January 2, 2011
A backfill is a technical term for doing a fill on a set of pink-and-whites; it is usually done with an electric file and involves taking down the surface of the nail so the smile line can be “re-created.
January 1, 2011
Get a New Year’s shine and shimmer with ASP Aspire’s Prism Acrylic Kit. This ultrafeminine collection features a 1/8-oz. pot of pink, white, and clear acrylic powder in one kit.
December 1, 2010
Vicki Peters has worn many hats in the nail world. And that’s to be expected since she’s a 30-year veteran of this industry she loves so much.
November 15, 2010
Backscratchers’ Fiberglass & Silk Wrap System makes it easy to offer a signature wrap service in your salon. This premium service helps you stand out by offering clients a feminine, natural-looking enhancement that reinforces the nail.
July 1, 2010
It’s been a while since the nail industry had something truly new to capture our imagination. But over the course of the last several years, several professional manufacturers have been fine-tuning gel technologies and the product developments are truly something to get excited about.
September 1, 2009
Feel like you could stand to sharpen up on your liquid-and-powder application times? Then check out the timeline breakdowns from four experienced pros, and compare your own personal bests (and maybe find a new technique or two along the way).
July 1, 2009
This method for backfilling pink-and-white enhancements takes only a few seconds to learn, but it can save minutes on your service times and give you beautiful, laser-crisp smile lines. Lammers says once you’ve mastered this technique, you’ll wonder why you did it any other way.
Light Elegance has re-released an old favorite, Fiber Gel. Fiber Gel is a UV-cured gel that contains fiberglass mixed into the gel. The fiber is strong and can be used on fills and full-sets, and it is a self-leveling product. When cured, the fiberglass becomes locked together to form a blanket of strength.
June 19, 2009
OPI Absolute: Makeover Pink & White Sculpt
OPI Absolute: Salon Pink & White
June 1, 2009
The Balance Body Builder gel has a thicker viscosity that allows for easy building of the upper arch. It cures to a high shine in 90 seconds and is perfect for warmer environments. Here’s how to do an extreme nail makeover with the Body Builder Cover Pink.
Star Nail’s Nail Evolution, consisting of a liquid monomer and bonding acrylic powder, is engineered for maximum bonding of acrylic to natural nails. Primer is not required,and Nail Evolution is guaranteed to not lift or yellow.
January 14, 2009
Go beyond french enhancements with NSI's Attraction Acrylic System.
October 1, 2008
A 20-year nail tech has the chops for big competitions.
June 17, 2008
Creating pink & white sculpt with the Axxium Gel System.
Celebrate Good Times [With Nails!]8 photos
Turning Back the Hands of Time21 photos
Should the salon owner do nails herself?
How do you react to negative feedback?
Do you use over-the-counter (non-professional only) polish?
Do Nail Techs Really Need Resumes?
What’s the most unusual place you did nails?
Featured Products & Promotions | Advertisement
The Big Book 2012-2013
VietSALON - January/February 2013
How big is the U.S. nail business? $7.3 billion. What's the average service price for a manicure? Dig into our decades' deep research archives.
The U.S. Vietnamese salon industry represents more than half of all salons. VietSALON serves this market with a bi-monthly Vietnamese language print magazine and a community-oriented website.
Get a free preview issue and a Free Gift