Topic : newbie

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Starting Too High

August 15, 2014  | 

Maggie says new techs should be more realistic when it comes to setting their prices.

Keywords: newbie   service pricing  

Meet Harriet

June 25, 2014  | 

Keywords: cosmetology schools   newbie   schools   student issues  

Starting at the Very Beginning

June 10, 2014  | 

Maggie’s going back to basics with her new trainee.

Keywords: newbie   staff training  

Crowdsourcing: All I Really Need to Know...I Learned in My First Month in the Real World.

May 3, 2014  | Article

We asked veteran nail techs to divulge their most important newbie lessons.

Keywords: business building   newbie  

Should You Encourage a Student Who Wants to Open Her Own Salon Right After Graduation?

September 24, 2013  | Article

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?

Keywords: newbie   opening a new salon   student issues  

NAILS Career Handbook 2013 Available as a Digital Magazine

July 12, 2013  | Article

The annual publication helps students and recent graduates survive the real salon world. Pass it on.

Keywords: career handbook   newbie  

Lessons from My First Year

July 11, 2013  | Article

Nail techs share the most important things they learned as newbies in the real world.

Keywords: learning new techniques   newbie  

On My Mind: What You're Really Selling: Customer Service

July 10, 2013  | Article

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.

Keywords: newbie   On My Mind  

AACS: Many Beauty Schools Closing Nail Programs

May 16, 2013  | Article

In an article in its member magazine BeautyLink, the AACS says a top reason is the lack of federal funding.

Keywords: cosmetology schools   newbie  

Nail Trainer Hand Demo

April 24, 2013  | Video

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.

Keywords: exams   newbie   state licensing  

Making the Grade: Elevating Nail Schools

September 11, 2012  | Article

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.

Keywords: Backscratchers   California   CND   cosmetology schools   education  

Questions & Answers for Nail Students & Newbies

August 1, 2012  | Article

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  

1 Nail Art Design, 4 Ways

June 11, 2012  | Article

Something as simple as a palette change can make the design almost unrecognizable from one client to the next.

Keywords: handpainted nail art   learning new techniques   newbie  

New Nail Techs: 4 Steps to Market Yourself Successfully

April 27, 2012  | Article

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  

Recent Grad Shares Her Winning Nail Art

August 15, 2011  | Article

We recently heard from Heather Smith of Nescopeck, Pa., who created 3-D acrylic sculptured nails — very impressive, especially for a newbie!

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   competitions   newbie  
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