September 24, 2013
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?
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September 6, 2013
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.
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June 13, 2013
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.
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April 26, 2013
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?
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September 11, 2012
All too often, cosmetology schools in the U.S. aren’t putting their best foot forward when it comes to educating future nail technicians. For nail schools to get all As when it comes to training students for the real salon world, we need more dedicated nail instructors, increased hours, and a commitment to more than just the state board exam.
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August 23, 2012
Veteran tech John Hauk drops in on student blogger Starr Rooks after hearing that meeting him was one of her professional goals.
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August 22, 2012
Designed to jump-start beauty professionals’ careers with an infusion of energy, education, and enthusiasm, Empire Education Group’s Future Professionals Expo — which took place in Hershey, Pa., in May — is the largest trade show, expo, and competition event of its kind in the country
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August 1, 2012
As a nail student or newly minted tech, now is the time for you to jump up and down ecstatically because you just cracked open the door to this secret treasure trove of opportunity that is the nail industry.
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January 30, 2012
Autry Technology Center Cosmetology student Courtney McGinnis recently placed first in nail care at the Oklahoma SkillsUSA competition.
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January 1, 2012
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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June 2, 2011
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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April 20, 2011
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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January 1, 2011
New salon owners, competitors, students, coaches, and a few opinionated veteran techs; we let these reader voices shine through every week online. And they have a lot to say. If you aren’t already following these blogs, bookmark them right away.
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May 1, 2010
Serena William's decision to become a certified nail tech coincides with creating a nail collection for HairTech.
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