Nail Notebook: Assignment #4

Whew! That last assignment was a challenge! Did you print your before and after collages on photo paper, cardstock, or regular paper, slide them into page protectors and add them to your notebook?
This assignment is retail-related. One of the key items we should be retailing for nails, no matter the service, is oil. Before we delve into a page for retailing oil, I would like you to have a better understanding of its importance. For those of you that view this assignment before Sunday, October 31, 2010 — 8 a.m. PST, I challenge you to at least view segment/image 3-4 and 5-7 of Doug Schoon’s Brain. (Please note that Doug has generously extended his viewing window 15 days to help accommodate everyone so please be sure you go get that valuable education! It does not cost you anything to do and it is available online here.
Shockingly people use things besides Solar Oil ;o) So your assignment is to create an informative piece on the oil that you use, as well as take a fun picture or two. If you do happen to use Solar Oil I have a piece written for you that I will post and you can copy, those using something else can use this as a template to get ideas!
Are you using your SolarOil daily?
SolarOil, the natural skin and nail conditioning treatment, is a blend of three naturally light oils including: Jojoba Oil for penetration, Rice Bran Oil for conditioning and Sweet Almond Oil for softening. It also has Vitamin E for anti-aging. Together these ingredients work to deeply moisturize the skin and plasticize the nails. SolarBalm, the natural skin and nail conditioner, is SolarOil thickened to an emollient balm that glides on easily and stays put.
Try using your favorite every night before bed. It will penetrate deeply as you sleep. Use regularly (daily) for its cumulative benefits.
This combination is important because as the natural nail grows, new nail plate leaves the matrix area and becomes exposed to “the elements” that are a part of normal everyday activity. The nail plate is dead keratinous material and is porous and vulnerable to drying out. As it dries, it becomes more prone to cracking and brittleness. To maintain flexibility the nails must be treated daily. Daily moisture treatments keep everything flexible, resilient, and resistant to fracturing.
  • Jojoba Oil is a light, penetrating oil that is most like your skin’s natural oils. It gently opens the skin’s pores to receive the other moisturizing and anti-aging agents.
  • Rice Bran Oil is a natural preserving, softening and conditioning agent that is one of the beauty secrets of the Orient.
  • Sweet Almond Oil is a delightful, fragrant oil that softens skin allowing the other ingredients to penetrate deeply and quickly, preventing nails from getting brittle while promoting nail growth.
  • Vitamin E acts as a natural blocking agent to the aging process prolonging its lifespan. Combining Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil produces the synergistic effect for the deepest and most effective form of moisture penetration available.
To Use: Massage into nail and cuticle area to soften and condition as part of your daily routine. SolarOil can also be used as an enamel dry and conditioner. Use SolarBalm on cuticles, lips, heels, elbows….anywhere extra moisture is needed!
Ask your nail specialist for a bottle of SolarOil today!
Be creative with your photos and make the oil look fun and appealing. Then use your fancy collage making skills and create a piece that includes your photo and the educational material. You may need to hit <enter> in the text box to create your own text wrapping if it goes off the page. If you need a reminder on walking through the photo program, just refer back to Assignment #3. If you like, add a fun caption to the photo then print, slide into a page protector and add it to your notebook!
Bonus: If you have a salon Facebook page, load your photo collage right up to a photo album to educate clients online as well. I would love to see what you have done, if you post it on Facebook please tag or message me!
For your homework, start taking at least two photos a day of your favorite work, cute toes, fab mani, awesome enhancements, etc. Happy nailin’!
— Holly

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