May 1, 2008
The job of nail tech poses a few special challenges when it comes to your health. The good news is, little changes go a big way toward ensuring a long and healthy career.
Read how nail technicians and salon owners keep their clients' confidence and dispel their fears by making safety and sanitation in the salon an open book.
It’s most important to wear a mask when filing artifi cial nails. “Especially if you use an electric file,” says Schoon.
April 28, 2008
Feet by OPI pedicure system is a system of professional products developed to transform ordinary pedicures into extraordinary spa services. It's a system so simple, it's perfect.
April 1, 2008
New and improved formula is healthier since it no longer contains phthalates.
April 1, 2008
Scooping your products into smaller containers helps avoid waste and prevents cross contamination.
Offering pedicure services to foot care patients in the doctor's office provides ideal setting for the foot shy.
Psoriasis is a chronic, recurring condition that commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin. These patches frequently occur on the elbows and knees, but can affect any area including the fingernails and toenails.
Salons are carving out a niche by catering to expectant mothers. Moms-only menus, specialized massage, and targeted retail goodies are just the beginning. With some planning and training you can add to the joy — and relieve the discomforts — during the nine months before birth.
Has the hubbub surrounding salon sanitation had a measurable effect on your business?
March 1, 2008
A good manicure or pedicure should make clients feel special and pampered. Some services push the boundaries in terms of techniques, ingredients, and price to make them exceptional. Take a look at these services that go above and beyond.
March 1, 2008
Angel’s Hands was designed to steady and separate the fingers of clients who have debilitating diseases.
Educating teenage girls and "'tweens" about the importance of wearing shoes, clipping hang nails, and hand-washing, is one way this salon markets to the younger crowd while helping the girls earn their scouting badges at the same time.
To help urbanites get some rest from their non-stop schedules, New York City’s Yelo offers sanctuaries in the form of private power nap and reflexology treatment rooms.
February 1, 2008
Polished Hand & Foot Spa impresses clients with its cleanliness.
Turning Back the Hands of Time21 photos
Disinfectant Products: Crack Down on Grime15 photos
For a substance to be considered “non-toxic” it must have an LD50 rating of >15g/Kg; for the average adult, this is equal to the ingest...
What’s the best way to recruit techs for a new salon?
What low-cost extras do you provide that clients perceive as having a high value?
Do I need a special permit to do medical pedicures?
Should the salon owner do nails herself?
How do you react to negative feedback?
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