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Continuing Education, Educational Resources and Professional Development
Face-to-Face with Doug Schoon
"Face-to-Face with Doug Schoon" is an exciting bi-monthly video series that focuses on nails, nail products and services. Schoon answers questions submitted by nail professionals worldwide, debunking common myths and misinformation by providing fact-based information straight from his many years of research. For monthly subscribers, archived episodes will be available for on-demand viewing. ANP members can subscribe to Face-to-Face with Doug Schoon at a special rate of $5.95 per month (or a one-time payment of $66 per year) (new subscribers only).
Brought to you by one of the most trusted names in the industry for the last 90 years, MiladyPro is the premier destination for ongoing professional beauty education, providing a one-stop source that includes the latest trends, techniques and business skills for salon and spa professionals. Read through hundreds of articles, view complimentary training webinars, or shop in our online store where we offer reference books, continuing education courses, step-by-step tutorials, and much more!
Nailcare Academy has created programs for you to greatly enhance your skills and career opportunities by learning how to work with clients who have health considerations (diabetics, heart patients, etc.). These special clients need the safe, aseptic environment and skills you will be trained to provide in the Advanced Nail Technician (ANT) and Medical Nail Tech (MNT) Certification Programs. These trademarked programs will give you the knowledge and training you need to provide a higher level of service, plus all the marketing tools to set yourself apart. You will no longer compete with ordinary nail shops—by providing extraordinary services worth more, you can have a more profitable business and satisfying career. Only ANP members may purchase our programs at a special price.
NaturaLash Eyelash Extension Training offers discounts on certification for ANP members, and free shipping on your first order and future product orders. NaturaLash was developed in 2005 by a registered nurse and licensed esthetician. Products are made with certified cosmetic grade adhesives.
*Please note: ANP members are not automatically covered for eyelash extension services. If you offer this service, just let us know (with proof of training), and we will be happy to add it to your coverage. Call 800-575-4642 to add coverage for eyelash extensions.
Salon Gurus offers excellent education and training Presentations for licensed beauty professionals covering a wide variety of topics. These offerings by Gurus throughout the industry incorporate proven techniques for your increased success. From business models, to technique-based educational tutorials, to marketing and clientele building, our courses can enhance your skills and help you take your business to a more personally satisfying and profitable level. Visit us at www.salon-gurus.com.
The MediNail Learning Center offers the only physician-directed advanced online training series that provides nail techs with a path from the salon to medical certification approved by the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine (www.acfaom.org). The MediNail Advanced Nail Technologist (ANT) program developed by Dr. Spalding helps nail techs advance in their profession by covering such topics as salon safety and infection control. Visit them at http://medinail.com/
The MediNail Learning Center
Health Insurance & Personal Wellness
Save on dental care with Dental Benefits Max, a complete nationwide dental plan utilizing Aetna Dental Access Network. Choose from more than 92,000 dentists and specialists. As a member you will save an average of 40 percent on all of your dental care—everything from cleanings, crowns, and root canals to braces and more. No waiting periods, no claim forms, and no restrictions for prior conditions. The plan also includes great savings on prescription drugs, vision, chiropractic care, and more at no additional cost.
As an ANP Member, you qualify for a special discounted Dental Benefits Max rate of $9.95 single and $12.95 family.
* can be combined with OnCall Doctor at a discounted price.
Dental Benefits Max
The OnCall Doctor program gives you 24-7 phone access to board-certified, state-licensed physicians who can diagnose, recommend treatments, and call in prescriptions to your local pharmacy, saving time and allowing you to get help for non-emergency medical issues.
Outlook Vision offers discounts of up to 50% on the retail price of eyewear, including prescription glasses and sunglasses, contact lenses, and accessories. 10%-50% off of prescription medications and 15% off Beltone hearing aids.
Salon & Spa Benefits provides a broad portfolio of insurance options for all salon and spa professionals including employees, 1099 contractors, and renters. Coverage is available for individuals or groups, and insurance options include medical, disability, dental, vision, accident, and critical illness.
Salon & Spa Benefits
VPI Pet Insurance—ANP members can receive a 5 percent discount on pet health coverage. Use the veterinarian, specialist, or emergency provider of your choice. Save more when you enroll multiple pets. VPI offers a 10-day money-back guarantee.
VPI Pet Insurance
Legal and Finance
Beneficial Capital has comprehensive financing programs that have helped thousands of new and existing salon owners. Members receive complimentary documentation and processing fees, a value of $275-$475, when they finance salon or spa equipment upgrades.
First Direct Financial
H&R Block is a full service tax preparation provider with in-office, online and software solutions. ANP members can put the experience of H&R Block to work for them and receive discounts on tax preparation products and services.
Run your entire business with QuickBooks. Plus, ANP members receive a special offer.
- QuickBooks Online saves time by setting up recurring invoices.
- Manage your cash flow better with easy bill management.
- Reduce manual data entry errors by automatically downloading your bank and credit card transactions.
- Access 40+ insightful built-in reports to understand the health of your business.
- Manage your business on the go by accessing QuickBooks Online anywhere/anytime via any device.
- Double-checks as you go.
Simplicity Law specializes in all aspects of law for the small business: starting a business, buying a franchise, employee issues, leasing, e-commerce, and more. Their lawyers can assist you by phone, online, or in person. With no hourly fees or hidden costs, services are charged at a flat rate depending on the complexity of the job.
