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.
Keywords: fabric nails nail art
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.
Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting BeautyTech.com gel troubleshooting lifting time saving devices
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
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
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
June 1, 2003
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
May 1, 2003
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
October 1, 2002
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
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.
Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome ergonomics massage
May 1, 2002
Wraps are enjoying renewed popularity fueled in part by clients’ desire for a more natural look and spas seeking a lower odor alternative to acrylic. Whether silk, linen, fiberglass, or paper, wraps may be just the right fit for certain clients.
Keywords: fiberglass wraps wraps
March 1, 2002
Ear piercing: you’re curious about it, but have never really looked into offering it in your salon. This may be the perfect time to invest in this service that can mark up your net profits in as little as five minutes.
Keywords: Christine Turner ear piercing Juli Miller
March 1, 2002
Whether you can’t get enough airbrushing or you’re looking for ways to transform your airbrush from a dust-catcher to an income-generator; you’ll want to check out these six airbrush services. Try one or try all — you’ll have a blast.
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January 1, 2002
Dry, rough elbows may be a problem for some of your clients year-round, but winter is particularly harsh on skin and can exacerbate existing dryness in some clients and cause uncharacteristic dryness in others. Here, we detail what causes dry, scaly skin and what services you can provide to help treat it.
Keywords: dry skin skin care skin sensitivity