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NAILS Cover Tech Contest Winner Teaches at Local Libraries

Nail tech Celine Cumming brings the joy of nails to the teens and preteens who take her nail art classes at local libraries in Delaware.

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Quiz: Are You Ready to Step Up to Teaching?

Whether you’re looking for a new challenge or just yearning to make a career change within the beauty field, cosmetology and nail schools offer an interesting alternative to the day-to-day of salon life. Take our quiz to see if you’re up for the challenge.

Roundup: What did you learn in your first month out of nail school?

Your students have spent months in nail school and finally graduated; they’ve studied long and hard for the state board and passed it — but are they truly prepared for the real world of nails? We asked veteran nail techs to divulge the most important thing they learned fresh out of school.

On My Mind: You Just Might Be a Teacher

With all of the emphasis in the nail business on learning, take a moment to acknowledge how much you are also teaching others, too.

Inspiring Instructor: Rosa Vargas

West Palm Beach Florida – based nail artist and instructor Rosa Vargas is a talented and devoted teacher who has educated and inspired many nail tech students to reach their career goals and achieve success in the industry. We recently caught up with her for a quick Q&A.

Roundup: Teaching to Diverse Backgrounds

We asked nail school instructors: How do you approach teaching a class of students with diverse backgrounds (the older senior student, the very young/teen student, the student with a troubled background)?

School Profile: Color My Nails School of Nail Technology

Although Jamie Comstock didn’t grow up with a dream to become a nail technician, her sister Monica persuaded her to try it out. After opening their own salon, Monica decided to open a nail school as well. Sadly, Monica passed away from breast cancer five years ago, but now Jamie carries on her sister’s legacy with the passion they both shared for nails. NAILS recently caught up with Jamie to learn more about Color My Nails School of Nail Technology.

What I Wish I'd Known About Teaching

Sometimes we jump in and take on roles professionally, not knowing exactly what we’re getting into. Often it’s a case of sink or swim. We asked instructors: What do you wish you had known before you started teaching?

The Power of Engagement: Motivate Your Students Now!

Although it can be a daunting task to keep students excited and productive while in nail school, there are things instructors can do to help their students keep moving forward.

Hidden Money: Five Easy Nail Art Designs Customers Can’t Resist

Use this article to help your students learn the best nail art techniques to increase their future bottom line.