Topic : alternative careers

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Park It at Lady La’s

February 1, 2009  | Article

Lady La’s Too Nail and Hair Salon in Highland, Mich., draws clients due to its unique location. Built in the LaFontaine Buick Pontiac GMC Cadillac dealership as a convenience to customers, it gets 95% of its clients from the dealership. Although only open for a few months, the salon already has repeat clients coming just for its services.

Keywords: alternative careers   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

Tech Finds Rewards in Tending to Homebound Clients

June 1, 2008  | Article

These clients are especially grateful for at-home manicures by Holly Schippers, but she's the one who says they provide something very special for her.

Keywords: alternative careers   CND   elderly clients   manufacturers educators   mobile salons  

The World at Your Fingertips

August 1, 2007  | Article

Ever dream of traveling the world with just the clothes on your back and your professional travel kit? Here’s what you could expect to find if you were a nail tech (or a client!) in other parts of the world.

Keywords: alternative careers   international  

A Dollar-and-Cents Case for a Nail Career

June 1, 2006  | Article

 I’d like to show that a nail care career offers an excellent option for career-oriented high-schoolers and those considering a career switch. The dollar figures make a compelling case for a nail care career.

Keywords: alternative careers   cosmetology schools   finding a job   job choices   salary survey  

Have Tools, Will Travel

June 1, 2005  | Article

Ever dream of getting out from behind the desk? Changes in the service industry have opened new opportunities to techs who want to stay in the business, but who crave variety in their environment.

Keywords: alternative careers   mobile salons  

The Secret Lives of Nail Techs

January 1, 2005  | Article

Life outside the salon is the norm for a number of techs who enjoy a variety of alternative careers in nails. A few of them share what their life is like working on photo shoots, on luxury cruise liners, in hospital-based spas, at resorts, and as manufacturer’s educators.

Keywords: alternative careers  

Diary of a Celebrity Manicurist

January 1, 2005  | Article

Celebrity manicurist April Foreman says that when she first became a manicurist is was just to work her way through school. She soon discovered it was a key that opened many doors.

Keywords: alternative careers   celebrities   celebrity nail techs  

Salon, Suite Salon

August 1, 2004  | Article

Faced with the prohibitive costs of starting a business mixed with a desire for independence, some nail techs are turning to salon suites. These so-called “beauty malls” offer upwardly mobile techs a stepping stone between employee and salon owner.

Keywords: alternative careers   marketing/promotions   opening a new salon   salon suites  

Chicago Cop Embraces Nail Tech Roots

July 1, 2004  | Article

A patrolman on Chicago's West Side, where she grew up, Leatrice Woody is also the inventor of the Buff & Go portable workstation for mobile nail techs. 

Keywords: alternative careers   Buff N' Go   Chicago   Illinois   Leatrice Woody  

Educating the Nail Tech Masses

February 1, 2004  | Article

Do you long to take that next step in your career and make extra money but aren’t quite sure how? Become a manufacturer’s educator. Not only will you get a chance to teach, you’ll have fun, meet new people, and increase your own knowledge along the way — all while bringing in more cash.

Keywords: alternative careers   manufacturers educators  

The Second Time Around

November 1, 2000  | Article

Some nail techs have known from the start that doing nails was their calling. 

Keywords: alternative careers   Diana Bonn   Judy Jensen   My Other Life   Rosemary Weiner  

Why Is Everyone Leaving the Nail Industry?

September 1, 1999  | Article

The industry’s revolving door; through which nail technicians leave as quickly as they come, is a reflection of some deeper problems that hinder the industry’s growth and damage its reputation.

Keywords: alternative careers   continuing education   professional image  

Up the Ladder: What’s After Nail Tech?

October 1, 1998  | Article

From a career as a part-time manufacturer's educator to a full-time industry consultant, the nail industry presents myriad opportunities.

Keywords: alternative careers   Florida   manufacturers educators  

A Nail Tech Takes to the Skies

September 1, 1998  | Article

Before carving out a lofty career at Virgin Atlantic Airlines, Jane Breeden worked in a salon in England where she did manicures and performed other services such as massage therapy.

Keywords: alternative careers  

Auto Tech by Day, Nail Tech by Night

January 1, 1998  | Article

Bill Fogg muses on his unusual dual occupation.

Keywords: alternative careers   male nail techs   personal profiles  

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