Topic : nail tech issues

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Stop Faking

October 8, 2010  | Blog Post

Recently I found myself talking with another nail tech who I know has specialized in natural nail manicures for a while now. I didn't realize, however, that when she tells me that she "only does manicures"

Keywords: nail tech issues   professionalism  

Funeral Etiquette, Anyone?

October 6, 2010  | Blog Post

One of my clients passed away a couple of weeks ago. It was quite unexpected. She was only 50 and she'd been in for her regular appointment just the week before.I got the call from a

Keywords: clients   nail tech issues  

The "R" Word

August 11, 2010  | Blog Post

I started doing nails when I was 22 — PFFT! Who am I kidding? I started doing nails when I was 15! But I started my career as a nail professional when I was 22. Either

Keywords: money   nail tech issues  

It DOES Matter What People Think of You

July 30, 2010  | Blog Post

We have spent so much time and effort over the last 40 years (that's as long as I've been around for it anyway) trying to improve our children’s self-esteem by assuring them that it doesn't matter

Keywords: nail tech issues  

A Rose by Any Other Name

July 21, 2010  | Blog Post

I was just over at the Competition Insider, catching up on Lynn's blog — I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I'm terrible at keeping up with my fellow bloggers. Heck, I'm terrible at keeping up with

Keywords: nail tech issues  

I Had a Dream

July 16, 2010  | Blog Post

Nothing nearly as good as Martin Luther King Jr., but significantly more nail-related.  In my dream I attended a class offered by a major manufacturer — a real manufacturer that exists here in the waking world

Keywords: nail tech issues  

Then What Did She Want to Hear?

June 22, 2010  | Blog Post

On Fridays, the BF's family does "pizza and beer" at a local pizza joint. It's an open invite occasion for family and close friends and I think it's the BF's mom's way of bribing her kids

Keywords: nail tech issues  

I'd Have Baked a Cake!

June 18, 2010  | Blog Post

You may recall the BF and I recently became homeowners. And, seeing as how we are nearing the end of the moving process, it looks like we may also survive to live "happily ever after" after

Keywords: clients   nail tech issues   professionalism  

"I See No-Shows"

June 16, 2010  | Blog Post

I've talked it over with a few other folks in the personal service industry — pretty much anyone who works by appointment with people — and we all agree: It doesn't take long before you develop

Keywords: clients   nail tech issues  

I Love My Job ... I Love My Job ... I Love My Job ...

June 16, 2010  | Blog Post

Well. Most days anyway. In fact, even on the days when I am less than enthusiastic about a day at work, I have to admit that I'd still rather be doing nails if I have to

Keywords: nail tech issues  

Creative License

June 9, 2010  | Blog Post

So the BF and I were furniture shopping this weekend, again. That's the problem with a new house — it needs new furniture. I maintain that I found our new couch, and promptly sat down on

Keywords: nail tech issues  

This Ain't No Yard Sale!

June 4, 2010  | Blog Post

I have to remember to change my habits. I keep telling myself I'm going to start settling with my clients at the beginning of their appointment, before I start the service, instead of at the end

Keywords: clients   nail tech issues  

You Can Take the Nail-Lady out of the Salon, But You Can't Take ...

May 28, 2010  | Blog Post

Wait, what? That saying just doesn't really translate well to the nail industry, does it? Well, you get what I'm driving at, right?During the recent Pennsylvania adventure, the BF and I stopped in Dubois to visit

Keywords: nail tech issues  


May 17, 2010  | Blog Post

When this gets posted, I will be in Pennsylvania. On "vacation" as it were, with the BF and his family. We will be gone for just over a week. I am taking seven days off of

Keywords: nail tech issues  

Books, Covers, and All That

May 12, 2010  | Blog Post

So this weekend the BF and I went "furniture shopping." We have decided that if we ever actually buy this house — but that's a different story — we want a bar-height pub set as our

Keywords: Art of Nailz   nail tech issues  

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