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Use the NAILS Magazine Encyclopedia to quiz your students on the following terms they should be familiar with as professional nail techs. You can also create your own vocabulary lists with definitions by using the NAILS Encyclopedia.
Keywords: quiz student issues student tests
From flakiness to rudeness to indecision, some clients will inevitably display more less-than-considerate behavior than others.The following are some tips for handling your more challenging clientele and making the salon run as smoothly as possible in spite of bad behavior.
Keywords: clients difficult clients student issues
Although there is a universal sanitation procedure, which is to clean with soap and
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water and then disinfect with an EPA-registered disinfectant, every state has its own
requirements and regulations for sanitation, so check with yours. Here are the basics.
How do you help your students choose the right salon to work in after graduating from nail school? Use this handout to help your students approach the task methodically to make the process a little less difficult.
Keywords: cosmetology schools education
In the past, the nail industry was all about artificial nail services. While this is still very much the case, the trend is shifting. Use this handout to help your students decide if they should focus on more eco-friendly products and natural services.
Keywords: education natural nail care
One of the biggest decisions new nail techs ponder is whether to rent a booth or to work on commission. Use this handout to help your students understand the difference between renting a booth and working in a full-service salon.
This handout provides the properties of some of the most popular essential oils for nail services, plus some handy tips on working with these aromatic substances.
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This handout, intended for nail students and newbie nail techs, tells it like it is, with advice from those who've been there on how to create your own success and provides a list of things you may not have realized about the job.
Keywords: building your clientele newbie work life balance
Make sure your students know when to refer a client to a doctor. This handout, made especially with nail students and newbie nail techs in mind, describes 23 of the most common nail disorders -- like brittle nail syndrome and "greenies" -- and tells nail techs when to refuse service and refer a client to a doctor first.
Keywords: foot disorders nail discoloration nail diseases working with doctors
Help your students find the perfect first job to help them grow their nail business with this handout of questions to ask during the interview and things to observe at the prospective place of employment.
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New nail techs may have a tough time handling those clients who can't figure out which color of polish (or gel-polish or acrylic, etc.) to use. Share color theory basics with them, so they can recommend colors that will look best on their clients.
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Tradeshows, such as the International Salon & Spa Expo, America’s Beauty Show, and Premiere Orlando, are a convenient way to gain a lot of nail knowledge in a short amount of time.Here are some ways to help your students get the most out of their first show.
Want to incorporate a nice foot and calf massage into your pedicures but unsure about your massage technique? Here's a step-by-step handout created with the help of Renee Doran, an OPI educator and experienced pedicurist at Glitz Salon in Rochester Hills, Mich.
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.
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