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How to (Not) Become a Nail Tech

For those for whom I am just a hazy pre-pandemic memory, allow me to briefly introduce myself and summarize where I left off my story with this blog. And in future installments, I will cover more about practicing for the state board exam and the actual examination experience.

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NAIL FILES: How This Nail Salon Owner Revamped Her Business to Attract More Clients and Technicians

We often see the words “luxe” or “high-end” attached to many of sophisticated salon names. But what about little vintage salons that used to be all the rage? Meet Julia Paul in Windsor, Virginia who “inherited” a back-in-the-day salon, and is trying her very best to bring the location into the twenty-first century.

Why I Became a Nail Professional

Registered nurse Jessica Johnson shares why she went from DIYer to nail professional.

Week 13: The Second Semester Begins. Or Does It?

As of this writing this instalment of my nail student blog may be the last one for a while. Similar to many schools and other institutions around the world, due to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic classes at San Diego City College have been suspended until further notice.

Challenges Nail Schools Face During COVID-19

A nail technology instructor shares what her approach would be should the nail school she works with close due to COVID-19.

Visiting Atlanta for Data Driven Salon

Executive editor Beth Livesay tours Atlanta.

My Final Week: I graduated! Reflecting Back and Looking Forward

Let’s continue to shine, continue to spread light, joy and love to all around us! We’ll make a difference one smile, one hug, one nail service at a time!

Week 30: Mock Interviews and the Final Countdown

It’s been such a long journey, from being excited and feeling unstoppable to being tired and exhausted and feeling like I couldn’t do it anymore. Now, every day that passes and I get closer to my graduation date I get more and more energy.

Week 29: I passed my State Board Practical Exam!

It was a really exciting week for me, and I'm starting to see the finish line as I continue to progres.

Week 28: Improving on Giving Myself Acrylics

It was a slow week after the holidays.