ANP Members Save up to $15 on TurboTax®
Nail Tech Supplies
Bon Vital' - ANP members receive 15 percent off, plus free shipping, on any order at or over $29.99.
Empower Nail Art - ANP Members receive 15% off on Empower Nail Art. Empower Nail Art is the next generation of nail art. A nail film made specifically for professional artists which can be used with the other mediums.
Empower Nail Art
Safe Salon Supply, LLC is dedicated to helping salons increase their sanitation procedures through products and education. Working in partnership with Medinail Learning Center, We Sterilize and Safe Salon Rating, we aim to support the efforts of beauty professionals that have the desire to raise industry standards by providing a safe salon experience for both service providers and clients. Products include:
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
o Eye protection
o Sterilization pouches
o Spore testing
Liquid surface and implement disinfection
One-time use products
- Soft Landing
Air Quality Equipment
o Source Capture
o Room systems
o Whole salon solutions
· And more…
Safe Salon Supply
Office Equipment and Supplies
Dell offers Members Only best prices on any consumer PC, as well as Exclusive Members Only elite offers (up to 30% off list prices for select configurations of Dell consumer PCs). Don’t forget to shop Dell’s big selection of accessories and electronics featured at already terrific Dell Home and Home Office prices.
Dell Home PC
Office Depot - Save up to 80% off on more than 300 preferred products at Office Depot. You also receive savings between 5% and 15% on all other products found at business.officedepot.com. Your membership offers exceptional pricing on copy/print services (2.5 cents B&W, 22 cents color) and FREE next-day delivery on orders over $50. The same great savings are offered in the store, by bringing your store purchasing card with you to any Office Depot location!
Vistaprint - create your own business cards, stationery, decals, magnets, rubber stamps, and more. ANP members receive 20% off site wide.
Vistaprint Printing Services
Practice Management and Marketing Tools
Artichoke brings together marketing, scheduling, payments, and automated client notifications into an easy-to-use all-in-one business application. It works from any device, and it’s the first mobile appointment-based tool that allows freelancers to set up and run their business in minutes. Artichoke gives freelancers more time with clients, a more predictable income, and a more enjoyable business. ANP Members can receive a 30-day free trial and 20% off a 1 year membership.
Constant Contact provides easy, affordable email marketing services. Members receive 20% off when pre-paying for 6 months of service or 25% off when pre-paying for one year.
PocketSuite is a mobile tool for health and beauty professionals, helping you organize all your appointments, client information, and payments into a single app. See what is included with PocketSuite’s FREE features for all ANP members!
Thegiftcardcafe.com lets business owners sell gift cards and gift certificates with a shopping cart link or button on your existing website. Members receive 50% off the set-up fee for the upgraded monthly subscription service, or 50% off other advertising solutions if you are already using another gift card service.
Thegiftcardcafe.com Online Gift Certificates
Travel and Leisure
Alamo Rent-a-Car offers a discount up to 15% on car rentals, with unlimited mileage and year-round additional special discounts.
National Rent-a-Car offers discounted car rentals.
Save, on average, at least 20% more than other online travel sites on hotels, rental cars, and more with Trebeca Travel.
Your Lifestyle and Self-Care
FTD - Save 10% on gifts, floral arrangements, and plants delivered in the United States and Canada with a minimum order of $29.99, not including tax or service charges.
Organic India – Receive 20% off your order! Organic India works with farms in northern India to grow Indian herbs, food, and spice crops, with tea as the flagship product. The guiding principle of our company is to honor and protect the earth by utilizing sustainable, organic, and biodynamic agricultural practices and to provide a sustainable living for the farmers and tribespeople we work with in India. All our products promote wellness and are certified organic.
Pedestrian Shops offers ANP members a 15% discount for all shoes ordered online. Colorado-based Pedestrian Shops stocks the shoes you know and love including Dansko, Keen, Merrell, Vibram FiveFingers, Clarks, Chaco, Teva, Birkenstock, Wolky, Naot, and more. Valid only for online purchases.
ANP members receive an exclusive 15% discount at www.prAna.com. prAna’s mission is to inspire healthy, active, and free-spirited living. When you reach into your closet, there should be something there that reflects who you are, how you feel, and what you value most. There should be something that you can put on in the morning and confidently wear all day long. Something you can throw in your bag and know will work for whatever your journey brings. prAna is that something. We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. You see, we’re more than makers, we’re doers—yogis, climbers, and world travelers—and we use our knowledge to make clothes that look good and play hard. We like to focus on the details, and aren’t afraid to go bold when it comes to colors and whimsical patterns. We love to combine classic style with modern materials, ever mindful of where and how our creations are made.
ANP members receive an exclusive 25% discount when purchasing Teatulia Organic Teas at Teatulia.com. All tea is grown in a single USDA-certified organic garden in northern Bangladesh, one of the largest organic tea gardens in the world! All sales of Teatulia's Organic Teas contribute to their social mission: helping to better the lives of Bangladeshi men, women & children while rebuilding the local ecosystem.
Teatulia Organic Teas
Home Utilities & Cell Phone Service
Verizon Wireless - various monthly access discounts on service.