It is very sad that I am telling you that Industry Icon, Vicki Peters, has passed away this morning.
Vicki has helped so many people with her knowledge and passion for the nail industry. Her career involved every aspect of the nail world. From having her own salon, competition work and including working as a consultant for manufacturers.
I wish to send my prayers to her family.
The nail industry will miss you but we are grateful for all the passion you gave to it!
For more info from NAILS Magazine click this link http://www.nailsmag.com/news/109566/industry-icon-vicki-peters-passes-away
I feel quite bad that it has been over a month since the world learned about Vicki’s struggle with cancer, and I just learned about it.
Let me tell you a quick bit about Vicki.
Vicki has been a Master Nail Technician for years now. As long as I have been in the industry, Vicki’s name has been here.
She is a Global Educator and with over 15 years in the competition circuit, Vicki knows about nails.
She has worked with many Nail Magazines including Nails Magazine, Scratch Magazine, NailPro (including NailPro Europe) as well as writing exerepts for Milady Standards of Nail Technology.
It was sad for me to learn that she is battling cancer, but I am proud to know that many of our industry people are doing what they can to help this woman who has been such a icon in the nail world.
I found out about it on Twitter (I believe) when there was a campaign running to help raise some funds for her medical expenses. Vicki has not been working for awhile and folks just wanted to help her out.
T-shirts were available to purchase that showed the support she deserves from the industry she gives so much to!
We are, after all, care givers!
Although the campaign is over, it was a great success. You can see more of it on the link at the bottom, but here is a quick review.
Our friend Vicki Peters has just been diagnosed with cancer. They are still testing and we do not have a prognosis or treatment plan as of yet. She has been unable to work for some time now and this fund is to get her some financial assistance while she prepares for what to do next. As we express our love and prayers to her lets give back to her like she has given to so many of us. Our industry has been her love and passion. Now lets make her ours.
Thank you to the organizers of this fundraiser.
And thank you, Vicki Peters, for sharing your passion with the nail world. It is a better place because of you.
Located in Las Vegas, The Beauty Bar is the result of two veteran beauty professionals desire for a work space that exudes individuality and creativity.
The Beauty Bar Salon is just that place. Ron and Alli Dickinson held the Grand Opening of their new salon this last Saturday.
Located at 5750 E Sahara Ave, Las Vegas NV 89142 The Beauty Bar Salon is a nail and hair salon featuring a fresh look and clean rooms. Brow work is also available.
Adorned with bold, pretty pink and black stripes, the salon is inviting to everyone.
The salon boasts three manicure stations, and two pedicure stations. As well as eight hair stations.
The manicure tables were re-fit to compliment the ergonomics of doing nails. As you can see, the curing lamp is located on a shelf below the main working area of the nail table. This allows for more room to work and keeps the table neat and tidy. The lamps can be removed to be cleaned and/or replaced with ease. Great idea!
Gellish and Morgan Taylor are the professional products of choice for Alli. She has been in the nail business for over 18 years and a educator for Gellish for 3 years. Gellish is one of the industries top gel color companies used by professionals! Morgan Taylor lacquer is used in regular manicures.
Sandra and Kaz are the two other licensed nail technicians ready to pamper your fingers and toes!
The pedicure stations are situated in a semi private room.
Utilizing unique and, I’m happy to say, pedicure chairs keep sanitation as a first thought. Disposable liners for each customer ensures continued good health for your tootsies!
The Beauty Bar Salon is also a full service hair salon featuring 6 stations. Plus there is a private room available with 2 more hair stations for your own special beauty party! Heather, Laura, Rie, and Felicia are here ready to help with your hair care needs!
The main hair care line featured at The Beauty Bar Salon is from Enjoy. Enjoy professional hair care line is sulfate free and designed to help you maintain your hair color as well as improve the health of your scalp.
One special feature The Beauty Bar Salon boosts in a I-Pad that allows you to discover the perfect hair care system for your specific hair type/issues. Come sit at the bar and find the Enjoy system just for you.
The other retail line that they carry is for natural nail care. Cuccio has butters for your hands and body, as well as cuticle treatments.
The folks who attended the Grand Opening enjoyed snacks and drinks and the opportunity to win prizes!
Best wishes to Ron and Alli on their new work space. It’s so nice to see people realize their dreams!
Press Release Sunday August 24, 2014 from BUSSEY, IA August 25, 2014
FINGERNAILFIXER® PARTS WAYS WITH TOOL COMPANY
Holly L. Schippers announces the end of her partnership with LaVaque.
BUSSEY, IA August 25, 2014 — Holly L. Schippers, 10-year veteran CND EA “Rainmaker” known globally as the FingerNailFixer®, announces that she is no longer associated with LaVaque Professional, a purveyor of cosmetic tools. Mrs. Schippers worked closely with LaVaque designing manicuring tools and promoting the brand among her loyal following and extensive contacts. The FingerNailFixer thoroughly enjoys her work as a CND EA, with a busy schedule of ﬁlling the global demand for her classes.
I have to say that I appreciate when professionals deal with business in a professional way. Thank You Holly.