April 26, 2013
For many of us, our personal cell phones are the best way to get a hold of us, either via call or text message. But is it a good idea to be quite that accessible to a classroom of cosmetology or nail students, who may contact you without reservation about all sorts of issues pertaining to class (and not)? We asked: As a school instructor or owner, is it wise to give students your cell phone number? Why or why not?
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March 18, 2013
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Shannon McCown of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, won our 2013 Mural Contest with her stunning avian-inspired design. This year’s entries took on a wide range of themes — and depicted them beautifully.
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March 13, 2013
Donald Trump may have given apprenticeship some glamour, but aspiring nail techs have been completing these hands-on training programs for years pre-dating the hit show “The Apprentice”. (And instead of hearing “you’re fired,” nail tech apprentices hear “you’re licensed!”) Before you sign up for an apprenticeship, take on an apprentice at your salon, or set out to get your state’s laws changed on the subject, here’s what you need to know.
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March 5, 2013
Not everybody has the resources to be the perfect student despite their best intentions. That means sometimes students have to miss class when their kids’ babysitter flakes or they neglect to turn in their homework because they have to work late at their full-time job. We asked nail school instructors to tell us: How flexible should you be when accommodating non-traditional students?
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December 22, 2012
Mentoring a new nail tech can be a rewarding experience for both the mentor and the mentee. After winning a Beauty Changes Lives student competition, Marinello Schools of Beauty student Cheyanne Birchall was awarded a day of mentorship with CND co-founder Jan Arnold. Here, they both share their experiences attending Beauty Buzz 2012 in Detroit and inspiring each other.
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November 14, 2012
A licensed nail tech and nail program instructor shares 19 questions aspiring techs should ask before enrolling in a school program.
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November 7, 2012
Pop star Beyoncé and her mother and business partner Tina Knowles recently founded the Beyoncé Cosmetology Center as part of Phoenix House, a non-profit provider of substance abuse services since 1967.
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October 3, 2012
Empire Education Group has found great success in its annual Future Professionals Expo and offers tips on its strategies and how your school can start its own event.
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October 3, 2012
If you’re turning prospective students away because of their inability to afford your school’s tuition, here are some scholarships you could be turning them to instead.
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October 3, 2012
Learning doesn’t have to be boring and difficult when dedicated nail instructors find clever ways to make education fun for their students. Here are a few fun ways you can spruce up your nail classes, from three creative nail teachers.
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September 21, 2012
It’s not just the spa-like atmosphere at Long Island’s Nail & Skin Institute that makes the school unique. Its financial aid program allows students to receive Title IV funding through the U.S. Department of Education.
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September 11, 2012
All too often, cosmetology schools in the U.S. aren’t putting their best foot forward when it comes to educating future nail technicians. For nail schools to get all As when it comes to training students for the real salon world, we need more dedicated nail instructors, increased hours, and a commitment to more than just the state board exam.
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August 23, 2012
Veteran tech John Hauk drops in on student blogger Starr Rooks after hearing that meeting him was one of her professional goals.
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July 26, 2012
London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT) raised approximately £1,000 at its Guinness World Records attempt in May benefitting two charities: Rays of Sunshine and The Eve Appeal.
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July 13, 2012
The Beyoncé Cosmetology Center, founded by pop superstar Beyoncé and her mother and business partner, Tina Knowles, is an exciting addition to nonprofit drug rehabiliation facility Phoenix House's Career Academy. It is a fitting way for Beyoncé and her mother to give back together, as Tina Knowles worked as a hairstylist for many years, and a young Beyoncé would even "perform" for customers in the salon. In this video, Tina Knowles speaks about the project.
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