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I Wish They Had Told Me...

Maggie says if she’d known then what she knows now about the business, she might have chosen a different career.

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Maggie takes a moment to appreciate the swirl of activity around her.

Gelish's World Class Nails: Answers from the Experts Ep. 1

Watch as Gelish educators use their expertise to answer your questions about product, application, and much more. The pros will also be sharing some of their newest design inspirations and teaching you some quick and easy tips for nail art success of your own. This exclusive series is a must-see for anyone looking to improve their design skills. Stay tuned for episode two.

Tired Again

It recently occurred to me — more like fell on my head like a piano in a cartoon — that I might not be able to work forever. The last few months have been busy, and

Gone to the Blogs

*sigh* I’m gonna get letters. Let me start with a disclaimer, because people skim through what they read and don’t take time to think about what the words are actually saying. Watch — it’ll happen. I don’t

The Quest for Good Enough

Being a professional nail tech — at least the type of nail tech I am; you know, out here in the “trenches” — is all about finding a balance between that nagging quest for perfection in

Ergonomics

I have worked very hard to set up my workstation in a manner that is ergonomic for me. I put thought into it when I designed my desk. I thought about it when I bought my

Monsters From the Id

The title comes from the 1956 science fiction movie “Forbidden Planet.”  The concept comes from Carl Jung. And my oversimplified explanation comes from the elementary schoolyard poo-flinging fest taking place in my Facebook newsfeed: The more we

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

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