October 1, 2005
Being a mentor is more than a time commitment. Yes, you pass on your knowledge, and yes, your salon can benefit by grooming new employees. But mentoring also lets you pass your passion on to a new generation of nail professionals. Here are three stories of impassioned techs who passed their fire on to new people in the industry — and the very concrete rewards they still find in it.
Keywords: apprentice programs continuing education mentoring
June 22, 2005
After 22 years of offering education in Canada, the North American School of Podology has expanded into the United States with a new name: North American School of Pedicuring
Keywords: continuing education pedicures
April 1, 2005
Giving back, taking time for yourself, and learning something new are all ways to reinvigorate your career ... and your spirit.
Keywords: combatting burnout continuing education mentoring motivation
March 3, 2005
It used to be that only instructors were required to take eight hours of continuing education units. Now licensees in North Carolina are also being asked to take CEUs.
Keywords: continuing education licensing North Carolina state licensing
January 1, 2004
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
February 1, 2003
As we celebrate 20 years, what have we learned as an industry?
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February 1, 2003
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
December 1, 2002
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.
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September 1, 2002
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
September 1, 2001
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
August 1, 2001
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 industry activism keeping your business competitive
April 1, 2001
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
August 1, 2000
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
September 1, 1999
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
September 1, 1998
Continue your education to stay successful in the nail business.
Keywords: continuing education Just My Opinion