January 2003 Issue

Nails: Akari Yoshida, a Tokyo-based nailist at Le Soleil, created this month's cover nails.

Acrylics Are Your “Bread and Butter”

January 1, 2003

Salons could easily charge, and get, $50-$60 for a full set. Those increasing service prices helped the overall industry growth upward this year (after a year that saw the overall business fall, this year we saw an increase in salon business from $6.43 billion to $6.45 billion).

Troubleshooter: Shaping Acrylic Nails Oval

January 1, 2003

Some diehard fans of the oval nail remain - causing problems for some nail techs who can’t seem to get the same result they would with the square look.

Let Them Wear Sandals

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

Add Sunshine to Your Spa Pedicure

January 1, 2003

The nail care menu at Atlanta’s Salon Red offers two intriguing option: the $45 Bronzed and Buffed Manicure and the $70 Bronzed and Buff Pedicure. Both are spa-style treatments that include targeted sunless tanning.

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