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September 30, 2010  | Blog Post

The last competition in the Cup Championship series is coming up in Sacramento. And as always, I’ve started practicing again. There are three different comps: Salon Success, Sculptured Nails, and Flat Painted Nail Art (tattoo themed).

Keywords: motivation   pink-and-whites   state licensing  

International Nail Competition Judges Consortium

September 28, 2010  | Blog Post

The other day I was surfing around on my Facebook page — not as though I don’t do this enough, cause lately it seems that everyone is on Facebook. In fact even my family now is

Keywords: state licensing  

A Call For Something New...

August 20, 2010  | Blog Post

If someone asked me what I thought would be a good new nail competition, it would be to offer competitions based on a specific style. Say, stiletto for instance. Because my opinion is that when you

Keywords: state licensing  

What's Next? Islands.

May 17, 2010  | Blog Post

I'm sitting here asking myself what's next? Well, I still haven't won a first place trophy for an art category so I guess I better start practicing that, eh? The next art category that I will

Keywords: 3D nail art   mixed-media nail art   Nail art   state licensing  

Watch Out for Licensing Scams

May 1, 2010  | Article

Scams in at least two states make it clear that nail and cosmetology licensees should be on the alert to avoid being defrauded.

Keywords: California state regulations   licensing   state licensing  

Next Stop: IBS

April 22, 2010  | Blog Post

So IBS is this weekend. Needless to say, I have been practicing my fingers off — or nails rather. My own nails haven’t been done since before I went to Germany (Gag!) So I’m completely missing

Keywords: state licensing  

Competition Safety (for models)

February 23, 2010  | Blog Post

I have seen much debate on this subject and I’d like to offer my two cents. In competitions, we are required by the rules to have a 50% C-curve in the enhancement. Some would argue that pinching

Keywords: state licensing  

Speaking of Germany

February 18, 2010  | Blog Post

Did I tell you that I’m going to judge at the Beauty International Düsseldorf show this year? As the 2009 Liquid and Powder Champion, I’m required to step down from competition for one year, but I’m

Keywords: acrylics   gels   state licensing  

Finally, a U.S. Invitational Competition

February 16, 2010  | Blog Post

Our competition circuit this year has been enhanced with the addition of a U.S. championship competition, the U.S. Invitational. Personally, I always felt it should be this way — it’s the way they do it overseas.

Keywords: international   motivation   state licensing  

What’s Up With That?

February 11, 2010  | Blog Post

If you happen to catch a glimpse of a streaker at the super bowl, you can rest assured that person will be removed and prosecuted. During a competition of any sort, the competition must be protected

Keywords: state licensing  

The List

January 19, 2010  | Blog Post

The last few weeks before a competition are usually a blur for me. Tying up all those loose ends consumes many hours. With model wrangling, travel plans, registration — not to mention my regular job or

Keywords: state licensing  

Gripe #1 (I know, right?)

December 28, 2009  | Blog Post

OK, so here we are getting ready for the first competition of the year. ISSE Long Beach. I love this trade show. Aside from it being in my own back yard, the convention center is right

Keywords: acrylics   handpainted nail art   mixed-media nail art   Nail art   state licensing  

Tech's Efforts Expand Mobile Spa Rights

August 1, 2009  | Article

Jody Newman, owner of I Do Spas, works to change legislation in Maine regarding the rights of mobile spas to service parties in people's homes.

Keywords: legislation   Maine   mobile salons   spa parties   state licensing  

Texas Makes Fish Pedicures Illegal

October 15, 2008  | News

Texas has made fish pedicures, in which clients place their feet into a tub containing small carp that then ingest the calloused areas of clients' feet, illegal in the state.

Keywords: fish pedicures   legislation   state licensing  

Washington State Makes Fish Pedicures Illegal

October 6, 2008  | News

The state of Washington has made fish pedicures, in which clients place their feet into a tub containing small carp that then ingest the calloused areas of clients’ feet, illegal in the state.

Keywords: fish pedicures   legislation   pedicures   state licensing  

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