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The Quest for Good Enough

January 24, 2014  | Blog Post

Being a professional nail tech — at least the type of nail tech I am; you know, out here in the “trenches” — is all about finding a balance between that nagging quest for perfection in

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December 4, 2013  | Blog Post

I have worked very hard to set up my workstation in a manner that is ergonomic for me. I put thought into it when I designed my desk. I thought about it when I bought my

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Monsters From the Id

November 15, 2013  | Blog Post

The title comes from the 1956 science fiction movie “Forbidden Planet.”  The concept comes from Carl Jung. And my oversimplified explanation comes from the elementary schoolyard poo-flinging fest taking place in my Facebook newsfeed: The more we

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Take a Break

October 16, 2013  | Blog Post

Well, I admit, for the last couple of months I’ve been feeling a little less than enthusiastic about coming to work each day. Not a full-on “burnt out” feeling, but not as entertained by the daily routine

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A New Minion

October 11, 2013  | Blog Post

I believe I’ve mentioned that in the last few years I’ve had several former clients embark upon a career in the nail industry. Most of them didn’t even tell me. Some of them were former clients

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The Clientele Rollercoaster

October 7, 2013  | Blog Post

I used to think that once I built my clientele, I’d be set. I knew there would always be a few people who strayed off because they moved away or couldn’t afford their nails anymore, but

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Toasting My Career

October 4, 2013  | Blog Post

Twenty-one years ago today (as I write this on October 2), I was a terrified 22 year old sitting in a room in a Fairfield, Calif., office complex, taking my California Manicuring State Board Exam. I had

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Tips of Fear

September 9, 2013  | Blog Post

The other night, lying in bed, trying to convince myself that 11 o’clock is a perfectly acceptable time to be in bed (I’m a night person. Going to bed before 1 a.m. doesn’t really jibe with

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Why Did You Do That?

August 28, 2013  | Blog Post

For the most part, I think I’m pretty wise to the fact that we — as professionals — are all different. The industry is comprised of thousands of different people working within it and almost as

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Monkey See, Monkey Still No Can Do

August 26, 2013  | Blog Post

I was recently advised to watch some YouTube videos in order to gain motorcycling skills.Yep. True story. Somehow, watching someone do something will magically make me able to do it as well.By that logic, I should

Keywords: nail tech issues   professionalism  

The Personality Parade

July 24, 2013  | Blog Post

I think by far the most challenging aspect of my job is the personal interaction required. My job is not merely comprised of the physical act of performing services, but complicated by the need to effectively

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Nail Techs for Clients

July 1, 2013  | Blog Post

I have such mixed feelings when learning that a new client is also a nail tech. I’ve long gotten over the anxiety of feeling judged, and I nary bat an eye anymore when someone tells me

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Trouble and Pain

June 19, 2013  | Blog Post

Why do so many people feel obligated to greet me with the words, “Isn’t it terrible...?” From a rape/murder three counties over to a missing child report three states over, people mire themselves in misery and feel

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Do You Need a Project?

June 14, 2013  | Blog Post

I had very few jobs before I started doing nails. I worked at McDonald’s for about five minutes, then I worked for a small mail order company that sold ancient coins and artifacts for about two

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On the Other Hand

June 7, 2013  | Blog Post

So I was talking about picking a niche, right? But there are a lot of people out there who are convinced that my own niche — all that clunky acrylic loaded down with glitter and artwork —

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