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Pushing for change in your state
Donald Trump may have given apprenticeship some glamour, but aspiring nail techs have been completing these hands-on training programs for years pre-dating the hit show “The Apprentice”. (And instead of hearing “you’re fired,” nail tech apprentices hear “you’re licensed!”) Before you sign up for an apprenticeship, take on an apprentice at your salon, or set out to get your state’s laws changed on the subject, here’s what you need to know.
Want an apprentice in your salon?
Donald Trump may have given apprenticeship some glamour, but aspiring nail techs have been completing these hands-on training programs for years pre-dating the hit show “The Apprentice”. (And instead of hearing “you’re fired,” nail tech apprentices hear “you’re licensed!”) Before you sign up for an apprenticeship, take on an apprentice at your salon, or set out to get your state’s laws changed on the subject, here’s what you need to know.
The Apprentice
Donald Trump may have given apprenticeship some glamour, but aspiring nail techs have been completing these hands-on training programs for years pre-dating the hit show “The Apprentice”. (And instead of hearing “you’re fired,” nail tech apprentices hear “you’re licensed!”) Before you sign up for an apprenticeship, take on an apprentice at your salon, or set out to get your state’s laws changed on the subject, here’s what you need to know.
6 Last-Minute Tax Tips
It’s almost time to pay the taxman. If you haven’t filed your returns, don’t fret. These tips can help ease the pain.
Rules to Live By
“The five rules that I live by whether it be a day of business or a day of pleasure seem to work best when combined with a life based on human integrity,” says Lance Lehne, owner of Lucca Nail Spa in Ocean Shores, Wash., and author of The Nail Tech’s Survival Guide: The 10 Step Handbook to Becoming a Million Dollar Nail Technician.
How to Handle Bad Boss Behavior
It’s intimidating enough to have to confront another employee for breaking the salon rules, but what do you do when it’s the owner who’s the culprit? We give you some simple strategies and scripts for a constructive talk, plus expert advice on when it’s time to move on to a different salon.
You know you’re good, but how is that potential new employer going to know it? Dress nicely, speak clearly, and demonstrate your passion for your industry and you’ll be sure to stand out.
30 Timeless Tips for Thriving in the Nail Industry - Part 1
NAILS Magazine has made it to our 30th anniversary — and we want to help you get to your 30th career anniversary too! We present 30 timeless tips, culled from our three decades of experience, to help you build your book, run your nail salon, and dare we say it retire.
30 Timeless Tips for Thriving in the Nail Industry - Part 2
NAILS Magazine has made it to our 30th anniversary — and we want to help you get to your 30th career anniversary too! We present 30 timeless tips, culled from our three decades of experience, to help you build your book, run your nail salon, and dare we say it retire.
 To Tip or Not to Tip
Here Candice Everest, owner of Panache Nail Studio in Stanwood, Wash., explains her decision to institute a no tipping policy — a decision that proved popular with clients. Jesse Bruner, owner of Jesse David Nail Design in Wilmington, Del.,counters respectfully with why it wouldn’t work for him.
Five Things You Know But Are Ignoring
Do you ever know which way you’re supposed to go, but keep hoping to find an alternate — and easier — route? Learn how to stay on course from techs who have been down this road before.