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Veteran Nail Tech Publishes a Book for Recent Grads

June 22, 2016 | Article

Veteran nail tech Tiffani Douglas has written a book, Straight Outta Beauty School, and launched an online community to inspire and help new beauty professionals jumpstart their careers.

Display Gets Student Nail Art Noticed

June 15, 2016 | Article

Nail instructor Kim Meecham has found a unique way to show off the nail art done by her 11th grade class at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Catholic District Secondary School in North Bay, Ontario.

How to Get the Most From a Guest Speaker

June 7, 2016 | Article

In my last article, we discussed the benefits of introducing a guest speaker to your class. We learned that it can be very enriching and educational for both instructors and students, but do you know how to get the most out of having a guest speaker in your class?

Leadership Changes at AACS

May 31, 2016 | Article

American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) President Christine Gordon announced that AACS had hired Adam Nelson as Executive Director to replace the retiring CEO Jim Cox.

The Professional Beauty Association Scholarship Winners Announced

May 25, 2016 | Article

Five recipients of the PBA 2016 Lifetime Member Scholarship will receive $1,000 each to be applied toward cosmetology education.

Turn Your Students Into Champions Via SkillsUSA Competitions

May 19, 2016 | Article

These contests, established in 1967, test students on real-world skills and connect them with potential employers. The Nail Care category lets students compete with other aspiring techs from around the country. The 52nd SkillsUSA National  Leadership and Skills Conference  — including the SkillsUSA  Championships — will be held in Louisville,  Ky., June 20-24, 2016.

Why You Should Bring Guest Speakers to Your Classroom

May 13, 2016 | Article

Launching a guest speaker series in your class can be beneficial for both you and your students. While students have the opportunity to learn about the nail business from various perspectives, you too can enjoy a break from teaching and learn more about topics with which you may not be familiar. 

Barristar Beauty School Forums for Instructors and Students

May 3, 2016 | Article

The Barristar Beauty School Forum held in Anaheim, Calif., May 1-2 was a great success. Read on for highlights and to find out if and when a forum will be held near you.

Round Up: What is the most challenging part of teaching?

April 28, 2016 | Article

We asked nail school instructors and owners to let us in on the most challenging aspects of their jobs and their least favorite subjects to teach.

Top-Notch Education at Premiere Orlando 2016

April 20, 2016 | Article

Instructors and students, boost your knowledge and skills with classes especially for you at Premiere Orlando, June 4-6, 2016 at the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Wash Your Hands: 5 Common Mistakes

April 12, 2016 | Article

Use these five tips to remind your students of the importance of properly washing their hands. Hand-washing is among the top suggestions for making sure you don’t catch what your clients and team members bring into the salon.

Hurry! Deadlines for PBA Scholarships Are Fast Approaching

April 7, 2016 | Article

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Minerva Beauty Scholarship and the Hans Neumaier Memorial Scholarship.

Could One of Your Recent Graduates Be NAILS’ Next Top Nail Artist?

March 28, 2016 | Article

NAILS’ Next Top Nail Artist is searching for licensed nail techs of all experience levels who have that “it” factor. Does one of your recent nail program graduates fit the bill?

3 Easy Spring Nail Art Projects for Students

March 22, 2016 | Article

Use these three simple step-by-steps to help your students practice basic nail art techniques.

10 Common Causes of Nail Service Breakdown

March 14, 2016 | Article

When it comes to service breakdown, a handful of common slip-ups and mistakes are often at the root of the problem. Here's a list of ten common application mishaps to share with your students to help them keep their nail enhancement applications flawless.

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