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Handout: Basic Nail Art

While not required to pass the state board exam, nail art is a terrific add-on service for your students to begin learning in school. This handout includes 12 essential nail art strokes, plus 17 beginner designs for them to practice with.


Beacon Competition 2016 Entry Process Opens December 3, 2015

The renowned Beacon competition provides the nation’s most promising cosmetology students with education and opportunities to network with the industry’s highest profile salon owners, professionals, and stylists during PBA Beauty Week, held in Las Vegas July 23-25, 2016.


Quick Quiz: LED vs. UV

Gels are a major segment of the nail industry, and there are tons of options. One big choice your students will need to make is whether they want to use gels that work with a standard UV light or ones that work with a newer generation LED light. Clear up any confusion about the two light options with this assessment.

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At NAILS, we're committed not only to today's nail care professionals, but also to the nail care professionals of TOMORROW. That's why we produce our annual Career Handbook, a guide for students and newbies. It covers everything from preparing for job interviews, options for career alternatives, continuing education, troubleshooting techniques, and business basics. We consider ourselves Partners in Education in the effort to inspire and help train the next generation of nail technicians and help them succeed.

If you'd like to know more about advertising in this special annual issue, call associate publisher Michelle Mullen at (310) 533-2465. If you're a school and would like to reserve your no-charge copies of this issue, please e-mail [email protected]. The annual issue ships in early June of each year.

Our special "Partners in Education" Program, also provides for free subscriptions to NAILS Magazine to instructors and educators in cosmetology schools. We provide complimentary subscriptions to qualified schools and also provide free six-month subscriptions to their students. To sign up, fill out the Partners in Education form. If you have any questions, email [email protected]

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