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Catching Fire With CND

May 16, 2014  | 

Holly attended CND's Education Ambassador training and came away with some new techniques and a whole lot of fire for the industry!

Keywords: CND   continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   motivation  

Your Creative Nail Eye

May 3, 2012  | 

With about five weeks left till my next competition I had an “ah-ha” moment. Let me explain. For my 3-D competition this year the category is “Everything Is Bigger In Texas.” I was pretty set on

Keywords: 3-D nail art   Amanda Lenher   motivation  

Wake Up! The Book

April 16, 2012  | Article

Neil Ducoff’s Monday Morning Wake-Up! columns have been providing a weekly shot-in-the-arm for salon movers and shakers since 2008. His new book, titled Wake Up!, is a collection of the most powerful and inspiring Monday Morning Wake-Up.

Keywords: books   motivation  

Finding Motivation and Inspiration

March 19, 2012  | 

I had the pleasure of having a fellow nail tech spend the past weekend with me and most of our time was spent working on our entries for 3-D and Fantasy Nail Art. It was a

Keywords: motivation  

New Top 25 Competitors List

September 28, 2011  | 

NAILS has revamped its Top 25 Competitors List online so that you can sort through the top 25 competitors over the last 18 years. You can see the list here, and track how competitors have done

Keywords: motivation  

Going Going, Back Back to Nor Cal

August 23, 2011  | 

I’m just so excited about going back to my home, Northern California, for the NailPro Sacramento show on October 2nd. I’m from San Francisco, and you can bet I’ll be hitting up the City while I’m there.

Keywords: California   competitions   motivation  

How Nails Changed My Life

January 19, 2011  | Article

The beauty business is more a calling than a job for most nail techs. For many it provides the freedom to make your own schedule and be your own boss. For others it enables you to raise others’ spirits through your care and your artistry. We asked readers to tell us: How has the beauty industry changed your life?

Keywords: motivation   nail technician  

Dunbar, Maisie

December 29, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Owner of Silver Spring, MD, based wellness center. Dunbar is a well known educator, known for her inexhaustible energy and optimism.

Keywords: Maisie Dunbar   motivation  

Meditation Mandalas for Competitive Manicurists?

December 15, 2010  | 

Mandala is a Sanskrit word that means “circle” and it is usually a drawing or painting used for meditation practices and it has spiritual and ritual significance in several religions. I’m not trying to get all

Keywords: motivation  

Are There Any Other Competitors Who Want to Blog?

December 6, 2010  | 

Some of you may already know that I’m giving up my post as “The Competition Insider” at the end of the year. It’s really been great to have this place here where I can share my

Keywords: motivation  

Competitive Spirit

October 14, 2010  | 

Wiki says that as we humans evolve, the competitive spirit becomes less innate and more a learned behavior — meaning that when we were still forced to chase after our food, competition was something that came

Keywords: motivation  

NailPro Cup Championship

October 8, 2010  | 

The Nailpro Cup in Sacramento is the final competition of the year for me. And a welcome sight I might add. I’m currently 30 points ahead on total year scores, and no one can catch me.

Keywords: motivation  


September 30, 2010  | 

The last competition in the Cup Championship series is coming up in Sacramento. And as always, I’ve started practicing again. There are three different comps: Salon Success, Sculptured Nails, and Flat Painted Nail Art (tattoo themed).

Keywords: motivation   pink-and-whites   state licensing  


September 7, 2010  | 

Ah. She’s priceless. Completely dependable. I’ve never once had to worry about her showing up on time. She has done every single thing I’ve asked her to do. On competition days, this one is even awake

Keywords: motivation  

Nail Talk Radio Recap

August 26, 2010  | 

I spent an hour on the internet radio program Nail Talk Radio hosted by Athena Elliott and co-hosted by Dahlia McCutchen and can I just say that it was a blast! Not only did we have listeners online,

Keywords: mixed-media nail art   motivation  

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