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Week 5: Fixing Bitten Nails with "Buttons"

June 11, 2012  | Blog Post

This week I finished all of my training acrylic exercises and got the chance to work on a technique I have been itching to learn — buttons! One of the hardest types of nails for extensions

Keywords: acrylics   student issues  

State Board Practice

June 11, 2012  | Blog Post

This week was better than last. I had a few gel-polish and pedicure clients. For some reason I get assigned most of the gel-polish applications. The extra practice has definitely helped me with my time and

Keywords: acrylics   gels   North Carolina   student issues   student tests  

Week 4: Getting in a Lot of Practice

June 6, 2012  | Blog Post

It has been a sad week in our school — we lost two students. One was becoming a very close friend and had to withdraw for health reasons. I am going to miss her and her

Keywords: student issues  

A Slow Week and Practicing at Home

June 6, 2012  | Blog Post

I have officially reached and surpassed (by 20 hours) the halfway point of the nail program. My excitement is growing more and more each day. In just a short while I will graduate from the program,

Keywords: student issues  

Week 3: Salon Practice and a Miracle Manicure

May 29, 2012  | Blog Post

This week we started seeing paying clients, and I also got to work on my “freebie” and on another teacher from cosmetology. At our school, we are allowed to choose one person who can come in

Keywords: student issues  

Pedicures, Nail Art, and Acrylic, Oh My!

May 21, 2012  | Blog Post

Pedicure season is in full swing. WooHoo!! Doing pedicures is one of my favorite services. I love when clients leave the pedicure throne and say how much better their feet feel. Between clients and classmates, I

Keywords: acrylics   student issues  

Week 2: Manis, Pedis, and Initiation

May 18, 2012  | Blog Post

Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEWell my fellow nail lovers, this has been a very busy week. We learned and performed manicur

Keywords: pedicures   student issues  

Catching Up With Starr: In The Beginning

May 14, 2012  | Blog Post

When I started school at the end of 2011, my first day of school was nerve racking. It had been quite some time since I’d been in school and I didn’t know what to expect. Sure

Keywords: gels   student issues  

Week 1: I Hope There's Still a Class Next Week

May 11, 2012  | Blog Post

Well this was an odd day. The first and only day of class this week and there may not even be a next week. Each class has to have a minimum of 8 students and sadly

Keywords: student issues  

“Springing” Forward

March 15, 2012  | Blog Post

Ah, spring! It’s such a lovely season of new beginnings and growth that features beautiful displays of color and light. Now that I’ve finished school, I get to actually sit back and enjoy the beauty around

Keywords: student issues  

The Circle of (Nail) Life

February 24, 2012  | Blog Post

Sometimes in life there are things that happen that really bring to mind the circle of life. This is evident in every aspect, from watching our babies grow up, seeing our careers evolve, and observing the

Keywords: continuing education   student issues  

Autry Student Wins State Competition

January 30, 2012  | Article

Autry Technology Center Cosmetology student Courtney McGinnis recently placed first in nail care at the Oklahoma SkillsUSA competition.

Keywords: competitions   student issues  

LaTia Is Ready for 2012

January 12, 2012  | Blog Post

Happy 2012!! My, what a crazy holiday season this was! Between school and the normal holiday madness, I feel like I haven’t been to sleep in ages. With the New Year comes new possibilities, and I’m

Keywords: student issues  

Marti Graduates and Passes Pre-State

January 10, 2012  | Blog Post

Big hello to everyone! I have now graduated from the nail technician program at VOGUE dba Huntington Beauty College. I am now in the salon learning more and more and preparing for my state board exam. Time

Keywords: student issues   student tests  

On The Road: Salon 4

January 1, 2012  | Article

NAILS’ student blogger LaTia Wilson visited Salon 4 in Rockville, Md., for a spa pedicure, and she left with enthusiasm for her newly chosen field and motivation to stay focused on becoming a nail tech.

Keywords: On The Road   salon profiles   student issues  

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