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Should You Encourage a Student Who Wants to Open Her Own Salon Right After Graduation?

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?

Keywords: newbie   opening a new salon   student issues  

NAILS Career Handbook 2013 Available as a Digital Magazine

July 12, 2013  | Article

The annual publication helps students and recent graduates survive the real salon world. Pass it on.

Keywords: career handbook   newbie  

AACS: Many Beauty Schools Closing Nail Programs

May 16, 2013  | Article

In an article in its member magazine BeautyLink, the AACS says a top reason is the lack of federal funding.

Keywords: cosmetology schools   newbie  

Nail Trainer Hand Demo

April 24, 2013  | Video

The Nail Trainer Hand is great for nail students and newbie nail techs to master their skills and techniques quickly and easily prior to offering nail services on paying customers. The starter kit comes with nine items and is designed to increase application speed and insure durability of nail enhancements. For more information, visit

Keywords: exams   newbie   state licensing  

Making the Grade: Elevating Nail Schools

September 11, 2012  | Article

All too often, cosmetology schools in the U.S. aren’t putting their best foot forward when it comes to educating future nail technicians. For nail schools to get all As when it comes to training students for the real salon world, we need more dedicated nail instructors, increased hours, and a commitment to more than just the state board exam.

Keywords: Backscratchers   California   CND   cosmetology schools   education  

Recent Grad Shares Her Winning Nail Art

August 15, 2011  | Article

We recently heard from Heather Smith of Nescopeck, Pa., who created 3-D acrylic sculptured nails — very impressive, especially for a newbie!

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   competitions   newbie  

Just My Opinion: The School Owner’s Point of View

January 1, 1999  | Article

Keywords: apprentice programs   cosmetology schools   newbie   schools  

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