What are Nail Eyes? Do you know where to find your Nail Eyes?
Well, in my opinion, Nail Eyes are your ability to see artistic impressions that can be translated and then used in nail art!
Do you want to find your Nail Eyes? Well, Holly Schippers (Nail Eyes originator) Fingernail Fixer and CND educator/ambassador is joining forces with Associated Nail Professionals to give us a FREE webinar on how to create nail designs on demand.
Here’s some information on Holly so you can see the benefits of joining this webinar. I took this from the small print on the picture above! Yes, I need new glasses!
Holly L. Schippers has been a nail professional since 1999 and an education ambassador for Creative Nail Design (CND) since 2004. Widely known as the FingerNailFixer®, Schippers has received multiple awards and has done several covers for NAILS magazine. She is also a regular contributor to NAILS, including the biweekly blog The FingerNailFixer®. Schippers believes education is the foundation of producing professional nail technicians and enjoys sharing her love and passion for nails to advance the industry by helping each individual professional advance herself.
It also looks like she will be touching base on social media and a game plan to help us get noticed!
I got to meet both Lucien Henderson and (quickly said hello to) his incredibly talented sister, Holly from FingerNailFixer while I was at the Nails Magazine Next Top Nail Artist Finale in Long Beach this last weekend.
from Pixter Photo Booths
OK they may hunt me down for publishing this pic! But seriously………..
The new tool is called The Ring Thing and it is made of un-coated metal with a hand polished and electro-plated surface. It has unique divets that will hold and allow product (gel, polish, paint ect) to be stored. Plus the unique design allows the artist to flood the brush and wipe it out on the little “tip of the drop”
Included in the design is a special space that allows the artist to load the perfect amount of product into the brush and make sure it’s bristles are nicely lined up!
Quote from Empower Nail Art site is that you can also use the Ring Thing
as a mold for custom made cabochons.
As well as having a adjustable band that will allow you to fit it to any finger, this light weight tool will keep your imagination flowing!
Thank you for giving the nail artist the tools to let their imagination run free to create beautiful things.
Here is the link for Empower Nail Art http://www.empowernailart.com/ where you can also find Empower Nail Art Films plus the accompanying tools needed to create diverse nail art like this.
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.
Beside THE NAIL PLATFORM, Lucien is the creator of Empower Nail Art.
Empower Nail Art is a super thin self-adhesive nail film in varying designs to let your creativity bloom.
A very interesting fellow with a great love for our industry.
So here is my inaugural Q & A post from people in the Nail Industry! Enjoy!
Mr Lucien Henderson- Creator of Empower Nail Art and THE NAIL PLATFORM
SN:When and how did you get started in the Nail Industry?
LH: The founders of Minx, Inc. introduced me to the nail industry in 2009 and I served them until 2012.
SN: You are the creator of Empower Nail Art! This is a unique product. Where did the idea come from?
LH: I fell in love with the industry and the art, and am a little addicted to wearing it. I knew vinyl films but could not find one that worked with all of the other nail mediums, they all had limits. It turned out that a new material needed to be made, and they only way to test the theory was to make it. Once we had a true nail film that worked well with acrylics, gels, polish and gel polish; it made sense to leave the use of it to the nail artist, so we leave it in un-cut prints and the artists cuts it as desired.
SN: Has the idea for THE NAIL PLATFORM always been in your mind? How was the idea born?
LH: The Nail Platform occurred to me during the 2012 show season. 2010 and 2011 I had run booths with no time to really walk the shows. In 2012 I attended for the first time, and went through the floors with different eyes, I was learning not selling. All I could find was product specific demonstrations — product focused, not skill focused. We have no structure for the independent educators and many of them are amazing. All the isles were packed with crowds watching platform hair artists. We have no answer for that, we don’t pump up the pros and inspire the students. The Nail Platform seeks to be a structure for ensemble leading artists to help raise the skills of others, while inspiring and elevating the art. Let’s get some action at the shows and let’s join up to share our skills!
SN: How did you manage to meet up and join forces with the wonderful people you have taking part in THE NAIL PLATFORM?
LH: A big part of falling in love with this industry was getting to know so many amazing people. I’ve met them selling, learning, sharing, helping at trade shows, networking events and social media. This community is full of great souls, and I’m blessed to have made wonderful friends.
SN: As a nail artist, and besides Empower Nail Art, what is your favorite medium to work in. For both enhancements and nail art?
LH: I recently completed school and will test soon. Thankfully, I’m getting tons of help from leading professionals! So I’m getting to know how to really use the mediums I’ve watched for years. I believe they all have their uses given the tech’s skill and the client’s needs. I like to stay in my safe zone of acrylic for structure then gels or gel polishes. Nail art for me is about layers, with each layer a part of the look I’m creating.
SN: If you could have one client, either living or dead to take care of their nails, who would it be and what service would you give them?
LH: Nice question! I’ll be doing my future wife’s pedis and nails every week…when I find her!
SN: Ha ha that’s a great answer.
Thank you Lucien for taking the time to let my followers get to know you and your dreams a little better.
Best of luck with your inaugural THE NAIL PLATFORM.
THE NAIL PLATFORM will be held in Anaheim CA Sept 7, 2014
THE NAIL PLATFORM will be held in Anaheim, Ca this Sept 7th. Best described by Holly Schippers (FingerNailFixer) in a article, in Nails Magazine, as a platform to help “the industry by allowing nail professionals to work together elevating themselves s a community”
THE NAIL PLATFORM is designed so we can learn unbiased, quality education. Non product specific, rudimentary to advanced lessons that will help us become the best we can be in our amazing industry.
The fine folks who are ready and excited to to help you become that person are:
Naja Rickette-beautiful, talented and gracious Nail Guru!
David Anthony-enthusiasm is his middle name. Build your business with his knowledge!
picture from nails magazine
Gina Silvestro- Akzentz Educator and elite Nail Competitor will ignite your creative side
picture from Nails Magazine
Holly Schippers-Blogger Extraordinaire, Finger Nail Fixer, CND Master brings many helpful techniques
picture from Nails Magazine
And Lucien Henderson-Creator Empower Nail Art and THE NAIL PLATFORM
This 8 hour forum will cover many service techniques in high use in today’s Nail Market. Each one of these categories are presented to you with unbiased information, business building techniques and hands on to further your professional career.
Natural Nail Care, UV Gel, as well as Liquid & Powder.
I understand that part of the hands on portion holds some exciting teachings. And that there may even be a sighting of the famous Doug Schoon.