Quitting Time: 5 Best Reasons to Quit Your Job

We know what you’re thinking, but platitudes like “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” (Vince Lombardi) do not apply in abusive and dysfunctional work situations or relationships. When you’ve done your best, and that’s not enough, it’s time to move on. We consider these the 5 best reasons to quit your job, although you may want to use more …

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Five Ineffective Strategies Nail Technicians Need to Abandon Today

So many variables affect your success in the salon. Even when things seem to be working, there’s room for improvement. If you find yourself doing any of the following, we recommend that you stop. These are the 5 most ineffective strategies you need to abandon today. 1. Seeking business advice from other nail professionals. Not all advice is good, and …

Pregnant Pause: Handling the Bump(s) in Your Career

On your way up the career ladder, life can get in the way, and for many nail professionals, one of the biggest obstacles may be juggling a pregnancy with work.  Even if you had an ideal pregnancy with no morning sickness or other complications, this would be a challenge. Moreover, pregnancies can be unpredictable, and it’s difficult to be the …

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Bully for You: Sometimes the Truth Hurts

As beauty professionals who call attention to shady practices and objectionable marketing, we’re accustomed to being labeled “bullies” and criticized for “bringing negativity” and failing to “uplift” others. We respectfully disagree. There are some important distinctions between what constitutes “bullying” and what we do when asking valid questions, doing our research and sharing information about: the evidence of marketing claims …

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Beauty Showmanship: How to Spot Education Frauds

A new year, a new season of beauty shows competing for your attendance. While exhibitors and product sales may be the main draw, show organizers would like to convince you that education is just as important. That would be true if all the education at beauty shows were legitimate, but it’s not. Much of it is a fraud intended to …

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The Proliferation of “Education”

  Another day, another unwanted Facebook group addition by a nail “friend.”   Aside from being annoying and presumptuous, forcefully adding people to your not-so-revolutionary new group is downright rude. We’re seeing an influx of technicians who are attempting to assume roles as educators and mentors. While these are great aspirations to have, many of these wannabe experts are lacking …