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School Profile: A New Nail Tech Program for Penrose Academy

September 22, 2016  | Article

When Jill Kohler and her husband opened Scottsdale AZ.-based Penrose Academy back in August 2006, the cosmetology and esthetics school did not offer a nail tech program. But now, ten years later, a nails-only option is being offered because of employer demand in the community for qualified nail techs. We caught up with Kohler to discuss how this evolution came about.

Keywords: business building   instructors   nail school   student issues  

How to Keep Your Students' Attention

September 7, 2016  | Article

We asked Instructors: How do you keep students’ attention if you feel they are tired or losing focus?

Keywords: instructors   nail school   student issues  

NAILS Career Handbook 2016 Digital Version Now Available

September 1, 2016  | Article

Instructors, share the digital edition of NAILS Career Handbook with your students. From how to ace a job interview to using social media to help build a business, NAILS Magazine's annual Career Handbook helps students and recent graduates navigate the real world of nails. 

 

 

Keywords: career handbook   instructors   nail school   student issues  

How to Be an Example to Your Students

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.

Keywords: instructors   nail school   student issues  

Call for Student Nail Bloggers

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!

Keywords: instructors   nail school   student blog   student issues  

5 Ways to Encourage External Learning

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.

Keywords: instructors   nail school   student issues  

Veteran Nail Tech Publishes a Book for Recent Grads

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.

Keywords: books   instructors   nail school   student issues  

Display Gets Student Nail Art Noticed

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.

Keywords: instructors   nail school   student issues  

How to Get the Most From a Guest Speaker

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?

Keywords: instructors   nail school   student issues  

Bellus Academy Shares Their Dream

May 31, 2016  | Video

To celebrate the courage, perseverance, and success of those who dream of joining the beauty and wellness industry, Bellus Academy has created a short video showcasing children pursuing their dreams of working in an industry that is all about helping others look and feel better. #iChoseBellus

Keywords: cosmetology schools   instructors   student issues  

The Professional Beauty Association Scholarship Winners Announced

May 25, 2016  | Article

Five recipients of the PBA 2016 Lifetime Member Scholarship will receive $1,000 each to be applied toward cosmetology education.

Keywords: PBA   scholarships   student issues  

Turn Your Students Into Champions Via SkillsUSA Competitions

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.

Keywords: competitions   instructors   scholarships   student issues  

Round Up: What is the most challenging part of teaching?

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.

Keywords: instructors   nail school   student issues  

Wash Your Hands: 5 Common Mistakes

April 12, 2016  | Article

Use these five tips to remind your students of the importance of properly washing their hands. Hand-washing is among the top suggestions for making sure you don’t catch what your clients and team members bring into the salon.

Keywords: handwashing   instructors   salon sanitation   student issues  

Hurry! Deadlines for PBA Scholarships Are Fast Approaching

April 7, 2016  | Article

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Minerva Beauty Scholarship and the Hans Neumaier Memorial Scholarship.

Keywords: instructors   nail school   PBA   scholarships   student issues  
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