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What is Your Opinion on Sharing Information with Other Nail Techs?

We ask a salon owner, a booth renter, and an employee about what they choose to divulge to their fellow nail techs--and what tricks they keep hidden up their sleeves.

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A Sensational Second Career

Patti Smith, who, at age 58, still gets quite a kick from her second career — nails. Smith, owner of The Nail Suite in Mississauga, Ontario, began doing nails three years ago after her career as a chef was put on hold due to illness.

Support System is Central to Success

Despite being totally deaf, Melissa Phillips has been a total success in the cosmetology business.

How Does Her Business Grow?

While Rachel Mathes, owner of Class Act Nails in Iowa City, travels around the world demonstrating the latest powder-and-liquid and gel techniques, her true love is teaching salon owners how to build their clientele.

Cosmetology’s Her Calling

Using donated equipment and beauty supplies, Steinlage and a dozen volunteers cut the hair of about 3,000 needy people a year.

Not Your Typical Nail Tech

A profile on Cecil Baldwin and how his experience being in a female-dominated industry.

Pat Van Strander Is a Nail Industry Pioneer

"After I started doing nails, I still did hair for a while, but I was making more money doing nails so I just transitioned into it,” Van Strander says.

Nail Tech Who Swore Off Nails Is Now a Renowned Nail Tech

Herman Paez never expected a nail care career to allow him the opportunities, including world travel.

Australian Tech Has a Flair for Fun

Geannine Mclnnes has been a nail technician for just two short years, but she makes the most of every day.

The Power of Perseverance: Profiling Nilsene Privette

A great attitude has taken Privette from her first nail business, located in a tiny corner of a drugstore, to a spot on some of the nail profession’s top advisory boards.

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