Wow your clients and outdo the competition by picking up nail art supplies at unexpected locations.
Aki Ishiguro, Akyish Nails, Houston, Texas
Where she shops: Tat (www.tatusa.enstore.com) just launched and they supply a lot of the art supplies I buy when I go to Japan.
1. This J Pen is like a fountain pen for nail art, it creates really detailed designs. I bought white and black ink to try it out. So far so good; I may buy more colors!
2. This brand has so many cute gems in different colors and finishes. I bought 2 and 3 mm round shapes and 3 x 6 mm diamond shapes. In Texas I wouldn’t have been able to find these anywhere else.
LaShara Davis, Nails by LaShara, Spokane, Wash.
Where she shops: Craft stores, the Dollar Store, pet stores, and hardware stores.
1. Hardware store: I get 4 x 4 pieces of metal screen for free.
2. Pet store: They will usually give you real snakeskin for free; just ask for it.
Anne VanSpronsen, McIntyre’s Salon and Day Spa, Portage, Mich.
Where she shops: Bass Pro Shop, American Certified Bullion, and hardware stores. I look for things I can use in nail art wherever I am going.
1. Bass Pro Shop: Feathers
2. American Certified Bullion: They sell gold and silver and have sent me free vials of loose leaf gold that I use for an upgraded nail art experience. Clients love knowing where these gold leaves came from