Beauty Link - Volume 5, Issue 1 - (Page 52) Choose from our pre-built academy kits or customize your own. Select from a dozen leading professional nail brands and hundreds of quality nail supplies. Our knowledgeable representatives will help you create the perfect student kit to suit your needs. All kits are assembled free of charge. We unconditionally guarantee the best value in the industry on professional quality kits. Interested in more information regarding student kits? Contact us at CND Since 1979, CND has developed pioneering professional products and services that expand the promise and possibility of beauty for hands and feet. Our EACH ISSUE OF BEAUTYLINK FEATURES ASSOCIATE MEMBERS REPRESENTING A CERTAIN SEGMENT OF THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY. ASSOCIATE MEMBER PROFILES mission is simple: to provide the salon and spa professional with everything they need—products, services, education and support—for the highest-quality nail services. CND pursues this with an unwavering commitment to excellence. Please visit for more details. Dashing Diva Professional In 2003, Dashing Diva launched the world’s first branded chain of nail spas, integrating unique in-store environments and unprecedented levels of sterilization with an inventive menu of products and services, exclusive to the worldwide Dashing Diva salons. In 2009, the company introduced Dashing Diva Professional, which brings its ground-breaking line of nail care products to professionals throughout the U.S. Its quest is to revolutionize nail salon services with true innovation, offering unrivaled quality and unmatched value with a distinct Diva flair. To learn more, visit Nail Specialty Companies Eveline Charles Professional Upon establishing the first EvelineCharles Salon|Spa in 1984, Eveline Charles recognized the challenges the industry faced with beauty products. As a result of this determination and perseverance, in 1996 EvelineCharles expanded to encompass a research and development department. With the help of chemists, EvelineCharles formulates superior products for use in its salons and spas. With a team of passionate professionals, our mission is to provide clients with outstanding services and products and trusted beauty expertise. Visit to learn more. Hand & Nail Harmony As Nail Artists ourselves, we understand that nothing is more important than the tools of our craft and nothing is more challenging than product inconsistencies... it has been and always will be that quality is our No. 1 priority. We are passionate about sourcing the finest quality products. We believe that purity, consistency, resilience and workability define the integrity of our products. Extensive research and development goes into each product, utilizing state-of-the-art technology and extensive salon testing. Our success is measured by your success. We are committed to provide the best products, to share our knowledge through unprecedented education, therefore developing long lasting customer loyalty. To learn more, visit OPI Products Founded in 1981, OPI revolutionized the world of nail color and professional nail care products. Since its inception, OPI has demonstrated its unwavering commitment to schools and education. In 1998 OPI’s National School Division was launched furthering its dedication to the industry with a unique line of student kits, online school referrals, scholarships and much, much more. For information, contact OPI at 773-445-6956 or, or visit Tammy Taylor Nails Tammy Taylor is a name recognized in the professional nail and beauty industry since 1983. Manicurists and cosmetologists worldwide are well-acquainted with the Tammy Taylor brand, as our products are used in over 100,000 salons worldwide. Tammy Taylor Nails offers quality nail care products such as acrylic, gel and manicure/pedicure products. You will receive the best customer service and unmatched education. For more information, contact Tammy Taylor Nails, Inc. School Division at 800-938-2669, ext. 221, or visit 52 | B E AU TYLINK | BA CK TO B ASIC S | 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty Link - Volume 5, Issue 1

Message from the aacs president and cea co-chairs
Consider this
In-Depth Report
Be Your Best Educator
Superstar graduates
A Wish for Wellness
Beauty changes lives
Perception Is Reality
Step by step
Veterans and Our Industry
Do You Manage or Lead
Multicultural corner
What’s in a Grade?
Basics of Beauty School Budgeting
A Little Friendly Competition
A student’s perspective
Reality Check
And then there’s compliance
Beauty School Boot Camp
Associate member profiles
People & places
New products & services
Upcoming 2013 events
New school members
Index to advertisers

Beauty Link - Volume 5, Issue 1