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Week 2: My Support Systems Means Everything

October 14, 2013  | 

So last week was my first week and my boys were on fall break. It was nice to be able to start the night program without worrying about homework, dinner, and all the other mom duties.But

Keywords: gels   student issues  

Week 1: Just Like Christmas Morning

October 8, 2013  | 

I have officially completed my first week in the spa nail program! It was such an exciting week that I’m not sure where to start. Well let me just say the whole age thing I was

Keywords: student issues  

Meet Jessica

September 30, 2013  | 

Hello! My name is Jessica Sandoval. I am 37 years old, a wife and mother of two handsome boys. I have run my own business but have never felt that passion, that “this is it” feeing.

Keywords: student issues  

Should You Encourage a Student Who Wants to Open Her Own Salon Right After Graduation?

September 24, 2013  | Article

While school instructors all want what’s best for their students after graduation, it’s a hard call as to whether lofty initial ventures will pay off or backfire. We asked nail school instructors and owners: Should you encourage or discourage a nail student who wants to open her own salon immediately after graduation?

Keywords: newbie   opening a new salon   student issues  

Team Gels or Team Acrylic?

September 6, 2013  | 

If you would have asked me that question a few weeks ago I would definitely have said “Team Gels,” but finally after practice, practice, practice I think I have managed to get the liquid-to-powder ratio just

Keywords: acrylics   gels   student issues  

Fix Your Customer Service to Fix Your School’s Dropout Rate, Educational Policy Institute Study Finds

September 6, 2013  | Article

Four reasons for student departure account for 84% of schools' attrition rates, according to the Educational Policy Institute. And they might not be the reasons you think.

Keywords: cosmetology schools   student issues  

Racking Up on Services

July 1, 2013  | 

Hello lovelies! Let me try to quickly get you up to speed on what’s been going on in my world as a nail tech student. In one word…everything. I’ll start off by saying that we had another OPI

Keywords: acrylics   gels   student issues  

Catching Up With April

June 24, 2013  | 

June 20This week has flown by!Monday was orientation, which just means we went over the huge handbook FULL of rules.Tuesday and Wednesday was spent on introductions and settling in. I had my first test later that

Keywords: student issues  

Turn Your Students Into Champions Via SkillsUSA Competitions

June 13, 2013  | Article

These contests, established in 1967, test students on real-world skills and connect them with potential employers. The Nail Care category lets students compete with other aspiring techs from around the country.

Keywords: competitions   contests   finding a job   student issues  

Getting Caught Up...Being a Nail Student Is Busy!

June 7, 2013  | 

Hello lovelies! Sorry I've been M.I.A. from the scene lately but I've been super busy. I've learned so much in such a short period that I feel my head spinning at times. I'll do my best

Keywords: gels   student issues  

Brushes, Brushes, Brushes

May 20, 2013  | 

We really didn't do anything new in class last week. I practiced my overlays, sculpted nails, and nail art some more. I performed a few more manicures and pedicures; the good news is that I only

Keywords: acrylics   products   student issues  

Old School Nail Art Video...and Lots of Flowers

May 8, 2013  | 

I have to honestly say that it was very hard to get up and get to class on time today. When I woke up I wasn't really feeling that well — headache, queasy stomach, and tired.

Keywords: acrylics   student issues  

Meet April

May 6, 2013  | 

Growing up I was always known as the smart one and my almost-twin (11 months to the day) sister was known as the beauty. These were the roles we embraced since this is all we heard.

Keywords: student issues   West Virginia  

Should You Give Your Phone Number to Students?

April 26, 2013  | Article

For many of us, our personal cell phones are the best way to get a hold of us, either via call or text message. But is it a good idea to be quite that accessible to a classroom of cosmetology or nail students, who may contact you without reservation about all sorts of issues pertaining to class (and not)? We asked: As a school instructor or owner, is it wise to give students your cell phone number? Why or why not?

Keywords: cosmetology schools   student issues  

First Day Jitters

April 24, 2013  | 

Let me describe my first day of class in one word...awesome! Most of the girls there have already been there for a few days; I was the only one who was brand spanking new.

Keywords: acrylics   North Carolina   student issues  

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