MAGAZINE

July 2009 Issue

Nails: Elaine Watson, Star Nail International

Photographer: Vu Ong

Model: Ariel Paredes, Body Parts Model

The Chemistry of Acrylics

July 1, 2009

Creating the perfect set of acrylics could be considered an art, but the foundation behind it is found in the science. NAILS breaks down the chemistry behind liquid-and-powder in laymen's terms.

Nail Products

July 1, 2009

The new Style Envy line of nail products introduces its Acrylic Powders and Monomer, along with a Mini Flower Collection for nail art.

Professional Triple Cut

July 1, 2009

Mehaz’s Professional Triple Cut has a stainless steel straight edge blade that makes it easy to cut tips on acrylics.

Petite Nail Forms

July 1, 2009

StylEnvy’s Petite Nail Forms offer easy application to produce a smooth finish.

Light Elegance Fiber Gel

July 1, 2009

Light Elegance has re-released an old favorite, Fiber Gel. Fiber Gel is a UV-cured gel that contains fiberglass mixed into the gel. The fiber is strong and can be used on fills and full-sets, and it is a self-leveling product. When cured, the fiberglass becomes locked together to form a blanket of strength.

M800 Pedicure Spa

July 1, 2009

SpaFinity’s M800 Pedicure Spa is equipped with many extra features in the chair to ensure clients have a great pedicure experience.

60 Second Mani-Pedi

July 1, 2009

Barielle’s new 60 Second Mani-Pedi is a fast-acting exfoliating treatment that takes only one minute to exfoliate and polish away dry, cracked skin on the hands or feet.

Marine Salt Scrub

July 1, 2009

CND’s Marine Salt Scrub is a delicious-smelling scrub that combines a blend of mineral and Dead Sea salts to mildly exfoliate the body.

Yu Spa

July 1, 2009

The Yu Spa pipe-free pedicure spa from European Touch is designed to accommodate clients up to 6’8” inches tall and to adapt to wheelchair-bound and elderly clients. Working with the Nail Technician Advisory Council, the company’s engineers developed the Yu Spa to meet the need for a universal, user-friendly pedicure spa. Its swivel seat and adjustable base means a comfortable fit for virtually everyone.

French Polynesian Island Spa Pedicure Kit

July 1, 2009

Orly’s new French Polynesian Island Spa Pedicure Kit contains one each of Orly’s new French Polynesian Pedicure Products, plus a complete instruction guide and free Orly branded pedicure towel.

Behind the Scenes: Shooting for the Star(s)

July 1, 2009

Elaine Watson, Star Nail International vice president of marketing and global education director, created our July cover’s fabric with resin and UV sealer-encapsulated nails. You can use just about anything — have your client bring in their old favorite piece of clothing.

Rejuvacote

July 1, 2009

The Duri Rejuvacote heals and cures split, cracked, and acrylic-eaten nails and produces results within weeks, leaving nails stronger and healthier.

Champagne & Rose Luxury Manicure

July 1, 2009

Rose petals included in this manicure created by Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique, Marietta, Ga.

Eucalyptus Ice Spa Pedicure

July 1, 2009

Step-by-step from Zoe Nail Salon and Spa, Charlotte, N.C.

TurboFile II

July 1, 2009

Medicool’s TurboFile II has a lightweight hand piece, a 20,000 RPM motor, a variable speed control, and operates quietly with minimal vibration.

The Lammers Method

July 1, 2009

This method for backfilling pink-and-white enhancements takes only a few seconds to learn, but it can save minutes on your service times and give you beautiful, laser-crisp smile lines. Lammers says once you’ve mastered this technique, you’ll wonder why you did it any other way.

Wrap Chat

July 1, 2009

Wraps are thin pieces of material (usually silk or fiberglass) that are adhered to nails to help increase their strength and durability. Wraps make great supports for thin or very weak nails, and they can quickly make a difference on clients concerned about breaking or chipping their fragile nails.

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