November 1, 2008
CND's new Almond SpaManicure is a soothing menu addition with a deeply moisturizing lotion.
October 1, 2008
Chicago’s Allyu Spa features four signature manicure and pedicure treatments that draw upon the wisdom of earth-honoring cultures from around the world. Allyu nail treatments incorporate fresh, natural ingredients to beautify, nourish, and detoxify the hands and feet.
August 27, 2008
Setting the stage.
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.
April 1, 2008
Don't wait until summer to try this refreshing treatment using Qtica Mandarin Honey products and fresh lemons.
Coffee and vanilla aromas combine and comfort in this soothing service for the hands.
February 1, 2008
This vinomanicure by Zi Spa in Couer d’Alene, Idaho includes a hot stone massage that will warm you up like a glass of Cabernet.
October 1, 2007
An expanded version of our October article, this handy guide to homemade soaks, scrubs, masks, and more, features four bonus recipes.
August 1, 2007
An Eastern-inspired service that incorporates tamanu oil (an oil from Tahiti’s ati trees), coconut oil, and mandarin, this manicure is ideal for clients in need of a tropical getaway.
December 1, 2005
Once used mostly in massage, stones (both hot and cold) are gaining a wider audience and appearing in manicure and pedicure services. Find out why these stones can be a therapeutic experience for your clients — and for you.
July 1, 2001
In Ayurvedic nail care, ancient Eastern medicine blends with new-age Westerners’ quest for better health, greater natural beauty, and longer life.
October 1, 2000
Nail techs have been taught to do manicures the old-fashioned way: with some water and a good soak. But many say that the age-old technique has become a little dry. Find out why waterless (or dry) manicures can help you do a faster service, among other benefits.
The Latest and Greatest Gels: Soft/Soak-Off8 photos
The Latest and Greatest Gels: Hard/Traditional18 photos
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Do I need a special permit to do medical pedicures?
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