Topic : Maggie Franklin

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Paradigm Shifts

May 6, 2015  | 

Maggie is trading in one writing genre for another.

Keywords: Maggie Franklin  

Spring Fever

March 14, 2014  | 

It happens every year around this time — it’s still light outside when most people are getting out of work. It’s not raining. It’s not cold, but it’s not hot yet. Everything is green. People get spring fever.

Keywords: client issues   clients   Maggie Franklin  

On My Mind: In Search of the Perfect Nail

June 28, 2012  | Article

Editor Hannah Lee finds that the perfect nail is impossible as well as subjective, but every nail tech should still strive for the best.

Keywords: Hannah Lee   Maggie Franklin   On My Mind  

Behind the Scenes: Reflections of an Artist (April 2012 Cover Nails)

April 1, 2012  | Demo

Maggie Franklin creates blue raindrop nail art with Swarovski crystals. Here's the step-by-step.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   embellished nail art   learning new techniques   Maggie Franklin   nail art  

On My Mind: Collective Thinking

January 1, 2012  | Article

In a special guest column, salon owner, nail tech, and NAILS blogger Maggie Franklin urges more nail techs to share their knowledge with others.

Keywords: continuing education   Maggie Franklin   networking   On My Mind  

Celebrating Our Blogger Voices!

January 1, 2011  | Article

New salon owners, competitors, students, coaches, and a few opinionated veteran techs; we let these reader voices shine through every week online. And they have a lot to say. If you aren’t already following these blogs, bookmark them right away.

Keywords: blogs   coaching   competitions   Maggie Franklin   opening a new salon  

Things I Learned in School That Are Best Forgotten

September 1, 2007  | Article

Nail technology school tries to give techs a good foundation for a successful career, but it often falls short. We polled a few of our peers – fellow nail techs and educators – to find out what gems of misinformation they encountered as students and as trainers.

Keywords: cosmetology schools   Erin Snyder Dixon   Maggie Franklin   Maisie Dunbar   nail education  

How Do You Think Trade Shows Have Evolved Throughout the Years?

February 1, 2006  | Article

If you have hit the trade show circuit over the years, then you’ve most likely witnessed some of the changes shows have undergone.

Keywords: Larry Gaynor   Maggie Franklin   Nailco   tradeshows   Vicki Peters  

What Is Your Dream Station?

August 1, 2003  | Article

Your nail station is one of your most valuable business tools. It is your office, your conference room, your classroom, your showroom, and sometimes even your lunchroom. It is where you do your work and spend much of your day –and you deserve to be comfortable. So what would change about it if you could? From self-sanitizing stations to elaborately themed decor, techs defy the laws of physics, finances, and convention to come up with some innovative solutions for their individual needs.

Keywords: JC Penney Salons   Maggie Franklin   salon decor/design   salon furnishings   Tom Bachik  

Confessions of a Former Flake

September 1, 2002  | Article

I had to admit to myself that, despite feeling confident in my abili­ties as a nail technician, as a businesswoman I just plain fell short.

Keywords: Just My Opinion   Maggie Franklin   motivation  

What Has Happened to Our Trade Shows?

August 1, 2002  | Article

Trade shows used to seem bigger, brighter, and shinier and I wasn’t familiar with all the product lines. Every booth had something undiscovered to show me, and I couldn’t wait till the next big trade show. Where did that feeling go?

Keywords: Maggie Franklin   tradeshows  

Yesterday, It All Seemed So Important

December 1, 2001  | Article

Nail technicians across the globe rallied together after the September attacks on the United States. In the wake of this tragedy; the industry has pulled together and gotten on with business, but not without stopping to care.

Keywords: Debbie Doerrlamm   Fourth of July nail art   Maggie Franklin   patriotic nail art   red-white-and-blue nail art  

Easing the Transition to EMA

July 1, 2001  | Article

Anyone who has ever tried to remove MMA from a new client’s nails knows the bond is tough to break. It might be more difficult to deal with clients emotional attachment to their nails.

Keywords: acrylic removal   EMA   Maggie Franklin   MMA   product removal  

My Other Life: Maggie Franklin, Geology Buff

July 1, 1999  | Article

Her geological expeditions have included a field trip to California’s Mono Lake and to Death Valley.

Keywords: Maggie Franklin   My Other Life  

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