September 24, 2013
While school instructors all want what’s best for their students after graduation, it’s a hard call as to whether lofty initial ventures will pay off or backfire. We asked nail school instructors and owners: Should you encourage or discourage a nail student who wants to open her own salon immediately after graduation?
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July 12, 2013
The annual publication helps students and recent graduates survive the real salon world. Pass it on.
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July 11, 2013
Nail techs share the most important things they learned as newbies in the real world.
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July 10, 2013
As you’re entering this amazing industry, remember that even if your technical skills aren’t yet 100%, you can offer 100% in customer service. And I assure you that great customer service will go much farther in gaining and keeping nail clients than anything else you can do to build your book.
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May 16, 2013
In an article in its member magazine BeautyLink, the AACS says a top reason is the lack of federal funding.
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April 24, 2013
The Nail Trainer Hand is great for nail students and newbie nail techs to master their skills and techniques quickly and easily prior to offering nail services on paying customers. The starter kit comes with nine items and is designed to increase application speed and insure durability of nail enhancements. For more information, visit www.nailtrainerhand.com.
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September 11, 2012
All too often, cosmetology schools in the U.S. aren’t putting their best foot forward when it comes to educating future nail technicians. For nail schools to get all As when it comes to training students for the real salon world, we need more dedicated nail instructors, increased hours, and a commitment to more than just the state board exam.
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August 1, 2012
As a nail student or newly minted tech, now is the time for you to jump up and down ecstatically because you just cracked open the door to this secret treasure trove of opportunity that is the nail industry.
Keywords: career handbook newbie student issues
June 11, 2012
Something as simple as a palette change can make the design almost unrecognizable from one client to the next.
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April 27, 2012
Learn how to create a nail identity, build relationships, let others help you, and be selective in your marketing efforts.
Keywords: branding building your clientele newbie
August 15, 2011
We recently heard from Heather Smith of Nescopeck, Pa., who created 3-D acrylic sculptured nails — very impressive, especially for a newbie!
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June 13, 2011
Specialty manicures and pedicures are a great hook to get clients into the salon. Be inspired by these six manicures and pedicures that would be great additions to your service menu.
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June 7, 2011
As a newbie, you may not be familiar with all the product options available to you. Here we’ve gathered some products that may be useful as you start your career.
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June 7, 2011
Here are some pieces of advice on how to put together your portfolio, what to say during your interview, what to bring and what to wear, plus where to look for salon jobs.
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June 7, 2011
Your resume plays a big part in how potential employers view you. Even if you’re fresh out of school with no previous work experience, you can still put together a good resume. Here we show you how to create a crisp, organized resume that’ll best highlight your skills and potential.
Keywords: career handbook finding a job newbie