Are Youtube Nail Education Videos Enough?
Let’s stop and think about the fact that we are living in the Information Age. It’s a real thing, look it up. We don’t even realize the magnitude of advancement made in the Information Age from the 1970s until today which includes: [...]March 3, 2020
How To Work On Broken Nails And Deal With Nail Repairs
When a client comes in with a broken nail in need of repair; the automatic response can kick off an “us versus them” battle mentality. Cue the Blame Game and it somehow becomes about more than a broken nail. What if we told you it doesn’t have to be that way? [...]February 28, 2020
How To Deal With A Creative Block
Creative blocks happen in all kinds of settings. Yes, even in the business-building arena. Creative thinking is a necessity to problem solving. If you’ve experienced a creative block, you are not alone. In fact, you are in really good company. A common creative block for nail techs happens with nail art. If you are constantly doing nail art, and churning out new looks; sometimes the well of creativity can run dry. [...]February 24, 2020
Calculating Your Cost Per Nail Service
How important is it for you to know your cost per service? What is it and why does it need to take up space in your brain? As a nail professional, it’s smart to calculate what your earning potential is beyond the estimated amount of services each bottle of nail liquid can provide.u [...]February 14, 2020
When $#!T Goes Wrong In The Salon
Almost everything in life follows a certain pattern, cycle, or rhythm. Some consider it the daily ritual while others simply refer to it as routine; then the $#!T hits the fan. It feels like it came out of nowhere. Slowing down to set up certain practices and protocols can be one way to find yourself less on the defensive in these stress inducing situations. [...]February 12, 2020
What To Do If You Are Struggling With Your Nail Game
You don’t become a nail tech overnight. It takes time, patience and persistence! Our very own top dog, Greg Salo, breaks down his years of nail industry experience and shares what the road looked like when he first set out as a nail tech and what it looks like now as a world-renowned educator. [...]February 10, 2020
Dip Powder Or Gel Polish?
With the recent surge of dip into the market over the last couple of years, many nail techs are wondering which service they should offer their clients: Dip Powder or Gel Polish? How does each perform? Which service would be best? [...]February 3, 2020
Are Nail Salons Going Out Of Business?
Is it possible that machines could take over the nail industry and the world? Should nail techs be concerned about these upcoming technologies? The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the biggest tech show of the year highlights the next best thing in “smart” gadgets/devices from the big boys like Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and start ups from around the world. [...]January 27, 2020
Is It Ok To Mix Nail Brands?
A lot of people ask if it's okay to mix nail products from different manufacturers. We reveal the absolute truth about mixing nail brands here.
We like to think of nails as equal parts art, science, and magic. Add a dash of this, then a sprinkle of that, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! Life shows us that there are certain formulas that work and others that don’t. [...]January 20, 2020
What's Needed When You First Start In The Nail Industry?
“THE DAY YOU PLANT THE SEED IS NOT THE DAY YOU EAT THE FRUIT.” - UNKNOWNWhat do you need when you first start out in the nail industry? Habib and Tracey talk about the hardships that many face when they set out in the nail industry and share what skills you need in order to [...]January 15, 2020
Do Nail Techs Have To Be Artists?
Do you need to be a trained artist to create amazing nail art? Let’s talk about whether or not nail techs need to have art backgrounds to incorporate nail art in their services. Is it safe to assume that you chose life as a nail tech to satisfy a creative itch? Scratch it, then. [...]January 13, 2020
Post Holiday Lull
So you survived the holiday madness and the New Year rolls around...now what? Habib and Tracey talk about how to manage the challenges of the holiday cash flow hangover, how to handle your gift [...]January 6, 2020