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MAR 2015

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150 | NAILS MAGAZINE | MARCH 2015 To read more about Vicki's life and nail career, go to nailsmag.com/ vickipeters. . In 1999, Beautytech.com was hosting the Strut Your Stuff competition. I entered and won a training with Vicki Peters. I had fown out to Las Vegas to take her Salon Success Class. She said that out of all the free class certifcates she had donated, I was the only one who used it. Whenever I had a problem I would e-mail her and she would e-mail me back or call to walk me through my steps. My favorite moment was when I was stressing over a competition and she told me 'Quit overthinking it, just do it, and get it done.' I will always treasure what she has done for me. Ruth Windsor Vicki has been our mentor for over 20 years. She was there for us as our salon grew, she was our go-to guru. We leaned on her through rough times and celebrated with her in good. It became tradition when we caught up at the beauty shows that we must bring her our newest ProFiles shirt we were sporting at that show. We cherish these memories so much. Traci Dungan & Ami McClure Once we realized that Vicki wouldn't be able to come to Victoria for the visit we had planned, the three of us who had been on the 2013 NTP Hawaiian cruise with her decided to put a life-size photo of her on a stick and take her with us that way. Tami Schmidt Vicki was my inspiration to be all I could be from the time I started taking classes with her in 2000. She even called to tell me I won third place in the very frst Nail Olympics gel division after I had a family emergency. When I had to contact her in 2014 after leaving the business for four years she knew exactly who I was and what I needed. She is and always will be what a professional nail technician should aspire to be. Pamela Kempf This is a picture we took together at the recent Cosmoprof in Vegas. It was our last in-person meeting. We laughed and talked about life and she said to me, "I have never seen you happier doing what you were called to do." That was Vicki, always supporting everyone else. I was blessed to have her in my life as we pioneered this crazy nail industry together when there wasn't even one to speak of. Her light continues to shine in me and in all the people she touched. Nancy Waspi Vicki had invited Iryna to be an educator on the Nail Those Profts At Sea cruise in 2009. Prior to the cruise, Iryna had been seriously considering leaving the nail industry. After Iryna's frst class, Vicki called me privately to her large cabin. Her frst words were 'What are you going to do with that girl, she is amazing!' Over the next few days Vicki, Iryna, and I talked a lot and a great friendship started to develop. But more importantly, Vicki brought back Iryna's self-confdence and enthusiasm. Iryna Giblett d

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