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Questions & Answers for Nail Students & Newbies

August 1, 2012  | Article

As a nail student or newly minted tech, now is the time for you to jump up and down ecstatically because you just cracked open the door to this secret treasure trove of opportunity that is the nail industry.

Keywords: career handbook   newbie   student issues  

6 Easy Ideas for Signature Nail Services

June 13, 2011  | Article

Specialty manicures and pedicures are a great hook to get clients into the salon. Be inspired by these six manicures and pedicures that would be great additions to your service menu.

Keywords: career handbook   CND   Keyano Aromatics   newbie   Nubar  

Great Starter Products for Newbie Nail Techs

June 7, 2011  | Article

As a newbie, you may not be familiar with all the product options available to you. Here we’ve gathered some products that may be useful as you start your career.

Keywords: Akzentz   Antoine de Paris   Backscratchers   Belava   Bellissima  

How to Ace Your Salon Job Interview

June 7, 2011  | Article

Here are some pieces of advice on how to put together your portfolio, what to say during your interview, what to bring and what to wear, plus where to look for salon jobs.

Keywords: career handbook   creating a portfolio   finding a job   hiring nail technicians   interview skills  

Resume Pointers

June 7, 2011  | Article

Your resume plays a big part in how potential employers view you. Even if you’re fresh out of school with no previous work experience, you can still put together a good resume. Here we show you how to create a crisp, organized resume that’ll best highlight your skills and potential.

Keywords: career handbook   finding a job   newbie  

Keep It Clean: Essential Salon Sanitation

June 6, 2011  | Article

We all need to make a concerted effort to help shift the public’s negative views of nail salons. Your station, pedicure chair, and implements must be cleaned before each client. And the thing is, it’s not that difficult to follow standard procedures. Here, we’ve included a checklist of the basics you should be following.

Keywords: autoclaves   career handbook   disinfection   implement disinfection   marketing/promotions  

How to Market Your Services When You're First Starting Out

June 6, 2011  | Article

You have a job. That’s a major accomplishment! Now make sure you have eye-catching promotional materials to lure clients to your table.

Keywords: business cards   career handbook   marketing/promotions   newbie   web marketing  

Know Your Compensation Options

June 6, 2011  | Article

Believe it or not, some techs graduate from nail school and immediately open up their own salon. Most, however, wait to get some experience first. If you’re not ready for salon ownership, you can get to work as either an employee or a booth renter. Read on to learn the differences between these types of techs.

Keywords: career handbook   compensation systems   newbie   taxes  

21 Tips for Passing Your State Board Exam

June 2, 2011  | Article

You’ve graduated from nail school! But before you can start working in a salon you have to pass your state board exam. Here are 21 tips to prepare you for the big day.

Keywords: career handbook   exams   licensing   national licensing   newbie  

Easy Nail Art Tutorials for Newbies

June 1, 2011  | Article

Nail art is a great add-on service that brings in extra income, plus it makes your services more memorable in clients’ minds. You don’t necessarily need natural artistic talent to create eye-catching designs. Here are some easy step-by-steps to get you started.

Keywords: beginner nail art   career handbook   colored gels   gels   Light Elegance  

Enhancement Troubleshooter

June 1, 2011  | Article

You learned a lot in school, but once you start working full time with clients you’ll see that minor mishaps with nail enhancements will occasionally pop up to frustrate and challenge you. To help you out when they do, here's some handy troubleshooting advice on fixing the more common acrylic and gel problems.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   career handbook   C-curves   gel troubleshooting   lifting  

Calling All Clients! (67 Ways to Fill Your Chair in 6 Months)

May 20, 2011  | Article

You’ve graduated from school, secured a job in a great salon, and now you need those clients. According to successful industry veterans, you can fill your book in six months. Here are 67 ways to do just that.

Keywords: career handbook   marketing/promotions   newbie  

Use Technology to Your Advantage

May 20, 2011  | Article

Career Handbook managing editor Sree Roy shares some way new nail techs can get ahead in the nail industry by taking advantage of new technologies.

Keywords: career handbook   newbie  

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  

Taking the State Boards

April 20, 2011  | Article

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  
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