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The Great Nail Tech Challenge

April 28, 2011  | Article

We at NAILS Magazine strive to help nail technicians become better on many levels. Better at running your business. Better at your technical craft. Better at maintaining sanity in your life. We've created this set of challenges to help you push yourself and break through some of your boundaries. We challenge you to get outside of your comfort zone and accept the tasks at hand. Do you accept this challenge?

Keywords: business building   career handbook   keeping your business competitive   learning new techniques  

Tending to the Natural Nail

April 19, 2011  | Article

Manicures are a service that virtually all nail salons offer. There are basic steps that clients expect, plus add-ons and alternatives that allow for endless customization. Follow our basic manicure steps and decide if you’d like to add any of the upgrades or alternatives to your menu.

Keywords: alternative services   Bio Sculpture Gel   career handbook   China Glaze   CND  

Posture Primer

August 1, 2010  | Article

If you’re like many nail techs, you go home after a long day with aches and pain in your hands, shoulders, and back. Proper posture and improved ergonomics can help reduce these symptoms that are often viewed as an unavoidable side effect of being a nail tech.

Keywords: ergonomic products   ergonomics   manicure areas   pedicure areas  

33 Ways to Work Smarter, not Harder

June 1, 2010  | Article

From saving money on products to developing an efficient schedule, salon coaches offer practical advice behind the cliché.

Keywords: business building   career handbook   learning new techniques   marketing/promotions   money  

The ABCs and 123s of Customer Service

May 1, 2009  | Article

Sometimes we feel so much pressure to be more and do more for clients we overlook the elementary principles of customer service. But instead of fretting about what to do next, try going back to the basics.

Keywords: business tools   career handbook   customer service   keeping your business competitive   newbie  

Teach Them And They Will Stay

August 1, 2000  | Article

Running three bustling nail departments is not an easy task, but Sherry Williams seems to have it down to a T-as in training.

Keywords: continuing education   staff training  

Nail Techs Go Global With CND

September 1, 1999  | Article

As a Creative Boot Camp attendee, I’m pretty familiar with the Creative Nail Design group. They’re fun, cutting-edge, hard workers, and the company and its educators consider themselves one big family.

Keywords: CND   company anniversaries   Jan Arnold   Jim Nordstrom  

Beyond the Classroom - Apprentice Programs

April 1, 1998  | Article

Apprentice programs give new nail technicians what formal school training leaves out in many states: hands-on experience. Whether replacing or augmenting classroom instruction, apprentice programs could be the answer to today’s educational shortcomings.

Keywords: Arizona   Georgia   Maine   Maryland   Michigan  

Masters Of Their Craft

March 1, 1996  | Article

In just six months since its official launch, The Creative Academy has graduated hundreds of nail technicians, providing them with enhanced skills and a closer working relationship with Creative Nail Design Systems.

Keywords: CND   continuing education   Jan Arnold  

When I Was In School...

April 1, 1994  | Article

Nail technicians sound off about their school experiences and coment on what needs to be done to improve nail care education.

Keywords: California   Colorado   cosmetology schools   education   Hawaii  
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