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Tips of Fear

September 9, 2013  | Blog Post

The other night, lying in bed, trying to convince myself that 11 o’clock is a perfectly acceptable time to be in bed (I’m a night person. Going to bed before 1 a.m. doesn’t really jibe with

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Why Did You Do That?

August 28, 2013  | Blog Post

For the most part, I think I’m pretty wise to the fact that we — as professionals — are all different. The industry is comprised of thousands of different people working within it and almost as

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Monkey See, Monkey Still No Can Do

August 26, 2013  | Blog Post

I was recently advised to watch some YouTube videos in order to gain motorcycling skills.Yep. True story. Somehow, watching someone do something will magically make me able to do it as well.By that logic, I should

Keywords: nail tech issues   professionalism  

The Personality Parade

July 24, 2013  | Blog Post

I think by far the most challenging aspect of my job is the personal interaction required. My job is not merely comprised of the physical act of performing services, but complicated by the need to effectively

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Nail Techs for Clients

July 1, 2013  | Blog Post

I have such mixed feelings when learning that a new client is also a nail tech. I’ve long gotten over the anxiety of feeling judged, and I nary bat an eye anymore when someone tells me

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Trouble and Pain

June 19, 2013  | Blog Post

Why do so many people feel obligated to greet me with the words, “Isn’t it terrible...?” From a rape/murder three counties over to a missing child report three states over, people mire themselves in misery and feel

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Do You Need a Project?

June 14, 2013  | Blog Post

I had very few jobs before I started doing nails. I worked at McDonald’s for about five minutes, then I worked for a small mail order company that sold ancient coins and artifacts for about two

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On the Other Hand

June 7, 2013  | Blog Post

So I was talking about picking a niche, right? But there are a lot of people out there who are convinced that my own niche — all that clunky acrylic loaded down with glitter and artwork —

Keywords: money   nail tech issues   salon services  

Pick a Niche

June 5, 2013  | Blog Post

I was recently contemplating how diverse the nail industry has become in the last couple of years. It’s actually offered a lot of diversity for a very long time, but just these last few years that diversity

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How Did We Lose Focus?

May 24, 2013  | Blog Post

I was recently thumbing through my June copy of NAILS and stopped to read Jennifer Lambert’s “Just My Opinion” piece. Now I don’t know about “getting along,” and I have tons of thoughts about why we don’t

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The 10-Year Itch

May 22, 2013  | Blog Post

I’ve been burned out before. Back in ’02 I was so over my job that I started giving some serious thought to what else I might want to do for a living. I knew it wasn’t nails,

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It Costs What?!

May 3, 2013  | Blog Post

How often do your clients tell you how much everyone loves their nails and asks where they have them done — only to have your clients end the story with how those same people who were

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Mentor by Proxy

April 24, 2013  | Blog Post

The sister of one of my clients went to nail school. In and of itself, this is neither great nor terrible news to me. I hope she loves doing nails and that it turns out to

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Pretty on Bad

March 11, 2013  | Blog Post

Over the years I have had so many people tell me they could never be “good at nails” because they can’t paint. I’ve heard many different versions of this thought, but essentially it always comes down

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February 15, 2013  | Blog Post

A significant portion of the comments on a recent post accused me of being “jealous” because the blogosphere is filled with talented nail artists who are “self-taught.” Apparently, there’s a widespread misconception that when one enrolls

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