October 28, 2013 | Article
With required school hours varying across the country, and some states requiring less than 100 hours to graduate from a nail program, we asked a cross-section of the nail industry — from school instructors to salon owners to veteran nail techs — a timely question: For newly licensed nail techs, what is more important initially in building your business: top-notch technical skills or top-notch people skills? Why?
October 19, 2013 | Article
“I teach from the heart and not the head,” says the 2013 N.F. Cimaglia Educator of the Year.
October 4, 2013 | Article
A new school-wide competition proved a rousing success among students and didn’t cost the school an extra cent to run.
September 24, 2013 | Article
While school instructors all want what’s best for their students after graduation, it’s a hard call as to whether lofty initial ventures will pay off or backfire. We asked nail school instructors and owners: Should you encourage or discourage a nail student who wants to open her own salon immediately after graduation?
September 17, 2013 | Article
After speaking to a class at Montgomery County Public Schools, Maisie Dunbar finds her real-world insights help guide nail students.
September 6, 2013 | Article
Four reasons for student departure account for 84% of schools' attrition rates, according to the Educational Policy Institute. And they might not be the reasons you think.
August 27, 2013 | Article
Don’t overlook experiences in the school-affiliated salon and extracurricular activities, experts advise.
August 21, 2013 | Article
This year there were over 250 individual services performed on policymakers, regulators, and staffers by more than 40 beauty professionals who volunteered their time and expertise to showcase the world of beauty.
August 19, 2013 | Article
A nail instructor advises on when and why to bring a company representative into your classroom.
August 9, 2013 | Article
Janet McCormick helps open the first nail school in the Middle Eastern country — which provides students training for successful salon careers.
July 30, 2013 | Article
This free online forum takes place on Monday, Aug. 26 at 12 p.m. Eastern.
July 19, 2013 | Article
Honolulu Nail Academy is the only nail school in the entire state of Hawaii. With students from all over the world, the academy even lets aspiring nail techs take some of their lessons online.
July 19, 2013 | Article
Three students each at the college and the high school levels take home medals in this annual trade competition.
July 12, 2013 | Article
The annual publication helps students and recent graduates survive the real salon world. Pass it on.
July 8, 2013 | Article
Established in 1967, this Midwest vocational-technical school goes above and beyond when it comes to nail tech programs.