February 1, 2008
For NAILS’ 25th anniversary issue — our silver anniversary — veteran technician Tom Bachik created these impressive high-gloss, chrome nails for our cover shoot.
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January 16, 2008
Ja'maal Buster used Ardell DuraLash Regulars in short and medium with Ardell LashGrip Adhesive to create Paula's sultry look.
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November 1, 2007
Have you been interested in adding aromatherapy to your nail service menu, but were unsure about where to start? We provide you with some handy tips on working with essential oils, plus a closer look at some of the most popular ones.
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June 1, 2007
Absolutely! Complete knowledge on what to budget for, what to spend on, what to build out, what types of products and equipment to purchase, how to hire, what to charge, and when to look for professional advice are all vital to success. By understanding all these pieces to the puzzle, you’ll be well on your way.
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March 1, 2007
An impressive 92.2% of nail techs offer nail art to clients, according to a survey conducted by NAILS.
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January 1, 2006
A properly performed foot massage provides a welcome add-on to your professional pedicure services as well as soothing your client's aching feet.
December 1, 2005
Once used mostly in massage, stones (both hot and cold) are gaining a wider audience and appearing in manicure and pedicure services. Find out why these stones can be a therapeutic experience for your clients — and for you.
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March 1, 2005
Use this distinctive system to harness the power of color in your client's life.
March 1, 2005
Elaine Watson, a nail tech and educator based in Tarzana, Calif., describes her technique for French fabric tips.
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January 1, 2005
Think nobody knows the troubles you’ve seen? In fact, the problems facing new techs are predictable and preventable. Read on for the cures to 10 common newbie nail woes.
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July 1, 2004
Have you ever wondered who the person is attached to the voice on the other end of the telephone when you call a manufacturer for technical support? Meet four manufacturer’s educators and learn what a typical day is like.
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January 1, 2004
A brush-on application allows for ease-of-use and quick application, while the aerosol dryer is fast and provides a supersmooth finish.
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November 1, 2003
Zero-gravity recliners allow clients to have an astronaut-like experience.
Keywords: alternative services ergonomic furnishings massage pedicure spas
July 1, 2002
Once viewed as “ New-age alternatives,” massage, acupuncture, and the Alexander techniques are gaining ground as conservative approaches to preventing and alleviating the painful and sometimes debilitating symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
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August 1, 2000
Scent sells, as witnessed in the multitude of scented products currently on the market. From soap to body lotion, all which appeals to our sense of smell is happening if you haven’t tapped into this trend, you might want to consider adding some scent into your services (or salon).
Keywords: scented services