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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.

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Shopping! (On a Budget)

December 14, 2011  | 

 I have a confession... I'm a bit of a product junkie. Hair products, makeup, bath products, you name it. So, it's no real surprise that I'm a bit obsessed with nail products, as well. It's also

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Frustrated Nail Student Ahead

December 1, 2011  | 

The fact that the nail program at my school only has two students enrolled (myself and another awesome woman) should have been my first clue that I would eventually hit what I’ve affectionately termed “the wall

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Working with Gels

November 10, 2011  | 

Recently, I've been practicing more with gels. I think it's a beautiful medium, and one that I would really love to master. But I must admit, I find it to have a steeper learning curve than

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50 Hours Left!

October 26, 2011  | 

The last hours seem to last the longest. I'm still not to the 450 hour mark, which will complete my program. But I have under 50 left! The days have been so slow and lately I

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Finding Balance

October 25, 2011  | 

Oh, free time! How I miss you so! Such is the story of my life these days. Being in school and working a full time job on top of freelancing as a makeup artist means a

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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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