December 22, 2014 | Article
As instructors, you encounter students from all walks of life with varying levels of ability, commitment, and focus. Most of the time students are polite and respectful, but every once in a while, ill-mannered individuals find their way into your classroom. Nail School News asks: How do you handle them?
December 8, 2014 | Article
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) began accepting applications for Beacon 2015 on Monday, December 1, 2014. Students enrolled in an appropriate program (cosmetology, esthetics, nail technicians, etc.) in the U.S. or Canada between September 1, 2014 and March 19, 2015 are eligible to apply.
November 14, 2014 | Article
Jamaica Starr’s background is one of those against-the-odds stories that imparts hope. Now a successful salon owner and instructor for Sindy Mark’s Nail Art Academy, Starr overcame a life once rife with drugs, prison, and hardship. We caught up with Starr to find out how she left her old life behind to attain her dreams.
November 10, 2014 | Article
At trade shows, students will observe manufacturers doing innovative demonstrations. Top nail product manufacturers hire some of the most knowledgeable nail techs in the country to work the trade show floor, so it’s the ideal place for new students to learn all about the business of doing nails.
October 30, 2014 | Article
As educators, you know that continuing education helps to make you the best possible teacher for your students, and keeping your students informed of upcoming classes is important as well. To that end, master educator Sindy Mark has added a master e-file and advanced acrylic enhancement workshop to her school’s curriculum.
October 17, 2014 | Article
Ten aspiring beauty industry professionals will receive financial awards up to $5,000 to cover tuition for nail tech programs.
October 13, 2014 | Article
Several years ago, Sandra Taylor made the move from truck driver to nail tech — and now school owner. Nail School News recently caught up with Taylor to find out more about her unusual career path.
October 3, 2014 | Article
Light Elegance introduces an overhaul in its education program to pick up where beauty schools left off.
October 3, 2014 | Article
Students from Bellus Academy helped kick off Fashion Week San Diego with its opening event, “The Art & Beauty Behind Fashion,” September 30 at the Broadway Pier.
September 22, 2014 | Article
The Academy of Nail Design’s new derma care nail specialist program offers beauty professionals the opportunity to earn a professional designation that will take their careers to the next level.
September 16, 2014 | Article
Congratulations to Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology-Greenville instructor Wendi Ingalls for winning the N.F. Cimaglia "Educator of the Year" award! Nail School News caught up with Ingalls to hear more about what makes her such a great educator.
September 5, 2014 | Article
On August 19, representatives from the AACS, including Greg Jones, Christine Gordon, Anthony Fragomeni, and Tom Netting, met at the White House with a special assistant to the president on education policy and an Office of Policy Development senior advisor.
August 29, 2014 | Article
Back in July, Nail School News announced the national winners of the 2014 SkillsUSA trade competition. We recently had the opportunity to chat with Dorothy House, an instructor for the high school-level bronze winner, Natali Carmona-Garcia of Metropolitan Career & Tech Center in Little Rock, Ark.
August 25, 2014 | Article
Nail School News recently heard about this peppy 89-year-old nail tech student who attends Sweetwater Institute of Cosmetology in Tennessee. Read on to learn about this vibrant southern senior who loves creating nail art.
August 8, 2014 | Article
We asked nail instructors to share the most memorable thank you they ever received from a student. Here’s what they said: