December 8, 2014
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) began accepting applications for Beacon 2015 on Monday, December 1, 2014. Students enrolled in an appropriate program (cosmetology, esthetics, nail technicians, etc.) in the U.S. or Canada between September 1, 2014 and March 19, 2015 are eligible to apply.
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November 17, 2014
Nail school happened so fast — the experiences I’ve had while obtaining my licenses have been completely amazing, but it’s been a whirlwind!
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November 14, 2014
Jamaica Starr’s background is one of those against-the-odds stories that imparts hope. Now a successful salon owner and instructor for Sindy Mark’s Nail Art Academy, Starr overcame a life once rife with drugs, prison, and hardship. We caught up with Starr to find out how she left her old life behind to attain her dreams.
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November 10, 2014
At trade shows, students will observe manufacturers doing innovative demonstrations. Top nail product manufacturers hire some of the most knowledgeable nail techs in the country to work the trade show floor, so it’s the ideal place for new students to learn all about the business of doing nails.
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October 27, 2014
It’s so hard to say goodbye, and sadly, that is what I’ll be doing next week. I’ll be saying goodbye to nail school and hello to the nail business as a licensed technician; this is once I pass my state board, of course.
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October 20, 2014
I am so excited to say that my nail tech school tuition will be paid in full! Last week, the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation announced the CND|BCL|Tippi Hedren Nail Technology Scholarship recipients, and I was completely surprised and honored to have been chosen as one of the 10 winners.
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October 17, 2014
Ten aspiring beauty industry professionals will receive financial awards up to $5,000 to cover tuition for nail tech programs.
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October 13, 2014
This week we watched a demonstration with the wonderful Gisela Marti, the creative director for Tammy Taylor Nails. I was so excited to finally have a formal introduction to a brand and product line that I see so many nail technicians are committed to using.
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October 6, 2014
This week was dedicated to increasing my speed. I get frustrated with how long it takes me to complete a full set of acrylic or hard gel nails, especially if I have to first remove 3-D nail art, embellishments, and/or glitter before I can even prep the nails.
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October 3, 2014
Students from Bellus Academy helped kick off Fashion Week San Diego with its opening event, “The Art & Beauty Behind Fashion,” September 30 at the Broadway Pier.
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September 29, 2014
This week I received my very first pedicure in class, did my instructor's nails, and got to be a star for a day!
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September 22, 2014
An entire month of nail school already finished! I have completed 94 hours of my 240-hour course. In Florida you have to complete a minimum of 240 hours to qualify for the state board so you can obtain your nail technician license. Within this time, I have also managed to complete 40 of my 90 required nail services.
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September 16, 2014
Slowly, I’m settling in and school is beginning to feel like home. Earlier in the week I was pleasantly surprised with a visit from my 4-year-old daughter, Demi.
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September 2, 2014
Where do I begin? I really have so much to talk about, and I am so excited! I never imagined that my first week would have been so packed with information on several different nail enhancement products and services, nor did I ever think that I would perform an actual manicure my second day of class — yikes!
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August 29, 2014
Back in July, Nail School News announced the national winners of the 2014 SkillsUSA trade competition. We recently had the opportunity to chat with Dorothy House, an instructor for the high school-level bronze winner, Natali Carmona-Garcia of Metropolitan Career & Tech Center in Little Rock, Ark.
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