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School Profile: A New Nail Tech Program for Penrose Academy

September 22, 2016  | Article

When Jill Kohler and her husband opened Scottsdale AZ.-based Penrose Academy back in August 2006, the cosmetology and esthetics school did not offer a nail tech program. But now, ten years later, a nails-only option is being offered because of employer demand in the community for qualified nail techs. We caught up with Kohler to discuss how this evolution came about.

Keywords: business building   instructors   nail school   student issues  

Weeks 5 and 6: 3-D Nail Art and Other Surprises

September 20, 2016  | Blog Post

I started Week 5 knowing that we were having a nail competition on Thursday, and even though I am still fairly green at doing nails, all new students were expected to participate.

Keywords: 3-D gel art   scrubs   student blog   student issues  

How to Keep Your Students' Attention

September 7, 2016  | Article

We asked Instructors: How do you keep students’ attention if you feel they are tired or losing focus?

Keywords: instructors   nail school   student issues  

NAILS Career Handbook 2016 Digital Version Now Available

September 1, 2016  | Article

Instructors, share the digital edition of NAILS Career Handbook with your students. From how to ace a job interview to using social media to help build a business, NAILS Magazine's annual Career Handbook helps students and recent graduates navigate the real world of nails. 



Keywords: career handbook   instructors   nail school   student issues  

Weeks 29 & 30: My Final Post and a Fond Farewell!

August 24, 2016  | Blog Post

Well, it has finally arrived. These last two weeks have had their ups and downs but I am so proud to say that I am finally finished with school! I still have the hurdle of obtaining my license but I know that I am equipped to pass.

Keywords: nail school   student blog   student issues   student tests  

Week 28: Looking Back On What I’ve Learned So far

August 11, 2016  | Blog Post

Only a few more weeks until I graduate! The highlight of this week for me would be the excitement that my friends are having about me being so close to the end of this process.

Keywords: nail school   student blog   student issues   student tests  

How to Be an Example to Your Students

July 28, 2016  | Article

Whether you realize it or not, as an instructor, you are a leader for your students and their first introduction to the beauty industry. As their leader, it is your responsibility to inspire them to learn and to be their mentor as they learn to navigate the industry and discover who they are in the business.

Keywords: instructors   nail school   student issues  

Week 25: Professionalism Is Everything

July 21, 2016  | Blog Post

The biggest thing that happened to me this week was that I received a certificate for professionalism in the school spa.

Keywords: nail school   student blog   student issues  

Call for Student Nail Bloggers

July 19, 2016  | Article

Instructors, NAILS Magazine is looking for our next student blogger for NAILS 101: A Student Blog. Do you have a new student or know someone who will soon be starting nail school? Does this person love to post online and have a true enthusiasm for all things nails? We want to hear from her or him!

Keywords: instructors   nail school   student blog   student issues  

Week 23: Practicing Nail Art

July 14, 2016  | Blog Post

Before I started this journey to becoming a licensed nail technician I was always fascinated with nail art. There are some amazing nail technicians in this industry doing some creative things with nails as their canvas. I consider myself a creative person, and this week I was put to the test.

Keywords: glitter nail art   nail school   student blog   student issues  

5 Ways to Encourage External Learning

July 7, 2016  | Article

A common challenge many instructors face is keeping students interested in and excited about learning beyond the classroom. Here are five ways you can expose your students to learning outside class.

Keywords: instructors   nail school   student issues  

Week 22: So Tired!

July 5, 2016  | Blog Post

Exhaustion is the name of the game. I can only imagine how it is going to be as I progress in the industry as a professional. But at the end of the day, at least it will be my choice how I do it and not someone else’s.

Keywords: nail school   student blog   student issues  

Week 21: Gel Enhancements

June 23, 2016  | Blog Post

This week is so exciting for me because I have fallen madly in love with gel enhancements. I had the opportunity to practice with builder gel and it was such a great experience for me. I really had fun with it. My instructor said she believes I've found my niche!

Keywords: gel enhancement   student blog   student issues  

Veteran Nail Tech Publishes a Book for Recent Grads

June 22, 2016  | Article

Veteran nail tech Tiffani Douglas has written a book, Straight Outta Beauty School, and launched an online community to inspire and help new beauty professionals jumpstart their careers.

Keywords: books   instructors   nail school   student issues  

Display Gets Student Nail Art Noticed

June 15, 2016  | Article

Nail instructor Kim Meecham has found a unique way to show off the nail art done by her 11th grade class at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Catholic District Secondary School in North Bay, Ontario.

Keywords: instructors   nail school   student issues  

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