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Should You Add Skin Care?

June 1, 2007  | Article

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.

Keywords: adding new services   skin care  

Nail Art by the Numbers

March 1, 2007  | Article

An impressive 92.2% of nail techs offer nail art to clients, according to a survey conducted by NAILS.

Keywords: nail art techniques   reader surveys  

Taking the Foot Massage One Step at a Time

January 1, 2006  | Demo

A properly performed foot massage provides a welcome add-on to your professional pedicure services as well as soothing your client's aching feet.

Keywords: massage  

Rock Your Clients' Services

December 1, 2005  | Article

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.

Keywords: hot stones   manicures   massage   massage products   natural healing  

SpaRitual Chroma Guide Color Harmony Ritual

March 1, 2005  | Demo

Use this distinctive system to harness the power of color in your client's life.

Keywords: SpaRitual  

Expand Your Repertoire by Learning to Create Fabric Nails

March 1, 2005  | Article

Elaine Watson, a nail tech and educator based in Tarzana, Calif., describes her technique for French fabric tips.

Keywords: fabric nails   nail art  

10 New Tech Troubles

January 1, 2005  | Article

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.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   BeautyTech.com   gel troubleshooting   lifting   time saving devices  

Look Who’s Talking

July 1, 2004  | Article

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.

Keywords: Backscratchers   CND   OPI products   Star Nail Products   techniques  

Spa Clients See the Light

January 1, 2004  | Article

Chromotherapy, also known as color light therapy, is a technique with roots in ancient Egypt, Babylon, and India that uses different-colored lights to evoke different physical and emotional responses.

Keywords: add-on services   light therapy   new age services  

Backscratchers Accélawrap Fast Brush-On System

January 1, 2004  | Demo

A brush-on application allows for ease-of-use and quick application, while the aerosol dryer is fast and provides a supersmooth finish.

Keywords: Backscratchers   competition products   fiberglass wraps   manicure accessories   nail prep  

Launch Clients Into Deep Relaxation

November 1, 2003  | Article

Zero-gravity recliners allow clients to have an astronaut-like experience.

Keywords: alternative services   ergonomic furnishings   massage   pedicure spas  

Blame It on Rio

June 1, 2003  | Article

Ever since the take-it-all-off Brazilian wax was introduced stateside, waxing has become one of the most requested - and talk about - services in the salon. If you’re thinking about expanding your menu, waxing is one of the cheapest - and most profitable - services you can get into this summer.

Keywords: add-on services   brazilian waxes   toe waxing   waxing  

All Wrapped Up: A Helpful Handbook

May 1, 2003  | Article

While not nearly as pervasive as gels or acrylics, wraps represent a lucrative niche service. Here we give you some background information to get you started, as well as some troubleshooting and application techniques to help you along the way.

Keywords: fiberglass wraps   linen wraps   silk wraps   step-by-step   wraps  

Polished to [micro] Perfection

October 1, 2002  | Article

Taking a cue from a recent skin care trend — microdermabrasion systems — salons prove that having smoother; youthful-looking skin applies to other parts of the body as well, including the hands. And that’s a definite plus for nail technicians looking to enhance their services and profits.

Keywords: add-on services   hand care   hand facials   manicure add-ons   microdermabrasion  

Carpal Tunnel: Take Matters Into Your Own Hands

July 1, 2002  | Article

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.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomics   massage  

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