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The Professional Beauty Association Announces the 2017 Beacon Competition Winners

March 29, 2017  | Article

The Beacon program provides beauty industry students the opportunity to compete against their peers to win access to invaluable education and networking opportunities.

Keywords: instructors   PBA   scholarships   student issues  

Week 20: I Scored a Job!

March 15, 2017  | Blog Post

This week was jam-packed! On Monday I got a call back from a salon owner that I interviewed with and I started training Wednesday. I'm so excited! I love the salon.The name is Bed of Nails.

Keywords: nail school   student blog   student issues  

Questions Students Should Ask at a Job Interview

March 14, 2017  | Article

Show this video from NAILS Next Top Nails Artist Season Two winner Lauren Wireman to your students to help them ask the right questions at job interviews.

Keywords: instructors   nail school   student issues  

WeeK 18: Still So Excited About Nails!

February 27, 2017  | Blog Post

My instructor has been telling me that I should try to take the state board for my temporary license. It's two,100- question exams. I was nervous but I decided to take it and see what I got.

Keywords: state licensing   student blog   student issues  

Week 17: Preparing to Be a Licensed Nail Technician

February 22, 2017  | Blog Post

I hope I pass my State Board exams and don't have to keep retaking them. I would go crazy stressing myself out! I can't wait to start doing nails in a salon and creating all kinds of nail designs and nail art.

Keywords: nail students   student issues   student tests  

Week 12: Learning to Do Nail Wraps

January 17, 2017  | Blog Post

This week we started a new unit, my final one. Monday's Chapter was about nail wraps and nail tip application. We learned the proper steps for applying a nail tip and performing nail wrap services.

Keywords: fiberglass wraps   nail school   silk wraps   student issues  

Roundup: What did you learn in your first month out of nail school?

December 15, 2016  | Article

Your students have spent months in nail school and finally graduated; they’ve studied long and hard for the state board and passed it — but are they truly prepared for the real world of nails? We asked veteran nail techs to divulge the most important thing they learned fresh out of school.

Keywords: instructors   nail school   student issues   teaching  

Week 6: Nail Growth and Diseases

December 6, 2016  | Blog Post

This week we learned about the ugly side of nails: bacteria, fungus, viruses, and nail diseases and disorders.

Keywords: nail diseases   nail school   student blog   student issues  

Weeks 14 and 15: Second Mock State Board Exam

November 22, 2016  | Blog Post

This week I completed my second Mock State Board Exam. You all may recall just how nervous I was due to certain problems that I encountered during that exam.

Keywords: nail school   student blog   student issues  

Weeks 13 and 14: Goals and Projects

November 11, 2016  | Blog Post

“Why would you want to be a nail technician?” Someone asked me this question with a puzzled look on his face. “Why would you, being a chemist, even want to go do something like that?” He asked me that question as if to say that I was lowering my standards to become a nail technician. I explained to him my reasons for wanting to do this and the goals that I have.

Keywords: nail school   student blog   student issues  

Week 2: Becoming a Professional

November 8, 2016  | Blog Post

Cosmetology school is so fun! Not only do you learn how to be an amazing nail technician, you also learn how to be an amazing professional.

Keywords: aquarium nails   pink-and-whites   student blog   student issues  

PBA Offers Scholarships for 2017

October 20, 2016  | Article

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is now accepting applications for the 2017 PBA Lifetime Member Scholarship and the 2017 Minerva Beauty Scholarship.

Keywords: instructors   scholarships   student issues  

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  

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