October 1, 2009
Paraffin waxes are renowned for their healing and pain-relieving properties. The wax was first used by doctors to help relieve arthritis pain but has since become a standard in nail salon services. Here’s a quick dip into the world of paraffin, from different warmers to proper cleaning procedures, as well as a wax roundup.
August 1, 2009
Toe waxing can be a great add-on for pedicures. It gives the client that little extra pampering so they know their entire foot will be smooth and clean for uninhibited bare feet flashing. Experienced pedicurist Cyndi Grohowski of Polished From Head to Toe in Haddon Heights, N.J., offers these five steps on how to do a flawless toe waxing.
June 1, 2009
NSI educator shares one of her best kept "little" money makers.
May 28, 2009
I would like to offer themed manicures and pedicures for my clients. I want a relaxing spa atmosphere. What are some ideas I can use to create themed services?
May 1, 2009
Simple things like UV top coat, extended massages, and nail art, can be offered as extras to standard manicures and pedicures for a small charge, and the small increase in revenue can really add up over time.
Nail-focused salons share their secrets on selling waxing services -- the perfect addition to your summer menu.
It’s easier and less costly than you think to offer clients Internet access at your salon.
April 29, 2009
Eyelashes are a hot category in the beauty industry and San Diego-based Bellus Academy and eyelash conditioner company Neulash announce the first-ever beauty school eyelash curriculum.
April 14, 2009
The Depilève Paraffin Wax Warmer features wrap-around heating coils for quick meltdowns and precise temperature control for client comfort.
March 16, 2009
"High School Musical" stars choose AII for lashes and lacquers.
March 1, 2009
Julie Nguyen, owner and founder of Blu Water Day Spa, has plenty of experience in the beauty industry. Coming to the United States when she was 16 and building on the beauty training she received in Vietnam, she worked in hair, then nails and cosmetics, and was quickly able to purchase her own salon.
February 1, 2009
Take a fun walk down memory lane as NAILS chronicles some of the biggest changes in the nail industry's unwritten rules from the past two decades.
Clients make a choice every time they open their wallets and spend their hard-earned money in your salon. Make that choice easier with value-added services that cost you little or nothing for the client to enjoy.
January 31, 2009
What better to accompany Salon Utopia’s Yin and Yang Pedicure than a tempting array of sushi and sake?
Succulent Scrubs8 photos
At Long Last: An Intro to Longer-Lasting Polish7 photos
Paper, silk, linen, fiberglass, or other fabrics or mesh that are applied in combination with cyanoacrylate as a natural nail coating, nail...
Am I losing my touch applying acrylics?
Is perfectionism on the job a blessing or a curse?
What’s the best way to recruit techs for a new salon?
Do I need a special permit to do medical pedicures?
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