April 1, 2010
Even just the service names sound enticing — coconut milk pedicure, eucalyptus manicure, cosmopolitan mani-pedi — but how do you come up with these ideas? Brainstorming experts and salon owners share how to turn even a small idea into a big nail service that will liven up your menu.
Nails by Michelle Ward, Toe-tal Tranquility, Columbus, Ga.
Nails by Tanya Arcuri-Gout, Unlimited Expectations, Poland, N.Y.
Nails by Christina Landeros, That Total Look Salon, Santa Maria, Calif.
Nails by Cassie Fero, Eugene, Ore.
Nails by Brenda Skermont, AbFab Salon and Spa, Rockford, Ill.
Nails by Tinessa Dixon, Michaels Styles, Cleveland, Tenn.
Gina Silvestro is constantly thinking outside of the standard nail “bubble” and strives to stay on the cusp of trends, while sharing and instilling innovative thinking and techniques with her peers. For this month’s cover we asked her to create something fun and bubbly.
Dashing Diva’s Gelife Soak-Off UV Gel System can be used to make standard pink-and-whites as well as more fashion-forward nail designs such as the “ombre effect,” in which the nails gradate from one shade of color to the next.
The Wet Paint Nail Glaze System offers flexibility and individuality by letting techs create custom polish colors by layering base colors and topcoat glazes together.
March 1, 2010
Cuccio Naturalé’s Deep Dermal Transforming Wrap has a new intense formula that brings moisture to the deeper levels of the dermis.
Nails by Natalie Wolfe Wargo, Shear Innocence, Johnstown, Pa.
Succulent Scrubs8 photos
At Long Last: An Intro to Longer-Lasting Polish7 photos
Am I losing my touch applying acrylics?
Should I have a TV in my salon?
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