September 30, 2014
Nano Nails were developed by Dr. Sri Vellanki, who was able to miniaturize a smartphone stylus to become a wearable accessory that can be incorporated into a manicure.
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July 8, 2013
The ladies of Hygienails Kit demonstrate how to use the company's disposable packs of boots and gloves that are specifically designed to protect and soften skin and cuticles. Each pack includes a sterile pair of gloves or boots filled with a special cream, a nail file, and a wooden stick.
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To use, put the gloves/boots on your client, massage for three minutes, remove the gloves/boots, and wipe skin with a wet towel.
April 19, 2011
Manicures are a service that virtually all nail salons offer. There are basic steps that clients expect, plus add-ons and alternatives that allow for endless customization. Follow our basic manicure steps and decide if you’d like to add any of the upgrades or alternatives to your menu.
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June 1, 2010
Though an airbrush gun can be an expensive purchase, it can quickly pay for itself in nail art add-ons that clients will love.
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April 1, 2010
If you’re looking to add a nice finishing touch to any nail look, a UV gel top coat can be a great way to cap off the enhancement with a protective and high-gloss coating.
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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.
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August 1, 2008
A service-capping hand and forearm massage is a quick and easy way to bump up the price of your standard manicure — just make sure the client thinks it’s worth it.
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July 1, 2008
The Hive of Beauty Spray Paraffin Therapy System uses a spray-on application to soften and condition hands.
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October 1, 2002
Taking a cue from a recent skin care trend — microdermabrasion systems — salons prove that having smoother; youthful-looking skin applies to other parts of the body as well, including the hands. And that’s a definite plus for nail technicians looking to enhance their services and profits.
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May 1, 1999
Are clients’ hands and feet looking a little dull? Is their skin dry and flaky? Help them shed a few extra layers of dead skin with one of these revitalizing exfoliating services.
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April 1, 1995
Looking for a great add-on service? Here’s an idea of what you need to learn, what you need to stock, and how to keep informed on this hot service.
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October 1, 1993
Fast-drying nail products are speeding up services in the salon and creating great retail opportunities.
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