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My True Love

November 5, 2012  | Article

Have you ever dreamed of leaving the industry to get a “real job”? Techs who have tried it share their stories of how they came to realize their first love is their true love. They also share the challenges they encountered when they returned after an absence.  

Keywords: business building   California   Florida   nail technician   Nebraska  

How I Became a Nail Tech

July 30, 2012  | Article

Whether told as a childhood dream that grew into a reality or as a serendipitous career move, the story of how someone got into doing nails is always interesting to hear. Stories like these remind us of the opportunity available with a little luck and a lot of hard work.

Keywords: nail technician  

International Nail Techs

May 30, 2011  | Article

Call them ongles or uñas, nägel or negle, they’re still nails and they deserve the attention of a skilled professional — no matter where you live. These international techs share what life is like in the nail industry in their slice of the world.

Keywords: international   licensing   nail technician   nail trends  

Interesting Jobs Before the Salon

March 8, 2011  | Article

These techs held interesting jobs before they ventured into the beauty industry. Read about what they did before life in the salon, and what it is they love about doing nails.

Keywords: job choices   nail technician  

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  

When I first became a tech, I was shocked to learn ______________.

March 1, 2010  | Article

Surprise! It’s often said that school does little to prepare techs for the salon environment. And it’s not only the technical challenges that may come as a surprise to the newly minted nail tech.

Keywords: building your clientele   cosmetology schools   education   finding a job   learning new techniques  

She Said, She Said

January 1, 2010  | Article

Keywords: nail technician   reader surveys   salon atmosphere   salon profiles   team-building  

Top Techs Honored at Canada's Contessas

February 1, 2007  | Article

Winners were announced in 22 categories including Nail Enhancement Artist and Nail Art Technician.

Keywords: awards   canada   Contessa Awards   nail enhancement   nail technician  

AQ Nail Spa in Studio City, CA

September 1, 2006  | Article

Senior editor Sree Roy gives us the scoop on this trendy salon in Studio City.

Keywords: boutique nail salon   nail technician   On The Road  

What is Your Opinion on Sharing Information with Other Nail Techs?

January 1, 2006  | Article

We ask a salon owner, a booth renter, and an employee about what they choose to divulge to their fellow nail techs--and what tricks they keep hidden up their sleeves. 

Keywords: Business   nail technician   nail technician profile   tech-to-tech sharing   tips  

Nail Technician of the Year: Honorable Mentions

July 1, 2004  | Article

These techs gave this year's winners a run for their money!

Keywords: John Hauk   MaeLing Parrish   Maisie Dunbar   Maryland   nail technician  

The Help Desk

July 1, 2000  | Article

This month's expert panel answers reader questions about brush cleaning, the effect of medication on nails, and how whether to shake or stir powders.

Keywords: brush care   nail technician   reader questions   The Help Desk  

Back Orders, Price Limits, and Other Distributor Gripes

March 1, 2000  | Article

We asked several nail techs to share their distributor irks with us.

Keywords: distribution   distributor news   nail technician  

Step Up to the (Nail Art) Bar

December 1, 1996  | Article

Before she ever went to nail school, Eimsuk Arminio was approached by people on the street who asked her where she got her nail art done.

Keywords: artist profiles   nail tech issues   nail technician   salon ownership  

Just Call Her Contessa

July 1, 1996  | Article

After 15 years as a nail technician and owner of The Nail Shoppe in Toronto, Canada, Debbie Krakalovich was due for some recognition.

Keywords: awards   Canadian nail industry   Canadian nail techs   Contessa Awards   Debbie Krakalovich  

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