March 1, 2010
Part art, part science, pricing your services is one of the most important and delicate tasks you’ll undertake in the salon. And no two salon owners approach it quite the same. We asked readers: How do you decide how much to charge for a particular service?
Keywords: add-on services Business economy keeping your business competitive money
March 1, 2009
Your client broke a nail and has it repaired while on a cruise ship. Now back on land she wants that nail to look like the other ones. What's a tech to do?
Keywords: acrylics CND nail repairs
September 1, 2008
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.
Keywords: client issues client relationships humor nail repairs service pricing
February 1, 2003
Cracks appear too often on acrylic nails, but with the help of an electric file they can easily be removed.
Keywords: electric files electric filing techniques enhancements filing techniques nail repairs
January 1, 2003
Salon owner Pattie Kobe repairs damaged toenails using the same products and techniques she would for nail biter. The result is a perfect set of pink-and-white toenails
Keywords: nail repairs toenail loss
December 1, 2001
Applying a thin acrylic overlay to a vertical split on the nail can help protect it from further damage, while still allowing the client to wear her nails natural
Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting nail repairs natural nail repairs splitting nails Troubleshooter
November 1, 2001
Nail biting clients can be the most challenging, difficult, and frustrating clients a nail technician encounters. Instead of throwing in the towel and letting them continue to chew and pick, you can help your clients to reform while creating a loyal, long-term customer in the process.
Keywords: male clients nail biting nail makeovers nail repairs
March 1, 2000
Your technique questions answered by Melissa Carlini, Brooke Gilliam, Debra Marr-Leisy, and La Shaun Crown-Glenn.
Keywords: backfills glue male clients nail repairs silk wraps
May 1, 1998
To create the ideal nail, nail technicians should think like artists. Learn by watching the experts analyse the hands of our four clients of different ages, colors, and hand shapes.
Keywords: nail makeovers nail repairs natural nail care
March 1, 1991
Removing extensions is a tricky procedure; but when done right you keep the nail healthy and the client loyal.
Keywords: nail repairs removing acrylics