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Student Spotlight: Phylicia Cain

April 11, 2014  | Article

Recently, Nail School News caught up with an incredibly talented student named Phylicia Cain. We were intrigued enough by her nail art to find out more. Read on to learn about this talented student and see pictures of her innovative designs.

Keywords: cosmetology schools   education   Minnesota   Minnesota School of Cosmetology   Nail Art  

In the Spotlight: An Interview With Sandy Borges Combs

January 23, 2014  | Video

Hand & Nail Harmony's West Coast Regional Education Manager, Sandy Borges Combs, shares her experience in the nail industry with Gelish NailStyle, from the moment she decided to become a nail technician to becoming an educator.



You Might Also Like: Gelish NailStyle App Available for iPhone and iPad

Keywords: artist profiles   Gelish   Hand & Nail Harmony   interview skills  

How to Build a Successful Nail Business After Graduating: Part Two

January 17, 2014  | Article

This week, Nail School News brings you part two of a two-part story on how to start a successful nail business from guest editor Royan Williams. Royan has been a licensed nail technology educator, nail school operator, and continuing education instructor for over 20 years. His experience as a school operator has helped him to understand the needs of nail technicians, especially those of new students breaking into the nail industry.

Keywords: building your clientele   business building   business tools   education  

How to Build a Successful Nail Business After Graduating: Part One

January 13, 2014  | Article

This week, Nail School News brings you part one of a two-part story from guest editor Royan Williams on how to start a successful nail business. Roy has been a licensed nail technology educator, nail school operator, and continuing education instructor for over 20 years. His experience as a school operator has helped him understand the needs of nail technicians, especially those of new students breaking into the nail industry.

Keywords: building your clientele   business building   education   web marketing  

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  

Cuccio Colour Class Offered in Brazil

November 19, 2013  | Article

More than 60 beauty professionals recently attended two days of training in Brazil to indulge their love for Cuccio’s polish and Veneer lines. 

Keywords: Cuccio   schools  

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  

Become CND ShellacPro Certified

September 5, 2013  | Article

CND has launched a new ShellacPro Certification program, with the goal of certifying 12,000 nail professionals this year. 

Keywords: certification  

On My Mind: What You're Really Selling: Customer Service

July 10, 2013  | Article

As you’re entering this amazing industry, remember that even if your technical skills aren’t yet 100%, you can offer 100% in customer service. And I assure you that great customer service will go much farther in gaining and keeping nail clients than anything else you can do to build your book.

Keywords: newbie   On My Mind  

The Apprentice

March 13, 2013  | Article

Donald Trump may have given apprenticeship some glamour, but aspiring nail techs have been completing these hands-on training programs for years pre-dating the hit show “The Apprentice”. (And instead of hearing “you’re fired,” nail tech apprentices hear “you’re licensed!”) Before you sign up for an apprenticeship, take on an apprentice at your salon, or set out to get your state’s laws changed on the subject, here’s what you need to know.

Keywords: apprentice programs   cosmetology schools   state licensing  

Why a Professional Portfolio Matters (And How to Create One)

February 12, 2013  | Article

Nail tech Kimberly Martin impressed interviewers with a book that showed off her skill range. Now she uses it to show clients what she can do.

Keywords: creating a portfolio   hiring nail technicians   interview skills  

What Nails to Wear When

January 16, 2013  | Article

Celebrity manicurist and blogger at www.lanailcoach.com Melissa Bozant shares what nail style a nail tech should be sporting for which occasion.

Keywords: celebrity nail techs   doing nails for photo shoots   interview skills  

Tricks of the Trade: Student Wins Day of Mentorship with CND

December 22, 2012  | Article

Mentoring a new nail tech can be a rewarding experience for both the mentor and the mentee. After winning a Beauty Changes Lives student competition, Marinello Schools of Beauty student Cheyanne Birchall was awarded a day of mentorship with CND co-founder Jan Arnold. Here, they both share their experiences attending Beauty Buzz 2012 in Detroit and inspiring each other.

Keywords: CND   cosmetology schools   Jan Arnold   mentoring   scholarships  

What to Look for in a Beauty School Nail Program

November 14, 2012  | Article

A licensed nail tech and nail program instructor shares 19 questions aspiring techs should ask before enrolling in a school program.

Keywords: cosmetology schools   paying for school   schools  
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