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Just Say You Don't Want To

May 29, 2009  | 

I keep thinking I'm going to buy an autoclave.  For years I've been on the side of the argument that sterilization of implements shouldn't be necessary in our industry. I use a new file, buffer, and

Keywords: professionalism  

Spit It Out!

February 18, 2009  | 

If you ever have the occasion to sit at my table during a class, don’t be surprised when I tell you to spit out your gum. In fact, why would you chew gum while you are

Keywords: professionalism  

Would You Take Beauty Advice from This Person?

October 1, 2004  | Article

I saw a salon owner walking around the show with a banana clip in her wet hair and sweatpants on. She was barely dressed appropriate to pick up the newspaper, let alone roam the aisles of an industry conference.

Keywords: As I See It   professional image   professionalism  

Make a Wish: Nail Techs Tell Us Their Hopes for the New Year

January 1, 2004  | Article

We called nail techs and salon owners around the country to find out what’s on their wish list for the nail industry. From better education to an improved economy, here is what some nail technicians are hoping to see in 2004.

Keywords: continuing education   professional image   professionalism   state licensing  

Just My Opinion: Do your Own Nails!

September 1, 2003  | Article

Here we are walking around with an excellent source of advertising and we are not all utilizing it! Ladies and gentlemen, please take a small amount of time for yourselves and fix those nails up.

Keywords: Holly Schippers   professional image   professionalism  

20 Years and Counting...

March 1, 2003  | Article

Business is up. Business is down. The nail industry has had its share of stories over the last 20 years. Who better to tell them than a few veterans?

Keywords: Debbie Doerrlamm   history of nail care   professional image   professionalism   Tanis Darling  

Label Your Salon

January 1, 2003  | Article

Does your business look professional or does it seem more like Betty’s Beauty Box? 

Keywords: professional image   professionalism  

The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Nail Technicians

August 1, 2001  | Article

Taking a cue from Steven Covey, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective people”, the NAILS editorial team identified seven characteristics, or habits, of the highly successful nail technicians we’ve met over the past 18 years.

Keywords: continuing education   Debbie Krakalovich   Diana Bonn   industry activism   keeping your business competitive  

A Nail Technician By Any Other Name...

March 1, 2001  | Article

Keywords: As I See It   professional image   professionalism  

Silence Is Golden (And Other Rules Nail Techs Live By)

February 1, 2000  | Article

Like any other profession, the nail industry has its share of unwritten rules. We talked to 10 nail techs and got their opinions on everything from stealing to gossiping.

Keywords: professionalism   salon gossip   team-building  

Just My Opinion: Ours Is the Oldest and Strongest Industry

February 1, 1999  | Article

Keywords: history of nail care   professionalism  

Rev Up Your Creativity

December 1, 1996  | Article

We all know a killer idea when we hear one, but how about an idea killer?

Keywords: creativity   positive change   professionalism   self-esteem  

Tip of the Month: Keeping Your Own Nails Looking Great

November 1, 1995  | Article

Keywords: diy   Kim Patterson   professional image   professionalism   Tip of the Month  

Practice Professionalism

July 1, 1995  | Article

Keywords: professionalism  

Subtlety Signals Sophistication

May 1, 1995  | Article

Champagne and caviar are sophisticated; corned beef and cabbage are not. What else is sophisticated and what isn't?

Keywords: beverages in the salon   customer service   dress codes   massage   professional image  

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