May 23, 2012
Whether you’re a left-handed tech yourself, have one as a coworker, or simply want to see nails from a different perspective, you can benefit from learning about how south paw nail techs adapt their set-ups to stay in their right minds and in the right career path for them.
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December 13, 2011
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At a memorial service held on what would have been Tom Holcomb's 45th birthday, nail technicians and industry colleagues gathered to celebrate the life of a most unique individual.
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August 16, 2011
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NAILS hosted a happy hour during Cosmoprof on Monday, August 1, attended by a number of professional nail care manufacturers, educators, and other noted guests in the industry. It was a great time to relax after the show, enjoy some cocktails and snacks, and mingle with others who normally don’t have a chance to get together.
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May 27, 2011
Produced by Ship To Shore and Vicki Peters, Nail Those Profits at Sea will set sail for the 21st time on January 15, 2012 for a seven-day cruise onboard Carnival’s Glory.
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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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