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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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A Bad Reputation

December 7, 2012  | Blog Post

Let’s face it, there are certain jobs that make the rounds of the “what can I do to make a decent living without having to spend a lot of time in school?” mindset. Dental hygienist, court

Keywords: nail tech issues   professionalism  

Too Loyal

December 5, 2012  | Blog Post

You probaby haven’t forgotten that I broke my wrist. Actually, the doctor’s report uses the word “shattered.” *gulp* No wonder it hurts.The orthopedist has me off work till the first of the year, a total of

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A New Prohibition Era?

November 20, 2012  | Blog Post

I recently found a post on Facebook from a fellow tech that made me think to myself, “Hmmm. She does have a point.”Her post was a pretty to-the-point rant that she would be charging a specific

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Catching Up

November 14, 2012  | Blog Post

I’ve been out of work for two weeks now. And being out of work has been depressing, so I haven’t spent nearly as much time in front of the Internet as usual. I have new trade

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How to Celebrate?

October 10, 2012  | Blog Post

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 was my official 20th anniversary as a licensed nail technician.It was October 2, 1992 that I took my state board exams and received my license. What an adventure that was! For one

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You Wouldn't Know a Good Nail Tech if She Bit Your Nails Off

October 5, 2012  | Blog Post

Well, not you. I sorta figure most of my readers are actually nail techs themselves. But that's what I want to shout at people sometimes.  I hear people whining about finding a "good" nail tech all

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My Lowly Manicuring License

September 19, 2012  | Blog Post

It has long befuddled me how the state determines its methods of regulating our industry. Mostly, I’m one of those curmudgeon-types who thinks the government should stay out of what they don’t have any experience in.

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The Myth of a Full Book

September 14, 2012  | Blog Post

Since I just wrote about calculating booked-ness (if I can spell it, it’s a word!) I figured this would be a good time to write this post too. There’s no such thing as a full book. OK ...

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The Comfy Shoe Phase

July 6, 2012  | Blog Post

I've been looking at photos of nails online. In fact, it's something I do on a regular basis — some people are into Pinterest, I look at nails. If no one interrupts me, or reminds me

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Teaching Inspiration

June 25, 2012  | Blog Post

I love talking shop, I love networking, I love mentoring, and I love sitting down and trying to pass on my skills to the less experienced. Every so often I get a call from someone who

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I Want the Zombie Virus Named After Me

April 30, 2012  | Blog Post

I know I've discussed calling in sick before: We just can't do it. There's no one to cover for us most of the time; we don't get paid sick leave; and when you're really booked, it

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Building an Empire

January 13, 2012  | Blog Post

Yes, I am still talking about the new year and resolutions and stuff. No. None of it is about losing weight. I can still bend over and paint my own toenails — I'm doing just fine. It

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My New Hero

December 9, 2011  | Blog Post

Only a couple of weeks ago now, an e-mail arrived in my inbox with a link to a blog and very little other information, but the e-mail came from a trusted colleague and the link looked interesting.

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The Scam

October 7, 2011  | Blog Post

So, we (the BF and I) cook. I mean, neither of us are in danger of any Iron Chef titles mind you, but we are constantly reminded by the people we are surrounded by that we

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