Nails: Tiffany Greco, a Carlsbad, Calif.-based nail tech and Team Creative member
Photography: Don Diaz
Models: Mia Crowe and Jane Liivoja
February 1, 2004
An electric file can be used in a variety of services — provided you know how to use it properly. Use this guide to help you master techniques and improve your use and knowledge of this handy tool.
Booth renters gained a foothold more than two decades ago as salon owners sought to lower their overheads in the face of stiff competition. But today salon owners are finding that booth rental doesn’t allow adequate profitability and more are considering employee setups in their establishments. Is the pendulum swinging from self-employment to salon employment?
Santa Monica is also home to plenty of salons and spas, perfect for those who’d rather get a massage, manicure, or pedicure instead of heading to the beach.
Do you long to take that next step in your career and make extra money but aren’t quite sure how? Become a manufacturer’s educator. Not only will you get a chance to teach, you’ll have fun, meet new people, and increase your own knowledge along the way — all while bringing in more cash.
One of the best-selling retail items in most salons, nail strengtheners remain a bit of a mystery to clients and nail techs alike. Here we tell you how the different types of strengtheners work and when you should use them.
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