January 30, 2014
A few months ago, we heard La Palm Spa Products was on a quest for educators, having launched their new Leadership & Artistry Academy (LLAA) to educate professionals and grow its brand. Over a two-day seminar
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September 14, 2013
A nail tech for 13 years, Thao Nguyen has spent the last four years working with the Gelish team, currently as a regional education manager.
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April 24, 2013
Let me describe my first day of class in one word...awesome! Most of the girls there have already been there for a few days; I was the only one who was brand spanking new.
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April 1, 2013
Editor's note: We're excited to introduce you to several new nail tech students over the course of the next few months. Up first is Stacelyn Jones of Charlotte, N.C. Please help us welcome her to the
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August 22, 2012
After months of hard work, studying, and practicing the moment I’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. Graduation! I still can’t believe it. My last week seemed to take forever. I thought my last day would
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June 11, 2012
This week was better than last. I had a few gel-polish and pedicure clients. For some reason I get assigned most of the gel-polish applications. The extra practice has definitely helped me with my time and
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May 11, 2012
Hi, my name is Starr Rooks. I’m 30 years old and currently living in Charlotte, N.C. When I was 3 years old my mom took me to Woolworth to pick out my first nail polish.
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March 5, 2012
Navigating the ins and outs of a simple act of hospitality could leave you dizzy and confused. Before you stock the mini bar or reach for a cold one for a client, double-check your state and local regulations.
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October 1, 2010
Some states, like North Carolina, require salons to post their inspection scores where consumers can see them. While I’m not necessarily a proponent of more rules and regulations for the nail industry, I do believe that since most salons are already being inspected, why not post the grade?
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September 23, 2010
Some states, like North Carolina, require salons to post their inspection scores where consumers can see them. While I’m not necessarily a proponent of more rules and regulations for the nail industry, I do believe that
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October 1, 2009
About a year ago I was visiting my mom in North Carolina. She wanted to get a pedicure so I grabbed a copy of the local monthly Skirt. There was an ad for Polished Nail Bar. We went in for services, but I didn’t call ahead and tell them I was coming. (Meaning, I was incognito — not Hannah the editor of NAILS, just Hannah the girl who was taking her mom to get a pedicure.) After our services, I introduced myself to the owner and promised to come back on an “official” visit next time.
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May 4, 2009
My year of blogging is coming to an end for NAILS Magazine; however, I feel my story is just beginning. I didn't realize how good I had it in Florida, in a large salon with diverse
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February 9, 2009
Heather and I have been working together on rebuilding my business for a year now. So, how much have I accomplished? First of all, I’ve made some very good friends along the way, both with co-workers and clients.
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January 7, 2009
The holidays have flown by yet again, and the past two months seem like a blur. I have big plans for 2009, so where do I start? Goal setting. It's like New Year's resolutions for your
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November 25, 2008
Hello, my name is Adrienne, and I am a glitter addict. There is no 12-step program for this addiction. And now that my favorite company, Young Nails, is providing classes here in North Carolina, there is
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