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Matte is the New Black

December 1, 2009  | Article

A no-shine finish is the hottest new nail look. Get your clients in on the trend with this buyers’ guide of matte polishes and top coats, plus these handy tips on how to apply them properly.

Keywords: matte   polish   polish techniques   trends  

What Is…Damask?

December 1, 2009  | Article

Elaborate patterns, often geometric or botanical, that have their origins as a weaving style in the Middle Ages but today have expanded to curtains, wallpaper, apparel, and accessories.

Keywords: fashion   nail art   trends  

Behind the Scenes: Matte About You

December 1, 2009  | Demo

With the new matte polish craze this fall, we used OPI’s matching matte and shiny versions of the same color to create a monochromatic French look. It’s a great understated but fun look for the holidays.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   French manicures   French twists   matte   OPI products  

Get Ready for Matte

November 17, 2009  | Article

Luxury brand Rock & Republic and Essie Cosmetics have joined creative forces to push forward this season’s matte trend.

Keywords: Essie   matte   trends  

Tweezerman Zip Files

November 2, 2009  | Product

The new Zip Files from Tweezerman are practical, retractable, and ultra-portable. Even better, $1 from the sale of each Zip File is donated to the Smile Train foundation, which is focused on solving a single problem: cleft lip and palate.

Keywords: FILES   Tweezerman  

What Is…Biker Chic?

November 1, 2009  | Article

Characterized by bold leather and metallic studs and zippers, a glammed-up version of the biker look is gaining horsepower in fashion circles.

Keywords: fashion   nail art   trends  

Orly Matte Couture Matte Lacquer Collection

October 14, 2009  | Product

Matte is the new black, and Orly’s new Matte Couture collection of matte lacquers helps keep you on the cusp of this fashion-forward craze.

Keywords: matte   Orly   polish  

Like Jewelry for Nails

October 12, 2009  | News

Model Angela Lindvall says Minx nail coverings in Golden Lighting are "like jewelry for nails."

Keywords: consumer press   Minx   polish alternatives  

Trend: Kid's Pedi Chairs

October 1, 2009  | Article

Children's pedicure chairs make it easier to pamper the kiddies.

Keywords: pedicure equipment   pipeless pedicure spa chairs   trends   youth marketing   youth services  

Dashing Diva’s Perfect French Manicure

October 1, 2009  | Demo

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.

Keywords: Dashing Diva   French manicures   gels   learning new techniques  

What Is…Ikat?

October 1, 2009  | Article

Thought to have originated in Asia, ikat is a fabric dyeing process similar to tie-dye; the designs frequently feature circles or stripes.

Keywords: fashion   nail art   trends  

What Are…the fall color trends?

September 1, 2009  | Article

Among other colors, Honey Yellow, Purple Heart, Burnt Sienna, and Iron will take a starring role in the color palette for fall 2009, according to color authority Pantone Inc.

Keywords: fashion   nail art   trends  

Week 5: Add a New Service and Create a Buzz

September 1, 2009  | Article

Sometimes it’s not that you need to get more clients (we’ve already told you that it costs more to get a new client than it does to keep an old one), but that you need to get more out of your clients. That might mean sending them home with a service-preserving retail item (we’ll get to retail in the very near future) or an incentive to entice them to try a new service.

Keywords: 2010 Project   adding new services   Minx   New Hampshire  

Nail Design Ideas and How-To's

August 25, 2009  | News

Instyle gives step-by-step instructions to recreate three nail designs, from a classic look to a modern metallic.

Keywords: CND   consumer press   Essie   Minx   nail art  

Polish Innovations

August 24, 2009  | News

O Magazine says new nail polish innovations are worth a try.

Keywords: consumer press   Essie   matte   OPI products   top coats  

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