March 13, 2013
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.
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December 22, 2012
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.
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November 14, 2012
A licensed nail tech and nail program instructor shares 19 questions aspiring techs should ask before enrolling in a school program.
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September 11, 2012
All too often, cosmetology schools in the U.S. aren’t putting their best foot forward when it comes to educating future nail technicians. For nail schools to get all As when it comes to training students for the real salon world, we need more dedicated nail instructors, increased hours, and a commitment to more than just the state board exam.
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August 23, 2012
Veteran tech John Hauk drops in on student blogger Starr Rooks after hearing that meeting him was one of her professional goals.
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June 18, 2012
Beauty Changes Lives and AACS are offering currently enrolled beauty school students, in an AACS school, the chance to be matched up with a celebrity mentor to launch their career in the industry. Available mentors include Jan Arnold, co-founder of CND; Ted Gibson, celebrity stylist; Dr. Howard Murad, dermatologist and skin care expert; and Diana Schmidtke, celebrity stylist for Hollywood’s leading men. Get details on how to enter at: http://beautychangeslives.org/scholarships
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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.
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