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This last weekend, I spent in the company of some fine women in our industry. The High Road to Education is a non product specific class taught by industry leaders. One full day of education and then another day of one on one with the educators and their teams!

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In no particular order here is some of the things I got to learn about….

Loni Preato (a local artist) https://www.facebook.com/DaLonnies-Hair-Nail-Studio- was showing me how to lay down the foundation to do a edge nail!

Loni's nails

And here is the finished nails. Very dramatic!


Then, Amy from the Pro-File girls showed me how to create a very pretty fade using glitter under a nail extension. She also showed us how to create bows from acrylic!

https://www.facebook.com/PROFiLES-171680502883968/profile girls amy

And this finished nail!amy


It wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t get a chance to sit in front of Gina Silvestro for a little spring inspired color block fade.

https://www.instagram.com/gelessentialz/Ginas nail

And as Gina does so well, a little extra bling for it!

Look at these cute minis from Akzentz available 4/1/16!2016-03-14 14.25.21


I didn’t get a chance to sit with Amy Becker but I did get to watch as she showed us her techniques with Master Works Gel!

Although I found out these are not finished yet, I thought they were beautiful anyways. Amy told me she will take a picture and send it when she is done with them! Such talent. I think it looks like mehndi tattoos! http://masterworksbyamybecker.com/


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I took a class from Elizabeth Morris (http://www.thenailhub.com/podcast) on the business of nails! Including many business issues that you just don’t think about as a creative nail tech.elizabeth

She gave us some homework which I will share with you in another post.

One of the best things that happened to me this weekend was that I got to meet up with some ladies that I follow on social media.

Muriel and Stephanie!

Muriel and Stephanie

https://www.facebook.com/NailsByMurielMonique/?fref=tsand https://www.facebook.com/havasuhairandnailcottage/?fref=ts

Jen Ho

Jennifer Ho from Alberta, Canada! https://www.facebook.com/jen4104?fref=ts

And another local gal, Cassandra!


Some of my fellow Crystal Culture Nails educators were there to keep their skills up as well.cc girls

Nail Magician-Bekee Moran Mozzillo, Elizabeth Morris, Me, Gina Silvestro, Kendria (Mosaic Spa and Salon) and Kathleen!https://www.facebook.com/KatShahanNails/?pnref=lhc

Of course, I got to hang out with some of my other local nail friends like Kathy K from Couture Nails by Kathy! and meet some new friends as well.

Ok, I’m feeling a little worn out so that’s it for today. Have a great week!