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Just My Opinion: Autoclave Versus Liquid Disinfectant in Infection Control

Industry veteran Janet McCormick makes the case for autoclaves in the salon.

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Just my Opinion: Why Don't American State Boards Allow Online Training?

While learning and developing is incredibly important for nail techs, it is hard to get a quality education.

Just My Opinion: It's All in the Cards

As with all things in life, you only get one chance to make a good first impression. The same applies to your business cards.

Just My Opinion: Step Up, Show Up, and Speak Up!

Think Outside the Chair

Extremely talented and bright beauty professionals leave the industry because they are tired of sitting day in and day out at their nail stations.

Just My Opinion: Continuing Education Raises Industry Standards for Professionals and Clients Alike

Your clients should be learning about new products from you, the trusted beauty professional. Would you go to a doctor who had not updated his medical skills for many years? Of course not, and we should have the same expectations from our employees and ourselves.

Confessions of a Former Flake

I had to admit to myself that, despite feeling confident in my abili­ties as a nail technician, as a businesswoman I just plain fell short.

Just My Opinion: What Makes a Salon a Spa

A day spa is where women can go to get away from the stress of everyday life to relax and pamper their minds and their bodies. And the nail business is changing for the better. There are more services being offered in hand and foot care.

Just My Opinion Let’s Focus on the Issue-Not the Words

Hopefully, when we say the words Non-Standard Salon or NS salon, someone will pay attention to the problem instead of the words used.

Five Ways to Achieve (Almost Instant) Success

Great technical skills will only take you so fan but success is within reach if you follow these sometimes not-so-simple steps.