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Education on a Budget - NAILPRO (November 2018)

As a salon owner, it's imperative to keep techs on top of the latest nail trends and techniques to ensure continued success. Without up-to-date product knowledge and new services and skills to offer, overall salon growth can stall and current clients may leave in search of a fresh approach. However, quality education comes at a price.

Here, with help from Nikki Fraser, educator at Footlogix; Suzie Moskal, founder of Suzie's Nail Career Education; and Jill Wright, coordinator of Nail Tech Event of the Smokies. this article provides money-saving strategies for developing your techs' skills while reducing your salon's training bill.

Read online at nailpro.com.

Exit Strategy - NAILPRO (October 2018)

Be ready to move on from your business when the time comes by developing a plan in advance for a smooth and profitable transition. With first-hand accounts from celebrity nail techs and former nail salon owners, Maria Salandro and Katie Cazorla, and business advice from experienced experts, including a successful business broker and a certified management account, this article breaks down your options for exiting a business, how to prepare and who to lean on for help.

Read online at nailpro.com.


If I Only Knew Then - NAILPRO (August 2018)

Nail schools prepare techs to pass the state board exam, but often fall short on actual, real-world advice for starting a nail career. I asked veteran techs, each with more than a decade of experience, to share their best advice for starting a career in the nail industry.

Read online at nailpro.com.


On the Menu - NAILPRO Magazine (June 2018)

Introducing a new service to your salon menu is a great way to refresh your offerings and attract new clients. But doing so involves more than simply printing new menus. Nail salon owners should consider a number of important factors before diving in, from demand to investment t training.

Sources for this story include celebrity nail artist, Chelsea King; Suzie Moskal, founder of Suzie's Nail Career Education; Katie Lee, education coordinator for Young Nails; and Middletown, DE-based nail artist, Celine Cumming

Read online at nailpro.com.



Say this, not that - NAILPRO Magazine (May 2018)

The words we use matter. In an industry littered with misinformation, it’s exceedingly important to not only know what you’re talking about, but also be able to convey it correctly. As a licensed nail tech, you should be identifying nail anatomy, describing chemical processes and communicating sanitation procedures with detail and accuracy. After all, clients are looking to you to teach them.

Here, Jill Wright, nail tech and event coordinator for the Nail Tech Event of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Allie Baker, EzFlow global brand ambassador; Vicki Malo, president of the North American School of Podology, and Doug Schoon, president of Schoon Scientific and Regulatory Consulting in Dana Point, California; help me decipher the correct nail terminology every tech should know and use with clients.