First-Timer Makes Friends on the Nail Those Profits Cruise

Melissa and Holly on the cruise.
<p>Melissa and Holly on the cruise.</p>

The nail cruise is such a unique and amazing experience that I wanted to be sure and give you the opportunity to hear about it from different points of view. This blog is from attendee Melissa Schumann, an Oregon nail professional who attended the cruise for the first time this year! — Holly

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have world-class educators at your fingertips for eight days? I did! That’s what compelled me to take the Nail Those Profits cruise. I was a little apprehensive because through a series of events prior to the trip I ended up traveling “solo.” So, I was going knowing almost no one. However there’s an amazing thing that happens when a group of passionate nail techs gets together; we become instant family. Silliness, bickering, love, and stepping up to care for each other is all included.

Melissa and fellow attendee Maribel.
<p>Melissa and fellow attendee Maribel.</p>

I got the opportunity to take awesome classes from Gina Silvestro, the ProFiles girls Traci and Ami, Braden Jahr, and Holly. The best part of the entire trip? These educators and fellow techs I’m traveling with are now my friends. I love that a passion for being nail techs brought us all together in one place, but this cruise experience has given me good friends I can turn to when I need encouragement or a swift professional kick in the tush. I appreciated that we all had a common goal (besides having a wonderful working vacation) which was to better our skills and share our knowledge with each other. We all have something wonderful to contribute to the industry. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

Melissa having fun.
<p>Melissa having fun.</p>

— Melissa @bellahandspdx

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