Article

No two days are ever the same at Atlantis Alternative High School in Flint,
Mich., where Carrie Schaaf has taught English and art for the past five years.

Keywords: education   My Other Life  

10 Common Causes of Nail Service Breakdown

August 9, 2013  | Article

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
keep your enhancement applications flawless.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   gel troubleshooting   nail prep  

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  
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