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Cuticles.... and Nail Shaming!

Cuticles.... and Nail Shaming!

Lets talk about cuticles.  Because lately, I've seen a huge influx of discussion online, with people discussing the cutting of cuticles. Which confuses me to no end, because I cannot for the life of me see where you might need to cut them.  *educator hat on*Cuticle is the thin layer, of almost transparent dead tissue that sticks to the top of the nail, as it exits the proximal nail fold. When we prep our nails, we remove this using either a cuticle bit on your efile, or the sharper end of a pusher. All we generally need to do is gently scrape the surface of the...


Make more money, work less hours, shop smarter!

Make more money, work less hours, shop smarter!

Nail techs are always looking for ways to cut costs. Cheaper product to them = lower costs for a service. At least on the outside....But actually it's often not true. And often the more expensive products actually cost you less per service in the long run. Even though you paid more for a bottle. Lets break it down. Costs of your service are set in three parts. Cost of products used.  Cost of time.  Cost of business.  So for arguments sake, lets say you are renting a table for $150.00 per week. Which is an easy example. And you have...


Finding a GOOD Educator.

Finding a GOOD Educator.

I'm writing this, because I have had such an influx of people coming to me for re-education. These people have chosen an educator, who sold themself well. Who convinced them that they were a great educator and to come to them to learn to be a Nail Technician. But sales pitches aren't everything. Now, these people are finding out that in fact, their educator wasn't the greatest. They have been left feeling like they didn't learn enough to be competent. They weren't given their educators attention. They weren't given good education manuals that they can refer to. They weren't given basic information to ensure they are keeping...


Certificate Updates!

Certificate Updates!
Giving some clarity around the meaning and relevance of our Elementary and Competent certificates. Also new rules, mean responses from us - and changes!

Laybuy - Here now!

Laybuy - Here now!

Some of you may have noticed that we have changed to Laybuy!  Laybuy have more stores using their service than any other provider and they have a fantastic system which lets you login and check balances, make extra payments, check when payments are due and more!  They do 6 weekly payments, so you pay less at a time, but pay it off faster!And still interest free!!!! We are super excited with the change, as we are finding more people are being approved for much better limits. They are still following responsible lending codes, but if you pay your payments on time every...