April 1, 2008
Don't wait until summer to try this refreshing treatment using Qtica Mandarin Honey products and fresh lemons.
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April 1, 2008
Coffee and vanilla aromas combine and comfort in this soothing service for the hands.
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March 1, 2008
Filing is so important to nail appearance, and with the advent of e-files, the techniques for hand-filing can be easily forgotten. Excellent hand-filing skills can help a competition tech rise above the pack, while everyday techs can woo clients with a deft hand and light touch.
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October 1, 2007
An expanded version of our October article, this handy guide to homemade soaks, scrubs, masks, and more, features four bonus recipes.
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July 1, 2007
Since January of 2001, Hershey, Pa.’s own Spa at the Hotel Hershey has treated guests to a variety of chocolate infused-nail and spa services, while offering a peaceful escape for those who just want to get away.
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March 1, 2007
Your clients look to you to keep their hard-earned natural nails in tip-top shape. With a little help from your favorite nail products, you can handle common natural nail problems easily and prevent them from recurring.
Keywords: learning new techniques natural nail care
January 1, 2006
Ten years ago any nail tech would have called you crazy if you said you were opening a salon that offered only natural nail services. Today, successful natural nail salons are servicing a growing clientele, and most are doing it with very little marketing.
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February 1, 2004
An electric file can be used in a variety of services — provided you know how to use it properly. Use this guide to help you master techniques and improve your use and knowledge of this handy tool.
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February 1, 2003
Caught between high-volume discount salons and high-end mega-spas? Rather than try to win by their rules, write your own rules geared to a more narrow and tailored clientele and create your own niche.
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February 1, 2003
As long as it’s done properly and with the right tools, an electric file on the natural nail can be just as safe as a regular nail file.
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January 1, 2002
Applying silk wraps to clients with weak, thin, or bendable nails can help them to grow stronger, enabling clients to grow and maintain their nails.
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October 1, 2001
With all of the media hoopla focused around natural nail care, can you afford to not have it on your service menu? Find out what to offer and how much to charge.
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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.
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March 1, 1998
If ingredients sound good enough (and safe enough) to eat, then most people assume they’re good enough to be used on the body…including nails.
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June 1, 1997
Clients have their reasons for wanting to go au naturel—with their nails, that is. You can keep your former acrylic clients loyal to you with a good removal and post-removal care.
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