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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  

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  

My European Spa Tour [From The Sublimeto the Ridiculous]

September 1, 2000  | Article

Microwaves, brain waves, ultrasonic waves Europeans are forging ahead into a brave new world of spa therapies.

Keywords: color therapy   hydrotherapy   new age services  

Scentsory Appeal

August 1, 2000  | Article

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).

Just the Right Touch - Massage Techniques for Manicures

August 1, 1999  | Article

Give a client natural-looking nails and she’ll book another appointment. Give her a melt-to-the-floor” hand or foot massage, and she’s yours forever.

Keywords: massage   pregnant clients   special needs clients  

Manicures, Pedicures, and Facelifts?!

May 1, 1999  | Article

Keywords: alternative services   medical pedicures   wellness  

Massage 101

April 1, 1999  | Article

With more than 100 massage techniques performed throughout the world (not to mention the combinations thereof), there truly is a massage therapy to suit every need. Here, we provide the basics on five of the most popular.

Keywords: massage   reiki  

Mmm, Mmm Massage

February 1, 1999  | Article

Looking good is all about feeling good, and nail technicians who spend time on the feel-good massage hook clients for good.

Keywords: massage  

Like Q-Tips, Only Better - Ear Candling

December 1, 1996  | Article

Perfect Hands Deserve Dazzling Gem

June 1, 1996  | Article

JoAnn Har, a nail technician in Hod Hasharon, Israel, gives her clients a little something extra, and it doesn’t cost her a cent.

Keywords: add-on services   customer service  

Fitting Fiberglass Fabulously

January 1, 1995  | Article

Knowing some of the tricks and shortcuts will make applying fiberglass a breeze.

Keywords: fiberglass wraps  

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