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MAR 2013

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An American in … Australia Erin Margrethe, Blonde ger, Melbourne Where are you from originally? San Diego, Calif., but Fresno is my second d hometown.  How did you wind up in there? I came here on an extended holiday and d stayed to be with my Australian boyfriend. What surprised you about doing nails there? ? Six years ago, when I first came here, I was s amazed at how little was available for natural nail clients. The industry was dominated by cheap acrylic nail bars. What do you enjoy most about working and living there? The people and the quality of life. Aussies overall have a fantastic sense of humor. Melbourne is a wonderfully multicultural city and I feel so lucky to live here. Not having to worry about basic health insurance (Australians have governmentprovided national health care) is still a novelty for me! How is the nail industry diferent? The two main points of diference are not having a licensing agency (i.e., a state board) and that the industry is geared to employees over booth renters. Neither of these are bad things; it's just made for some interesting navigation of the industry for me. Princess Glitter Collections Available in 64 sparkling shades. Our Glitters have a special solvent resistant coating to prevent pigment from bleeding into your products. You may mix Princess Glitters into polish, acrylics and sprinkle over gels to add dazzle to any design. If you're an American nail tech working abroad, e-mail your story to Get Connected The Allied Health Association has launched a free beauty industry job board dedicated to providing information about job openings nationwide. All posts are reviewed before going live to ensure that only spa and salon industry-related jobs will be posted; no spam, and no junk e-mails. Go to and click on the jobs tab. 20 Upcoming Networking Event What: Fifth-Annual Nail Techs Talk Workshop When: May 19, 2013 Where: Atlanta Organizer: Poochiez Nails Contact: or (404) 423-4460 Princess Nails International, Inc Hesperia, CA 800-262-4578 760-949-8565 Visit our web site >>> MARCH 2013 | NAILS MAGAZINE | 47

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