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Caring for the Elderly

June 1, 2008  | Article

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.

Keywords: building your clientele   customer service   elderly clients   fungus   healthy working  

You’re Soaking in It

April 1, 2008  | Article

More spas are offering soaking services that just a few years ago most people would have only indulged in at home.

Keywords: add-on services   full-service salons   massage  

The Foot Fantastic

January 1, 2008  | Demo

From Skin Deep The Body Spa in Huntington Beach, Calif. comes a rejuvinating pedicure tailor-made for those cold winter months.

Keywords: foot soaks   massage   mint-flavored services   minty pedicures   natural ingredients  

Taking the Foot Massage One Step at a Time

January 1, 2006  | Demo

A properly performed foot massage provides a welcome add-on to your professional pedicure services as well as soothing your client's aching feet.

Keywords: massage  

Rock Your Clients' Services

December 1, 2005  | Article

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.

Keywords: hot stones   manicures   massage   massage products   natural healing  

Healing Hands: Helping Clients With Cancer

March 1, 2004  | Article

Respect, a sympathetic ear, and human contact are among the many gifts you can offer a client with cancer. Your gentle touch and professional skill can help her to feel pretty and feminine when feeling that way may be a struggle.

Keywords: cancer   clients with cancer   massage   natural healing  

Launch Clients Into Deep Relaxation

November 1, 2003  | Article

Zero-gravity recliners allow clients to have an astronaut-like experience.

Keywords: alternative services   ergonomic furnishings   massage   pedicure spas  

Building Custom Pedicures

December 1, 2002  | Article

Pedicures serve many purposes from the therapeutic to the beautifying to the pampering. Here we show you how to customize your services to the special needs and desires of pedicure clients in need of a touch up, an overhaul, or simply an hour of luxury.

Keywords: adding new services   add-on services   foot soaks   hair removal   massage  

Carpal Tunnel: Take Matters Into Your Own Hands

July 1, 2002  | Article

Once viewed as “ New-age alternatives,” massage, acupuncture, and the Alexander techniques are gaining ground as conservative approaches to preventing and alleviating the painful and sometimes debilitating symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomics   massage  

Spa Services for Summer

May 1, 2002  | Article

This summer, why not treat your clients to some signature spa-like service (and make more money while you’re at it)? Besides offering the tried-and-true basic pedicure services, try mixing it up by tailoring your services to match the weather’s mood!

Keywords: deluxe manicures   deluxe pedicures   dessert theme services   floral-scented services   fruit-flavored services  

31 Service Add-ons That Increase Profitability

November 1, 2001  | Article

Just as restaurants can’t profit simply from selling entrees, salons can’t profit simply from selling basic services. In order to make more money, you need to sell add-on services that can increase your bottom-line profits in as little as two minutes’ time.

Keywords: airbrushing   anti-aging services   aromatherapy   body jewelry   callus treatments  

Does Massage Suit You?

December 1, 1999  | Article

Massage therapy is about to boom – will your salon be part of it, or will it be a bust as some salons have found? The only way to know yourself is to look before you leap

Keywords: add-on services   massage  

Massage Resource Guide

October 1, 1999  | Article

Hungry for more information about the massage therapy profession? Contact any or all of these industry resources to learn more about massage modalities, schools, books, and associations.

Keywords: how-to guides   massage  

Just the Right Touch - Massage Techniques for Manicures

August 1, 1999  | Article

Give a client natural-looking nails and she’ll book another appointment. Give her a melt-to-the-floor” hand or foot massage, and she’s yours forever.

Keywords: massage   pregnant clients   special needs clients  

Sole-Soothing Reflexology

June 1, 1999  | Article

Research is beginning to prove what practitioners have long known. Reflexology promotes good health. Nail technicians are uniquely positioned to catch the wellness wave as  reflexology rolls into its own as a salon service.

Keywords: massage   reflexology  

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