MAGAZINE

February 2011 Issue

Nails: Elaine Watson, global education director for Star Nail International,
Valencia, Calif.

Photographer: Vu Ong

Model: Jenna Chong, Body Parts Models

A Nail Bouquet

February 3, 2011

To make these flowers, Odyssey Nail educator Tammi Merrit used the Arabella Fantasy Forms to pre-design the flowers, which were then peeled off and placed onto these acrylic nails.

Fire & Ice Signature Foot Treatment

February 3, 2011

Roula’s Nail Spa, Houston, offers a pedicure that’s both hot and cold.

Tweezer Catty

February 2, 2011

The durable protective case makes a great protector for the precision tweezers, ensuring that every tweeze is as clean and effective as the very first pluck.

Weakened Nails After Gel Removal

February 1, 2011

Sometimes a new gel client will be surprised to see damage to her natural nails after a few weeks of wearing gels. There’s no guarantee that all gel applications and removals will be done precisely to manufacturer standards, so in the event of soaking off a set of gels and looking at weakened and thinned nail plates, what is a tech to do?

The Dessert pedicure

February 1, 2011

Salon footique in Columbus, Ga., shows how to perform a decadent The Dessert pedicure.

Crack No More Heel Cream

January 31, 2011

For problem feet, Nailology offers its best-selling Crack No More Heel Cream.

Toenail Extension

January 25, 2011

Every tech has seen clients who for one reason or another had to have their large toenails removed. Thistechnique will help you create a reusable prosthetic toenail that the wearer can be proud of

Low-Flow Pedicure Spas

January 18, 2011

It’s no secret that pedicure spas can use a lot of water, a fact that’s reflected in your salon’s monthly water bill and maybe in some nagging guilt in your conscience about your environmental footprint. Luckily, spa manufacturers have been steadily decreasing the amount of water needed to perform satisfying pedicures, so here’s a look at their latest low-water-usage options.   

Behind the Scenes: How-to Create February's Cover Look

January 13, 2011

Star Nail's Elaine Watson created this cute-as-a-cupcake cover for our February 2011 issue. See how she did the nails.

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