Topic : nail tech issues

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How Did We Lose Focus?

May 24, 2013  | Blog Post

I was recently thumbing through my June copy of NAILS and stopped to read Jennifer Lambert’s “Just My Opinion” piece. Now I don’t know about “getting along,” and I have tons of thoughts about why we don’t

Keywords: nail tech issues   salon services  

The 10-Year Itch

May 22, 2013  | Blog Post

I’ve been burned out before. Back in ’02 I was so over my job that I started giving some serious thought to what else I might want to do for a living. I knew it wasn’t nails,

Keywords: clients   nail tech issues  

It Costs What?!

May 3, 2013  | Blog Post

How often do your clients tell you how much everyone loves their nails and asks where they have them done — only to have your clients end the story with how those same people who were

Keywords: clients   money management   nail tech issues  

Mentor by Proxy

April 24, 2013  | Blog Post

The sister of one of my clients went to nail school. In and of itself, this is neither great nor terrible news to me. I hope she loves doing nails and that it turns out to

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Pretty on Bad

March 11, 2013  | Blog Post

Over the years I have had so many people tell me they could never be “good at nails” because they can’t paint. I’ve heard many different versions of this thought, but essentially it always comes down

Keywords: clients   nail tech issues   salon services  


February 15, 2013  | Blog Post

A significant portion of the comments on a recent post accused me of being “jealous” because the blogosphere is filled with talented nail artists who are “self-taught.” Apparently, there’s a widespread misconception that when one enrolls

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A Bad Reputation

December 7, 2012  | Blog Post

Let’s face it, there are certain jobs that make the rounds of the “what can I do to make a decent living without having to spend a lot of time in school?” mindset. Dental hygienist, court

Keywords: nail tech issues   professionalism  

Too Loyal

December 5, 2012  | Blog Post

You probaby haven’t forgotten that I broke my wrist. Actually, the doctor’s report uses the word “shattered.” *gulp* No wonder it hurts.The orthopedist has me off work till the first of the year, a total of

Keywords: clients   nail tech issues  

A New Prohibition Era?

November 20, 2012  | Blog Post

I recently found a post on Facebook from a fellow tech that made me think to myself, “Hmmm. She does have a point.”Her post was a pretty to-the-point rant that she would be charging a specific

Keywords: nail tech issues  

Catching Up

November 14, 2012  | Blog Post

I’ve been out of work for two weeks now. And being out of work has been depressing, so I haven’t spent nearly as much time in front of the Internet as usual. I have new trade

Keywords: nail tech issues  

How to Celebrate?

October 10, 2012  | Blog Post

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 was my official 20th anniversary as a licensed nail technician.It was October 2, 1992 that I took my state board exams and received my license. What an adventure that was! For one

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You Wouldn't Know a Good Nail Tech if She Bit Your Nails Off

October 5, 2012  | Blog Post

Well, not you. I sorta figure most of my readers are actually nail techs themselves. But that's what I want to shout at people sometimes.  I hear people whining about finding a "good" nail tech all

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My Lowly Manicuring License

September 19, 2012  | Blog Post

It has long befuddled me how the state determines its methods of regulating our industry. Mostly, I’m one of those curmudgeon-types who thinks the government should stay out of what they don’t have any experience in.

Keywords: nail tech issues  

The Myth of a Full Book

September 14, 2012  | Blog Post

Since I just wrote about calculating booked-ness (if I can spell it, it’s a word!) I figured this would be a good time to write this post too. There’s no such thing as a full book. OK ...

Keywords: clients   nail tech issues  

The Comfy Shoe Phase

July 6, 2012  | Blog Post

I've been looking at photos of nails online. In fact, it's something I do on a regular basis — some people are into Pinterest, I look at nails. If no one interrupts me, or reminds me

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