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Is It Time for a Change? It's the Best Way to Stay Motivated

May 1, 2010  | Article

Veteran nail techs have seen significant changes in the nail industry, and they may fear the best years are over. However, growth is still possible when you stretch yourself and your business to meet the demands of the new customer. It’s never too late to reinvent yourself.

Keywords: adding new services   customer service   keeping your business competitive   motivation  

Spaghetti Westerns and Aliens

April 15, 2010  | Blog Post

After an entire day of hanging out at home, watching anti-chick flicks (“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, “Predator”, etc.) with my hubby, I realized all those flicks had something in common. Aside from the

Keywords: motivation  

Inspiration

March 16, 2010  | Blog Post

With the next competition just a few short weeks away, I find myself looking for inspiration. The art competitions are tough. Just coming up with ideas is hard. Maybe I lack vision. (Maybe I’m coming down

Keywords: motivation   nail art  

Things You Can Do With Your Titles

February 26, 2010  | Blog Post

I was invited to participate in a fashion photography workshop two days ago. Not as a photographer or model but as a stylist — nail stylist that is.  My call time was 9 a.m., but I

Keywords: motivation  

Finally, a U.S. Invitational Competition

February 16, 2010  | Blog Post

Our competition circuit this year has been enhanced with the addition of a U.S. championship competition, the U.S. Invitational. Personally, I always felt it should be this way — it’s the way they do it overseas.

Keywords: international   motivation   state licensing  

My Peeps

February 4, 2010  | Blog Post

“I’d like to first thank the academy...” You know how these fluffy acceptance speeches go. But I constantly have one rolling around in my head (and it’s just as fluffy as any other). So now coming off my

Keywords: motivation   tradeshows  

More Practice

January 26, 2010  | Blog Post

I had my last live practice session Sunday night. My willing model gave up watching the playoffs so I could get one last practice done and be ready for next weekend — thank you Ashley, you’re

Keywords: motivation  

The Top 25

January 14, 2010  | Blog Post

So I get my new NAILS Mag the other day and start to casually peruse the pages, when what do my eyes befall? The current Top 25 standings. I scan the list, and know I’m not going

Keywords: motivation   NAILS Top 25 List  

My little Gelly

January 12, 2010  | Blog Post

 With the addition of the “Mirror Image” event and the sculptured gel nails at Sacramento, I’ve really got some gels to do this year. With this in mind, I started to think about my old gel

Keywords: gels   motivation  

New Year's Resolutions

January 5, 2010  | Blog Post

I resolve to renew all my old resolves, and add a few that are new. I resolve to keep them as long as I can, what more can a poor girl do? Wikipedia describes resolutions as follows: “A

Keywords: motivation  

For the Good of the Team

January 1, 2010  | Article

Sure we love our clients and the work we do, but it’s our relationships with coworkers that can make the difference between a so-so work environment and a place we look forward to returning to day after day. NAILS asked readers: What do you do that’s special or unique at your salon to foster team spirit?

Keywords: employee management   healthy working   motivation   reader surveys   recruiting/hiring/retaining staff  

5 Things I Learned From.....

October 1, 2007  | Article

We often profile salons and nail technicians who we believe are doing great things. We choose interesting stories within the industry in order to inspire you and get your creative juices flowing. But the salon industry isn’t the only place you should be looking for inspiration and ideas.

Keywords: motivation  

My Biggest Challenge Is…

November 1, 2006  | Article

A career in the nail industry has its fair share of rewards, but with it can come issues that challenge even the most die-hard professional. From finding it difficult to retail products to being allergic to chemicals in the salon, it seems almost every nail tech has some concerns regarding her occupation.

Keywords: allergic reactions   client communication   continuing education   cosmetology schools   customer service  

A Look at the Habits of Industry Leaders

July 1, 2006  | Article

Do you ever wonder how some of the industry’s biggest power players got their start — in life and in the beauty industry? Are you interested in how their minds work? From theme song to what car they drive, we’re letting our readers peek behind the curtain of some of the nail world’s most powerful players.

Keywords: American International Industries   Backscratchers   Barbicide   cnd   Debbie Doerrlamm  

As I See It: Rejuvenation Is a State of Mind

April 1, 2006  | Article

Our theme this month: Rejuvenation. Jump-start. Refresh. New beginnings. Spring cleaning. Reinvigorate.

Keywords: As I See It   motivation   stress  

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