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As I See It: Don't Be Defensive About the NYT Story, Be Proactive

July 10, 2015  | Article

The NYT story on exploited nail techs got the industry talking about how to enforce fair wages. Is new legislation the answer or should we just be better at following laws already on the books?

Keywords: business management   consumer press   New York Times article on nail salons   professionalism   salon sanitation  

Nail Techs Portrayal in the Media

October 9, 2014  | 

After watching a reality tv show featuring nail techs, Holly was dissapointed to see folks in the industry portrayed as a stereotype. 

Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   professionalism  

The Test of Time

November 20, 2013  | 

We spent our weekend at Disneyland. Disneyland remains our preferred destination for a weekend out of town, being not entirely local, but not too far for a weekend trip. But our weekends are not the point.

Keywords: professionalism   salon services  

Monkey See, Monkey Still No Can Do

August 26, 2013  | 

I was recently advised to watch some YouTube videos in order to gain motorcycling skills.Yep. True story. Somehow, watching someone do something will magically make me able to do it as well.By that logic, I should

Keywords: nail tech issues   professionalism  

Nail Techs for Clients

July 1, 2013  | 

I have such mixed feelings when learning that a new client is also a nail tech. I’ve long gotten over the anxiety of feeling judged, and I nary bat an eye anymore when someone tells me

Keywords: clients   nail tech issues   professionalism  

Getting Bossy

May 31, 2013  | 

So, back to that Motorcycle class I took. Man, has that ended up being an educational experience! The sort that makes me think about my own industry a lot.That whole episode where we watched our instructors

Keywords: clients   professionalism  

Sharing Just the Right Amount

January 18, 2013  | 

It has been quite a year for you, Jill. I know it must have been difficult to write honestly about how your highs and lows for last year. I am humbled and reminded how easily we can

Keywords: professionalism   Sandy Combs  

2012: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

January 11, 2013  | 

Happy New Year! Are you so glad to be done with 2012? I am! I have never had a worse year than 2012. So, since it’s a new year, I want to remind you of what

Keywords: Jill Wilson   professionalism  

A Bad Reputation

December 7, 2012  | 

Let’s face it, there are certain jobs that make the rounds of the “what can I do to make a decent living without having to spend a lot of time in school?” mindset. Dental hygienist, court

Keywords: nail tech issues   professionalism  

What to Wear When...

September 24, 2012  | News

Allure magazine's 2012 Special Issue helps its readers to decide what polish to wear on different momentous occasions.

Keywords: Deborah Lippmann   OPI Products   Orly   polish   professionalism  

What Should I Wear?

September 5, 2012  | 

My salon overlooks one of the local cosmetology schools, located two blocks away. If I happen to be out and about around lunch time, the street will be awash with cosmetology students. The school in question also

Keywords: professionalism  

Gearing Up for Back-to-School

August 31, 2012  | 

I can't believe it's time for back-to-school already. In Walla Walla our county fair is on Labor day weekend too, and school starts around it. We have two school systems right next to each other, so

Keywords: professionalism   Sandy Combs  

Get a Fresh Look for Fall

August 27, 2012  | 

We’re continuing our “back-to-school” series. In my last post I asked, “What does back-to-school mean to you? Does it mean back-to-school clothes shopping?” We talked about the face that back to school can mean shopping with your

Keywords: Jill Wilson   professionalism  

Rethink Your Wardrobe This Fall

August 22, 2012  | 

It’s “back to school” season for so many of you. I know that a lot of states have already started classes at universities and local schools. Here in Minnesota, our kids don’t return to public schools

Keywords: Jill Wilson   Minnesota   owner issues   professionalism  

Not Knowing Is Half the Battle

July 20, 2012  | 

I used to be utterly exasperated at California's lack of continuing education requirements for maintaining our licenses. Then I found out more about what passes as “continuing education” in states that do require it, and I

Keywords: professionalism  
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