March 1, 2014
Veteran nail tech and salon owner Maisie Dunbar wears many hats. The owner of Maisie Dunbar Spa Lounge in Silver Spring, Md., Dunbar recently accepted an additional role: an advisory board committee member for Montgomery County Public Schools’ cosmetology and nail tech programs.
August 19, 2013
A nail instructor advises on when and why to bring a company representative into your classroom.
July 30, 2013
This free online forum takes place on Monday, Aug. 26 at 12 p.m. Eastern.
December 22, 2012
Mentoring a new nail tech can be a rewarding experience for both the mentor and the mentee. After winning a Beauty Changes Lives student competition, Marinello Schools of Beauty student Cheyanne Birchall was awarded a day of mentorship with CND co-founder Jan Arnold. Here, they both share their experiences attending Beauty Buzz 2012 in Detroit and inspiring each other.
March 16, 2011
The American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) has created an easy way for salon, spa, and other beauty professionals to give back to the beauty industry.
June 1, 2000
Finding (and keeping) hard-working qualified nail technicians is one of the most pressing issues facing the beauty industry today. When the nail business is at an all-time high, we find ourselves asking what factors are contributing to this industry dilemma. It is time for us to stop asking, “Why?” and start asking, “What can we do to solve this problem?”
October 1, 1996
It’s not always easy to network with other salon owners, since all of us are so busy, and many of us keep our business dealings “close to the vest.”
January 1, 1996
To keep new talent flowing into your salon you need to create a strong working relationship with the nail education director at your local cosmetology school.
The Latest and Greatest Gels: Soft/Soak-Off8 photos
The Latest and Greatest Gels: Hard/Traditional18 photos
Nail files use abrasives in various grits to roughen, shape, polish, or remove the surface of artificial and natural nails.
Should I have a TV in my salon?
Should the salon owner do nails herself?
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