September 1, 2008
Shari Finger, salon owner and veteran nail technician, tackles your tough questions.
August 18, 2008
Closing remarks - educate yourself so you can educate your clients.
August 1, 2008
Manicuring — It’s the most basic of all services, but there is always something new you can learn. We asked techs to tell us their favorite little tips for this simple service.
INM elite educator Sara Rayna Holden shares an interesting way of keeping nail art inspiration close by.
July 10, 2008
SpaRitual offers progressive concepts designed to treat mind, body, hands, feet and nails.
July 2, 2008
Watch step-by-step demonstrations covering acrylic, gel, and nail art.
July 1, 2008
Salon owners from some of the coldest parts of the U.S. and Canada offer their advice on how to coax those feet back out to enjoy satisfying winter pedicures.
June 1, 2008
Clients ages 8 to 80 enjoy salon services, but how techs handle an 8-year-old client will be different from how they handle her senior counterpart. Techs can develop a reputation for being the go-to girl among this expanding demographic by understanding the needs of an older client — and taking the time to meet those needs.
April 1, 2008
Start your party's day of luxury with a limo ride to the spa.
Tired of biting your tongue where your clients’ misdeeds are concerned? Let The Manicurist tell it like it is. This beauty industry veteran doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to salon etiquette and client complaints. Share these pages with your clients — if you dare.
In this installment, The Manicurist tackles cancellation fees, early clients and those nagging cell phones.
You first met The Manicurist — aka Rebecca Seals — in our April issue and judging by your response, you enjoyed her “pull no punches” attitude. Here’s her take on free repairs, last-minute changes, long-winded excuses, and other headaches of daily salon life.
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.
February 1, 2008
Owner exercises good business sense by treating her employees to sample services at other salons.
The Latest and Greatest Gels: Soft/Soak-Off8 photos
The Latest and Greatest Gels: Hard/Traditional18 photos
The deepest layer of the epidermis resting on the corium, or dermis.
Should I have a TV in my salon?
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?
Should the salon owner do nails herself?
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