MAGAZINE

August 2011 Issue

Nails: Elsbeth Schuetz, Orange, Calif., ms-management agency LA

Polishes: Orly Blue Collar and Orly White Tips

Photographer: Kelly Bracken

Model: Ariel Paredes, Body Parts Models

Compete to Lose — Really

August 3, 2011

Why enter a nail competition if you can’t win? “When you compete, the most important person you are competing with is yourself,” says Dianne D’Agnolo, founder and director of the Nailympics Competition. “Competition is a great way to push yourself to improve.

Cruise and Learn

August 3, 2011

Set Sail with Elaine Watson for an educational nail seminar during a Mediterranean Sea cruise. This 10-day seminar is packed full of hands-on nail classes, great food, and exciting travel ports.

E-File Certification Workshops Are in the Works

August 3, 2011

Started by Vicki Peters, and currently directed by Simmy Bredal-Bell, the E-File Certification Program gives advanced training and instruction on how to properly use the e-file in almost every salon service you might encounter.

Butter Babies

July 27, 2011

Butter Babies are non-oily and intense hydration lotions from Cuccio Naturalé.

Versa Cure UV Nail Bonding Lamp

July 26, 2011

The perfect complement to your gel polish service is the high-quality, cost-effective Versa Cure UV Nail Bonding Lamp from NSI.

Super Fruit Wax

July 26, 2011

GiGi Super Fruit Wax provides a high-quality waxing experience.

Acrylic Starter Kit

July 25, 2011

The Acrylic Starter Kit from Hand & Nail Harmony utilizes one of the latest technologies allowing a strong bond to the natural nail without the use of harsh acid primers.

Acrylic Get Hot collection

July 24, 2011

The professional acrylic polymers from the Get Hot collection at Nubar come in nine wild colors.

Kinetics Shield Gel Polish manicure

July 23, 2011

Kinetics’ new Shield Gel Polish is a brush-on gel polish that keeps color manicures lasting up to three weeks and can be removed in a simple, 10-minute process.

Gelaxy Color Soak-Off Gels

July 22, 2011

If you’re looking for a large selection of color UV brush-on gels, then check out Gelaxy.

Avoplex Revitalizing Hand & Body Scrub and Liquid Soap

July 22, 2011

OPI added a Revitalizing Hand & Body Scrub and Liquid Soap to its Avoplex line.

The New Gel Scandal

July 21, 2011

Scandal is a nail line from Korea that is introducing a new way to apply gels with its Scandal Nail Builder Forms.

Recycling Nail Tips for Nail Art Practice

July 20, 2011

Colleen Ramsey of McKinney, Texas, shows how she reuses old nail tips to practice nail art.

How to Get the Crackle Effect With Gel

July 20, 2011

Learn how to create the crackle nails your clients are asking about using gels.

The Beauty of Bling

July 20, 2011

At first glance, $150+ for an hour-long pedicure sounds kind of steep — but not when it includes up to 500 shimmering Swarovski crystals, like the Bling It On Pedicure offered at Spa Gregorie’s Del Mar, Calif., location. 

Polizhed Spa Manicure

July 20, 2011

Polizhed products come from the Polizhed Natural Nail Studio in South Euclid, Ohio, where owner Brittany Foster sells her custom manicure and pedicure products.

Black Pearl Manicure

July 19, 2011

Tahitia Nails & Spa, Whippany, N.J., uses Germaine de Capuccini products for this signature service.

Branded Manis: Signature Services with Complete Hand Care Lines

July 18, 2011

A great signature manicure always starts with top-notch ingredients and a good idea. Themed hand care collections are always a great choice, so why not take inspiration from some of the industry’s top manufacturers. Read on to discover some new signature services created by a variety of companies using their own hand care lines.

Watermelon Slush Pedicure

July 15, 2011

This pedicure by Masterworks Salon, Germantown, Wis., is watermelon through-and-through: from the scented soak to the gel color.

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