August 11, 2016 | Article
West Palm Beach Florida – based nail artist and instructor Rosa Vargas is a talented and devoted teacher who has educated and inspired many nail tech students to reach their career goals and achieve success in the industry. We recently caught up with her for a quick Q&A.
August 2, 2016 | Article
Give a tip in order to participate in this summer's Beauty Changes Lives scholarship challenge.
July 28, 2016 | Article
Whether you realize it or not, as an instructor, you are a leader for your students and their first introduction to the beauty industry. As their leader, it is your responsibility to inspire them to learn and to be their mentor as they learn to navigate the industry and discover who they are in the business.
July 19, 2016 | Article
Instructors, NAILS Magazine is looking for our next student blogger for NAILS 101: A Student Blog. Do you have a new student or know someone who will soon be starting nail school? Does this person love to post online and have a true enthusiasm for all things nails? We want to hear from her or him!
July 7, 2016 | Article
A common challenge many instructors face is keeping students interested in and excited about learning beyond the classroom. Here are five ways you can expose your students to learning outside class.
June 28, 2016 | Article
Use these three simple step-by-steps to help your students practice basic nail art techniques.
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.
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.
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?
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.
May 25, 2016 | Article
Five recipients of the PBA 2016 Lifetime Member Scholarship will receive $1,000 each to be applied toward cosmetology education.
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.
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.
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.
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.