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The Art of Asking: The Nail Tech’s Guide to Getting What You Want

From minor inconveniences to major requests, learn to ask in a way that yields results.

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Fellowship Program Yields Inspiration, Motivation, Kinship

Recently, salon owner Sheera Gersh received a unique opportunity to immerse herself in the worldwide nail scene by networking with other nail artists from 21 countries.

Mentoring Program Challenges Participants to Excel

New York City-based nail tech Naomi Gonzalez-Longstaff will help you develop brag-worthy skills through her Artistry mentoring program.

Get a Mentor, Get Ahead

In this digital age it’s particularly easy to connect with experts who are willing to share their experience and help you. 

Nail Mentors: Low Cost, Local Education

Nail Mentors was founded by four enterprising techs to bring affordable education to nail professionals across the nation.

Tricks of the Trade: Student Wins Day of Mentorship with CND

Mentoring a new nail tech can be a rewarding experience for both the mentor and the mentee. After winning a Beauty Changes Lives student competition, Marinello Schools of Beauty student Cheyanne Birchall was awarded a day of mentorship with CND co-founder Jan Arnold. Here, they both share their experiences attending Beauty Buzz 2012 in Detroit and inspiring each other.

“Awesome Nail Tech”

Nancy Dodd sent us an e-mail — subject line “awesome nail tech” — a few months ago, singing the praises of S. Maria Chheo-Shen, who has influenced her life via YouTube tutorials and Facebook nail giveaways.

Win a Nail Mentor for a Day

Beauty Changes Lives and AACS are offering currently enrolled beauty school students, in an AACS school, the chance to be matched up with a celebrity mentor to launch their career in the industry. Available mentors include Jan Arnold, co-founder of CND; Ted Gibson, celebrity stylist; Dr. Howard Murad, dermatologist and skin care expert; and Diana Schmidtke, celebrity stylist for Hollywood’s leading men. Get details on how to enter at: http://beautychangeslives.org/scholarships

PBA Seeks Mentors/Mentees

The PBA (Professional Beauty Association) operates a volunteer mentor program to help grow salon and spa businesses.

Pass It On: Become a Mentor

Being a mentor is more than a time commitment. Yes, you pass on your knowledge, and yes, your salon can benefit by grooming new employees. But mentoring also lets you pass your passion on to a new generation of nail professionals. Here are three stories of impassioned techs who passed their fire on to new people in the industry — and the very concrete rewards they still find in it.