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Make a Wish: Nail Techs Tell Us Their Hopes for the New Year

January 1, 2004  | Article

We called nail techs and salon owners around the country to find out what’s on their wish list for the nail industry. From better education to an improved economy, here is what some nail technicians are hoping to see in 2004.

Keywords: continuing education   professional image   professionalism   state licensing  

Continuing Education Means Keeping Your Mind Open

September 1, 2003  | Article

Is the problem the schools themselves? Is the problem that students are not motivated? Is it that once in a salon, new nail techs cannot earn a living quickly enough to stay motivated?

Keywords: continuing education   cosmetology schools  

Just My Opinion: Continuing Education Raises Industry Standards for Professionals and Clients Alike

May 1, 2003  | Article

Your clients should be learning about new products from you, the trusted beauty professional. Would you go to a doctor who had not updated his medical skills for many years? Of course not, and we should have the same expectations from our employees and ourselves.

Keywords: continuing education   Just My Opinion   Marc Spilo   Spilo  

What Worries You?

April 1, 2003  | Article

What concerns you most about your business right now?

Keywords: continuing education   Diana Bonn   economy   finding/retaining staff   keeping your business competitive  

Twice as Old, Half as Wise?

February 1, 2003  | Article

As we celebrate 20 years, what have we learned as an industry?

Keywords: consumer press   continuing education   discount salons  

Are We an Industry of Know-It-Alls?

February 1, 2003  | Article

Continuing education is key to the future growth of the industry. So why is it not getting the attention it deserves? Have nail techs and manufacturers become disenchanted with continuing education and relegated it to the back burner?

Keywords: continuing education   education   schools  

After School Activities

December 1, 2002  | Article

Graduating from cosmetology school is only the beginning of what can be a fulfilling career in the nail industry — provided you take a step in the right direction. Knowing where and how to look for the perfect job and keeping up to date with trends are only a few things you can do to be successful right from the start.

Keywords: booth rental   building your clientele   continuing education   finding a job   professional image  

What continuing education classes do you find most helpful?

September 1, 2002  | Article

In this month's Reader to Reader column, techs say they like "real life" education and hands-on learning.

Keywords: continuing education   Reader to Reader  

What Makes a State Progressive?

September 1, 2001  | Article

So what does make a state progressive? We targeted 25 different areas, everything from licensing and continuing education, growth in licenses and salons, to community involvement, and the state’s inspector-to-salon ratio.

Keywords: continuing education   Illinois   licensing   Nebraska  

The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Nail Technicians

August 1, 2001  | Article

Taking a cue from Steven Covey, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective people”, the NAILS editorial team identified seven characteristics, or habits, of the highly successful nail technicians we’ve met over the past 18 years.

Keywords: continuing education   Debbie Krakalovich   Diana Bonn   keeping your business competitive   motivation  

Follow the Leader - How to Be a Mentor, or Find One

April 1, 2001  | Article

When it comes to our careers, we could all use a wise and trusted counselor. Whether you’re a new nail tech just coming out of school or have been in the industry awhile and are looking for some direction, one of the best ideas is to find a mentor who will show you the way.

Keywords: continuing education   mentoring   networking  

Teach Them And They Will Stay

August 1, 2000  | Article

Running three bustling nail departments is not an easy task, but Sherry Williams seems to have it down to a T-as in training.

Keywords: continuing education   staff training  

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  

Just My Opinion: Learn or Perish

September 1, 1998  | Article

Continue your education to stay successful in the nail business.

Keywords: continuing education   Just My Opinion  

Elevate Your Skills

June 1, 1998  | Article

Terri Lundberg’s Nail Technician Mentoring Institute is "for technicians who are serious about this business and about making the income they need."

Keywords: continuing education   mentoring  

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