Topic : nail tech issues

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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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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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