nail tech issues

Take a Break

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

Read more

A New Minion

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

The Clientele Rollercoaster

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

Toasting My Career

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

Tips of Fear

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

Why Did You Do That?

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

Monkey See, Monkey Still No Can Do

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

The Personality Parade

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

Nail Techs for Clients

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

Trouble and Pain

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

a Bobit media brand

Create your free Bobit Connect account to bookmark content.

The secure and easy all-access connection to your content.
Bookmarked content can then be accessed anytime on all of your logged in devices!

Create Account