Salon Gurus is focused on providing various levels of training to licensed beauty professionals. Our courses are offered online in a format that is affordable and easily accessible.

Our programs are written by industry leaders with hands-on experience in many fields, including nail care, salon management, skin care, and many other specialties. If you have a specific course you need written, we can find the expert to help you.


Karen Hodges and Janet McCormick

Karen Hodges

NT 1998, LE 2000, ANT BS, Bus Admin MBA Finance (pending) Freelance writer for various beauty industry publications since 2001 Contributing Editor, Milady Standard Nail Technology, current edition Salon-owner, Nail Competitor and Judge, Educator Author/Co-Founder, Salon Gurus, LLC Trainer/Consultant/Trusty Sidekick

Janet McCormick

NT 1980, LE 1994, CIDESCO 2001 BS, Adult Learning MS, Allied Health Management Author, over 400 articles Author, Manicuring for Salons and Spas and Manicure and Pedicure Chapters, Milady Standard Nail Technology, current edition Experienced Salon-owner, Spa Director, Educator Author/Owner, Salon Gurus, LLC Trainer/Consultant/Mentor to many


NASN – National Aesthetic Spa Network

Networking and education for the salon and spa industry

Associated Nail Professionals

Insurance designed for Nail Techs

Associated Skin Care Professionals

Insurance designed for Estheticians (and originators of the ANP program above!)

ProFiles BackStage Pass

Amazing skills training…and “Bling Boxes”

Erica’s ATA

Electric files, evacuation systems and bits