Nails: Katrina Rouillard sculpted pink-and-white acrylics using forms and fast-setting powder for this month’s cover.
Photography: Claudia Kunin
Hairstyling and makeup: Elizabeth Sloan/VIZ
Model: Gem Silver
April 1, 1994
Top nail competitors Connie Ortiz and Anita Lime discuss what they like and don’t like about acrylic and fiberglass system.
Competition is rivalry between skilled persons, and the theory that once you have competed and won, you should step down is absurd.
Make over a new client’s nails by prescribing a course of professional nail services and home maintenance products that will give her well-groomed nails and hands.
Brian Klaus, an artist in his own right, is very particular about his photographic work. He critically examines everything from the proper lighting needed to photograph the nail to the quality of the nail art design.
Elizabeth Zarzecki of Joy’s Hair Haven in Baltimore, Md., used a technique called foilizing.
“I had one lady who was trying to get her granddaughter to stop sucking her thumb, so she asked me to paint Barney on it.”
A local craft class inspired nail technician to take nail art to a new level
Natalie Kurz, a booth renter at Sleek Images in Berkley, Mich., who specializes in gem-studded art-work, believes wearing her nail art is her best advertisement.
Although only one technician walked with the top honor, all nail care professionals had cause to celebrate the recognition they have gained at NAHA.
Frustrated with the lack of qualified professional nail technicians, Diane Laird saw to it that the entire cosmetology school system in New Hampshire changed.
Setting a deadline for yourself not only fuels the fire in you to get the thing done, it allows you to set smaller, interim goals that will help you achieve the bigger one.
How can I get my work recognized in my community?
Did you know that you already have the skills and client trust you need to successfully sell services and retail products to your clients? You are a service professional-a “people person”—someone who knows how to talk to clients about their specific needs and to offer solutions.
At their midyear checkup, our salon professionals have gained control of their finances and focused on reducing their debts and putting their money to work for them.
Gina Marsilii reached for her dreams and doubled her space, turning her nail and tanning business into a full-fledged, stress-relieving day spa.
Nail technicians struggle to survive after California's Northridge earthquake devastates their business.
Nail technicians sound off about their school experiences and comment on what needs to be done to improve nail care education.
People now want natural-looking nails, and pink and white nails look very natural,” says Katrina Rouillard of her favorite technique. “I do sculptured acrylics with forms, again because I think acrylics with forms look more natural than tips. I use plain pink and white powders.”
One of my clients who gels regular manicures has been getting whitish-yellow vertical lines on her nails for the past eight months. What is causing this?
A Minnesota nail technician is suing her former employer for requiring her to be tested for the AIDS virus as a condition of continued employment.
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