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Weeks 14 and 15: Second Mock State Board Exam

This week I completed my second Mock State Board Exam. You all may recall just how nervous I was due to certain problems that I encountered during that exam.

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Weeks 13 and 14: Goals and Projects

“Why would you want to be a nail technician?” Someone asked me this question with a puzzled look on his face. “Why would you, being a chemist, even want to go do something like that?” He asked me that question as if to say that I was lowering my standards to become a nail technician. I explained to him my reasons for wanting to do this and the goals that I have.

Week 2: Becoming a Professional

Cosmetology school is so fun! Not only do you learn how to be an amazing nail technician, you also learn how to be an amazing professional.

PBA Offers Scholarships for 2017

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is now accepting applications for the 2017 PBA Lifetime Member Scholarship and the 2017 Minerva Beauty Scholarship.

School Profile: A New Nail Tech Program for Penrose Academy

When Jill Kohler and her husband opened Scottsdale AZ.-based Penrose Academy back in August 2006, the cosmetology and esthetics school did not offer a nail tech program. But now, ten years later, a nails-only option is being offered because of employer demand in the community for qualified nail techs. We caught up with Kohler to discuss how this evolution came about.

Weeks 5 and 6: 3-D Nail Art and Other Surprises

I started Week 5 knowing that we were having a nail competition on Thursday, and even though I am still fairly green at doing nails, all new students were expected to participate.

How to Keep Your Students' Attention

We asked Instructors: How do you keep students’ attention if you feel they are tired or losing focus?

NAILS Career Handbook 2016 Digital Version Now Available

Instructors, share the digital edition of NAILS Career Handbook with your students. From how to ace a job interview to using social media to help build a business, NAILS Magazine's annual Career Handbook helps students and recent graduates navigate the real world of nails.

Weeks 29 & 30: My Final Post and a Fond Farewell!

Well, it has finally arrived. These last two weeks have had their ups and downs but I am so proud to say that I am finally finished with school! I still have the hurdle of obtaining my license but I know that I am equipped to pass.

Week 28: Looking Back On What I’ve Learned So far

Only a few more weeks until I graduate! The highlight of this week for me would be the excitement that my friends are having about me being so close to the end of this process.