Nails: Tom Bachik of Creative Nail Design (Vista, Calif.) applied colored acrylics and feathers on this month’s cover model.
Photography: Caesar Lima
Model: Chloe Hunter
Hair and makeup: Kim Godwin, Cloutier
October 1, 1999
This month's Help Desk features the advice of Rima Kitsko, LaCinda Headings, Lin Halpern, Debi Waszut, and Mary Metscaviz.
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.
For the nail art-challenged, these easy-to-create designs are the answer.
With its relaxing atmosphere and attention to detail, Academy of Nails attracts plenty of clients and nail students.
Nail-related items are not the only thing that salon owners and technicians use in their salons. Sometimes the most valuable items come from a totally different arena. Nail technicians across the country speak out on business items that they simply must have in order to run their businesses.
When big distributors become even bigger, nail products often become less important in the distributors’ overall strategy.
First, I listen to the reason for the absence. Then, after deciding if the appointment was forgotten or just last in importance, I charge $10 extra for each hour booked by the client.
If clients keep pouring money into your salon, but none of it is flowing into your pockets or the salon's coffers, it's time to re-examine your compensation structure. After all, why follow the competition's lead if the road heads toward bankruptcy?
It’s not the first time Tom Bachik has immersed tiny objects in acrylic to produce a new art form. He’s sunk small dried flowers, beads, sand, and more into a few nails.
Not to be confused with MMA, EMA has been deemed safe for professional use and consumer contact.
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