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Lessons from My First Year

July 11, 2013  | Article

Nail techs share the most important things they learned as newbies in the real world.

Keywords: learning new techniques   newbie  

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  

Making the Grade: Elevating Nail Schools

September 11, 2012  | Article

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.

Keywords: Backscratchers   California   CND   cosmetology schools   education  

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  

New Nail Techs: 4 Steps to Market Yourself Successfully

April 27, 2012  | Article

Learn how to create a nail identity, build relationships, let others help you, and be selective in your marketing efforts.

Keywords: branding   building your clientele   newbie  

Recent Grad Shares Her Winning Nail Art

August 15, 2011  | Article

We recently heard from Heather Smith of Nescopeck, Pa., who created 3-D acrylic sculptured nails — very impressive, especially for a newbie!

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   competitions   newbie  

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  
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