Expanding Your Horizons

Great Starter Products for Newbie Nail Techs

As a newbie, you may not be familiar with all the product options available to you. Here we’ve gathered some products that may be useful as you start your career.

China Glaze polishes have a long-wearing formula with hardeners and non-thickening agents to ensure a smooth, easy, and durable application. The lacquers are free of DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde and come in a variety of colors, with new lines coming out every season. The bottles also utilize a 440-strand brush for full coverage during applications.

Dashing Diva’s French Tipped tips provide textbook-French looks quickly and easily. The tips are available in multiple colors that will not chip, and the ultra-thin clear wells require little to no blending. The transparent adhesion area allows for adjustable smile line placement, and the tips work on any nail bed length.

CND’s 12 latest Shellac shades add excitement to both nail techs and customers alike. The range of shades features perennial classics and fashionable favorites to give salon-goers a wide variety. The colors span effervescent light shades like Mother of Pearl and Beau to the more bold and dark shades like Masquerade and Black Pool.

Orly’s back to school collection for 2011 is called the Happy Go Lucky Collection. The line brings back the brights for head-turning back-to-school fashion. The fun edgy lacquers come in colors Flirty, Frisky, Fresh, and Frolic.

Kupa’s Cordless U-Power delivers incredible speed and power, and not having a cord makes it easy for techs to take this file with them wherever they go. The U-Power can last for up to two hours on a single charge, has a lightweight handpiece that includes a holster, and can operate from 0-20,000 RPM.

OPI introduces a Lemon Tonic flavor to the Manicure/Pedicure by OPI line. The alluring new scent blends excellently into the scrub, mask, and massage treatments. Lemon Tonic is infused with yuzu (a Japanese citrus fruit), hints of vanilla, ginger, and white tea essences, along with a unique blend of botanical fruit extracts.

Hand & Nail Harmony’s Gelish Color Gels apply like polish, with a twist cap and applicator, but are cured in a lamp like gels. They come in an array of colors, and cure in an LED lamp in 30 seconds and in two minutes in traditional UV lamps. Gelish stays on nails for three weeks with no chipping or peeling and soaks completely off in 15 minutes.

Cuccio Naturalé’s Lemongrass & Lavender Sea Salts work to exfoliate skin as well as hydrate and replenish it with rejuvenating effects of lemongrass extracts and a light lavender scent. The salts are gentle enough for the hands and body as well as feet and make an excellent start for any signature manicure or pedicure.

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