Nails: Tiffany Greco, a Carlsbad, Calif.-based nail tech and a member of Team Creative
Photography: Don Diaz
Model: Tonya Salvant
December 1, 2003
This month's cover tech, Tiffany Greco, focuses on education.
For all the work you do to get your clients’ polish to last — from buffing to using the best in top coats — something keeps making it chip and tear away. Frustrated? Read on for tips from some of the trade’s utmost experts on how to make polish longer-lasting.
NBA star Charles Barkley's nails are done prior to his TV appearances.
In a time when many salon owners are looking to expand their offering, the Isle PediSpa in Houston, Texas, is making waves by offering natural manicures and pedicures almost exclusively. Offering specialty services, an original concept, and an appealing environment, Isle PediSpa is cashing in as Houston’s first foot spa.
Shari Finger, veteran salon owner, details different types of incentive programs to keep employees' spirits up during the holidays.
Hannah runs the show. Although my name tops the masthead there isn’t anyone who doesn’t realize that it’s Hannah in charge.
We’ve all had them and we’ll have more of them too, but we hold the power to turn a day that is spiraling out of control into a success. Before you let fists fly, take a breath and rise above.
They walk through your doors during the holidays for a special treat and then you don't see them again for a year--or worse, ever. Holiday clients give your business a welcome boost once a year. Here we give you tips to help you turn holiday clients into regulars.
How can salon owners take the sting out of all those extra hours employees are asked to work in the weeks preceding Christmas?
Sometimes you think you know a person, but it turns out there is more than meets the eye. We gave our six AVA Nail Technician of the Year finalists a few questions for them to ponder. Some of their answers may surprise you.
Darlene Johnston from Hagersville, Ontario earns 2003 Canadian Nail Technician of the Year award.
Salon Cielo provided a peaceful escape in Orlando for associate editor Erin Barajas and editor Hannah Lee.
How does Cindy Wentzel, owner of Nails at the Carriage House in Newmanstown, Pa., keep herself sane and her clients happy during the hectic holiday season? She steadfastly tends to her own physical well-being even as she nurtures clients’ spirits with holiday cheer.
Good or bad, odor reveals little about salon air quality. Even if your salon rates "sweet" on the smell scale with employees or clients, depend on more reliable measures than your nose to rate your salon's air quality.
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