March 1, 2010
Surprise! It’s often said that school does little to prepare techs for the salon environment. And it’s not only the technical challenges that may come as a surprise to the newly minted nail tech.
Keywords: building your clientele cosmetology schools education finding a job learning new techniques
March 1, 2010
Estelina explains her first job.
Keywords: Estelina's finding a job job choices
January 15, 2009
The PBA CareerCenter, PBA's brand new job board, is an online resource for making employment connections in the beauty industry.
Keywords: associations finding a job Professional Beauty Association
May 1, 2008
To hear salon owners tell it, recruiting new techs is no easy feat. To help, we asked techs to tell us how they learned about their current position. More often than not, the connection was made through informal networking.
Keywords: finding a job finding/retaining staff recruiting
February 1, 2007
We’ve asked a recent graduate, a school founder, and a salon owner who hires newly graduated techs about how well beauty school prepares you for the “real world.”
Keywords: cosmetology schools finding a job job choices The Nail Lounge working with schools
June 1, 2006
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
April 1, 2006
You love being a nail tech and are happy with your career choice, but how do you keep the momentum building and avoid the proverbial rut? Knowing what motivates you, creating a positive work environment, and communicating with team member are just a few ways to ensure you don’t hit too many bumps along the way.
Keywords: business finding a job work life balance
November 1, 2005
When looking for a new employee, or even a booth renter, salon owners seek professionalism — and a well-crafted resume or portfolio is one way to demonstrate this. If you have wondered how to put together a cover letter, resume, or portfolio, wonder no more. Here is the information you need to get you started.
Keywords: creating a portfolio finding a job interview skills
January 1, 2004
Looking for a sure-fire formula to make an assistant program pay in your salon? Four salon owners prove it’s as simple as meeting everyone’s needs — yours, theirs, and the salon’s.
Keywords: customer service finding a job finding/retaining staff nail tech assistants
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.
Keywords: booth rental building your clientele continuing education finding a job professional image
May 1, 2002
Good nail techs are in short supply these days, making them a hot commodity among the thousands of under-staffed and over-extended salons in the country. While salon owners are out looking to recruit good techs, techs should also be out looking for good salons. Here we give you a guide to get you started on your search.
Keywords: finding a job
June 1, 1998
According to the government, there is an oversupply of cosmetologists for available work. Salon professionals tell a different story. Is the industry over-crowded, or has the government come up with some faulty statistics?
Keywords: finding a job job choices
December 1, 1997
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
October 1, 1993
Cosmo Connection carves a niche for itself by offering an innovative platform for searching nail professionals.
Keywords: finding a job hiring nail technicians job choices
September 1, 1992
There’s more to getting the best jobs than just having great technique. Personality and presentation count for a lot with high-end salon owners.
Keywords: finding a job high-end salons hiring nail technicians