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Educating the Next Generation

Veteran nail tech and salon owner Maisie Dunbar wears many hats. The owner of Maisie Dunbar Spa Lounge in Silver Spring, Md., Dunbar recently accepted an additional role: an advisory board committee member for Montgomery County Public Schools’ cosmetology and nail tech programs.

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Who Are You Going to Call? A Manufacturer’s Educator

A nail instructor advises on when and why to bring a company representative into your classroom.

From School to Salon: PBA to Host Employment Webinar

This free online forum takes place on Monday, Aug. 26 at 12 p.m. Eastern.

Tricks of the Trade: Student Wins Day of Mentorship with CND

Mentoring a new nail tech can be a rewarding experience for both the mentor and the mentee. After winning a Beauty Changes Lives student competition, Marinello Schools of Beauty student Cheyanne Birchall was awarded a day of mentorship with CND co-founder Jan Arnold. Here, they both share their experiences attending Beauty Buzz 2012 in Detroit and inspiring each other.

Pay it Forward with Dollars for Donations

The American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) has created an easy way for salon, spa, and other beauty professionals to give back to the beauty industry.

Does Beauty School Prepare You For Your Job?

We’ve asked a recent graduate, a school founder, and a salon owner who hires newly graduated techs about how well beauty school prepares you for the “real world.”

Schools That Rock

Since we’re focusing on education in this month’s issue, we thought it fitting to spotlight schools that are providing their nail students with topnotch education. Offering business classes, advanced education, and resources such as job placement after graduation are some of the ways they’re helping turn out nail techs better suited for the real world of nails.

WANTED: A Few Good Techs (Ideas on Attracting New Talent)

Finding (and keeping) hard-working qualified nail technicians is one of the most pressing issues facing the beauty industry today. When the nail business is at an all-time high, we find ourselves asking what factors are contributing to this industry dilemma. It is time for us to stop asking, “Why?” and start asking, “What can we do to solve this problem?”

A Salon Owners' Roundtable

It’s not always easy to network with other salon owners, since all of us are so busy, and many of us keep our business dealings “close to the vest.”

Star Search In The Schools

To keep new talent flowing into your salon you need to create a strong working relationship with the nail education director at your local cosmetology school.