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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 …

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Mentor Manners

“Find a mentor” is common advice, but how do you find one and what should you expect from that relationship? I always encourage professionals to find a mentor, but I don’t think there’s a protocol for establishing that relationship, and there should be. It’s weird for me to find out I’m someone’s “mentor” when that person has never approached me …

Bad Advice

“Why do individuals in various online professional groups feel qualified to dole out advice, especially when it’s wrong?” Tina, you know what they say, “Opinions are like ______; everyone has one.” We see this everywhere and do our best to correct the perpetuation of bad information when we can, but it’s impossible to put a stop to it all. Who …

The Illusion of Safety

Question: “I disinfect my tools and dry them thoroughly before storing them in a sterilizer pouch. Recently, I was told this was wrong and that I shouldn’t be doing it, but I don’t understand why. The tools are clean before I put them into the pouch, so shouldn’t it be okay to store them that way?” The problem is not …