November 5, 2012
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.
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July 30, 2012
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.
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May 30, 2011
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.
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March 8, 2011
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.
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January 19, 2011
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?
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March 1, 2010
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.
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February 1, 2007
Winners were announced in 22 categories including Nail Enhancement Artist and Nail Art Technician.
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September 1, 2006
Senior editor Sree Roy gives us the scoop on this trendy salon in Studio City.
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January 1, 2006
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.
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July 1, 2004
These techs gave this year's winners a run for their money!
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July 1, 2000
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.
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March 1, 2000
We asked several nail techs to share their distributor irks with us.
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December 1, 1996
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.
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July 1, 1996
After 15 years as a nail technician and owner of The Nail Shoppe in Toronto, Canada, Debbie Krakalovich was due for some recognition.
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