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This is a GOOD Omen, Right?

January 7, 2011  | Blog Post

So about that screaming ... I think I'm done now. I've been feeling that scream since mid-November and I really thought I'd be over it by New Year's Eve.As it turns out, this week has been

Keywords: Art of Nailz   clients  

Tiny Billboards In Your Pocket

December 23, 2010  | Blog Post

I remember back in the day of having my nails done by someone else — after discovering that nails are not just nails, and that having a license doesn’t guarantee any particular level of competency or

Keywords: Art of Nailz   marketing/promotions  

Skinny Jeans and Flared Nails

November 17, 2010  | Blog Post

Fads are fleeting. At least, that is what I've heard. Fashion moves at the speed of light and we all know we'll need a new purse next season. And new shoes. And new — well, pretty

Keywords: Art of Nailz   clients   salon services  

If Only There Was a Test

November 12, 2010  | Blog Post

There's a little newspaper-style publication that gets sent out to salons in California called California Stylist. Apparently they have them in other states too, and I have a series of thoughts concerning the publication itself, but

Keywords: Art of Nailz   clients   nail tech issues   professionalism  

Great, Just Great

October 15, 2010  | Blog Post

I think I've spent enough time describing the building I work in: built in 1923, big brick office building, five floors/six stories tall (secret, hidden "mezzanine" level adds a story, but not a floor). The upper

Keywords: Art of Nailz  

Easily Distracted

September 10, 2010  | Blog Post

This is why you should never work somewhere that's super fun: You might inadvertently seal your gel top coat bottles together. Oops.Tonight is the annual Visalia Waiters' Race. I have never had a chance to watch

Keywords: Art of Nailz  

Don't They Know Who I Am?

August 20, 2010  | Blog Post

I recently had a chance to visit with two of my BFFs — I'm allowed to have more than one BFF, aren't I?I've known BFF Amber since 1987, and BFF Stacy since 1998. I think that's

Keywords: Art of Nailz  

The Clock Stops Here

July 2, 2010  | Blog Post

I don't know how some of you fellow techs out there do it. Keep your schedules to "normal" business hours, that is. Who are your clients? Where did you find an entire clientele comprised of people

Keywords: Art of Nailz   clients  


June 11, 2010  | Blog Post

So I got this super cool letter from Google in the mail the other day. Apparently I am a "favorite" place on Google — favorite in my locale anyway. They sent me this cool window decal

Keywords: Art of Nailz  

Books, Covers, and All That

May 12, 2010  | Blog Post

So this weekend the BF and I went "furniture shopping." We have decided that if we ever actually buy this house — but that's a different story — we want a bar-height pub set as our

Keywords: Art of Nailz   nail tech issues  

More Clocks

April 30, 2010  | Blog Post

Friday mornings there is supposed to be a new entry posted. Which generally means that sometime on Thursday each week, I sit down and type up whatever industry-related thing has preoccupied my mind for the few

Keywords: Art of Nailz   retailing  

The Hardest Part

April 28, 2010  | Blog Post

Doctors have patience, I don't.  At the moment I am waiting. Waiting on several people. I am waiting for the guy who runs that slideshow downstairs to put my ad on it. I am waiting for my

Keywords: Art of Nailz  

Holding Down the Fort

April 23, 2010  | Blog Post

I was supposed to be waking up in Vegas this morning. Instead, I am once again behind the desk at the salon, waiting on clients to arrive.What happened? Why aren't I at IBS Las Vegas? Why

Keywords: Art of Nailz   retailing  

Ugh. Just Ugh.

April 14, 2010  | Blog Post

So this week's project is to work out an official logo for my salon.  I had an epiphany last night. You know, one of those visions just before you fall asleep that makes you want to

Keywords: Art of Nailz  

I Could Refer You to a Good Nail Tech, Y'Know

March 31, 2010  | Blog Post

My mother went to cosmetology school right out of high school and became a fully licensed cosmo in California in 1964. By 1967, she had been forced out of the industry because of severe contact dermatitis;

Keywords: Art of Nailz  


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