April 20, 2011
Remember the day(s) of your state board exam? Were you scared and nervous, or cool as a cucumber? Here are some testimonials from fellow techs about that landmark day.
Keywords: career handbook exams newbie state licensing student issues
March 1, 2010
Surprise! It’s often said that school does little to prepare techs for the salon environment. And it’s not only the technical challenges that may come as a surprise to the newly minted nail tech.
Keywords: building your clientele cosmetology schools education finding a job learning new techniques
November 1, 2004
Call them corporate drop-outs or beauty drop-ins, we’d like to introduce you to four salon owners who abandoned the corporate fast track for the rewards of salon life and get their take on the industry.
July 1, 2002
NAILS Magazine readers share their secrets to success.
Keywords: career coaching Reader to Reader
September 1, 2000
A few years back, we asked the question, “What’s wrong with our schools?” in an article that exposed the industry’s complaints about how we train our professionals. Eight years later; we decided to see what, if anything, had changed.
Keywords: AACS cosmetology schools NACCAS National Cosmetology Association
February 1, 2000
When high school guidance counselors want to explore the potential behind a career—including cosmetology—they often turn to the Occupational Outlook Handbook which is produced yearly by the U.S. Department of Labor.
January 1, 1998
From graduation to state board exams, from the job search to the first full set on a paying client, those first few months as a nail technician are filled with highs and lows. Two nail technicians opened their diaries to share theire experiences.
Keywords: business building starting your own business
January 1, 1998
What is the proper role of cosmetology schools and are they fulfilling that role?
Keywords: continuing education cosmetology schools education
March 1, 1997
"My client’s big toenail’s side walls curve so much that they nearly meet. The middle section of the nail is sore because both ends are pinching the skin. What can I do to relieve this pressure?"
Keywords: dermatologists healthy working ingrown toenails inhalation masks
April 1, 1995
A nail student asks a veteran nail technician for some advice on starting out.
Keywords: business building newbie
October 1, 1993
Cosmo Connection carves a niche for itself by offering an innovative platform for searching nail professionals.
Keywords: finding a job hiring nail technicians job choices
September 1, 1993
A grand opening doesn't mean starting out with a deficit. Here,we go over how to make your opening successful and budget-friendly.
Keywords: budgeting marketing/promotions opening a new salon starting your own business
May 1, 1993
Flexible hours, a realistic curriculum, and a salon environment allow Jan Studesville to give employees and students what they really need – real-life training.
Keywords: cosmetology schools school profiles schools
June 1, 1988
Varied requirements and reciprocity agreements show need for uniformity.
Keywords: licensing state licensing