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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  

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  

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   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  

Is Desairology for You?

December 1, 1997  | Article

Desairology is an aspect of cosmetology that takes maturity, courage, and a lot of loving care. For nail technicians who have these special qualities, caring for the nails of the deceased can be a meaningful part of their career.

Keywords: alternative careers   finding a job  

What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up? How Nail Techs Got Their Starts

September 1, 1995  | Article

From construction engineer to florist, eight salon owners and nail technicians recount what they did before discovering their niche in nails.

Keywords: alternative careers  

Cover Tech: Lack of Products Prompted Kimberly Patterson to Open Her Own Nail Supply

April 1, 1995  | Article

An "addiction" to beauty trade shows inspires nail technician to start a new business.

Keywords: alternative careers   Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots   Kim Patterson  

Nail Technician With A Nurse's Touch

February 1, 1995  | Article

Janeice Spicer, a licensed vocational nurse, went back to school two years ago to pursue a career that she thought would better utilize her natural born talents.

Keywords: alternative careers   customer service  

Got a Layover? Get a Manicure!

January 1, 1994  | Article

Virgin Atlantic Airways’ Body and Soul, a salon in London’s Heathrow Airport, may be a trendsetter that will inspire other airlines.

Keywords: alternative careers  

Fly With Me — the Manicure’s Free (in flight manicures)

June 1, 1992  | Article

Keywords: alternative careers  
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