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Feeling Tired and Uninspired at the Salon? Here's How You Can Thrive

Thrive is a call-to-action response to overwhelming evidence of salon professional’s lack of self-care and wellness. Thrive is a response to higher rates of cancers, depression, dermatitis, carpal tunnel, muscle pain and misalignment among salon professionals.

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Week 2: Nail Tips and First Tests

This week we had our first written tests (multiple choice) and our first practical (nail tips).

Week 1: Getting Started

I survived my first week of nail school! Well, I assumed that I would. But you never know!

Meet NAILS' new student blogger, Gregory Fletcher

NAILS has a new student blogger! San Diego-based Gregory Fletcher is looking forward to getting into the nail industry after retiring from his first career in the financial services industry

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.

Week 27: Holiday Traffic at Nail School

My chair was booked all week! I also got to do some nail art for my daughter.

Week 26: Feeling Torn By My Encroaching Graduation

On one hand I’m so excited to approach the end of this difficult journey, but on the other hand I'm like, "What am I going to do with myself once I'm done?"