December 1, 2010
Vicki Peters has worn many hats in the nail world. And that’s to be expected since she’s a 30-year veteran of this industry she loves so much.
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July 1, 2009
Nail product manufacturers tell us their story in the space of a cocktail napkin.
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June 1, 2009
Step-by-steps for doing a backfill, smoothing calluses, surface shaping, and natural nail work. Plus, e-file tips and tricks.
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January 6, 2009
Clients can drain you and not even realize they’re doing it, says Vicki Peters of Vicki Peters Nail Products. But for the sake of our mental health, it’s important to be able to create some emotional distance between yourself and these clients. To help, Peters shares a technique she learned from her mentor Norm Freed, a psychologist, to erect boundaries. It’s called “The Bubble”:
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September 1, 2008
Mastering your acrylic liquid-to-powder ratio will help make work easier and more fun.
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June 1, 2008
Here is a quick rundown to give you a little info on some of the more common enhancement systems.
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March 1, 2008
Vicki Peters has redesigned the popular VP Safety bit for full nail contouring and cuticle work.
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January 1, 2008
Nail Those Profits At Sea (NTP), an educational cruise for nail techs, has been sailing the waters of the Caribbean and Mexico for more than 17 years. This year we ventured into new territory and took to the northern seas of Alaska. Nail education, networking, and plenty of fun were in order as we set sail in August on the Carnival Spirit.
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September 1, 2007
Nail technology school tries to give techs a good foundation for a successful career, but it often falls short. We polled a few of our peers – fellow nail techs and educators – to find out what gems of misinformation they encountered as students and as trainers.
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August 1, 2007
Here’s how your fellow techs clean and store their brushes, and what the experts have to add to the debate.
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May 1, 2007
For our May 2007 cover, veteran cover tech Vicki Peters put tip-and-overlay nails on our model Jennifer Chong. She used Kupa’s Vicki Peters Signature Series S-Gel over the company’s new Welless White Tips.
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March 1, 2007
For the novice tech, learning how to use an electric file safely takes practice. Here are a few pointers on balancing the electric file so you can become more comfortable and confident about adding electric filing to your services.
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July 1, 2006
Do you ever wonder how some of the industry’s biggest power players got their start — in life and in the beauty industry? Are you interested in how their minds work? From theme song to what car they drive, we’re letting our readers peek behind the curtain of some of the nail world’s most powerful players.
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February 1, 2006
If you have hit the trade show circuit over the years, then you’ve most likely witnessed some of the changes shows have undergone.
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November 1, 2005
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