Nails: June Sierra, Rancho Mirage, Calif.-based Light Elegance educator and owner of Final Touch Salon
Photographer: Vu Ong
Model: Ariel Paredes
July 1, 2008
Gel paint kit gives you the tools and instructions to create your own color tones.
After 18 years in the Human Relations field, June Sierra decided to become a nail tech.
Razzle dazzle your clients with an invigorating pedicure and massage using raspberry and eucalyptus-peppermint scented products.
A guide that is needed for every nail tech when choosing nail files.
The Hive of Beauty Spray Paraffin Therapy System uses a spray-on application to soften and condition hands.
Embellished with a raised pattern, especially as it appears on handbags, shoes, and jewelry.
Nails by Daphnye Shaffer, CND education ambassador, Baytown, Texas
Nails by Cort Bennett, DollarNailArt.com, Wilton Manors, Fla.
Nails by Carmen DeBellis, Carmen’s Nail-Tique, Saginaw, Mich.
Nails by Tina Sauber-Spencer, Bahama Mama’s Salon, Horton, Mich.
Nails by Bobbie Kear, The Hair Premier, Clearfield, Pa.
Nails by Kim Carraghan, Elite Styling Salon, Coplay, Pa.
Contest entrants were required to submit a set of nails using five mediums. The theme of this year’s competition was flowers, which you can see in glorious abundance on all the winning nails.
This kid-safe polish is marketed along with "The Kingdom of FuFu", a children's book with cute baby dinosaur-like characters.
Protect your nails from harsh UV rays that can cause fading and yellowing.
Nail tech Elise Pilkington became the overall UK Champion for 2008.
Is having a salon website a must in today’s environment?
Salon success handbook advises it is important to develop a working relationship with trainers in the industry.
There’s no question workplaces have become more casual, but not all traces of professionalism have been erased. How do you maintain your professionalism when your personal life has become difficult? The challenge for techs is in knowing where to draw the line between personal and professional when the two are so closely connected.
The coffee pot is on and dry, the retail area is dusty, and your coworker is happily filing the nails of one of your favorite clients. You are not alone. Nail techs just like you are facing the same issues in salons around the globe. Don’t let that bad coworker get your panties in a bunch. It’s time to band together and take back the salon.
Techs share their tried-and-true methods for avoiding “Oops, I dinged my polish.”
The sun-drenched days of summer are here, and along with them, harsh UV rays. This month, we lay out an assortment of SPF products that clients can use while they enjoy the outdoors.
Salon consultant Bryan Durocher of Durocher Enterprises offers a way to make opening a dialog with clients just a little bit easier.
Those nails you’re working on today may bring you more than your weekly wages. In cultures around the world, there are (or were) superstitions about the good, the bad, and the ugly those nails can bring a person. Here is a sampling of some global nail superstitions and beliefs.
Who knew that Essie herself creates all the names, as well as the colors?
Allison Bishop, nail technician. In her other life: choral singer.
Sugarcoat: A Nail and Beauty Bar in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood stands out amongst the other boutique, upscale, and discount salons in the city because it’s developed a unique brand that’s reinforced through every aspect of its business.
Fleur de Lys in Portland keeps it simple, cozy, and consistent.
Michael Megna, CEO and co-founder of Backscratchers Salon Systems, discusses salon sanitation issues and the trend toward disposable products.
Onycholysis is when the nail separates from the nail bed. It’s a very common condition, and one that, if treated quickly, poses no danger to clients.
Tips on making a steadier polish application so your clients will know you're a pro.
There’s a theory floating around that suggests hormones can wreak havoc on nails, causing the product to lift and nails to “fall off .” Is there any truth to the tale or are the affects of hormones the stuff of urban legends?
Associated with health and rebirth, some scholars even place the pomegranate in theGarden of Eden, instead of an apple.
The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology doesn’t allow liners to be used in place of performing the required cleaning procedures.
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