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Refine Your Skills at Nail U

Through her Nail University, Shari Finger offers continuing education for nail techs. “Our non-product-specific approach allows the student to receive help with the products she is using every day — or a generic product will be supplied at no extra charge,” she says.

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10 Ways to Prevent Burnout

After 24 years in the business, salon owner Shari Finger is a pretty good resource for how to prevent burnout. See what keeps her from getting bored.

How to Stretch a Buck in the Salon

Shari Finger, owner of Finger’s Nail Studio, suggests cutting payroll hours, inventory, supplies, and insurance costs to make a dollar go farther.

Upcoming Education: Global Artist Forum, LCN Master Classes, Nail University

Upcoming educational events include the first Global Artist Forum in Kansas, LCN Master Classes taught by Somer Downes, and Shari Finger's Nail University in Elgin, Ill.

Things I Learned in School That Are Best Forgotten

Nail technology school tries to give techs a good foundation for a successful career, but it often falls short. We polled a few of our peers – fellow nail techs and educators – to find out what gems of misinformation they encountered as students and as trainers.

Dear Shari Talks About Introducing a New Nail Tech

Veteran nail tech Shari Finger—owner of Finger’s Nail Studio in W. Dundee, III.—fields reader questions in the areas of salon management and workplace politics.

Where Are They Now?

Flash back to the ‘90s to catch up with past AVAs winners. Six Salon of the Year and Nail Technician of the Year Award recipients share their professional and personal triumphs since winning.

Dear Shari Talks About Making Money With Natural Nails

In her “Dear Shari” column, veteran nail tech Shari Finger—owner of Finger’s Nail Studio in W. Dundee, III.—fields reader questions in the areas of salon management and workplace politics.

The Need for Speed

Mastering the art of nail enhancement application is downright frustrating. Follow my 5-step program and you to will be doing sets and fills in an hour.

Look in the Mirror To Find Our Industry Superstars

I think superstars are people like Shari Finger, who has been running a nails-only salon for 17 years and has probably trained a few hundred nail technicians during that same amount of time.