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The First Few Weeks of School

October 17, 2011  | 

These first couple weeks of school have been such an adventure! In terms of theory, we’ve talked about having a professional image, manicuring, infection control (eeeww!), and some of the history of the profession. In the

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Finished the Textbook

October 11, 2011  | 

Hello my fellow readers and nail lovers, I hope the past week has been as rewarding to all of you as it has to me. The salon was slow once again. It seems like the only

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Meet LaTia

September 28, 2011  | 

Editor’s note: Marti is still blogging about her school experience, but since she’s going to be finishing up school in the next month or so, we wanted to get our next student blogger started now. Look

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Wedding…Funeral…Exams

September 16, 2011  | 

My end in the nail technology program is weeks away from completion. Due to missing four days last week, I am doubling up on exams so I can get done quickly. We covered chapter 10 (chemistry),

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Chemistry Class and Minx Nails

September 1, 2011  | 

Let’s start with theory. This week we studied and reviewed Chapter 10: Chemistry. That included Matter and Potential Hydrogen (Ph). This chapter covers a lot of material. I had anticipated that chemistry would be challenge for

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100% and a Snakeskin Pedi!

August 23, 2011  | 

I raise my glass to this past week. It was the best week at school thus far. One, I took my test over Chapter 9: Diseases and Disorders and received 100%. Two, I obtained some snakeskin

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Lots of Pedicures and Some Retail Too!

August 5, 2011  | 

I am the queen bee of the perfect pedicure — in my own mind of course! I haven’t tested lately. I only have six tests left and this is symphony to my ears. It means the

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Ready to Paint the Town Red

July 21, 2011  | 

Last week I was tested on deep anatomy of the skin, skin health, aging, disorders, and prevention of skin problems in the salon. I passed with 100%. A good instructor (Miss Bethany) really makes a world

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Oooh Snap! First Half Down...Catching Up With Marti

June 29, 2011  | 

The past month of nail technology school has been so stressful and very hard to juggle school, studies, and time with my daughter. I begged and felt so confident to hit the salon floor after watching

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21 Tips for Passing Your State Board Exam

June 2, 2011  | Article

You’ve graduated from nail school! But before you can start working in a salon you have to pass your state board exam. Here are 21 tips to prepare you for the big day.

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Week 2: Demos, Demos, Demos

May 16, 2011  | 

Week 2 was stressful but thankfully it flew by and is now in the past. Throughout the whole week the inner me was begging to get out on that salon floor. All I can say is

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Week 3: Full Week on the Floor

May 10, 2011  | 

This was a very hectic, stressful week — I was on the floor all week and had testing again on Friday. It was fun, but I am very tired at the end of the day. Most

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Week 2: Freshman Final and On The Floor

May 2, 2011  | 

Well, I made it through the second week. It was pretty stressful overall, but a good experience. After theory class we continued learning how to glue tips on. I still have trouble with that but as

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Meet Marti

April 27, 2011  | 

My name is Marti Bishir and I’m 34-years-old living in Peru, Indiana. Nails have been a part of me since birth. Art is something that always seemed like a pipe dream to me as it wasn’t

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Taking the State Boards

April 20, 2011  | Article

Remember the day(s) of your state board exam? Were you scared and nervous, or cool as a cucumber? Here are some testimonials from fellow techs about that landmark day.

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