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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  

Never Be Fined Again

April 24, 2013  | Article

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.

Keywords: MMA   pedicure spa cleaning   state licensing  

“Awesome Nail Tech”

December 18, 2012  | Article

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.

Keywords: Arizona   contests   mentoring   social media   tutorials  

How to Handle Bad Boss Behavior

August 1, 2012  | Article

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.

Keywords: coaching   staff management  

Nail Troubleshooter: Polish, Gel, Gel-Polish, and Acrylics

August 1, 2012  | Article

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.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   gel troubleshooting   gels   polish techniques  

Scratching the Surface Educational Seminar

March 31, 2012  | Video

View snipets from a Backscratchers training seminar and hear from attendees about their use of Backscratchers systems.

Keywords: Backscratchers   continuing education  

Hand and Foot Scrub Recipe by Leah Light

February 8, 2012  | Video

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.

Keywords: blogs   celebrity nail techs   foot scrubs   nail trends   scrubs  

Autry Student Wins State Competition

January 30, 2012  | Article

Autry Technology Center Cosmetology student Courtney McGinnis recently placed first in nail care at the Oklahoma SkillsUSA competition.

Keywords: competitions   student issues  

Daisy Art Tutorial from Arty Nails Croatia

November 29, 2011  | Video

Maja Rokov of Arty Nails Croatia uses Kinetics products to create this happy floral nail art design.

Keywords: floral nail art   Kinetics   spring nail art  

Easy Floral Nail Art, Plus Manicure How-To from Algae Veronica

November 10, 2011  | Video

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.

Keywords: floral nail art   handpainted nail art   manicures  

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