MAGAZINE

October 2009 Issue

Nails: Lynn Lammers, Banning, Calif.

Photographer: Vu Ong

Model: Traycee King

Take a Tip From ... INM's Rachel Mouritsen

October 1, 2009

INM's Rachel Mouritsen explains the difference between applying odorless acrylics and standard acrylics.

Behind the Scenes: Cutting Edge

October 1, 2009

Lynn Lammers knows a thing or two about perfect nails. After securing the top spot on NAILS’ Top 25 List of competitors for the second year running (and winning the World Championship in Dusseldorf, Germany, earlier this year), she’s on a roll. And she seemingly can do it all — extreme pink-and-whites, colored acrylic designs, fantasy acrylic sculptures are just a few of her specialties.

Dashing Diva’s Perfect French Manicure

October 1, 2009

Dashing Diva’s French Wrap Plus has made it easier than ever to get that perfect smile line. The wraps are put on the nails using the easy application tab, and the ultra-thin French decal is left perfectly on the free edge, with smile line intact and free of brush strokes. The decoration can last after weeks of wear, and works best when combined with Dashing Diva’s Gelife Brush-On Glue and Soak-Off Gels.

Ingrown Toenail Myths Debunked

October 1, 2009

When it comes to ingrown toenails and how to treat them, misinformation abounds. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers this list of myths you may hear from clients and how to counter them.

Nailite’s Soak-Off Gel Toes

October 1, 2009

Nailite’s Soak-Off Gels gently soak off in acetone in 10 minutes or less. The one-step, self-leveling gels can be used on sensitive skin, and are durable, flexible, and easy to use. The gels cure with a 9-watt UV lamp in two minutes and with a 6-watt UV lamp in three minutes.

The Big Dip: Paraffin Waxes

October 1, 2009

Paraffin waxes are renowned for their healing and pain-relieving properties. The wax was first used by doctors to help relieve arthritis pain but has since become a standard in nail salon services. Here’s a quick dip into the world of paraffin, from different warmers to proper cleaning procedures, as well as a wax roundup.

Onsen (Japanese Hot Spring) Getaway

October 1, 2009

Step-by-step from Zenka Nail Beauty Lounge, Manhattan Beach, Calif.

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