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LIFE Smile Tricia Abreu, 31 LINES keisha Browne-Hollier and her husband both serve in the U.S. armed forces, and by the time her husband returns from deployment, they’ll have gone 11 months without seeing each other. In high school at age 16, Browne-Hollier started doing nails; then, she joined the Navy. After a sevenand-a-half-year hiatus, she decided to enroll in school and get licensed. Browne-Hollier goes by “Kandi” professionally because she feels it’s more creative. She explains that Nail techs share inspirational stories and the reasons they’re grinning. I n 2008, Tricia Abreu left behind her Caribbean home, career and family to begin a new chapter in her life—marrying her husband, who lived in Miami. “Here I was, with all my education and managerial and supervisor job experience—I resigned from one of the largest petroleum companies in the Caribbean—enrolling in beauty “Doing nails is like therapy for me that I really enjoy.” “I enjoy doing nails; art gives me an opportunity to express myself [and is] a boost to my self esteem.” school.” Luckily, nails came naturally to Abreu since the program she enrolled in was a non-English speaking one! “I have sacrificed a lot to become a licensed nail tech [and] sacrifices make one appreciate things more,” “Each day Abreu says. I’m constantly Some of learning new those trials things, trends and included feeltechniques.” ing insecure when facing ridicule from friends and family for choosing a nail career and adjusting her spending habits. “I walked 30 minutes home in Miami’s heat after school rather than take a taxi, so I [could] have extra money for nail stuff.... I was a hot mess by the time I got home, but it was so worth it because now I am a “[Chances] to Florida-licensed nail specialist with a meet wonderful passion for what I do.” Abreu is selfpeople—not only my employed in Miami and recently was clients but others in the chosen by Color Club to be a nail tech nail industry.” at the Premier Orlando trade show. She frequently receives requests to showcase her artwork on websites. “Making women beautiful!” PHOTO: CHRISTINA LUTHY Akeisha “Kandi” Browne-Hollier, 28 balancing her Navy career and her nail business is tough but sees the expressive outlet of doing nails as “a type of therapy that I can always go to and enjoy.” Browne-Hollier “Seeing the also says that working as a nail expression tech helps fill in the time when on others’ faces she misses her husband. She when they see my owns colormecarnivalkandi. artwork.” com and works at Nail Tech and More in Hampton, Virginia. 52 NAILPRO ESSENTIALS 2 0 11

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Nailpro Essentials 2011

Nailpro Essentials 2011
Table of Contents
Editorial
Necessities
5-Minute Makeup
Hair Care
Face Forward
Must Haves
Accessorize
Owner vs. Tech
One Look Three Ways
Healthy Eating
Get Fit
Quick Meals
Recipes
What I Love About My Job
Smile Lines
Client Relations
Continuing Education
Bank Loans: 101
Essential Stats
Marketplace Plus
Ad Index
Last Look

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