NAILS Magazine - Career Handbook 2018

From the makers of NAILS Magazine comes the 2018 NAILS Career Handbook, a helpful guide for nail instructors to pass out to students and recent graduates. A perennial favorite, this annual magazine teaches fledgling manicurists how to ace a job interview, fill their chair, steer clear of expensive state board fines, and so many other tips and guides on the real salon world.


Starting Your Career

From passing your state board exam to acing your interview, this section helps you figure out what you need to know when you are just getting started.

21 Tips for Test-Takers

Know Your Compensation Options

How to Ace Your Interview

First Nail Salon Job Checklist

Building Your Business

Now that you have a job, you want to know how you can fill your chair.  This section shows you how to reach out to clients and build your clientele.

67 Ways to Fill Your Chair in 6 Months

How to Use Social Media to Build a Client Base

Honing Your Skills

This section fine-tunes your skills by showing you what not to do and how to perform your best service every time.

The 10 Worst Things a Nail Tech Can Do

Keep It Clean

Fine-Free for Life

Sitting Pretty

Expanding Your Horizons

You've got the job and the clients, and now you want to know how to stay abreast of the latest and greatest in the nail industry.  This section includes a list of online resources to help you in your journey and advice for enjoying the ride.

NAILS Online Resources

Managing Stress at the Salon


On My Mind                      Ad Index


Talking Points: How to Talk to Your Clients About Just About Anything 

NAILS Magazine - 2018 Career Handbook
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The professional nail industry's top magazine, with features on salon business, nail art, practical techniques, Signature Services, salon profiles, new products, and working safely. Plus, in every issue we feature business-building tips, nail art how-tos, manufacturers' step by steps, and in-depth health stories.