A First Glance at Nail Camp

Have you been to #nailcamp yet? If not, you are missing out on the chance to say “This one time, at nail camp . . .” as well as some awesome education opportunities and a flat out good time! This was my first year to give it a go and it was so much fun. I think there was a goofy grin on my face at all times. The summer camp atmosphere made things feel laid back and this translated into an easy learning environment. To do the weekend justice, I will break it down into a few blogs for you!<p>Playing tourist with Braden from Nail Talk Radio. We went to see the troll under the bridge in Seattle. To give you an idea how big he is, that's a VW bug under his hand!</p>

To start the weekend off you can drive or fly into Seattle and get in a bit of sightseeing, meet up with some of the attendees for dinner, then ferry over the next morning for sign in. You are also welcome to arrive the day of registration, to accommodate whatever fits best into your budget and schedule. Day one consisted of registration and a class. The class for nail techs with five years experience or less was taught by Vicki Peters and the class for the more experienced nail techs was done by Amy Becker. I helped Vicki evaluate attendee nails and give them individual tips, so that’s the class I was in and have notes for. If you were in Amy’s class, please feel free to leave us some notes in the comments!<p>The beautiful madness that is registration day.&nbsp;</p>

Vicki taught an abbreviated version of her Refine and Design class. She started out with tips on knowing your shapes. What is the client actually asking for? Their verbiage may not match yours, so you want to have a thorough understanding of shape in order to determine the difference between what they are asking for and what they actually want. For example, did you realize that there are three versions of square and two versions of round? She followed this with information on dissecting the nails to help train your nail eyes to understand great form. This included top view, side view, down the barrel, length view, client view, and the line of light. Using these aspects as you work will help bring consistency to your finished enhancement. Should you find yourself with the chance to take this class, I highly recommend that you do so.<p>The one and only, Vicki Peters.&nbsp;</p>

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